East County Sports

Comets set course for return after ending Griffs’ streak

Palomar’s Mitch Gallagher scores on a seventh-inning squeeze play as the throw from the pitcher arrives too late in Thursday’s game against Grossmont’s conference leaders at Palomar Ballpark. The ball got past the Griffins’ catcher, Travor Beard, which allowed a second run to score. / Photo by Philip Farry

2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE BASEBALL

 

By Tom Saxe
Special to East County Sports.com

 

SAN MARCOS (3-18-16) – Grossmont College’s 13-game baseball win streak and unbeaten conference run came to an end on Thursday (March 17) when the Griffins, who lead the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference by themselves, were upset by five-time defending champion Palomar 10-6.

MICHAEL DIFFLEY homered for Grossmont (14-6, 7-1 in the PCAC), while ANDRES RIOS went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and TRAVOR BEARD was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. But it wasn’t enough to avoid an upset as the Comets got to six G-House pitchers for 16 hits.

The Griffs fell behind early 5-0 but demonstrated they have no quit in them as they battled back to close the gap to 5-3 and 7-5 and, after Palomar scored three runs in the seventh inning to lead 10-5, again mounted a comeback in the top of the eighth.

But the Comets’ fifth pitcher of the afternoon, preseason community college All-American Taylor Turski who is coming out of the bullpen as he heals from a minor injury, came on with none out and runners at first and second and closed the door on the Griffins with a flyball out and two strikeouts. Turski then retired Grossmont with a 1-2-3 ninth inning to notch the save.

For Grossmont, ROBERT BOSTEDT, TAYLOR PERRY, NOAH STROHL, JUSTEN BURKEY and JUSTIN MITCHELL also hit safely. Grossmont got to five Palomar pitchers for 10 hits.

The Griffins were coming off a 1-0 victory over the Comets on Tuesday at Noel Mickelsen Field when winning pitcher ALAN STRONG and two relievers threw a combined three-hitter at the visitors. In that game, the two teams managed to combine for only eight hits.

On Thursday, they combined to knock out 26 hits.

Grossmont and Palomar will close out their three-game series on Saturday (Mar. 19) at 12 noon back at Noel Mickelsen Field.

 

Grossmont vs Palomar
@ San Marcos, CA | Palomar Ballpark
3/17/2016 at 2:00 PM

 

Grossmont 
6
Palomar 
10
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Grossmont (14-6, 7-1) 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0  6  10  3
Palomar (9-10, 4-3) 3 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 X  10  16  2

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Robert Bostedt  rf 4 1 1 0 1 1 3
Tanner Perry  cf 5 1 1 0 0 1 0
Noah Strohl  dh 5 0 1 1 0 1 1
Justen Burkey  3b 5 0 1 0 0 2 1
Travor Beard  c 3 2 2 0 1 0 0
Justin Mitchell  1b 3 1 1 0 1 0 0
Andres Rios  2b 4 0 2 3 0 1 0
Curren Facer  lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 2
Michael Diffley  ss 4 1 1 1 0 3 0
Craig Grubbe  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Jarred Wright  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Alec Godoy  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Jackson Dennis  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Elmer Ramirez  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Cory Longpre  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 37 6 10 5 3 10 7
BATTING
2B: Andres Rios
HR: Michael Diffley
RBI: Noah Strohl; Andres Rios 3; Michael Diffley
GIDP: Tanner Perry
BASERUNNING
FIELDING
E: Robert Bostedt; Craig Grubbe; Jackson Dennis
DP: Justin Mitchell 2; Andres Rios; Michael Diffley 2

Palomar

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Dylan Breault  3b 5 2 2 0 1 1 2
Niko Holm  1b 3 2 2 1 0 0 0
Casey Henderson  ss 5 1 3 3 0 1 0
Matt Wezniak  dh 3 1 1 1 2 0 2
Mike Benson  c 3 1 2 0 1 1 0
Chase Grant  cf 4 1 2 1 1 1 2
Shane Olson  lf 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
   Grant Buck  ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
   Sam Casinelli  cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyle McKean  rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 2
   Cody Norton  rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mitchell Gallagher  2b 5 1 3 2 0 0 1
Troy Lamparello  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Tyler Baca  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Marc Sauceda  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Mitchell Hayes  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Taylor Turski  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 37 10 16 8 5 6 12
BATTING
2B: Casey Henderson 2; Mike Benson; Mitchell Gallagher
RBI: Niko Holm; Casey Henderson 3; Matt Wezniak; Chase Grant; Mitchell Gallagher 2
Sac: Niko Holm 2
GIDP: Matt Wezniak; Chase Grant
BASERUNNING
SB: Mitchell Gallagher
FIELDING
E: Dylan Breault 2
DP: Niko Holm; Casey Henderson; Mitchell Gallagher

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Craig Grubbe  (L, 3-3) 4.0 8 5 4 1 2 0
Jarred Wright 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 0
Alec Godoy 1.0 1 0 0 2 0 0
Jackson Dennis 0.1 4 3 3 1 0 0
Elmer Ramirez 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0
Cory Longpre 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 8.0 16 10 9 5 6 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Craig Grubbe 22; Jarred Wright 6; Alec Godoy 6; Jackson Dennis 6; Elmer Ramirez 2; Cory Longpre 4
HBP: Craig Grubbe 2

Palomar

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Troy Lamparello 4.1 4 0 0 1 2 0
Tyler Baca 0.1 3 3 1 0 1 1
Marc Sauceda  (W, 2-1) 0.1 0 2 2 2 1 0
Mitchell Hayes 2.0 3 1 0 0 2 0
Taylor Turski  (Sv, 1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Totals 9.0 10 6 3 3 10 1
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Troy Lamparello 16; Tyler Baca 5; Marc Sauceda 3; Mitchell Hayes 10; Taylor Turski 6
SCORING SUMMARY
PALOMAR – BOTTOM 1ST
Henderson,Casey doubled to right field, RBI; Breault,Dylan scored.
Wezniak,Matt singled to center field, RBI; Henderson,Casey scored.
Grant,Chase singled to left field, RBI; Benson,Mike advanced to second; Wezniak,Matt scored.
PALOMAR – BOTTOM 2ND
Henderson,Casey doubled to left field, RBI; Holm,Niko scored.
PALOMAR – BOTTOM 3RD
McKean,Kyle singled to right field, advanced to second on an error by rf; Olson,Shane scored, unearned.
GROSSMONT – TOP 5TH
M. Diffley homered to left field, RBI.
T. Perry reached first on an error by 3b, advanced to second; R. Bostedt scored, unearned.
N. Strohl singled to center field, RBI; T. Perry scored, unearned.
PALOMAR – BOTTOM 5TH
Gallagher,Mitch doubled to center field, 2 RBI; Grant,Chase scored; Benson,Mike scored.
GROSSMONT – TOP 6TH
A. Rios doubled to center field, 2 RBI; J. Mitchell scored; T. Beard scored.
PALOMAR – BOTTOM 7TH
Holm,Niko singled, bunt, RBI, advanced to second; Breault,Dylan advanced to third, scored on a throwing error by p; Gallagher,Mitch scored.
Henderson,Casey singled to left field, RBI; Holm,Niko scored.
GROSSMONT – TOP 8TH
A. Rios singled to left field, RBI; J. Mitchell advanced to second; T. Beard scored, unearned.
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: San Marcos, CA
Stadium: Palomar Ballpark
Attendance: 100
Duration: 3:20

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