FRESNO, Calif.--Jeff McKenzie (Jr., El Dorado Hills, Calif., San Joaquin Delta College) tossed his third complete game of the season as CSU Bakersfield (18-18) defeated Fresno State (16-20) 8-1 Saturday night. McKenzie scattered nine hits as he picked up his third win of the year (3-4).
Kevin Younger’s (Jr., Bakersfield, Calif., Liberty HS) two-RBI double highlighted a three-run CSUB rally in the top of the first inning. Dylan Christensen (Jr., Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Saddleback College) and Frank Martinez (Jr., Riverside, Calif., East L.A. College) both posted RBI’s in the second for a 5-0 Roadrunner advantage.
Fresno State loaded the bases with two outs in the third, but McKenzie got Kenny Wise to ground out to second to end the threat. Tyler Shryock (So., Tehachapi, Calif., Desert Christian HS) and Oscar Sanay (So., Chula Vista, Calif., Bonita Vista HS) drove in runs in the sixth to increase the Roadrunner lead. Cael Brockmeyer (So., Vineyard Haven, Mass., Avon Old Farms HS) opened the sixth inning with his fourth home run of the year for an 8-0 CSUB lead.
Trent Garrison homered off of McKenzie in the eighth for the lone Bulldogs' run. Brockmeyer was 3-for-4 with two runs scored in addition to his home run. Jordie Hein (Fr., Scottsdale, Ariz., Chapparal HS) went 2-for-3.
CSUB continues its 11-game road trip Tuesday afternoon at Cal State Northridge. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.