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The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

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

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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.

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.

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About the Contributors
Tony Moeckel, News Editor, Reporter
Tony Moeckel (he/him) is in his third year at SRJC and returning to The Oak Leaf for his third semester. He enjoys covering football, basketball and baseball for the Bear Cubs. He aspires to be a professional sports journalist or sports broadcaster.
Nick Vides, Photo-Editor
Nicholas “Nick” Vides (he/him) Is a seasoned breaking news reporter dedicated to making sure every shutter click of his camera captures a moment worth sharing. Nick's itch for chasing fires has kept him busy over the past seven years, covering every major fire event in Northern California from the Paradise Fire to the Caldor Fire. Nick currently splits his time as a photojournalist with The Oak Leaf and as a Contract Photographer with The Press Democrat. He has more than nine years of experience with photography, has been director of photography for multiple short films with the SRJC Media Arts Center, directed numerous student-led broadcasts with his Media 19 class, and interned for The Sarah and Vinnie Show on Alice 97.3. In the little free time left, he works for Highway 12 Winery in Sonoma, California as a Cellar Hand.  

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