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CSUB outfielder Chance Gusbeth runs out a fly ball during Friday afternoon's game against Milwakee at Hardt Field.

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CSUB batter Chance Gusbeth, left, third base coach Jody Robinson, and base runners Ross Hough and Oscar Sanay, right, wait for a University of Milwaukee pitching change in the the 8th inning.

Cal State Bakersfield sophomore right fielder Chance Gusbeth was named Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week.

Gusbeth, from Lancaster, was 7-for-12 in CSUB's three-game season-opening sweep against Wis.-Milwaukee. Gusbeth scored three runs, had six RBIs, two walks, a double and his first collegiate home run. He also fielded eight chances without an error.

CSUB (3-0) travels to UC Santa Barbara today for a 2 p.m. game and is at UC Irvine for a 6:30 p.m. game on Wednesday.

Today is UCSB's season opener after a scheduled weekend home series vs. No. 8-ranked North Carolina State wass canceled because the Wolfpack was unable to depart from North Carolina because of icy conditions.

Irvine opened it season losing 2-of-3 to Fresno State over the weekend, falling 2-0 and 8-7 before winning Sunday 1-0.

BC player faces Chinese team

D.J. Vidal, who was Bakersfield College's leader in goals and assists last fall, played with a group of Southern California college sophomores Monday in an exhibition game vs. the Chinese national under-17 team, BC coach Scott Dameron said.

"Playing against a foreign national team is a big deal," Dameron said, adding that the Chinese team pulled out a 2-1 win with two late goals.

Vidal, a midfielder from Florida who came to BC after graduating from high school, was a first-team All-Western State Conference South Division player last fall when she led BC with eight goals and nine assists.

"She has a good reputation as a good player," Dameron said of the invitation to Vidal to play on this team.

BC golf fifth in tourney

SOLVANG -- Bakersfield College's men's golf team placed fifth out of eight teams at a Western State Conference mini-tournaments with a 403 score, one shot behind fourth-place Citrus. Canyons won with a 375.

Paul Cooper shot a 3-over-par 75 for BC's lowest score. Jeremy Choi shot 76, Jack Gilkey 81, Suraj Patel 83 and Mike Peet 89.

This was the second of eight WSC mini-tournaments on this year's schedule.