MANHATTAN, Kan.-- Soloman Williams broke an 0-for-25 slump with a pinch-hit home run to lead off the sixth inning and the Cal State Bakersfield rallied for a 5-2 victory Monday over Kansas State.
Williams' homer cut into a 2-0 Wildcats lead, and CSUB (16-22) tied it later in the inning on an error by Kansas State (22-19).
The Roadrunners added two more runs in the seventh. Jordie Hein and Max Carter opened with back-to-back singles, and both advanced on Cody White's sacrifice bunt. Williams was intentionally walked to load the bases for Mylz Jones.
Jones hit a grounder to shortstop Austin Fisher, who threw to second baseman Ross Kivett for the second out. But Kivett's throw to first went wide, allowing two runs to score.
Jones, who had advanced to second on the play, tried to score on Andrew Lojewski's infield single but was thrown out at the plate to end CSUB's half of the inning. The Roadrunners added a run in the top of the eighth. Also in the eighth, Lojewski, playing third base, made a diving catch with two outs and two runners on.
David Metzgar and Logan Trowbridge had two hits apiece for CSUB. Rogowski, Hayden Carter and Max Carter combined on a seven-hitter.
The series continues at 4:30 p.m. today and will be on TV on Fox College Sports.