Roadrunners ready for WAC Tourney

Esteban Ramirez

Sports Editor

The CSU Bakersfield baseball team wrapped up its 2015 regular season by winning its final series against Chicago State and in the process earned the second seed in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.

After CSUB (32-21-1, 17-9-1 WAC) lost a heartbreaker in its final home game to UC Santa Barbara, 8-7, the Roadrunners lost the first game of the series on May 14 against CSU 5-4 in the bottom of the13th inning thanks to an error on an attempted steal.

The Roadrunners responded with a dominant 13-4 win over the Cougars on May 15. CSUB had a huge fourth inning, which was highlighted by sophomore Max Carter, who started the scoring output with an RBI single to left field. Carter had two hits on five at-bats and added two runs.

CSUB’s offense kept it going in the next game in an offensive battle as both the Roadrunners and Cougars kept adding run after run on May 16. CSUB managed to get the 15-10 win behind a five-for-five hitting display for junior Mylz Jones, who also ended up with four runs scored.

Jones was able to tie the record for most hits in one game. Four other players have done this and the most recent player to do it was Tyler Shryock against University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013. Jones also scores the second-most runs in a game in CSUB history.

The Roadrunners will now put their attention on the WAC Tournament in Mesa, Ariz., at the Hohokam Stadium. Hohokam Stadium is the home for the Oakland Athletics during spring training. No. 2-seeded CSUB will play the highest seed available on May 21 at 3 p.m.