East County Sports

Strohl homer backs Griffins’ shutout effort

2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE BASEBALL

 

By Chris Davis
© East County Sports.com

 

CHULA VISTA (3-26-16) — What a difference 24 hours makes. On Thursday (Mar. 24) Southwestern College doubled up 8th ranked Grossmont College 10-5.  Friday (Mar. 25) saw a pitcher’s duel break out at The Junction.

 

Grossmont (17-7, 10-2 PCAC) bounced back and took a 1-0 victory over the Jaguars (10-12, 7-5 PCAC) in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference game.

 

There were a total of 12 hits by both teams, but the only one that really mattered was the solo shot that NOAH STROHL (La Jolla) launched in the fourth.

 

DONAVON McCRYSTAL (4-0, West Hills) went seven innings to gain the victory on the mound while allowing just four hits.  He got the same amount of strike outs as hits and walked one.  AARON CROSS (sv 4, Mater Dei (Orange Co.)) came in and got the six-out save and gave up two hits while getting a pair of strikeouts.

 

RAY PETERSON (Helix) had a game-high two hits in the leadoff spot for the Jaguars.

 

The Griffins will take on Mesa (8-15, 4-8 PCAC) next week with games at Mesa on Tuesday and Friday, while the teams will play at Noel Michelsen Field on Thursday (Mar. 31).  All three games will begin at 2:00 p.m.

 

Looking at the standings halfway through the PCAC schedule, the Griffins have a 1.5 game lead on Mt. San Jacinto (11-10, 7-2 PCAC).  Palomar (12-11, 7-4 PCAC) is 2.5 games back.  Southwestern after losing the series this week is three games back.

 

The bottom of the standings has San Diego City (8-9, 3-5 PCAC) sitting five games back.  Mesa is second to last and Imperial Valley (4-20, 0-12 PCAC) is bringing up the rear ten games back.

 

If the season continues the way that it has so far, the final series for the Griffins will be the difference in winning conference.  That final series is against the Eagles of Mt. San Jacinto.  In the Griffins favor is that two of those three games are at Noel Mickelsen Field.

 

Grossmont vs Southwestern
@ Southwestern | The Junction
3/25/2016 at 2:00pm

 

Grossmont 
1
Southwestern 
0
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  R  H  E
Grossmont 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  1  6  1
Southwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0  6  0

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Michael Diffley  ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
Robert Bostedt  rf 4 0 1 0 0 2 1
Tanner Perry  cf 3 0 1 0 1 0 1
Noah Strohl  dh 4 1 1 1 0 1 1
Travor Beard  c 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
Andres Rios  2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 1
Justin Mitchell  1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
Justen Burkey  3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 3
Cole Flint  lf 3 0 0 0 0 2 0
Donavon McCrystal  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Aaron Cross  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 1 6 1 2 6 7
BATTING
2B: Andres Rios
3B: Robert Bostedt
HR: Noah Strohl
RBI: Noah Strohl
BASERUNNING
SB: Tanner Perry 2
FIELDING
E: Robert Bostedt

Southwestern

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Ray Peterson  lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
Nick Alcoser  rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
   Tiger Guerrero  rf 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Codie Simmons  3b 2 0 1 0 1 0 0
Steven Sherwood  ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 1
Luke Ramirez  1b 3 0 1 0 0 2 1
   Anton Melendez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Justin Sparby 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Kris Aguiliar  ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shane Nobiensky  c 4 0 0 0 0 1 1
Angel Estrada  2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
Blake Flippen  dh 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Eddie Perez  dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Freddy Walker  cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
Brandon Teichman  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 0 6 0 1 6 5
BATTING
Sac: Codie Simmons
BASERUNNING
SB: Anton Melendez
FIELDING

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Donavon McCrystal  (W, 0-0) 7.0 4 0 0 1 4 0
Aaron Cross  (Sv, 4) 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 9.0 6 0 0 1 6 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Donavon McCrystal 25; Aaron Cross 8

Southwestern

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Brandon Teichman  (L, 0-0) 9.0 6 1 1 2 6 1
Totals 9.0 6 1 1 2 6 1
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Brandon Teichman 35
SCORING SUMMARY
GROSSMONT – TOP 4TH
N. Strohl homered, RBI.

One Comment

  1. chris schultz

    March 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    keep in mind Palomar , Southwestern, and San Jacinto will be playing each other the next three weeks, where grossmont has SD city, SD Mesa and Imperial valley. grossmont has the better path.

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