BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—CSU Bakersfield welcomes Northern Colorado to Hardt Field this week for a three-game Western Athletic Conference series this weekend. Friday and Saturday's games are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with Sunday's finale getting underway at 12 p.m.
Corey Costelloe's pre-game show on ESPN 1230 AM/98.1 FM begins 15 minutes prior to first pitch each day. Friday and Sunday's games will be shown on the Roadrunner Sports Network via Youtube.com. Saturday's game will be featured on the WAC Digital Network.
With just three weeks remaining in the conference schedule, teams will try to solidify their travel plans to Mesa this week. In addition to the Roadrunners and the Bears, Grand Canyon, which holds a 3.5 game lead atop the standings, returns to Phoenix to host Seattle U in a three-game series. NM State travels to Utah Valley as the Aggies still have a conference title and top seed at the tournament in their sights. CSUB and Utah Valley are three games back of NMSU.
Sacramento State heads to Chicago State for three important games. UT Rio Grande Valley has the bye this week and will rest their arms following a mid-week non-conference game at home against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
CSUB swept UC Irvine for the first time since the all-time series began in 2010 Tuesday night when the Roadrunners defeated the Anteaters 5-4. Junior Felix posted four RBI's to pace CSUB. Naithen Dewsnap recorded his 11th save, tying Martin Medina for Roadrunner school record for most career saves. Dewsnap already broke Medina' single season saves record last weekend at Sacramento State.
His 22 appearances this season are the fifth most in school history in a season and is the 116th most in Division I. Dewsnap hasn't given up a run in his last 13.2 innings of work and has not given up an earned run since Mar. 31 against UTRGV, a span of 16.1 innings. He is 3-0 with a 1.96 ERA. He has struck out 43 in 36.2 innings this season.