Things didn’t get better for Cal State Bakersfield baseball in its second game of the season. They got worse.
CSUB (0-2) was dominated, 15-1, by UC Davis (2-0) at Hardt Field on Saturday. The Aggies scored six runs in the second inning and five runs in the fourth on their way to the big win.
None of the Roadrunners pitchers lasted more than two innings. Starter Kyle King surrendered six earned runs on five hits — two home runs — two walks and a hit batter. Michael Bovee Jr., who finished out the game for CSUB, probably had the best day statistically of any Roadrunner pitcher. He threw two innings and gave up one run, three hits and a walk.
CSUB’s only run came off a Ryan Koch single to right field in the third. Roadrunners outfielder Jassen Oliver scored on the play after reaching on an error earlier in the frame. CSUB put together 11 hits but left nine runners on base.
Had the coaches agreed on it prior to the game, the contest could have been called after seven innings because of the NCAA’s 10-run rule.