Bear Cubs’ high-power offense leads to victory


Dakota McGranahan

Starting Pitcher Parker Ruoff begins the game against DeAnza college, striking out the first batter.

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team collected nine hits and won 10-5 against De Anza College, earning its second win of the season Tuesday at Cook Sypher Field.

First-year pitcher Parker Ruoff made his debut  start. He pitched four full innings, picking up five strikeouts along the way.

The Bear Cubs’ (2-1) first two runs of the day came in the first inning, courtesy of center fielder Daniel Teasley and left fielder Ben Sanderson. Teasley and Sanderson both stole second base, making the scoring much easier.

First baseman Joe Canaba hit an RBI Single that scored Teasley. Designated hitter Joe Bynum also hit an RBI single in the first inning

In the bottom of the second inning, Bear Cubs Joe Bynum hit a two run home run to deep right field.

Assistant coach Tom Francois said,“Hitting is our major strength, no question. And that Strength was evident in this game as the team had a total of nine hits, three resulting in extra bases.”

The Bear Cubs broke the game open in the bottom of the third inning when De Anza brought in a new pitcher who was able to strike out the lead-off batter. However, two walks and a bunt later had the bases loaded with two outs. Daniel Teasley hit a bases-clearing triple that padded the score to 8-3.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Teasley hit an RBI double, bringing the score to 10-4. The Bear Cubs went on to win by a final score of 10-5.

The SRJC Bear Cubs will play their next game against Mendocino College at 2 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Mendocino.