BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The CSUB baseball team played its second consecutive error free game and collected seven hits at the plate, but a pair of big-run innings by UC Riverside led to a 10-2 loss for the Roadrunners Thursday at Hardt Field.

The Highlanders (19-8) got a strong outing by starter Paul Bargas (4-2) who struck out eight, recorded zero walks and scattered five hits for one run in seven complete innings.

Bakersfield (7-22) starter Mickey Jannis struggled to find his mark in the first inning, giving up a pair of hits and a walk for three runs, but settled in after than, finishing with four strikeouts, three walks, seven hits and five runs in seven innings.

Ryan Goetz’s sacrifice fly sent Carl Uhl across home plate for the first run of the game. Uhl had led off the inning with a double down the right field line. Robert Brantly then hit a two-RBI home run over the right field fence for the early UCR 3-0 lead.

The Roadrunners’ Jason Kudlock led off the second with a single through the right side and Jeremy Rodriguez followed with a double to left center, plating Kudlock and cutting the spread to 3-1.

After five scoreless innings for both teams, the Highlanders broke out for a four hit, six run eighth inning, then added a 10th run in the ninth. Jannis gave up a pair of hits to open the eighth and was then replaced by Garrett Branske who walked a pair and allowed two hits for four runs.

Bakersfield benefited from a UC Riverside fielding error to score a solo run in the bottom of the eighth. Ryan McIntyre, who reached on a fielders choice and advanced to second on a walk, scored when Rodriguez reached base on a throwing error by UCR first baseman Brian McConkey.

Rodriguez finished with a pair of hits and an RBI while Joey Mills went 3-for-4. Kudlock and Medina recorded Bakersfield’s other two hits.

The Roadrunners and Highlanders continue their three-game series Friday at 2 p.m. and conclude play Saturday at 1 p.m.

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
UC Riverside........ 300 000 061 - 10  9  1
CSU Bakersfield..... 010 000 010 -  2  7  0

Win - Bargas, P. (4-2).  Loss - Jannis (0-6).  Save - None.
E - McConkey, B.(5). LOB - UCR 7; CSUB 9. 2B - Uhl, C. 2(10); Brantly, R.(5); Hairgrove, T(5); Rodriguez(6); Mills 2(4). HR - Brantly, R.(2). HBP - Gonzales, J.; McIntyre. SH - Hairgrove, T(1); Richardson(2). SF - Nix, T.(4); Goetz, R.(2). SB - Uhl, C.(4); Jemmett, T.(1); Mills(4).