BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—For the first time in two weeks, CSU Bakersfield returns to Hardt Field as the Roadrunners host UC Irvine Tuesday night. Corey Costelloe's pregame show on ESPN 1230 AM/98.1 FM begins at 5:45 with Roadrunner Digital Network (via YouTube.com) coverage getting underway with the first pitch at 6 p.m.
Tuesday's night action kicks off the final stretch of the 2017 CSUB schedule. The Roadrunners are scheduled to play 12 games over an 18-day span with eight of the contests taking place in Bakersfield.
UCI defeated No. 14 Cal State Fullerton 12-4 Sunday to improve to 16-25 on the year. Keston Hirua is ninth in Division I in hitting (.406). He leads the Anteaters in home runs (7), RBI's (32), doubles (18), slugging percentage (.692), and on-base percentage (.545).
Both teams have not named a probable starter for Tuesday's game. CSU Bakersfield broke a 10-game losing streak against UC Irvine Apr. 4 when the ‘Runners defeated the Anteaters 14-2. CSUB is now 3-16 lifetime against UCI.
CSU Bakersfield enters this week 11th in Division I in hitting (.315). Ryan Grotjohn begins the week first in Division I in hitting (.417). David Metzgar reset the school records for a single season hitting streak (22) and single season on-base streak (36) with a single Apr. 30 at Sacramento State. Naithen Dewsnap reset the CSUB school record for most saves in a season against Sac State Apr. 30. He has 10 saves this season and is 17th in Division I in the category.