Baseball struggling in last five

Mohamed Bafakih, Sports Editor

It has been a tough road stretch for head coach Tim Painton and the Renegades baseball team (4-5) as they have dropped four of their last six games.

With six of those games being played over the course of the last two weeks and in between school, Painton mentioned it is not easy.

“I was probably a little ambitious in scheduling,” Painton said. “The six games, I think however, will play a huge role in how we handle the road getting into conference.”

Outside of the most recent game played against College of the Sequoias (4-4), Bakersfield was in the ballgame and kept it close but timing has been the issue.

“Lack of offense… right now we haven’t been able to come through with timely hitting and really that has been the difference,” Painton said.

Pitching has been impressive early on as the rotation has kept BC in the past few games besides the 11-3 loss to Sequoias.

With a three-game home series beginning Feb. 19 vs. Golden West (6-2) at 7 p.m. and leading up until Feb. 21, Gerry Collis Field will finally play host to the Renegades after not being put to game use since Feb. 1.

Golden West and Bakersfield College have faced one another in a home-away preseason series over the last 20 years with Golden West most recently taking the split, 2-1.