LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Wins are proving tough to come by for Cal State Bakersfield as the Western Athletic Conference baseball season winds down.
The Roadrunners suffered their third straight loss on Friday, falling 10-4 to New Mexico State.
The two teams finish a three-game scheduled at 10 a.m. today to wind up regular-season play. New Mexico State (34-19, 19-4 WAC) will have the No. 1 seed in next week’s WAC Tournament in Mesa, Ariz. CSUB (28-22, 13-10) will be the No. 2 seed. Both teams have first-round byes.
CSUB opened the game with three runs in the first on a two-run double by Ryan Grotjohn and Mahlik Jones’ single to score Grotjohn. But New Mexico State got one back in the bottom of the first, then scored three more in the second to take a lead it never relinquished.
The Aggies added a run in the fourth and put the game away with another three-run inning in the sixth.
Aaron Charles, who pitched four innings after after starter Jones went 2-2/3, was the loser as he gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits.
Grotjohn finished the game with 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead the Roadrunners.