SEATTLE, Wash.--Washington (13-7) defeated CSU Bakersfield (7-12) 4-1 Friday night at Husky Ballpark.
The Huskies took advantage of a CSUB error in the third as Branden Berry singled in Jayce Ray for an unearned run. Washington made it 2-0 in the fourth on a Ty Afenir RBI single. The Roadrunners got on the board in the top of the fifth when a Kevin Younger (So., Bakersfield, Calif., Liberty HS) double plated Tyler Shryock (So., Tehachapi, Calif., Desert Christian HS).
Home runs from Caleb Brown in the bottom of the fifth and B.K. Santy in the sixth created a three run advantage for the Huskies. DC Legg (R-Sr., Murrieta, Calif., Cypress College) drove in Oscar Sanay (So., Chula Vista, Calif., Bonita Vista HS) with a ground out in the eighth.
CSUB threatened in the ninth. Pinch hitter Frank Martinez (Jr., Riverside, Calif., East L.A. College) opened the inning with a single. Shryock walked to push pinch runner Walter Wells III (Fr., San Diego, Calif., Lincoln HS) to second. Andrew Letourneau (Sr., Bakersfield, Calif., Bakersfield College) sacrifice the runners up a base. Washington closer Joshua Fredendall struck out Jordie Hein (Fr., Scottsdale, Ariz., Chaparral HS) and Younger to end the game.
The series continues Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.