East County Sports

Griffins can’t make early lead stand in loss to Dons

2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE BASEBALL

 

By Chris Davis
© East County Sports.com

 

EL CAJON (2-14-16) — The Grossmont College Griffins took the early lead, but couldn’t hold on to it late as they dropped a 5-3 non-conference result to Santa Ana on Saturday (Feb. 13) at Noel Mickelsen Field.

 

The two through five batters went a combined 7-for-16, the rest of the Griffins (1-5) combined to go 0-for-16 against the Dons (6-0) pitching staff.

 

ROBERT BOSTEDT (Granite Hills) led the Green and Gold with three of those hits, while NOAH STROHL (La Jolla) added a pair.

 

Grossmont got on the board in the first inning.  MICHAEL DIFFLEY (Granite Hills) walked to get the ball rolling.  Bostedt doubled to right centerfield allowing Diffley to score.  After Bostedt scored the second run after back to back wild pitches by Daniel Garcia (W, 2-0).  Two batters later, Strohl laced a double to deep centerfield, but was stranded at third after a pair of groundouts.

 

Santa Ana, who have outscored the Griffins 15-11 in two games this season, got a single tally in the top of the fifth.  Tommy Anderson tripled to right centerfield scoring Trevor Steinman who reached on a double to the same location.

 

Retaliation came moments later when the Diffley walk/Bostedt double combination worked again.  The double went down the right field line this time to put a little variety into the festivities, to make it 3-1 Griffins.

 

DONAVON McCRYSTAL (West Hills) got the no decision as the bullpen failed to keep the lead for him.

 

ALEC GODOY (L 0-1, Otay Ranch) gave up three runs on only two hits in the two outs that he recorded.  ANDREW SCHULTZ (Patrick Henry) did not help matters when he gave up his run, also in the seventh with his three walks.  At the end of the seventh the Dons had all they needed as they led 5-3.

 

The Griffins will try and break their three game losing streak on Tuesday (Feb. 16) when they travel to VictorValley for a 2:00 p.m. first pitch.

 

Santa Ana vs Grossmont
@ Grossmont College
2/13/2016 at 12:00 PM

 

Santa Ana 
5
Grossmont 
3
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Santa Ana (0-0)  0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0  5  10  1
Grossmont (0-0)  2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0  3  7  2

Santa Ana

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Tommy Anderson  ss 5 0 3 1 0 0 3
Andrew Ramos  1b 2 0 0 0 1 0 1
Patrick Cromwell  3b 5 1 1 0 0 1 1
Chris Major  dh 4 1 1 1 0 0 1
Jeff Murray  c 4 0 1 0 1 0 1
Austin Pritchard  rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 1
Colin Winn  cf 4 1 1 1 0 1 0
Trevor Steinman  2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 1
Justin Mellano  lf 3 0 1 0 1 0 0
Daniel Garcia  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Austin Vander Riet  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Andrew Natividad  1b 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
   Bobby Vasquez  1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
   Manny Velazquez  dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Andrew Hodges  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 36 5 10 3 4 5 9
BATTING
2B: Trevor Steinman; Justin Mellano
3B: Tommy Anderson
RBI: Tommy Anderson; Chris Major; Colin Winn
Sac: Chris Major
BASERUNNING
FIELDING
E: Patrick Cromwell

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Michael Diffley  ss 3 2 0 0 2 1 0
Robert Bostedt  rf 4 1 3 2 1 0 0
Tanner Perry  cf 5 0 1 0 0 1 1
Noah Strohl  1b 4 0 2 0 0 1 1
Curren Facer  dh 3 0 1 0 0 2 0
Andres Rios  2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
Travor Beard  c 3 0 0 0 1 0 2
Justen Burkey  3b 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
Cole Flint  lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Donavon McCrystal  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Alec Godoy  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Andrew Schultz  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Christophe Martinez  dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Justin Mitchell  lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
   Cory Longpre  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Cabot Van til  dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
   Aaron Cross  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 3 7 2 7 6 8
BATTING
2B: Robert Bostedt 2; Noah Strohl
3B: Tanner Perry
RBI: Robert Bostedt 2
BASERUNNING
CS: Robert Bostedt; Justen Burkey; Christophe Martinez
FIELDING
E: Michael Diffley; Tanner Perry
DP: Michael Diffley 2; Noah Strohl 2; Andres Rios 2

Santa Ana

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Daniel Garcia  (W, 0-0) 5.2 5 3 3 6 4 0
Austin Vander Riet 3.0 2 0 0 1 1 0
Andrew Hodges  (Sv, 0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 9.0 7 3 3 7 6 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Daniel Garcia 26; Austin Vander Riet 12; Andrew Hodges

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Donavon McCrystal 5.0 6 1 1 1 2 0
Alec Godoy  (L, 0-0) 0.2 2 3 0 0 0 0
Andrew Schultz 1.0 0 1 1 3 0 0
Cory Longpre 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aaron Cross 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals 9.0 10 5 2 4 5 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Donavon McCrystal 20; Alec Godoy 6; Andrew Schultz 6; Cory Longpre; Aaron Cross 8
SCORING SUMMARY
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 1ST
R. Bostedt doubled to right center, RBI; M. Diffley scored.
R. Bostedt scored on a wild pitch.
SANTA ANA – TOP 5TH
T. Anderson tripled to right center, RBI; T. Steinman scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 5TH
R. Bostedt doubled down the rf line, RBI; M. Diffley scored.
SANTA ANA – TOP 6TH
C. Major reached first on an error by cf; P. Cromwell scored, unearned.
C. Winn singled to center field, RBI; C. Major scored, unearned.
C. Winn scored on a wild pitch, unearned.
SANTA ANA – TOP 7TH
C. Major flied out to rf, SAC, RBI; A. Natividad scored.

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