PULLMAN, Wash. — In just its third ever game against a Pac-10 opponent, the CSUB baseball team earned its first win over a team from the powerful west coast conference, collecting 13 hits and getting a complete game from pitcher Mickey Jannis in a 9-5 win over Washington State Saturday at Bailey-Brayton Field. The Cougars came from behind to claim game two of the doubleheader 13-12.

A 14-3 series-opening loss to WSU, which finshed second in the Pac-10 in 2009 and earned a regional berth, was put behind them as the Roadrunners took a 9-1 lead early before WSU scored four runs late to cut the final spread to four.

Bakersfield’s offense got rolling in the top of the first when Martin Medina blasted the one-out, 3-1 pitch over the left field wall for his sixth home run of the season. Bakersfield added two more in the second when Ryan McIntyre singled to short, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a triple to left by JJ Henry. Joey Mills followed with a single to right center to score Henry.

In the home half of the second, Washington State’s Matt Argyropoulos led off with a single to short and advanced to second on a throwing error by Kyle Richardson. Shea Vucinich then doubled down the left field line to send Argyropoulos across home plate, but Jannis got the next two Cougar batters to ground out, and recorded a fly out to right to keep the lead at 3-1.

In the third, Garrett Branske’s one-out fielder’s choice plated Jeremy Rodriguez who reached on a leadoff single to left. A Richardson single and Henry walk loaded the bases for the Roadrunners and send Washington State starter Spencer Jackson to the dugout after just 2.2 innings. Connor Lambert entered in relief, but Mills sent the right-hander’s first offering through the left side, scoring two. Boren knocked an RBI-single up the middle to make it a 7-1 Roadrunner lead before Lambert got Medina to strike out swinging for the third out.

With a six-run cushion in the bottom of the inning, Jannis dispatched of the Cougars in three straight ground outs on just five pitches. He followed with a seven pitch fourth inning.

Bakersfield added two more runs on the fifth on RBI singles by Henry and Richardson, pushing the lead to 9-1.

Washington State rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the seventh, but Jannis kept the Cougars off the board in the final two frames, earning his first complete-game win of the season while improving to 3-0.

The Roadrunner bats stayed hot to start game two as two-run home runs by Rodriguez and Garrett Branske helped CSUB post six runs in the top of the first. Washington State responded with five unearned runs in the bottom of the first, and after the Roadrunners pushed the lead to 7-5 in the second, the Cougars’ Matt Fanelli stroked a two-run homer to left to knot the score, 7-7.

WSU scored a pair of runs in the sixth to take its first lead of the night, but the Roadrunners responded with three runs in the seventh to reclaim the lead, 10-9. An RBI-double by McIntyre put CSUB within two and Branske followed with a two-RBI single to center.

Four more runs in the bottom of the seventh put the Cougars back on top 13-10 and, desipte two more runs by CSUB in the eighth, WSU closer Adam Conley completed his fifth save of the season and the Cougars held on for the win.

Spenser Messmore (1-2) took the loss for Bakersfield, giving up two walks and three hits for three runs in one inning of relief. Seth Harvey (1-1) earned his first win of the season for WSU, despite giving up five hits and five runs in one inning of action.

Bakersfield and Washington State conclude their four-game series Sunday at noon.

GAME ONE
Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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CSU Bakersfield..... 124 020 000 -  9 13  2
Washington State.... 010 020 200 -  5  9  0
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Win - Jannis (3-0).  Loss - Jackson, S (3-1).  Save - None.
E - McIntyre(3); Richarson(4). DP - Roadrunners 2. LOB - Roadrunners 8;
Cougars 4. 2B - Kudlock(4); Richarson(6); Vucinich, S(4). 3B - Henry(2). HR
- Medina(6). SH - Mills(2). SB - McIntyre(6); Mills(4); Kuykendall(7).


GAME TWO
Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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CSU Bakersfield..... 610 000 320 - 12 17  1
Washington State.... 500 022 40X - 13 12  0
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Win - Harvey, S (1-1).  Loss - Messmore (1-3).  Save - Conley, A (5).
E - Medina(5). DP - Roadrunners 1; Cougars 3. LOB - Roadrunners 3; Cougars
6. 2B - Boren(7); McIntyre(6); Henry(2); Jacobs, B(6); Ponciano, J(4). 3B -
Peterson, R(1). HR - Medina(7); Rodriguez(1); Branske(1); Fanelli, M(2);
Vucinich, S(3). HBP - Kudlock; Mills; Kuykendall 2; Peterson, R. SH -
Henry(2). SF - Bartlett, C(1). SB - Jacobs, B(3); Jones, D(5). CS -
Branske(2); Mills(2); Bartlett, C(1).