BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Baserunning blunders and overall mental lapses played a key role in Bakersfield College's 6-3 loss to Glendale in a Western State Conference baseball affair Thursday night at Gerry Collis Field.
The Renegades trailed 2-0 until the sixth inning when they got a double from Blayne Ontiveros to drive home two runs and even things at 2-2.
However, prior to the Ontiveros hit, Renegades outfielder Kyle Nixon was heading to third on a basehit from Erik Williams and was tagged out when he rounded second and the runner in front of him, Nick Sakowski, decided not to go home and stayed at third.
BC was also shocked when Cole Hallum led off the fifth inning with a double but fell victim to the hidden ball trick and was tagged out.
With the win, Glendale moved to three games ahead of the Renegades in the loss column with four games remaining.