East County Sports

Griffins can’t withstand Palomar’s shower of hits

A Palomar runner slides into third against Grossmont on Wednesday. / Hugh Cox photo

2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE SOFTBALL

 

By Adam Paul
© East County Sports.com

 

EL CAJON (3-17-16) — The Palomar Comets who came into the Wednesday (Mar. 16) PCAC conference tilt with Grossmont ranked in the top three for the state, used a barrage of offense to take the 10-2 victory in five innings.

 

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Grossmont’s Sierra Salazar tries to avoid a tag on Wednesday in a home game against Palomar College. / Hugh Cox photo

Palomar in the first three innings took full advantage of their opportunities to score seven runs on 11 hits and also took advantage of four Griffin miscues as well.  After three innings, the Comets led 7-0.

 

Grossmont would finally break through as they scored a run in the bottom of the fourth thanks to a solo homer by RACHEL EVERETT (Bonita Vista) to make it 6-1.

 

Unfortunately for the Griffins, the Comets were just too much as they added three more runs in the top of the fifth inning to make the score 10-1.

 

Grossmont would add another run in the bottom of the fifth inning as SOPHIA SAHAGUN (Christian Heritage) and NICOLE MEJIA (West Ranch High) both drew walks to give the Griffins runners at first and second. The next batter ALEXIS FLORES (Calexico High) was able to rip one to right center field for a single that scored Sahagun to make the score 10-2. Unfortunately that would be all the runs the Griffins would garner as Palomar was able to get out of the jam to end the game.

 

It just wasn’t the Griffins’ day offensively as they were limited to only four hits on the day while Palomar banged out 14 hits.

 

Taking the circle for the Griffins was ASHLEY MADARA (Valhalla) who just didn’t have any luck as she only lasted 2 1/3 innings, gave up 6 runs of which all were earned on 9 hits and would strike out one.  RACHEL EVERRETT who would come in to relieve wouldn’t have any better luck as she tossed 2 2/3 innings, giving up 4 runs of which 3 were earned on 5 hits.

Palomar vs Grossmont
@ Grossmont
3/16/2016 at 3:00 PM

 

Palomar 
10
Grossmont 
2
TOP 6TH — 0 OUTS 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Palomar 2 2 3 0 3 0  10  14  1
Grossmont 0 0 0 1 1 0  2  4  5

Palomar

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Brienna Dunckel  2b 4 4 2 1 0 0 0
Katy McJunkin  1b 4 2 4 3 0 0 0
Brooke Huddleson  ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 1
Iesha Hill  3b 4 0 1 1 0 0 1
Moriah Lopez  dp 3 0 1 1 0 0 2
Taylour Fa’asua  lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
   Britney Huerta  lf 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
   Trinity Fa’asua  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taylor Willis  cf 3 1 1 0 0 0 2
Bailey Romano  c 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Tayler Moore  rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
Summer Evans  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Marisa Herrera  lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 10 14 6 0 1 6
BATTING
2B: Katy McJunkin; Iesha Hill; Taylour Fa’asua; Bailey Romano
3B: Brienna Dunckel
RBI: Brienna Dunckel; Katy McJunkin 3; Iesha Hill; Moriah Lopez
Sac: Bailey Romano
BASERUNNING
SB: Katy McJunkin
CS: Taylor Willis
FIELDING
E: Iesha Hill
DP: Brienna Dunckel; Katy McJunkin; Brooke Huddleson

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Amanda Izzo  3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
Katie Schmidt  lf 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Rachel Everett  rf 3 1 1 1 0 1 3
Sierra Salazar  ss 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
MacKenzie Reynolds  1b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sophia Sahagun  2b 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
Diamond-Nicole Mejia  c 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Alexis Flores  dp 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
Jessica Rubio  cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ashley Madara  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Mariah Fortune  rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 17 2 4 2 3 2 4
BATTING
HR: Rachel Everett
RBI: Rachel Everett; Alexis Flores
Sac: Alexis Flores
GIDP: MacKenzie Reynolds
BASERUNNING
FIELDING
E: Amanda Izzo; Sierra Salazar; MacKenzie Reynolds 2; Jessica Rubio

Palomar

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Summer Evans 4.0 3 1 1 0 1 1
Totals 5.0 4 2 2 3 2 1
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Trinity Fa’asua 7; Summer Evans 14

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Ashley Madara 2.1 9 6 6 0 1 0
Rachel Everett 2.2 5 4 3 0 0 0
Totals 5.0 14 10 9 0 1 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Rachel Everett 14; Ashley Madara 17
SCORING SUMMARY
PALOMAR – TOP 1ST
B. Huddleson singled, RBI; K. McJunkin advanced to second; B. Dunckel scored.
M. Lopez singled to left center, RBI; B. Huddleson advanced to second; K. McJunkin scored.
PALOMAR – TOP 2ND
K. McJunkin singled down the rf line, RBI; B. Dunckel advanced to third; B. Romano scored.
I. Hill doubled to center field, RBI; K. McJunkin advanced to third; B. Dunckel scored.
PALOMAR – TOP 3RD
T. Willis reached first on an error by ss; B. Huerta scored.
B. Dunckel tripled down the rf line, RBI; B. Romano scored.
K. McJunkin singled to right center, RBI; B. Dunckel scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 4TH
R. Everett homered, RBI.
PALOMAR – TOP 5TH
B. Dunckel reached first on an error by 1b, advanced to second; T. Willis scored, unearned.
K. McJunkin doubled to right center, RBI; B. Dunckel scored.
B. Huddleson singled, RBI; K. McJunkin scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 5TH
A. Flores singled to right center, RBI; D. Mejia advanced to third; S. Sahagun scored.

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