The Bakersfield College Baseball Team (0-1) dropped their season opener to Ventura (1-0) 11-6 when the Pirates took advantage of six BC errors to score eight unearned runs Friday.
Taylor Burns pitched scattered five hits across five and a third innings, while striking out five and walking four. But he was charged with five runs, with only one earned.
The Renegades got to Ventura starter Austin Rubick early, tagging the former D-1 pitcher and major league prospect for five runs on 1 hit, eight walks, and two hit-by-pitches, in just two innings.
The game continued to be a scorekeeper's nightmare with BC committing six errors that led to both Burns and reliever Cain Roberts (0-1) being charged with four unearned runs apeice despite striking out nine batters between the two. Walker Frayne pitched the ninth for BC and surrendered one run on three hits while striking out one batter.
Meanwhile, Ventura sent eight pitchers to the mound who collectively doled out 12 walks. BC's pitchers walked only four, and struck out 10 combined.
The Renegades will face Fullerton Saturday evening at 6p.