SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The CSUB baseball team out-hit No. 16 Cal Poly, but also had three costly errors in a 6-2 loss in the first of a four-game series with the Mustangs, Friday night at Baggett Field.

The Roadrunners (4-11) were on Cal Poly’s starting pitcher Jared Eskew from the first inning, putting a runner in scoring position on a pair of hits in their first at bats, but were unable to push a run across the plate.

Cal Poly (12-4) got its first run in the bottom of the inning on a pair of Bakersfield errors. With one out, Adam Melker reached second on a dropped fly ball by Roadrunner left fielder Stuart Smith. He moved to third on a throwing error by pitcher Mickey Jannis, then scored on a balk.

Jannis and the Roadrunner defense settled in for the next few innings, aided by a two-run home run by Martin Medina in the fourth to give CSUB a 2-1 lead.

A Matt Jensen double to right-center sent a pair of runners across home plate in the bottom of the fourth, giving the Mustangs a 3-2 lead. Cal Poly added three more rune in the eighth, one on a solo homer to right by Wes Dorrell and two more on a fielding error by CSUB third baseman JJ Henry.

Jannis took the loss for Bakersfield, his third of the season. The junior right-hander struck out three and allowed just four hits, but also gave up six walks in seven innings.

Eskew improved to 4-1 after striking out two and scattering six hits in eight complete innings of work for Cal Poly.

Stuart Smith had two hits for CSUB, while four other Roadrunners recorded one hit, including Medina’s two-RBI home run.
 

Game-two of the four-game series between the Roadrunners and Mustangs takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Baggett Field. The series concludes Sunday and Monday in Bakersfield with games times scheduled for 2 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.



Score by Innings                   R  H  E
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CSU Bakersfield..... 000 200 000 -  2  6  3
Cal Poly............ 100 200 03X -  6  5  0
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Win - Eskew (4-1).  Loss - Jannis (0-3).  Save - None.
E - Smith(3); Henry(1); Jannis(1). LOB - CSU Bakersfield 5; Cal Poly 8. 2B -
Smith(2); Rodriguez(3); Jensen(5). HR - Medina(3); Dorrell(3). SH -
Melker(6).