CSUB softball loses double header


Left handed pitcher for CSUB, #18 Daryn Hitzel takes the mound early in the third inning. Photo by Aaron Mills/ The Runner

Brad Meyer


In a double header against Seattle University, the CSU Bakersfield softball team fell in both games on Friday, April 13. At the Roadrunner Softball Complex, senior Summer Evans, the Roadrunner’s go-to pitcher, pitched both games, which included a game one that went ten innings.

The first game was a nail bitter with the Roadrunners taking it to the ten innings, but went on to lose 4-3.

“Well, I thought we played really well and we had a runner in scoring position. I thought she beat the throw into home so there’s nothing to be mad about,” said Head Coach Crissy Buck-Ziegler.

The first game had a lot of energy and the crowd was involved as well. CSUB started off strong with two runs in the first inning by seniors Kaylynn Burt and Julea Cavazos but wouldn’t see another run until junior Halle Neher tied the game in the sixth.

The second game went a little different and the Runners would lose to a final score of 6-0.

Junior Paige Johnson played an excellent game. She turned two of the three double plays made by CSUB. Currently, CSUB (5-30, 2-6 WAC) ranks top 20 in the nation for double plays.

“The second game can get a little tiring so that’s why we definitely help to bring some energy out within and to make sure we step it up,” said Johnson.

Aside from losing both games in the double header, one upside was Burt. She broke the school record for career steals with 34. She has only ever been caught four times with and impressive 34-for-38 on her career.

“For me it’s about making the steal at the right time and timing the trajectory of your jump and just running to second base hard and getting there with flames,” said Burt.

The Roadrunners’ final game against Seattle will at be today at 1 p.m. at the Roadrunner Softball Complex.

Photo by Aaron Mills/ The Runner