Bakersfield College (2-3) beat Mission College (1-2) 4-3 at Reedley College on the opening day of the College of the Sequoias Tournament Thursday afternoon
Chris Diaz (1-1) turned in his second straight quality start of the young season in as many attmepts, holding Mission College of Santa Clara to just six hits and three runs across 8 2/3 innings, while striking out six and issuing zero walks.
Diaz was the tough-luck loser in an opening day pitcher's duel that saw him nearly match Moorpark lefty and MLB draftee Andrew Nardi's lights-out performance. But today, BC's bats, gloves, and bullpen came through for the Stockdale product.
Nate Ortiz nailed down the win in the ninth to pick up the save, and BC will play Hartnell College Friday at 10am in day two of the tourney.