East County Sports

Griffins knock off Knights, keep pace in PCAC race

2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE BASEBALL

 

By Chris Davis
© East County Sports.com

 

MORLEY FIELD (4-10-16) — When a team allows as many walks as they get hits it is not a good thing.  That was the case on Saturday (Apr. 9) when the San Diego City College Knights issued eight walks in addition to the seven hits that the Grossmont College Griffins safely knocked around the park in a 6-2 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference game that the Griffins won.

 

Six Griffins (20-9, 13-4 PCAC) registered hits in the contest.

 

However, it was the seven walks that Aiden McIntyre (5-4) issued over his six and a third innings.

 

DONAVON McCRYSTAL (6-0, West Hills) continued his perfect season.  McCrystal had six innings in his outing allowing five hits a walk, while striking out six and allowing a pair of runs (one earned).  CRAIG GRUBBE (University City) and ANDREW SCHULTZ (Patrick Henry) combined to close out the final three innings of the victory.

 

With one out in the top of the second inning, TRAVOR BEARD (San Clemente) walked and advanced to second on a passed ball.  After a strike out, ANDRES RIOS (Mater Dei, San Diego) reached on an error by the Knights second basemen (he would continue onto second base) and Beard went home for the first run of the day.  MICHAEL DIFFLEY (Granite Hills) walked to put runners on first and second.  Diffley and Rios pulled off a double steal with both runners being safe. The catcher tried to get Diffley at second, but his throw went into center field and both runners went another 90 feet to allow Rios to score and make it 2-0 after an inning and a half.

 

That is how the game stood going into the top of the fifth.

 

ROBERT BOSTEDT (Granite Hills) singled to left field.  A pop out followed that, leading to NOAH STROHL’s (La Jolla) walk.  JUSTIN MITCHELL (Granite Hills) singled through the left side moving Strohl to second and driving Bostedt in for a 3-0 lead.  Strohl then stole third.  Two pitches later Mitchell stole second.  The pitch following Mitchell’s steal, Beard drew a walk. JUSTEN BURKEY (San Pasqual) singled up the middle moving Beard over to second, while Strohl scored making it 4-0 Griffins.  Mitchell had moved to third on Burkey’s single and came home on a Rios sacrifice fly to right field for a 5-0 Griffin lead.

 

San Diego got on the board with their two runs in the bottom of the sixth to make it 5-2 Griffins.

 

The Griffins scored their final run of the day in the top of the seventh.  Mitchell walked with one out.  He would advance to second on a wild pitch.  Beard would collect an RBI when he singled through the left side to plate Mitchell.

 

The Griffins still need to make up a game that was missed on Thursday (April 7) due to rain.

 

Next week the Griffins are scheduled to play in Imperial at the Arabs ballpark on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. and then single games at Noel Mickelsen Field on Thursday (April 14) and Friday (April 15).  Both games are scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

 

PCAC Standings
Grossmont             13-4    —
Palomar               12-5    1.0
Mt. San Jacinto       10-4    1.5
San Diego              7-6    4.0
Southwestern           7-7    4.5
SD Mesa                5-10   7.0
Imperial Valley        0-18  13.5

Grossmont vs San Diego
@ San Diego, Calif. | Morley Field
4/9/2016 at 12 p.m.

Grossmont 
6
San Diego 
2
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  R  H  E
Grossmont (20-9, 13-4) 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 0  6  7  1
San Diego (12-10, 7-6) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0  2  8  2

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Robert Bostedt  rf 4 1 1 0 1 0 0
Tanner Perry  cf 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
Noah Strohl  dh 3 1 0 0 2 2 0
Justin Mitchell  1b 4 2 2 1 1 1 1
Travor Beard  c 1 1 1 1 3 0 0
Justen Burkey  3b 4 0 1 1 0 1 3
Andres Rios  2b 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
Michael Diffley  ss 3 0 1 0 1 1 2
Seth Morgan  lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
   Curren Facer  lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Cabot Van til  lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Donavon McCrystal  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Craig Grubbe  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Andrew Schultz  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 6 7 4 8 6 7
BATTING
RBI: Justin Mitchell; Travor Beard; Justen Burkey; Andres Rios
Sac fly: Andres Rios
GIDP: Justen Burkey
BASERUNNING
SB: Tanner Perry; Noah Strohl; Justin Mitchell; Andres Rios; Michael Diffley
FIELDING
E: Michael Diffley
DP: Justin Mitchell; Justen Burkey; Andres Rios

San Diego

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Scott Martinez  cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 3
Anthony Warneke  ss 4 0 2 1 0 1 0
John Salda  c 4 1 1 0 0 2 0
Tyler Flores  rf 4 0 1 1 0 1 2
Frank Lopez  1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 1
Alex Bentley  dh 3 0 1 0 0 1 0
   Wyatt Logan  dh 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Lorenzo Martinez  2b 3 0 1 0 0 2 0
   Zach Perez  2b 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Diego Blanco  3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
   Dylan Dudley  3b 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
   Kody Lewis  3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Addison Hull  lf 2 1 0 0 1 1 1
   Spencer Jeffreys  lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Aiden McIntyre  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Corey Johnson  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Ethan Payson  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 2 8 2 4 11 8
BATTING
2B: Scott Martinez; Tyler Flores
RBI: Anthony Warneke; Tyler Flores
Sac: Scott Martinez
GIDP: Alex Bentley
BASERUNNING
FIELDING
E: John Salda; Lorenzo Martinez
DP: Anthony Warneke 2; Frank Lopez 2; Lorenzo Martinez

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Donavon McCrystal  (W, 6-0) 6.0 5 2 1 1 6 0
Craig Grubbe 2.0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Andrew Schultz 1.0 0 0 0 3 2 0
Totals 9.0 8 2 1 4 11 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Donavon McCrystal 23; Craig Grubbe 8; Andrew Schultz 6

San Diego

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Aiden McIntyre  (L, 5-4) 6.1 6 6 4 7 5 0
Corey Johnson 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ethan Payson 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals 9.0 7 6 4 8 6 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Aiden McIntyre 32; Corey Johnson 4; Ethan Payson 4
SCORING SUMMARY
GROSSMONT – TOP 2ND
Andres Rios reached first on an error by 2b, advanced to second; Travor Beard scored, unearned.
Michael Diff stole second, advanced to third on an error by c; Andres Rios stole third, scored on an error by c, unearned.
GROSSMONT – TOP 5TH
Justin Mitch singled through the left side, RBI; Noah Strohl advanced to second; Robert Boste scored.
Justen Burke singled up the middle, RBI; Travor Beard advanced to second; Justin Mitch advanced to third; Noah Strohl scored.
Andres Rios flied out to rf, sacrifice fly, RBI; Travor Beard advanced to third; Justin Mitch scored.
SAN DIEGO – BOTTOM 6TH
Anthony Warn singled to left field, RBI; Addison Hull scored.
Tyler Flores doubled down the lf line, RBI; John Salda scored, unearned.
GROSSMONT – TOP 7TH
Travor Beard singled through the left side, RBI; Justin Mitch scored.
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: San Diego, Calif.
Stadium: Morley Field
Attendance: 75
Duration: 2:37

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