Three home runs seal the win for SRJC baseball


Nick Vides

Bear Cubs infielder Max Handron tags out a Marin Mariner during a pickle in the top of the first at Cook Sypher field in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Feb. 15, 2022.

Tony Moeckel, Editor

The SRJC baseball team won its fifth straight game against College of Marin behind three home runs on Feb. 15 at Cook Sypher Field.

Pitcher Garrett James made the start for the Bear Cubs and didn’t give up any runs in the first inning. The Bear Cubs gained the early lead in the bottom of the first. Infielder Max Handron led the game off with a single and made his way around the bases and scored the game’s first run after the next three batters were walked. Infielder Connor Charpiot scored two RBIs in the bottom of the first giving the Bear Cubs a 3-0 lead early. 

The Marin Mariners scored two runs in the top of the second inning. After the Bear Cubs gave up two runs they made a pitching change to Daniel Smith. The Mariners didn’t score another run in the second after the change. 

In the bottom of the second, outfielder Bryce Cannon hit the game’s first home run with a solo shot to give the Bear Cubs a 4-2 lead. 

The Bear Cubs added two runs in both the third and fourth innings. In the bottom of the third Jack Gallagher and Zane Bennet both hit RBIs. Infielder Davide Migotto made the score 8-2 with a two run home run in the bottom of the fourth. 

Smith was on fire in the top of the fifth when he struck out three straight batters. 

The next run came in the top of the sixth when the Mariners hit a solo home run, but the Bear Cubs answered back. In the bottom of the inning outfielder Jared Sundstrom hit a solo home run of his own. 

Mariner pitcher loaded the bases on walks, then hit Charpiot on a wild pitch. Charpiot walked to first, forcing a run. Charpiot changed from first base to pitcher in the top of the seventh inning and gave up two runs in the final three innings, one in the seventh and one in the ninth. Charpiot ended the game on a strikeout and gave the Bear Cubs a 10-5 victory. 

The Bear Cubs start their six game road stretch at 2 p.m Feb. 17 at Marin and start conference play at 2 p.m March 1 at Diablo Valley.