Coach Painton gets 600th win for Bakersfield College baseball program

Bakersfield College baseball coach Tim Painton
Bakersfield College baseball coach Tim Painton

BAKERSFIELD - With Saturday's baseball doubleheader win's over Antelope Valley, 7-4 and 9-6, Tim Painton achieved win #599 and #600 as the head coach for the Renegade baseball program. No other Renegade head baseball coach has achieved as many wins during their career at BC.

2021 marks Coach Painton's 26th year leading the Renegade baseball program. During the 2017 season he earned his 550th career win. In the previous 25 seasons, Renegade baseball has had 199 student-athletes receive scholarships to continue their educations and playing careers at the 4-year level. In the same time period, the Renegades have had 38 players selected in the Major League Baseball draft including major leaguers Colby Lewis, Philip Dumatrait. Jacob Woods, Sean Barker, and Justin Miller. The Renegades are a Kern County program with 99% of players in the past 23 seasons graduating from Kern County high schools.

Prior to Bakersfield College, Painton spent 3 seasons as the baseball coach at Porterville College and 10 years as an assistant baseball coach at Fresno State.  While coaching at Fresno State, the Bulldogs made 8 NCAA post season appearances including 2 trips to the College World Series. Painton played collegiately at Fullerton Junior College and Fresno State, and in 1998, was inducted into the Fresno State baseball Hall of Fame. He also played professionally in the Giants and Angels organizations.

(Brandon Urry, Bakersfield College Athletics)