BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—CSU Bakersfield's Max Carter earned a pair of honors Monday as the Roadrunners conclude the non-conference portion of the 2017 schedule this week.
Carter was named WAC Pitcher of the Week (for the second time this season) and was selected as one of seven National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball. The Bakersfield native carried a perfect game late into a Western Athletic Conference baseball contest as CSU Bakersfield defeated Northern Colorado 6-0.
Carter retired the first 20 Bears' batters he faced before Jack Pauley's two-out single over the outstretched glove of Ryan Grotjohn at short in the Northern Colorado seventh. Carter gave up three hits, struck out nine and walked only one. The Roadrunner clean-up hitter, Carter was 1-for-3 with a run scored in the game. This is the second time this season Carter has been named WAC Pitcher of the Week.
Play gets underway Tuesday when the Roadrunners (26-17) travel to CSUN (23-25). Corey Costelloe's pregame show on ESPN 1230 AM/98.1 FM begins at 2:45 p.m. First pitch on BigWest.TV is set for 3 p.m.
CSUN took 2-of-3 from UC Irvine over the weekend to improve to 23-25 on the year. Justin Toerner is the Matadors' leading hitter (.294). Albee Weiss has a team high 10 home runs and a team high 42 RBI's. CSU Bakersfield defeated CSUN 4-2 Apr. 11 in Bakersfield to take a 12-11 all-time series lead.
CSUB hosts No. 23 Loyola Marymount (30-14) on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Costelloe's pregame show on ESPN 1230 AM/98.1 FM starts at 5:45 p.m. Roadrunner Sports Network Coverage gets underway at 6 p.m.
LMU has won eight of the last nine, 19 of 23, and 22 of 28, and sit in second place in the WCC. The Lions are coming off a bye week due to finals and are at UC Riverside Tuesday night before heading to CSUB. Phil Caulfield leads Loyola Marymount with a .377 batting average and 31 RBI's. LMU defeated the Roadrunners 10-7 Mar. 29 in Los Angeles to take a 7-2 all-time series lead.