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Strohl, Strong provide 8th-ranked Griffins’ strength

2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE BASEBALL

 

By Chris Davis
© East County Sports.com

 

KEARNY MESA (3-30-16) — ALAN STRONG continued his strong start to the 2016 season by completing his ninth quality start of the season in the eighth-ranked Griffins 10-5 victory over San Diego Mesa College in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference game at Mesa College Stadium on Tuesday (Mar. 29).

 

Strong (7-0) threw seven innings allowing eight hits and a pair of walks that turned into three runs (two earned) and three strikeouts.  The sophomore is perfect on the season having registered a quality start in all nine of his starting assignments this season.

 

Offensively, freshman NOAH STROHL (La Jolla) and sophomore JUSTIN MITCHELL (Granite Hills) both collected three hits in four at bats against Olympian (8-16, 4-9 PCAC) pitching.  Grossmont (18-7, 11-2 PCAC) collected 15 hits on the day.

 

Mesa jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings.

 

But then the Griffins kicked it into gear.

 

TANNER PERRY (Steele Canyon) tripled to right center with one out.  Strohl hit a deep ball to the cavernous center field area of Mesa Stadium for a sacrifice fly to allow Perry to trot home and cut into the Mesa lead at 3-1 after a third of the game.

 

The fourth inning is when the Griffins did most of their damage.

 

After a flyout, TRAVOR BEARD (San Clemente) singled to right field.  JUSTEN BURKEY (San Pasqual) doubled to center field pushing Beard over to third.  MICHAEL DIFFLEY (Granite Hills) walked to load the bases full of Griffins.  ALEX RIOS (Mater Dei, San Diego) singled to left field to put the merry-go-round in action and pull Grossmont within 3-2.

 

ROBERT BOSTEDT (Granite Hills) walked to have the ride continue and tie the game at 3.  Perry beat out the throw from second as the Olympians were trying to turn a double play.  Diffley scored on the play to give the Griffins a 4-3 lead.  Perry then stole second to put runners on second and third.  Strohl singled to center knocking in both Perry and Rios for a 6-3 Grossmont lead.  Mitchell doubled to keep the rally going and put Strohl on third.  After a pitching change for Mesa, the new pitcher unleashed a wild pitch bringing in Strohl for a 7-3 lead and a six run inning.

 

Things were quiet in the fifth, but the sixth was a different story.

 

Rios started the frame with a walk.  A wild pitch advanced him to second.  Bostedt singled to center allowing Rios to go to third.  A passed ball pushed Bostedt to second and Rios scored to make it 8-3.  Perry singled past the third baseman allowing Bostedt to score the ninth run of the day.

 

In the top of the eighth, Strohl doubled to left center field with one out.  Mitchell followed that up with a single to right center field.  That allowed Strohl to score the Griffins 10th run on the day.

 

In the bottom of that inning, Mesa scored twice to close out the scoring.

 

The same two teams will continue the series on Thursday (Mar. 31) at Noel Mickelsen Field on the campus of Grossmont College.  First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

 

Grossmont vs San Diego Mesa
@ San Diego | Mesa College
3/29/2016 at 2:00pm

 

Grossmont 
10
San Diego Mesa 
5
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Grossmont (18-7, 11-2-0) 0 0 1 6 0 2 0 1 0  10  15  3
San Diego Mesa (8-16, 4-9-0) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0  5  10  0

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Andres Rios  2b 5 2 1 1 1 3 2
Robert Bostedt  rf 4 1 2 1 1 0 1
Tanner Perry  cf 4 2 2 2 0 0 0
   Cabot Van til  cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Noah Strohl  dh 4 2 3 3 0 1 0
Justin Mitchell  1b 4 0 3 1 1 0 0
Curren Facer  lf 5 0 0 0 0 1 4
Travor Beard  c 4 1 1 0 1 0 2
Justen Burkey  3b 5 1 2 0 0 1 0
Michael Diffley  ss 4 1 1 0 1 0 0
Alan Strong  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Cory Longpre  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Aaron Cross  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Craig Grubbe  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 40 10 15 8 5 6 9
BATTING
2B: Noah Strohl; Justin Mitchell 2; Justen Burkey; Michael Diffley
3B: Tanner Perry; Justen Burkey
RBI: Andres Rios; Robert Bostedt; Tanner Perry 2; Noah Strohl 3; Justin Mitchell
Sac fly: Noah Strohl
BASERUNNING
SB: Robert Bostedt; Tanner Perry 2
CS: Justin Mitchell
FIELDING
E: Travor Beard; Justen Burkey; Michael Diffley
DP: Andres Rios; Justin Mitchell; Justen Burkey

San Diego Mesa

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Caleb Harmond  rf 4 1 2 2 0 0 0
Conner Trippet  1b 3 0 0 1 1 1 2
Nate Mann  2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 0
Alex Emerick  cf 5 0 1 1 0 0 3
Alex Eliopulos  dh 4 0 1 0 1 0 0
Jake Rico  c 4 1 1 0 1 2 2
Zack Mann  ss 3 2 2 0 1 0 0
Gus Niebla  3b 4 1 2 0 1 0 4
Matt Poladian  lf 3 0 1 1 0 1 1
Joe Daluz  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Joey Lucas  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Anthony Roberts  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Tyler Haggard  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Alex Homick  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 35 5 10 5 5 5 12
BATTING
RBI: Caleb Harmond 2; Conner Trippet; Alex Emerick; Matt Poladian
Sac: Conner Trippet; Matt Poladian
Sac fly: Caleb Harmond
BASERUNNING
CS: Conner Trippet
FIELDING

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Alan Strong  (W, 7-0) 7.0 8 3 3 2 3 0
Cory Longpre 0.1 0 2 2 1 0 0
Aaron Cross 1.1 2 0 0 1 2 0
Craig Grubbe 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 9.0 10 5 5 5 5 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Alan Strong 31; Cory Longpre 3; Aaron Cross 8; Craig Grubbe 2
HBP: Cory Longpre

San Diego Mesa

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Joe Daluz  (L, 1-3) 3.2 9 7 7 3 2 0
Joey Lucas 1.1 1 2 1 1 0 0
Anthony Roberts 2.0 3 0 0 0 2 0
Tyler Haggard 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0
Alex Homick 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals 9.0 15 10 9 5 6 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Joe Daluz 23; Joey Lucas 6; Anthony Roberts 9; Tyler Haggard 4; Alex Homick 4
SCORING SUMMARY
SAN DIEGO MESA – BOTTOM 1ST
A. Emerick singled to center field, RBI; C. Harmon scored.
SAN DIEGO MESA – BOTTOM 2ND
C. Harmon singled to shortstop, RBI; G. Niebla advanced to third; Z. Mann scored.
C. Tripp reached on a fielder’s choice, bunt, RBI; C. Harmon out at second p to ss; G. Niebla scored.
GROSSMONT – TOP 3RD
N. Strohl flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; T. Perry scored.
GROSSMONT – TOP 4TH
A. Rios singled to left field, RBI; M. Diff advanced to second; J. Burke advanced to third; T. Beard scored.
R. Boste walked, RBI; A. Rios advanced to second; M. Diff advanced to third; J. Burke scored.
T. Perry reached on a fielder’s choice, RBI; R. Boste out at second 2b to ss; A. Rios advanced to third; M. Diff scored.
N. Strohl singled to center field, 2 RBI; T. Perry scored; A. Rios scored.
N. Strohl scored on a wild pitch.
GROSSMONT – TOP 6TH
R. Boste advanced to second on a passed ball; A. Rios scored, unearned.
T. Perry singled to third base, RBI; R. Boste scored.
GROSSMONT – TOP 8TH
J. Mitch singled to right center, RBI; N. Strohl scored.
SAN DIEGO MESA – BOTTOM 8TH
M. Poladia singled to right field, RBI; G. Niebla advanced to second; Z. Mann advanced to third; J. Rico scored.
C. Harmon flied out to lf, SAC, RBI; Z. Mann scored.
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: San Diego
Stadium: Mesa College
Attendance: 0
Duration: 2:45
Umpires: Home plate – Tony Fermando , First base – David Hlavac

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