NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — The CSUB baseball team out-hit Cal State Northridge 7-6, but two fielding errors led to a pair of unearned runs in a 3-1 loss to the Matadors Tuesday.

Northridge (15-20) put two runs on the board in the bottom of the second, both following Bakersfield fielding errors. Justin DeMarco led off with a walk and TS Reed was hit by pitch to put runners on first and second. Both advanced a base on a throwing error by CSUB catcher Jeremy Rodriguez in an attempted pick off at second and DeMarco scored on ground out by Ryan Pineda.

Dominic D’Anna was hit by pitch to load the bases and Chris Hannick reached on a throwing error by third baseman Martin Medina, allowing Reed to safely cross home plate. Bakersfield pitcher Brandon Van Dam was then able to end the inning by drawing a ground out from C.J. Belanger.

The Roadrunners (8-24) got one run back in the top of the six, loading the bases on back-to-back singles by Richard Escalera and Joey Mills and a walk by Brandon Boren. Ryan McIntyre followed with a RBI single to right field, sending Escalera home and cutting the deficit to 2-1. But the Matadors were able to hold CSUB to the one run, getting Rodriguez to fly out, Jason Kudlock to strike out and Medina to hit into fielder’s choice to second with McIntyre being thrown out at second.

Northridge added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth when Jeff Pruit reached on a fielder’s choice and scored on a DeMarco double that bounced off the rim of the left field fence.

Joey Mills went 2-for-3 while Boren, McIntyre, Kudlock, Escalera and Medina added one hit apiece for the ‘Runners. Van Dam (1-1) went seven complete innings on the mound, striking out six, walking three and scattering four hits for two runs, both unearned.

Matador starter Pal Tremlin (4-1) was credited with the win, striking out three and giving up a pair of hits in three innings. Northridge used a committee of pitchers throughout the game, with Brian Slover earning the save, his fourth of the season.

Bakersfield heads to UC Santa Barbara for a 2 p.m. match-up with the Gauchos Wednesday.


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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CSU Bakersfield..... 000 001 000 -  1  7  3
Cal St. Northridge.. 002 000 01X -  3  6  1
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Win - Tremlin (4-1).  Loss - Van Dam (1-1).  Save - Slover (4).
E - Rodriguez(3); Medina(14); Richardson(14); Dabbs(12). DP - CSUN 2. LOB - CSUB 5; CSUN 10. 2B - Belanger(1); DeMarco(5). HBP - Reed; D’Anna; DeMarco. SB - Pruitt 2(21); DeMarco(2). CS - Cates(5).