Cal State Bakersfield (19-13) at Arizona State (16-19)
When: 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Sunday
Series: CSUB leads 2-1
Notes: CSUB takes a week off from Western Athletic Conference play to tangle with a Pac-12 Conference school, albeit one tied for ninth place at 5-10 in conference play. ... Arizona State had won four straight games, including a home sweep of Washington State last weekend, before dropping a 13-12 decision at UNLV on Tuesday. ... CSUB also lost its midweek game, 10-2 to Cal Poly. That snapped the Roadrunners' five-game winning streak. ... For the second straight weekend, CSUB's starting rotation consists of three local products: Max Carter (Stockdale), Andrew Hansen (Centennial) and Aaron Charles (Ridgeview). ... CSUB continues to have two of the country's hottest hitters in David Metzgar, who's batting .388 with a 15-game hitting streak, and Ryan Grotjohn, whose .452 average is second nationally. ... The Sun Devils' top hitter is catcher Lyle Lin, who is batting .349 with 20 RBIs.