Three home runs earn the Bear Cubs their third win of the season


Nick Vides

Bear Cubs outfielder/pitcher Jake McCoy throws a shut-down sixth inning, showing off his two-way durability against College of Marin on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 in Santa Rosa.

Tony Moeckel, News Editor

A massive fifth, seventh and eighth inning lead to the Bear Cubs evening their record to .500 (3-3) as they score a season-high 13 runs against the Marin Mariners and win 13-6. 

Infielder Joe Brown started the Bear Cubs offensive onslaught with an RBI double to right field to counter Marin’s one run first inning. 

Later in the top of the third, the Mariners took control of the game going up 3-2, but the Bear Cubs answered back immediately. Outfielders Jake McCoy and Bryce Cannon both hit an RBI single in the bottom of the third to answer right back. McCoy would prove to be a key part of the Bear Cubs win hitting a three-run home run in the fifth. With the energy from McCoy’s home run the Bear Cubs didn’t look back, never losing their lead for the remaining duration of the game. 

A two-run seventh and a four-run eighth inning catapulted the Bear Cubs to their largest margin of victory on the season. Both first baseman Ian Avalos and infielder Tyler James added their first home runs on the season to close out the victory over the Mariners.

The Bear Cubs play at 2 p.m on Valentines Day, Feb. 14 at Sypher Field against San Mateo in a game where the Bear Cubs could earn their first positive record on the season.