The article below originally appeared in the San Mateo Daily Journal and is being reprinted with permission.
College of San Mateo (6-3 in Coast Golden Gate, 17-8 overall) got a little payback in a big way against City College of San Francisco.
During the football season, it was CCSF that eliminated CSM from the postseason en route to freshman quarterback Anthony Gordon leading the Rams to a state championship. The diamond ’Dogs, however, welcomed back Gordon — the two-sport standout also plays for the Rams’ baseball team — with an outpouring of CSM offense.
The Bulldogs rolled to a 9-5 victory, putting up four-spots in the fifth and sixth to take a 9-0 lead into the late innings. CCSF (0-9, 2-21-1) got on the board with a run in the eighth and scored four more in the ninth to make the game look a lot closer than it was.
CSM sophomore Juan Gonzalez paced all hitters with a 3-for-4 afternoon. The slugging DH produced an RBI single in the fifth and added an RBI double in the sixth. Leadoff hitter Anders Green also posted an RBI in each the fifth and sixth. Catcher Ray Soderman added a two-run single in the fifth.
Soderman and Graham Macmillan tabbed two hits apiece for the Bulldogs, he totaled 12 hits as a team.
Starting pitcher Tommy Watanabe worked six shutout innings to earn the win. His record improves to 3-0 on the year.
The game also served as a much-needed respite for CSM’s core three relief pitchers, Mark Quinby, Brady Navarro and Drew Reveno. It marked just the fourth game this season, and the first Coast Golden Gate Conference play, in which none of the three pitched. Reveno is currently tied for fourth in the state with 16 appearances. Quinby is right behind with 15, while Navarro has 12.
Gordon — a freshman out of Terra Nova — was 1 for 4 in the game. He is currently hitting .260 with a home run and six RBIs.