East County Sports

First-place Griffins can’t handle Knights in critical game

2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE BASEBALL

 

By Chris Davis
© East County Sports.com

 

EL CAJON (4-14-16) — With the remaining games dwindling in the 2016 Grossmont College baseball season, the Griffins can’t have too many more days like they had on Wednesday (April 13).  The Griffins tied a season-high by committing four errors in a 8-5 loss to San Diego City College in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference game at Noel Mickelsen Field.

 

Compared to Tuesday’s game at Imperial Valley that the Griffins (21-10, 14-5 PCAC) gathered 22 hits, they only got six against the Knights (14-10, 9-6 PCAC).

 

CABOT VAN TIL (Patrick Henry) had half of the team total.

 

ALAN STRONG (Santana) threw six innings allowing nine hits that turned into four runs, while striking out five.  His outing came hours after it was announced that Strong had signed a NLI (National Letter of Intent) to attend Mountain West Conference member Nevada-Las Vegas next year.

 

“We have put ourselves in a position to win the (Pacific Coast Athletic) Conference,” Griffin head coach RANDY ABSHIER said after the loss.  “Now we just need to take care of our business.”

 

City took the lead in the top of the first with two runs.  They added one more in the second.

 

Grossmont finally got the ball rolling with a Van Til double to left field in the bottom of the third.  MICHAEL DIFFLEY (Granite Hills) sacrificed himself to get Van Til to third with only one out.  ROBERT BOSTEDT (Granite Hills) singled to left center to drive in Van Til for the first Griffin run of the day.  A fielding error by City allowed TANNER PERRY (Steele Canyon) to reach base safely while pushing Bostedt to second.  A fly out to deep centerfield allowed Bostedt to tag and advance to third.  A wild pitch allowed Bostedt to score and Perry moved up to second.

 

One inning later, ANDRES RIOS (Mater Dei, San Diego) walked with one out.  A failed pickoff throw that went down the spacious right field foul area at Noel Mickelsen Field, allowed Rios to get all the way to third.  Van Til singled up the middle to drive in Rios and tie the game up at 3-all.

 

Both teams scored a single run in the sixth inning to make it 4-all.

 

In the eighth inning, San Diego scored twice off a Scott Martinez double to left center field.

 

Van Til singled to get the eighth underway.  Diffley was then hit by a pitch to move Van Til to second.  The Knights then went to the bullpen, well actually they went to left field to get the new pitcher, but you get the idea.  Bostedt sacrificed both runners into scoring postion.  Perry was then intentionally walked to set the force out at any base.  NOAH STROHL (La Jolla) walked to get the easy RBI as Van Til came in.  The bad news for the Griffins was that was as close as they would get the rest of the day at 6-5.

 

City would tack on two more runs in the ninth to close out the scoring.

 

Grossmont will try to get the ball rolling again as they close out the week with a pair of games Thursday and Friday against Imperial Valley.  Then the Griffins will have the bye week before wrapping the season against Mt. San Jacinto.  The Eagles are in a fight with Palomar for second place in the PCAC.

 

SD City vs Grossmont
@ El Cajon, CA | Noel Michelsen
4/13/2016 at 1:58p

 

Pacific Coast Overall
GP Record Win % GP Record Win % Last 10 Streak
Grossmont 19 14-5 0.737 31 21-10 0.677 6-4 Lost 1
Palomar 17 12-5 0.706 29 17-12 0.586 8-2 Won 4
Mt. San Jacinto 16 11-5 0.688 28 15-13 0.536 7-3 Lost 1
San Diego 15 9-6 0.600 24 14-10 0.583 7-3 Won 2
Southwestern 16 8-8 0.500 28 12-16 0.429 4-6 Won 1
San Diego Mesa 16 5-11 0.313 27 9-18 0.333 3-7 Lost 2
Imperial Valley 19 0-19 0.000 31 4-27 0.129 0-10 Lost 20

 

San Diego 
8
Grossmont 
5
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Diego (14-10, 9-6) 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2  8  14  4
Grossmont (21-10, 14-5) 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0  5  6  4

San Diego

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Scott Martinez  cf 6 0 2 2 0 1 2
Anthony Warneke  ss 4 0 1 0 2 0 4
Frank Lopez  lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 2
   Garrett Yocum  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Troy Liebesman  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tyler Flores  rf 5 2 2 1 0 2 1
John Salda  1b 4 0 1 1 0 1 1
   Spencer Jeffreys  1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Bentley  c 5 1 1 0 0 1 1
Wyatt Logan  dh 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
   Addison Hull  lf 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
Diego Blanco  3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
   Dylan Dudley  3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0
Kody Lewis  2b 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
   Lorenzo Martinez  2b 4 1 2 2 0 0 1
Ethan Payson  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Corey Johnson  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 41 8 14 7 2 7 12
BATTING
2B: Scott Martinez; Frank Lopez; Tyler Flores; Wyatt Logan
RBI: Scott Martinez 2; Tyler Flores; John Salda; Addison Hull; Lorenzo Martinez 2
Sac: Frank Lopez; Spencer Jeffreys; Wyatt Logan
BASERUNNING
SB: Scott Martinez; Anthony Warneke
FIELDING
E: Frank Lopez; Kody Lewis; Ethan Payson 2
DP: Scott Martinez; Anthony Warneke 2; John Salda 2; Alex Bentley; Lorenzo Martinez; Ethan Payson

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Robert Bostedt  rf 3 1 1 1 1 0 1
Tanner Perry  cf 3 0 0 0 2 1 1
Noah Strohl  dh 4 0 0 1 1 1 0
Justin Mitchell  1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 3
Travor Beard  c 3 0 1 0 2 0 2
   Christophe Martinez  pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justen Burkey  3b 3 0 0 0 2 0 2
Andres Rios  2b 4 2 0 0 1 0 2
Cabot Van til  lf 5 2 3 1 0 0 0
Michael Diffley  ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
Alan Strong  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Andrew Schultz  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 5 6 3 9 4 13
BATTING
2B: Cabot Van til
RBI: Robert Bostedt; Noah Strohl; Cabot Van til
Sac: Robert Bostedt; Michael Diffley
GIDP: Robert Bostedt; Noah Strohl
BASERUNNING
FIELDING
E: Travor Beard; Alan Strong; Andrew Schultz 2
DP: Andres Rios; Michael Diffley

San Diego

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Ethan Payson 6.2 5 4 1 5 3 0
Corey Johnson 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Frank Lopez  (W, 3-2) 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Garrett Yocum 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Troy Liebesman  (Sv, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 9.0 6 5 2 9 4 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Frank Lopez 4; Garrett Yocum 2; Troy Liebesman 3; Ethan Payson 33; Corey Johnson 3
HBP: Ethan Payson 2; Corey Johnson

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Alan Strong  (L, 7-2) 6.0 9 4 4 0 5 0
Andrew Schultz 3.0 5 4 1 2 2 0
Totals 9.0 14 8 5 2 7 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Alan Strong 28; Andrew Schultz 19
HBP: Alan Strong
SCORING SUMMARY
SAN DIEGO – TOP 1ST
Tyler Flores doubled down the rf line, RBI; Frank Lopez scored.
John Salda singled up the middle, RBI; Tyler Flores scored.
SAN DIEGO – TOP 2ND
Scott Martinez advanced to second; Kody Lewis scored on a wild pitch.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 3RD
Robert Bostedt singled to left center, RBI; Cabot Van til scored.
Tanner Perry advanced to second; Robert Bostedt scored on a wild pitch, unearned.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 4TH
Cabot Van til singled up the middle, RBI; Andres Rios scored, unearned.
SAN DIEGO – TOP 6TH
Lorenzo Martinez singled to left field, RBI; Dylan Dudley advanced to second; Wyatt Logan scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 6TH
Robert Bostedt grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; Michael Diffley out on the play; Cabot Van til advanced to third; Andres Rios scored, unearned.
SAN DIEGO – TOP 8TH
Scott Martinez doubled to left center, 2 RBI; Lorenzo Martinez scored, unearned; Wyatt Logan scored, unearned.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 8TH
Noah Strohl walked, RBI; Tanner Perry advanced to second; Michael Diffley advanced to third; Cabot Van til scored.
SAN DIEGO – TOP 9TH
Addison Hull singled, bunt, RBI; Alex Bentley advanced to second; Tyler Flores scored.
Lorenzo Martinez singled to shortstop, RBI; Dylan Dudley advanced to second; Addison Hull advanced to third; Alex Bentley scored, unearned.

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