May 4, 2010
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Cal State Bakersfield sophomore left-hander Jonathan Montoya had his best-ever start and unfortunately it came against UC Santa Barbara's baseball team.
Montoya pitched a complete-game shutout with a career-high 10 strikeouts as Cal State Bakersfield defeated UCSB 4-0 on Tuesday at Hardt Field. The Gauchos did have seven hits against Montoya, but didn't get a runner to third base.
UCSB falls to 19-20 overall with its third straight loss. CSUB improves to 19-23.
Meanwhile, the Gauchos committed a season-high five errors with UCSB starting pitcher Greg Davis committing two errors himself - both in the second inning. CSUB was only able to push across one run that inning despite three total errors by UCSB in the frame.
Davis went four innings, allowing three hits and two runs (one earned) with six strikeouts. However, he falls to 1-2 on the season.
The Gaucho bullpen continued its recent trend of pitching well. Matthew Brady, Connor Whalen and Nick Loredo combined to allow just one earned run in their four combined innings. The UCSB bullpen has allowed just four earned runs in its past 26.1 innings pitched (1.37 ERA).
UCSB will host Cal State Northridge this weekend at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium beginning next Friday at 2 p.m. Saturday's and Sunday's games, both 1 p.m. starts, can be heard live online by clicking here and will be broadcast on AM 1490.
Tickets are available by calling (805) 893-UCSB or by purchasing online and printing at home!
And, fans, with the softball team also hosting a weekend series, one purchased ticket to either softball or baseball will get you access to both events!