RIVERSIDE – The Cuesta College Cougars broke a 2-2 tie with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning and added a run in the eighth and went on to post a 5-2 non-conference victory over the host Riverside City College (RCC) Tigers men's baseball team Saturday afternoon (Feb. 20) at the Evans Sports Complex.
Cuesta (5-5 overall) saw freshman OF Cayce Rocco (Santa Maria / Righetti HS) drive in freshman LF Will Ruiz (Delano / Cesar Chavez HS) with the go-ahead score on a RBI double. Rocco later scored an insurance run on a RBI double by sophomore CF Dustin Miller (Clayton / De La Salle HS) for a 4-2 lead.
Ruiz went three for five for Cuesta.
In four games played this season, each team has won once and lost once on each other's field.
Freshman starting RHP Sabino Ramirez (Cathedral City HS '14) went the first 5-2/3 innings and allowed four runs (two earned) on 11 hits, walked none and struck out four as he absorbed his first loss of the season (3-1). In four games (all starts) his earned run average is 1.37 through 26.1 innings.
Sophomore RF Casey Sheehan (Redlands / Redlands East Valley '14 / UC Riverside) went two for three for RCC.
Riverside returns to action on Tuesday, Feb. 23, when it hosts the Mt. San Antonio College (MSAC) Mounties in a non-conference game at 6 p.m.