BAKERSFIELD, Calif.--UC Riverside (19-14) scored seven runs in the top of the eighth to defeat CSUB (24-11) Saturday afternoon at Hardt Field. With the victory, the Highlanders swept the three-game series from the 'Runners.
The Roadrunners scored two runs in the first and led 3-1 heading into the eighth. The Highlanders sent a total of 13 batters to plate, highlighted by a Trevor Hairgrove double which plated three runs. Hairgrove led UC Riverside by going 3-for-5. Justin Shults was 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.
Ryan McIntyre (Jr., Henderson, Nev., Coronado HS) paced the Roadrunners as he went 3-for 5 with a triple and two runs scored. DC Legg (Jr., Murietta, Calif., Cypress College) was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Jeremy Rodriguez (Jr., Thousand Oaks, Calif., Crespi HS) and Andrew Letourneau (Jr., Bakersfield, Calif., Bakersfield College) each drove in a run.
CSUB continues its homestand Monday night when the Roadrunners welcome Kansas State to Bakersfield for a two-game series. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.