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  1. ROADRUNNER RUNDOWN: New assistant coaches join show on anniversary

    Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the inaugural Roadrunner Rundown webcast. News reported included former CSUB pitcher...

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    Roadrunner recap: Fall sports coaches provide insight into upcoming seasons

    Tuesday's Roadrunner Rundown profiled each of the four fall sports in a special preview edition. Three of the sports have...

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    MIKE MCCARTHY: Making a mark working with kids

    PORTLAND, Maine — Throughout the course of the season each team will offer baseball camps to the local youth. Some are week long...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: Camaraderie among players grows with each challenge

    RICHMOND, Va. — This past week, while playing in Bowie, Md., I was fortunate to see a former teammate who retired last year. It...

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    Local report: Former West, UCLA and WNBA player Nikki Blue to assist 'Runners

    Cal State Bakersfield has hired former West High star Nikki Blue as an assistant coach for its women's basketball team. Blue, a...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: Facing down the nerves of being called up

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. Each clubhouse is different. The players, the coaches, the overall atmosphere, the general identity of the team...

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    Local report: Ex-Roadrunner McCarthy promoted to Red Sox Triple-A team

    Friday, Aug 01 2014 09:33 PM

    Cal State Bakersfield graduate Mike McCarthy, a right-handed pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization, was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket (R.I.) Friday and made his Triple-A debut Friday night vs. the Syracuse Chiefs.

    McCarthy, who was 9-4 with a 4.64 ERA with Double-A Portland (Maine), pitched 3-2/3 innings in relief of starter John Ely, allowing two hits, one walk, one earned run and had three strikeouts.

    McCarthy was a 14th-round draft pick by Boston in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft after an outstanding career for the Roadrunners in 2010 and 2011. He ranks among CSUB's single-season and career leaders in several categories.

    Zandes takes third in AAU Olympics Bakersfield native Nick Zandes took third place in the 15-16-year...

  2. Local report: Former Olympian joins CSUB track as assistant

    Lindsey Anderson, who competed for the United States at the 2008 Bejing Olympics in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, has joined the Cal State Bakersfield track coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Anderson, who recently moved to...

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    MICHAEL McCARTHY: Approach dog days of summer same as playoffs

    New Britain , Conn. — Every year once we hit June and July the summertime weather is here and the heat starts to get to guys. We have passed the 100-game mark and are in the final 40 games of the season. For everyone it is a different...

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    Big task ahead for Siegfried as interim athletic director at CSUB

    Kenneth "Ziggy" Siegfried has had his hands full trying to generate money for Cal State Bakersfield's athletic department since his arrival in Bakersfield 2-1/2 years ago. That's expected. After all, his official title is CSUB's associate...

  5. COLLEGE NOTES: CSUB hires coach for women's golf

    Meghan Thomason, who has been the girls golf coach at Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial High the past three years, has been hired as Cal State Bakersfield's women's golf coach. Thomason will work with CSUB Director of Golf Greg Osbourne, who...

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    College notebook: Tyler Painton signs with A's

    Former Centennial High and Bakersfield College baseball standout Tyler Painton signed a professional contract with the Oakland Athletics as a non-drafted free agent. Painton, a left-handed pitcher, made his professional debut on July 8...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: A friend reaching majors a joy shared by many

    PORTLAND, Maine — Two weeks ago, the Boston Red Sox called up a former teammate Mookie Betts to make his Major League debut. For most of us, it was no surprise, yet there is a moment of excitement when the day finally comes. He is an...


    'Roadrunner Rundown': CSUB AD Jeff Konya talks about leaving for Oakland U. in Michigan

    Bakersfield is a place Jeff Konya will always call home. As he steps down as Cal State Bakersfield's athletic director, Konya said he knows the athletic platform for the university will to continue to grow as there is more for the next...


    CSUB AD Jeff Konya leaving for Oakland University in Michigan

    Cal State Bakersfield athletic director Jeff Konya announced Monday he will leave CSUB for the same position at Oakland (Mich.) University, leaving the Roadrunners searching for a leader for the second time in their Division I era. Konya,...

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    MICHAEL McCARTHY: Routines can help players focus, be consistent

    From Wade Boggs' pre-game fried chicken meal to Nomar Garciaparra's pre-pitch batting glove routine, each player has a routine that helps get them focused and perform their best. Over the years I have seen a lot of very unique pre-game...

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    CSUB Athletics raises more than $2M, $600K in scholarships

    It turns out the 2013-14 fiscal year was financially successful for Cal State Bakersfield athletics. The university announced Wednesday that more than $2 million was raised for the overall athletic department, including a record $600,000...

  12. Minor League roundup: Ex-CSUB star Brockmeyer hits for cycle

    Former Cal State Bakersfield standout Cael Brockmeyer hit for the cycle Sunday to lead the Kane County Cougars (Ill.), the Class-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, to a 9-7 victory over the Beloit Snappers. Brockmeyer doubled in the second...

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    MICHAEL McCARTHY: Working hard is only way to stay on top

    READING, Pa. — Earlier in the year I wrote about work ethic and how it is the secret to success. Most people don't realize how difficult work ethic is to develop and how important a skill it is. While few people would instinctually call...

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