Bear Cubs continue dominating

Will Mathis, Assistant Sports Editor

The Santa Rosa Junior College men’s baseball team [6-1] defeated Los Medanos College 15-0 behind starting pitcher Alec Rennard’s seven shutout innings Feb. 11 at Los Medanos College.

“He’s electric,” said SRJC shortstop Jake Scheiner. “He was locating all his off speed pitches and getting ahead. He gave us a good chance to win.”

The Bear Cubs pitching staff hasn’t allowed a run in its last 26 innings.
Rennard didn’t give up a base hit until the sixth inning, when he gave up a leadoff single to center field.

“I felt good today,” Rennard said. “I was able to drop in my off speed pitches for strikes, which is huge.”

Rennard’s day ended after striking out the side in the seventh. He allowed two hits and struck out seven batters.

The Bear Cubs offense hit their first two home runs of the season. Left fielder Mitch West hit the second pitch of the game over the left field fence and Scheiner lead off the fourth inning with a home run to make the score 3-0.

Scheiner finished the game 4-for-6 with a double, home run and 4 RBIs.

“Jakes on a hot streak right now,” said first baseman Ryder Kuhns. “He’s hitting everything, just mashing.”

Kuhns finished with three hits and drove in a run while raising his batting average to .458. Kuhns had his fifth multi-hit game of the season.

Catcher Charlie Magana drove in his second run of the game with a double in the Bear Cubs seven run eighth inning, increasing their lead to 12-0. 

The Bear Cubs have won five games in a row.

“Everybody on the staff is buying into the mentality of getting the leadoff hitter out,” Rennard said.

The Bear Cubs look to continue their dominance against Los Medanos at 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at Cook Sypher Field.