East County Sports

Griffins knock off ranked Vikings, run win streak to 11

Gavin Windes of Long Beach scores under the tag on Wednesday.

2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE BASEBALL

 

By Chris Davis
© East County Sports.com
LONG BEACH (3-10-16) — Baseball team executives like to look at the “Last 10” record to see how the team is doing.  Well, on the college level those executives would be the athletic director, deans of departments and the school presidents.  Regardless of who the executives are it is always good to see 10-0 in that column.

The No. 10 Grossmont College Griffins (12-5) ran their win streak to 11 games when they defeated No. 16 Long Beach City College (9-7) by a 6-2 score at Joe Hicks Memorial Field on Wednesday (Mar. 9) in a non-conference contest.

A trio of Granite Hills alums MICHAEL DIFFLEY, JUSTIN MITCHELL and ROBERT BOSTEDT along with La Jolla alum NOAH STROHL each had a multi-hit game in Southern Los Angeles County.

CRAIG GRUBBE (3-2, University City) went eight solid innings allowing six hits and a pair of walks, while striking out eight.  This was a much different situation from a month ago when Grubbe allowed seven earned runs in three and two-thirds innings at Noel Mickelsen Field.  Since that outing a month ago, the sophomore is on a three game personal win streak.

Long Beach got on the board first with a single run in the bottom of the first.

The Griffins bounced back in the top of the second.  TRAVOR BEARD (San Clemente) walked to begin the frame.  Mitchell doubled to left field allowing Beard to come all the way around to score and tie the game up at 1.  After a fly out, CABOT VAN TIL (Patrick Henry) was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second.  Diffley got his first hit of the day to load the bases up.  Bostedt got an RBI when he grounded a ball to the shortstop who tried to turn a double play, but Bostedt beat out the throw allowing Mitchell’s run to count and a 2-1 lead.

That is how the game stood for three innings.  Both teams put a tally on the board in the sixth.  Beard scored on a balk after getting on via a fielding error.  Long Beach used the long ball to put their run on the board.

In the seventh, Bostedt singled to left.  TANNER PERRY (Steele Canyon) also singled to left and both runners advanced a base on a passed ball.  Strohl launched a 1-2 fastball high into the left field sky for a three run home run and a 6-2 Griffin lead.

The first place Griffins (5-0) will resume Pacific Coast Athletic Conference schedule on Saturday (Mar. 12) when they travel to Hemet to take on second place Mt. San Jacinto (7-9, 3-1 PCAC).  Grossmont is on an eight game conference winning streak dating back to last season.

 

Grossmont vs Long Beach
@ Long Beach, CA | Joe Hicks Memorial
3/9/2016 at 2:00 PM

 

Grossmont  6 Long Beach  2
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Grossmont (12-5)  0 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 6 11 1
Long Beach (9-7)  1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 6 2

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Robert Bostedt  rf 5 1 2 1 0 0 0
Tanner Perry  cf 5 1 1 0 0 2 4
Noah Strohl  dh 5 1 2 3 0 1 0
Justen Burkey  3b 5 0 1 0 0 1 1
Travor Beard  c 4 2 1 0 1 0 0
Justin Mitchell  1b 5 1 2 1 0 0 1
Andres Rios  2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 2
Cabot Van til  lf 2 0 0 0 1 1 0
Michael Diffley  ss 4 0 2 0 0 1 1
Craig Grubbe  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Jackson Dennis  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 38 6 11 5 2 7 9
BATTING
2B: Justin Mitchell
HR: Noah Strohl
RBI: Robert Bostedt; Noah Strohl 3; Justin Mitchell
Sac: Andres Rios
BASERUNNING
SB: Robert Bostedt; Michael Diffley
FIELDING
E: Craig Grubbe

Long Beach

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Tony Monroy  ss 4 1 0 0 1 1 2
Steven Nuno  lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
   Daniel Rocha  ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
   Aaron Hinds  lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tai Tiedemann  cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gavin Windes  rf 4 1 3 1 0 0 0
Vincent Byrd II  1b 4 0 1 1 0 2 1
Andrew Jaekel  dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 1
Tanner Moore  2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 2
   Sean Williams  ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jacob Gotta  c 3 0 1 0 1 1 0
Chase Ambrose  3b 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
   Jared Mayeda  3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michael Hurtado  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Erikson Fish  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Sam Roberts  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 2 6 2 3 8 8
BATTING
2B: Gavin Windes
3B: Gavin Windes
RBI: Gavin Windes; Vincent Byrd II
BASERUNNING
SB: Tony Monroy; Jacob Gotta
FIELDING
E: Tanner Moore; Chase Ambrose

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Craig Grubbe  (W, 3-2) 8.0 6 2 2 2 8 0
Jackson Dennis 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 9.0 6 2 2 3 8 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Craig Grubbe 33; Jackson Dennis 4

Long Beach

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Michael Hurtado  (L, 2-3) 6.0 5 3 2 1 4 0
Erikson Fish 2.0 5 3 3 1 2 1
Sam Roberts 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 9.0 11 6 5 2 7 1
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Michael Hurtado 27; Erikson Fish 11; Sam Roberts 4
HBP: Michael Hurtado
SCORING SUMMARY
LONG BEACH – BOTTOM 1ST
Gavin Windes singled to right center, RBI; Antonio Monroy scored.
GROSSMONT – TOP 2ND
Justin Mitchell doubled to left field, RBI; Travor Beard scored.
Robert Bostedt reached on a fielder’s choice, RBI; Michael Diffley out at second ss to 2b; Cabot Van til advanced to third; Justin Mitchell scored.
GROSSMONT – TOP 6TH
Justin Mitchell advanced to third on a balk; Travor Beard scored on a balk, unearned.
LONG BEACH – BOTTOM 6TH
Vincent Byrd II singled to right field, RBI; Gavin Windes scored.
GROSSMONT – TOP 7TH
Noah Strohl homered to left field, 3 RBI; Tanner Perry scored; Robert Bostedt scored.
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: Long Beach, CA
Stadium: Joe Hicks Memorial
Attendance: 60
Duration: 2:45

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