Roadrunners lose final 3 games of regular season


CSUB senior infielder Alex Simmons throws the ball to first base for an out against GCU.

Syleena Perez



CSU Bakersfield softball fell short to Grand Canyon University in its final regular season games. CSUB lost all three games over the weekend. The Roadrunners have not been able to win a game since Seattle University and are going into the Western Athletic Conference Tournament with six losses.

“They got to work one pitch at a time and work on their process,” said coach Crissy Buck-Ziegler. “They just have to trust in the work they put in. They put in a lot of work. They work hard.”

The Roadrunners (13-32, 5-10 WAC) will have a bye week to prepare themselves before they head to Seattle, Wash.

CSUB will play the University of Missouri-Kansas City on May 12 in the double-elimination WAC Tournament. The Roadrunners will have a chance to win the WAC Tournament which will earn them a spot in the NCAA Regionals.

The Roadrunners ended the season with the fourth best record in the WAC, but due to GCU being ineligible, CSUB finished with the number three seed in the tournament.
April 29

The Antelopes pitcher Taylor Newlin pitched a complete game, allowing only seven hits and surrendering only one run to CSUB.

Key Moment
GCU bats were ready at the top of the sixth inning getting back-to-back singles from Sierra Smith and Laynee Gomez, which brought in two runs for the Antelopes. The Roadrunners were unable to bounce back leaving the score at 6-1.


April 30

Despite the loss to the Antelopes, senior Sydney Raeber went 2 of 4 getting her first triple of this season allowing her to get 3 runs batted in . Raeber pitched 3.1 innings getting three strikeouts and retiring 10 of the 11 Antelope batters which gave her an earned run average of .50.

Key Moment
At the bottom of the fifth inning, the Antelopes walked senior redshirt Adrianna Cardoza. Next two batters Josie Flores and Julea Cavazos draw in singles. With bases loaded, Alex Simmons walked in an RBI to put the runners on the board.  Sydney Raeber hits a triple to right center allowing 3 RBIs making the score 6-4. With CSUBs rally, they were unable to drive in a win.


April 30

The Antelopes senior Kailey Regester, pitched a complete game only allowing three hits and striking out four batters.

Key Moment
In the top of the fourth inning, the Roadrunners allowed a single by the Antelopes junior Nicole Newbury. GCU doubled bringing in a run. CSUB had an error which allowed GCU to bring in two more runs to bring the score to 3-0.
The Roadrunners were not able to bring any runs which ruined their senior night.