Gauchos Drop Home Finale to CSU Bakersfield 13-10

May 25, 2010

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Cal State Bakersfield scored in all but two innings on Tuesday while hitting five home runs to defeat UC Santa Barbara, 13-10, in the Gauchos' final home game of the season.

UCSB falls to 21-30 on the season while Cal State Bakersfield improves to 24-28. The Gauchos have lost 11 of their past 13 games.

UC Santa Barbara starting pitcher Nick Capito started what turned out to be a trend for the Gauchos in the first inning by surrendering a two-out home run to Martin Medina. Mick Gaston homered with one out in the third and then pinch-hitter Jason Kudlock hit a three-run homer later in the frame.

Capito allowed seven runs on nine hits in 2.1 innings. Jeremy Rodriguez homered off Matthew Brady in the fourth and Kudlock struck again with a solo shot to lead off the seventh against Nick Loredo.

The Gauchos, however, scored four runs in the first inning. Matt Valaika had a run-scoring single, Beck Wheeler hit a two-run triple and Ben Edelstein grounded out, bringing in a run.

UCSB later tied the game, 8-8, in the fourth inning with four more runs. Edelstein scored on Doug Hansen's groundout and then a throwing error by CSUB's Garrett Branske kept the inning alive.

Sean Williams had a two-out RBI single before Valaika hit a two-run triple.

Yet, Bakersfield struck for three more in the fifth and a run in both the seventh and eighth innings, handing UCSB its fifth straight loss.

The Gauchos finish the 2010 season at Pacific with three games this weekend. All three games can be heard on AM 1490 and streaming live online at - click here to listen.

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