Bear cubs cruise by with an easy win

Albert Gregory, Staff Writer

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team [3-1] looked sharp in all areas as they took care of their opponent in a 14-0 drubbing over College of Redwoods Feb. 4 at Cook Sypher Field.

SRJC had its first six batters reach base and left the first inning with a four-run lead. The team sealed the game in the sixth, going on a 10-run tear backed up by a very impressive pitching performance by starting pitcher Alec Rennard.

Rennard had opponents’ numbers from the beginning of the game, allowing only one hit and landing 54 strikes before handing the reins over to reliever Jared Noonan late into the sixth inning. The Bear Cubs played solid defense all around including an impressive run and catch nearly out of play by right fielder Matt Bone.

“I focused from the first inning on to get ahead early in the count,” Rennard said. “I tried to give my team the best chance to win.”

The team’s offensive out pour was led by Mitchell West and George Foster. Both players had three hits apiece and batted in half of the teams runs combined; West and Foster had three RBI’s each.

“We have a lot of confidence as a team right now,” said Jake Scheiner who might have had the best hit of the game with a double that screamed down the third base line driving in another two runners and helping his team secure the victory.

The College of the Redwoods couldn’t get anything going offensively, reaching base only three times on two hits and a walk. Their pitching and defense struggled, allowing 12 hits and three stolen bases.

Relievers Noonan and Henry Burch secured the shutout with 10 strikes apiece to end the game for the Bear Cubs.

SRJC hosts College of the Redwoods at 11 a.m. Feb. 5.