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Apr 12, 2013 at 9:31 AM
The Bakersfield Blaze held their home opener Thursday night amid beautiful weather and happy fans, but the Stockton Ports extinguished the fun with a 10-3 win. Still, there was a lot of work that went into opening night, as documented by Eyewitness News.
Feb 14, 2013 at 4:46 PM
The 22-year-old outfielder with record-setting speed is in spring training with the Cincinnati Reds for the first time. He's projected to start the season at Triple-A Louisville, where he can continue learning to play center field and becoming a switch-hitter.
Nov 2, 2012 at 6:14 AM
The Bakersfield Blaze announced Friday that they plan to build a "state-of-the-art ballpark" in the northwest section of the city.
Sep 5, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Jake Varner, a Bakersfield native and 2012 Olympic gold-medal winner in wrestling, will arrive Wednesday night at Meadows Field.
Aug 27, 2012 at 12:29 PM
The Blaze, the Cincinnati Reds' High-A affiliate, will host its first playoff game since 2009. Throwing out the first pitch will be Bakersfield native and 2012 Olympic gold-medal winner in wrestling, Jake Varner, the team said Monday.
Aug 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM
Hamilton added his 147th steal in the final inning of Pensacola's 4-2 loss to Montgomery. Hamilton stole 104 in the first half of the season with Class A Bakersfield, then was promoted to the Southern League.
Jun 11, 2012 at 2:34 PM
The California League All-Stars were announced Monday, and five Bakersfield Blaze players have made the team.
Jun 6, 2012 at 3:42 PM
Brent Peterson might one day play professional baseball in his hometown. The Bakersfield College shortstop and Liberty High School graduate was selected this week by the Cincinnati Reds in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Mar 14, 2012 at 4:59 PM
With 22 days left before opening day, the Bakersfield Blaze say 70-year-old Sam Lynn Ballpark is getting a face-lift.
Mar 8, 2012 at 2:11 PM
The Bakersfield Blaze want part-time, seasonal help.
Mar 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Bakersfield's minor league baseball team will soon have new owners. Will the deal include a replacement for the 70-year-old Sam Lynn Ballpark?
Feb 13, 2012 at 2:06 PM
Bakersfield native Benjamin Christiensen has been a baseball fan his whole life. Now, this University of Oregon student's passion may turn into a profession.
Jul 12, 2010 at 7:09 PM
When the Seattle Mariners decided to move ace pitcher Cliff Lee to the division rival Texas Rangers, no one would have thought the addition of a relatively unknown Double-A pitching prospect would dominate the sports headlines.