- Associated Press - Monday, September 19, 2011

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.