Sports Information in Bakersfield

Local report: Another 'W' for Lively as Blaze rips Mavericks Condors - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 05:23

ADELANTO -- Ben Lively improved to 9-1 and the Bakersfield Blaze hit five home runs in a 14-8 win over the High Desert Mavericks on Monday afternoon.

Lively pitched seven innings, allowing five runs (all earned), seven hits and zero walks while striking out seven.

Local report: Another 'W' for Lively as Blaze rips Mavericks Blaze - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 05:23

ADELANTO -- Ben Lively improved to 9-1 and the Bakersfield Blaze hit five home runs in a 14-8 win over the High Desert Mavericks on Monday afternoon.

Lively pitched seven innings, allowing five runs (all earned), seven hits and zero walks while striking out seven.

Robinson visits home again as member of Ports Blaze - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 05:16

The pitcher's mound is no place for an outfielder.

That is, unless you're Bakersfield native and Stockton Ports slugger Dusty Robinson and it's the 18th inning of your home opener against the Visalia Rawhide on April 10.

Centennial's Burnes shoots 1-over at SoCal Boys Regional High School - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 05:15

Centennial junior Tyler Burnes shot a 1-over-par 73 on Monday in the CIF Southern Cal Boys Golf Regional at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, finishing one stroke out of a playoff to determine the final state-championship qualifiers.

The top three teams and top nine individuals not on a qualifying team reach the state tournament, which is Wednesday. Burnes finished in a tie for 16th, needing a 72 to get into the playoff. He was at even par going to the 18th green, but he made bogey on the par-4.

Condors focus on positive after Aces end the franchise's most successful season Condors - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 21:37

It was a weary Condors team that returned to Bakersfield on Thursday afternoon.

The season ended in Anchorage, Alaska, Tuesday night in the ECHL's Western Conference finals with a 4-1 Game 6 loss to the Aces, who won the series 4 games to 2.

Mavericks rally past Blaze Blaze - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 05:22

ADELANTO -- The High Desert Mavericks ripped five doubles and erased a four-run deficit on the way to an 8-4 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze Sunday in a California League baseball game.

Marquez Smith had a two-run homer and Seth Methias-Brean had two hits, including a triple, and an RBI for the Blaze, which led 4-0 after four innings.

BC, TBC Media team up on sports, football coverage Junior College - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 18:04

Bakersfield College and TBC Media, representing The Bakersfield Californian and its affiliated publications and digital products, will partner to bring Renegade football games in video to for the 2014 season.

For the first time, all 10 of Bakersfield College's 2014 football games will be live streamed in video on and, where video highlights from the games will also be made available.

A lesson, not a letdown for Haney at Prefontaine Classic High School - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 17:50

EUGENE, Ore. -- Stockdale senior Blake Haney won't attend classes at Oregon until the fall, but his first valuable lesson came a few months early, on the track at Hayward Field on Saturday in the Prefontaine Classic.

Haney, with hopes of becoming the sixth American high schooler ever to break four minutes, ran a 4:10.41 in the International Mile, well behind the rest of a fast pack.

MICHAEL McCARTHY: Baseball provides an opportunity to give back CSUB - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 17:37

PORTLAND, Maine — Day in and day out we go to the ballpark to play the game we love. There are moments of late-night rain delays, overnight travel and a variety of weather conditions but there are also moments of joyous walk-off wins, dominant shutout pitching and amazing web gem catches.

We are incredibly fortunate to play the game we do, and we try to never take that for granted. We also realize that while we are not in the major leagues, we do carry a voice that fans appreciate and value.

Blaze outslugs High Desert, 15-10 Blaze - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 06:08

ADELANTO -- Jesse Winker hit a three-run home run and Marquez Smith hit a solo shot to help the Bakersfield Blaze beat the High Desert Mavericks 15-10 Saturday.

The Blaze had 18 hits, including three apiece by Ryan Wright, Smith and Seth Mejias-Brean.

Bakersfield all-stars win big over Central Coast High School - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 06:04

It was a successful finish to high school baseball careers for the Bakersfield Senior All-Stars Saturday night.

The 22-player squad representing 10 city schools overwhelmed the Central California Coast All-Stars 13-5 at Bakersfield College's Gerry Collis Field.

Stockdale's Haney calm ahead of attempt at 4-minute mile in Oregon High School - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 18:44

EUGENE, Ore. -- It's the fastest, and arguably the most prestigious, race of Blake Haney's budding running career.

He has the added pressure of trying to becoming the sixth high schooler in American history to break the legendary four-minute barrier in the mile.

JEFF EVANS: Kernen has change of heart, stays on at CSUB CSUB - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 06:33

I must admit my surprise at Thursday's announcement that Bill Kernen had done an about-face and decided to put his coaching retirement on hold.

It was May 8 when the Cal State Bakersfield baseball coach -- who started the program from scratch after his hiring in 2007 -- said he was retiring to return to New York City and resume writing plays.

High Desert rallies past Blaze Blaze - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 06:03

ADELANTO -- Burt Reynolds' two-run homer highlighted a three-run eighth inning that lifted the High Desert Mavericks to a 9-8 victory Friday over the Bakersfield Blaze.

David Vidal hit a two-run homer and he and Juan Perez had three hits apiece to lead Bakersfield, which outhit the Mavericks 16-12 but stranded 10 runners.

CSUB roundup: Kernen decides to stay on as baseball coach CSUB - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 06:02

Cal State Bakersfield has received about 100 applications for its head baseball coaching position since the May 8 announcement that head coach Bill Kernen was retiring.

But everything changed shortly after May 24's season-ending 3-1 loss to Sacramento State at the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Mesa, Ariz.

Peralta, Blaze dominate Rawhide, 5-0 Blaze - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 05:49

VISALIA -- Wandy Peralta pitched seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts and only one walk to lead the Bakersfield Blaze to a 5-0 victory Thursday over the Visalia Rawhide at Recreation Park.

Peralta (5-4) allowed only two hits. He retired 12 in a row from the second through sixth innings.

MIKE GRIFFITH: Condors' wheels come off, but not before brilliant run Condors - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:21

A new general manager. A new coaching staff. An almost entirely new roster.

And a 1-10-1 start to the season.

High school notebook: Kern's best to take on top players from Central Coast High School - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:14

The annual Senior High School All-Star Baseball Challenge will have a new look this season: Bakersfield All-Stars will take on a team from the Central Coast.

The game is set for 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Gerry Collis Field at Bakersfield College; player introductions will begin at 6:45.

Blaze breaks tie in eighth, beats Rawhide Blaze - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 05:35

VISALIA -- Beau Amaral's bases-loaded single in the eighth inning broke a tie and sparked the Bakersfield Blaze to a 6-4 California League win over the Visalia Rawhide on Wednesday night.

Yovan Gonzalez walked to force in an insurance run moments later.

Condors' season ends with Game 6 loss to Aces Condors - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:37

ANCHORAGE, Alaska --The best season in Condors history ended on Tuesday night as the Alaska Aces advanced to the Kelly Cup Finals with a 4-1 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals.

The Aces, who were playing in their seventh Western Conference Finals, will face Cincinnati in the finals with Game 1 on Friday night in Anchorage. Cincinnati beat Greenville 3-2 on Tuesday night -- the game winner was a short-hander -- to win that series in six games.

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