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Cal State Bakersfield freshman Jacob Gutierrez gears up to make a run for first base after bunting during Monday's game against Pacific.

Conference openers were not kind to Bakersfield's local college teams this spring.

Both the Bakersfield College and Cal State Bakersfield baseball teams suffered sweeps — BC against Canyons, CSUB at UC Santa Barbara — and CSUB softball dropped both halves of a home doubleheader against UC San Diego Thursday.

Reporter Henry Greenstein can be reached at 661-395-7374. Follow him on Twitter: @HenryGreenstein.