LAKE ISABELLA -- Who says there no such thing as a second chance?
Since none of the nine $10,000 tagged trout were caught Sunday at this year's Isabella Lake Fishing Derby, officials are allowing anyone registered for this year's derby a shot to collect on one of the money fish, albeit for lesser amount.
Anyone eligible angler who catches a $10,000 trout can collect $1,000 through Sept. 2.
Should a registered fisherman catch the $20,000 trout, it will now be valued at $10,000.
Bakersfield College received a bit of a break Tuesday when College of the Canyons lost to West L.A., 5-4 in Western State Conference South play.
The Renegades (14-10, 16-6), who were idle Tuesday, are now alone in second place, one game ahead of Canyons (20-14, 15-7) with two WSC games to play.
BC closes its conference season with two games against West L.A. (6-25, 4-18), which is in last place in the WSC South. The 'Gades play on the road Thursday before hosting West L.A. on Friday at 6 p.m.
Glendale College (14-10, 18-4) has wrapped up at least a share of the conference title.
The top two teams from each conference receive an automatic bid into the regional playoffs. If BC can win out, it would likely host a regional series, May 3-4.
BC drops season finale in softball
Renegades senior Shelby Pennell went 3-for-4 as Citrus College defeated Bakersfield College 8-2 in BC's season finale at Dean and Adah Gay Sports Complex. BC finished the season 7-31 overall, and 5-12 in the Western State Conference's Blue Division. Citrus broke open the game with three runs in the sixth inning.
California League baseball
ADELANTO -- The Bakersfield Blaze offense showed little punch in an afternoon game at High Desert, managing just three hits in a 6-1 loss to the Mavericks.
Things started out poorly for the Blaze when High Desert scored two runs in its first at-bat.
The key hit came off the bat of Ji-Man Choi, who slammed a deep drive to right field. Blaze rightfielder Juan Duran, in an all-out effort, crashed hard into the outfield wall and had to leave the game. A run scored and Choi wound up with a triple.
The Blaze cut into the deficit in the third when Michael Gilmartin smacked his second home run of the year, this one off Stephen Landazuri (1-0).
Landazuri turned in 5-1/3 innings of one-run ball for his first win of the year.
The game began to slip away for Bakersfield in the fourth.
James Allen (1-2) hit Michael Dowd with a pitch with one out, and Nathan Melendres followed with a soft roller to the left side of the infield. The Blaze attempted to turn a double play, but the umpires ruled that the Ryan Wright never touched second base. The Mavericks followed with three singles off Allen, plating two unearned runs for a 4-1 lead.