IRVINE -- Despite seven strong innings from Nick Aikenhead and outhitting the Anteaters, Cal State Bakersfield lost 3-2 loss to UC Irvine on Wednesday.

Aikenhead allowed three runs, only one earned, with six strikeouts, two walks and six hits allowed.

The Roadrunners (3-2) had seven hits, with Garrett Pierce and David Metzgar each going 2 for 4.

UC Irvine (2-2) scored in each of the first three innings, and took advantage of two CSUB errors. Evan Maranino got the win for the Anteaters, striking out nine in six innings of work.