FRESNO -- Fresno State scored five runs in the bottom of the third inning to take control and went on to hand Cal State Bakersfield a 7-4 loss Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game at Beiden Field.
The win prevented CSUB (29-17) from sweeping the season series with the Bulldogs (15-27). The Roadrunners had won the three previous meetings.
Oscar Sanay scored three runs to lead the way for the Roadrunners.
He singled to lead off the game, advanced to second on a wild pickoff attempt, to third on a wild pitch and scored on Cael Brockmeyer's double.
Sanay led off the top of the seventh with his first collegiate home run, which came in his 593rd at-bat as a Roadrunner.
With CSUB trailing 7-2, Sanay was hit by a pitch to lead off the ninth. Jordie Hein walked and a passed ball advanced the runners. Mylz Jones hit a two-run single to make it 7-4 but the game ended on Kevin Younger's groundout.
CSUB freshman Chance Gusbeth was the Roadrunners' starting pitcher, his first collegiate start and only his second pitching appearance this season.
He went two-plus innings, allowing five runs (four earned), three hits and four walks.
Fresno State's Brody Russell, a Centennial graduate, went 2-for-3 with a double and scored a run. Trent Garrison added two hits and two RBIs for the Bulldogs.
CSUB has lost three straight. The Roadrunners are tied for first place with Texas-Arlington in the Western Athletic Conference at 12-6 and have a three-game series at last-place Louisiana Tech (3-15) this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.