SAN MATEO -- Bakersfield College athlete Bevan Wemhoff cleared 6 feet, 6 inches in the high jump as the Frontier High graduate placed fifth in the event at the California State Track and Field Championships at the College of San Mateo on Friday.

Teammate Evan Eggenberg, a Stockdale High graduate, placed in a tie for ninth with a leap of 6-2. Through one day of competition, the Bakersfield College men are in a tie for 14th place as a team with four points.

Sound to open wooden-bat baseball season June 3

The inaugural Bakersfield Sound baseball team will open its season June 3, at 6:45 p.m. at Bakersfield Christian High.

The Sound is part of the California Collegiate League, an eight-team organization consisting of college players and high school graduates in a wooden-bat league.

Each team has a 36-game schedule that lasts from early June through Aug. 15.

Bakersfield's 24-player roster includes 10 players from Bakersfield, one from Taft, six from other California cities and seven out-of-state players.

Ten players are from NCAA Division I schools, including Cal State Bakersfield pitchers James Barragan and Steven Gee; outfielder Jordan Turner from Bakersfield College and catcher Joshua Hickle from Taft College.

Other Bakersfield players are pitchers Logan Campbell, catchers Ross Hough and Jacob Sweaney, outfielder Cristopher Neal, infielders Matt Packer and Greg Younger and first baseman Forrest Smith.

The general manager is Dave Packer and the manager is Rob Paramo.

Local man at Ports reunion

John Hogg, a former Bakersfield trucking firm owner who played professional baseball in his 20s, will join some of his Stockton Ports teammates from the 1963 California League champions at a reunion tonight before Stockton's home game with the Bakersfield Blaze.

Hogg was 11-8 with a 2.21 ERA for the 1963 Ports. He played in the minor leagues from 1957-65 and eventually reached the Triple-A level. He played for Bakersfield's Cal League franchise from 1958-62.

Hogg, who was born in Nebraska, has been a Bakersfield resident since 1959.