CSUB looks to keep momentum

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CSUB junior pitcher Max Carter winds up a pitch in the ninth inning against Sacramento State University in its 6-3 loss against the Hornets on April 10 at Hardt Field.

Syleena Perez

Reporter

 

Coming into this series against Sacramento State with a 12 game losing streak, the CSU Bakersfield baseball team beat the Hornets two out of three games despite rain delays.

These are the Roadrunners first wins since March 13 against UC Riverside.
CSUB (23-7, 2-7 Western Athletic Conference) has struggled this season in the win department but looks to build its momentum after winning the three game series against current third place Sacramento State and going further into WAC play.

CSUB’s redshirt-junior center fielder, Dustin Frailey leads the Roadrunners in batting average with a .398 average.

 

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“We try to get our minds right with the proper mind set and get in a competitive mentality out there, and I think for the most part they have, and we struggled, but as you saw this weekend we are hanging in there and their mind was right for me today.

“They were really competitive, and they did a really good job.”
— Bob Macaluso, CSUB, Baseball Head Coach

 

April 9, CSUB 4, Sac. State 3

MVP
Frailey who was two for three bringing in one run and two RBIs.

Key moments
In the bottom of the 7th inning CSUB was down 3-1 and had bases loaded all from walks. Frailey singled to the right side bringing in two runs. After, CSUB junior Mahlik Jones also singled to the right side bringing in the winning run.

April 9-10 Sac. State 6, CSUB 3

MVP
Sacramento’s senior pitcher Grant Kukuk (4-1) takes the win for the Hornets throwing seven innings and only allowing three runs.

Key moments
Nearing a 24 hour rain delay CSUB lost its second game after going fown 6-0 in the first six innings. The Roadrunners scored 3 in the eighth inning but wouldn’t be enough.

 

April 10, CSUB 4, Sac. State 2

MVP
CSUB senior pitcher AJ Monarrez (2-4) completed the game against the Sacramento allowing only one earned hit and striking out six players.

Key Moments
CSUB scored two runs in the first and two in the fifth inning. Monarrez maintained the 4-2 score and lead the Roadrunners to a victory after he retired the last 10 batters.