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Griffins’ strong start continues in PCAC opener

2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE SOFTBALL

 

By Chris Davis
© East County Sports.com

 

EL CAJON (2-17-16) — The Grossmont College softball team opened the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference season with a victory over Southwestern College 4-0 on Tuesday (Feb. 16) at GrossmontCollege.

 

ASHLEY MADERA (W, 3-1, Valhalla) threw an eight hit, five strikeout shutout to power the Griffins’ (10-2-1, 1-0 PCAC) victory.

 

ARISA ROSADO (Olympian) led the offense with her two hits, as the team got  seven hits and evenly spread it around.

 

Southwestern (3-4, 0-1 PCAC) out-hit the Griffins but the Griffins were able to combine three walks and some clutch hits to get a few runs across the plate.

 

Grossmont got on the board in the third.  With two outs, KATIE SCHMIDT (Valhalla) drew a walk.  RACHEL EVERETT (Bonita Vista) drove her in with a double to right centerfield to give the Griffins a 1-0 lead.

 

Two innings later, the Green and Gold had a good inning.  Rosado doubled to left centerfield to lead the inning off.  ALEXIS FLORES (Calexico) pinch ran for the second baseman and advanced to third on a passed ball. JESSICA RUBIO (Patrick Henry) singled to the shortstop to allow Flores to come plate ward for a 2-0 lead.  Rubio then stole second, her second on the season.  A wild pitch moved Rubio to third before AMANDA IZZO (Hemet) knocked her in with a single for a 3-0 advantage.  Izzo then registered her ninth stolen base (tied for sixth in the state) of the campaign.  Schmidt laid down a sacrifice for the first out of the inning, moving Izzo to third.  Everett had a “productive out” as Izzo scored on her groundout to shortstop for the fourth and eventually final run of the day.

 

Grossmont will travel to San Marcos to take on Palomar College (7-1, opens PCAC today at Mt.San Jacinto) on Friday (Feb. 19) for what could be the first of three big games.  Mt. San Antonio will come to Grossmont on Saturday (Feb. 20).

 

Southwestern vs Grossmont
@ Grossmont
2/16/2016 at 3:00 PM

 

Southwestern 
0
Grossmont 
4
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Southwestern (3-4, 0-1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0  8  0
Grossmont (10-2-1, 1-0) 0 0 1 0 3 0 0  4  7  1

Southwestern

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Aryn Perez  cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
Brandi McCrystal  ss 4 0 2 0 0 1 0
Yazmine Jameson  p 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
Victoria Finau  2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 2
Sandra Reza  3b 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Carmen West  c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marissa Cimmarrusti  dp 3 0 2 0 0 1 0
Maddie Riolo  1b 3 0 0 0 0 3 3
Serena Terrones  rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
Rayna Gonzalez  lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 28 0 8 0 0 5 8
BATTING
2B: Brandi McCrystal 2; Victoria Finau; Sandra Reza
Sac: Yazmine Jameson
BASERUNNING
FIELDING

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Amanda Izzo  3b 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
Katie Schmidt  lf 1 1 0 0 2 0 0
Rachel Everett  dp 3 0 1 2 0 1 0
MacKenzie Reynolds  1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
Sierra Salazar  cf 2 0 0 0 1 1 0
Diamond-Nicole Mejia  c 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Sophia Sahagun  ss 3 0 1 0 0 2 0
Arisa Rosado  2b 3 0 2 0 0 0 1
Mariah Fortune  rf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Ashley Madara  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Jessica Rubio  lf 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
   Alexis Flores  ph 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 22 4 7 3 3 5 3
BATTING
2B: Rachel Everett; Arisa Rosado 2
RBI: Rachel Everett 2; Jessica Rubio
Sac: Diamond-Nicole Mejia
BASERUNNING
SB: Amanda Izzo; Katie Schmidt; Sierra Salazar; Sophia Sahagun; Jessica Rubio
FIELDING
E: MacKenzie Reynolds

Southwestern

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Yazmine Jameson  (L, 2-2) 4.0 4 4 4 3 5 0
Marissa Cimmarrusti 2.0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 6.0 7 4 4 3 5 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Yazmine Jameson 19; Marissa Cimmarrusti 7

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Ashley Madara  (W, 3-1) 7.0 8 0 0 0 5 0
Totals 7.0 8 0 0 0 5 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Ashley Madara 29
SCORING SUMMARY
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 3RD
R. Everett doubled to right center, RBI; K. Schmidt scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 5TH
J. Rubio singled to shortstop, RBI; A. Flores scored.
A. Izzo singled, RBI; J. Rubio scored.
R. Everett grounded out to ss, RBI; A. Izzo scored.

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