BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- CSUB Athletic Director Jeff Konya has announced that Bill Kernen, the Roadrunners' head baseball coach, has signed a two-year contract extension Apr. 29. The extension takes effect upon the concusion of the 2011 season.

"We are rewarding Coach Kernen for his progress and results with our baseball program," Konya said. "Coach Kernen is responsible for arguably the most important wins for CSUB at the Division I level. Coach Kernen does things the right way. With such a young team our future is bright with him at the helm."

Kernen has led the Roadrunners on to the national scene in the program's third year in 2011. Entering the Apr. 29-May 1 series against No. 17 UC Irvine, CSUB is 24-13. The Roadrunners have defeated two ranked opponents including defending national champion South Carolina. CSUB has been nationally ranked or has received votes in three separate national polls with a high of No. 30 coming the week of Mar. 8.