Congrats to CSUB softball pitcher Kelsie Monroe who was named WAC Pitcher of the Year last night at the awards banquet prior to the WAC Tournament which opens today for CSUB in Las Cruces, NM.
Monroe has been a solid contributor and the reason for such a nice turnaround for CSUB softball who enters the tourney as they #3 seed. They play UMKC today. CSUB is the only team to have defeated New Mexico State this season in WAC play, we’ll see if they get a rematch and a chance at the tournament championship.
Then there’s CSUB baseball, I walked by the bus this morning on my way in as the team departs for Phoenix and a showdown with Grand Canyon. The latest WAC Standings have the ‘Runners just a half game back of the Antelopes as the regular-season championship could be decided this weekend. The ‘Runners are looking for their second title in three seasons while Grand Canyon, who is still transitioning and ineligible for the WAC Tournament, would love to add that feather into their cap.
CSUB has six conference games remaining, three at Grand Canyon this weekend and three at Chicago State next week. Grand Canyon will be on the road as well next week at Sacramento State, so while the title “could” be decided this weekend, there’s still plenty of baseball left. CSUB currently sits as the #1 seed in the WAC Tournament, with a half-game lead over Seattle.
On another baseball note, CSUB’s RPI jumped up to #116 in the nation after defeating 6th-ranked UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday afternoon. The ‘Runners have another rematch with the Gauchos next Tuesday night at Hardt Field.
Roadrunner Rundown was great again on Tuesday, if you missed our show check it out below. Here’s the Bakersfield Californian recap as well.
Don’t forget about the 43rd Annual Spring BBQ set for next Thursday, May 14 at the Icardo Center.
Tickets are available at Vons, Mexicali, Firehouse and Lengthwise locations.