Cal State Bakersfield baseball to join WAC
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP)
Cal State Bakersfield's baseball program will join the Western Athletic Conference as an affiliate member in March 2013, along with Dallas Baptist, making the WAC a 10-team baseball conference.
The Roadrunners' program began three years ago under coach Bill Kernen. They were 33-22 last season.
In 2013, the WAC's baseball members will be Seattle, San Jose State, New Mexico State, Texas State, Texas-Arlington, Texas-San Antonio and affiliate members CS Bakersfield, Dallas Baptist and Sacramento State.
The conference will play a 27-game schedule in a round-robin format. A conference tournament will decide the WAC's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, although the number of teams that will qualify has yet to be decided.