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Griffins all business in win over Imperial Valley

2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE SOFTBALL

 

By Chris Davis
© East County Sports.com

 

EL CAJON (4-14-16) — The 14th ranked (No. 8 in Southern California) Grossmont College softball team did their best football impersonation as they “kicked four field goals” on their way to a 12-0 run-rule shortened Pacific Coast Athletic Conference game at the Griffin Softball Complex on Wednesday (April 13).

 

Ten of the twelve Griffins (24-10-1, 9-5 PCAC) that played recorded a hit in the victory.

 

AMANDA IZZO (Hemet) had a game-high three hits in four trips to the plate.

 

Izzo began the game with a single and promptly stole second.  KATIE SCHMIDT (Valhalla) tripled to left field to bring Izzo in to break the seal on the scoring.  After a lineout, Schmidt scored on a passed ball to make it 2-0.  SIERRA SALAZAR (Helix) singled through the left side.  Salazar followed the example that Izzo sat as she stole second.  SOPHIA SAHAGUN (Heritage Christian) singled through the left side to bring in Salazar for a 3-0 lead after one inning of work.

 

The second inning took the first inning and improved upon it.  ALEXIS FLORES (Calexico) singled to get the frame started.  JESSICA RUBIO (Patrick Henry) singled through the left side which allowed Flores to move to second.  Izzo came up and singled to left center to load the bases up.  Schmidt singled through the left side to bring in Rubio and Flores for a 5-0 lead, while Izzo moved to second.  A fly out to center was deep enough for Izzo to tag up and go to third.  DIAMOND MEJIA (West Ranch) came up with two outs, with Izzo still on third and Schmidt had stayed on first.  Mejia cleared the bases with her second home run of the season to put the Griffins up 8-0.

 

Flores singled with one out to get the third inning started.  Rubio followed that with an infield single of her own to put runners on first and second.  Izzo singled through the right side ushering Rubio to second and Flores homeward bound.  RACHEL EVERETT (Bonita Vista) had an RBI single to bring home Rubio and move Izzo to second.  Salazar singled past the shortstop which allowed Izzo to score safely and Everett advanced to second for a 11-0 lead.

 

Sahagun led off the fourth inning with her first home run of her collegiate career.

 

After Everett (11-3) threw to four batters in the top of the fifth, the afternoon was done with the mercy rule in effect.

 

Friday will see the Griffins travel to Mt. San Jacinto for the penultimate road contest of the regular season.

 

Imperial Valley vs Grossmont
@ Grossmont
4/13/2016 at 1:00 PM

 

Pacific Coast Overall
GP Record Win % GP Record Win % Last 10 Streak
Palomar 15 15-0 1.000 30 26-4 0.867 8-2 Won 4
Grossmont 14 9-5 0.643 35 24-10-1 0.700 7-3 Won 2
San Diego Mesa 14 7-7 0.500 32 20-12 0.625 6-4 Lost 4
Southwestern 14 7-7 0.500 36 21-14-1 0.597 6-4 Lost 1
Mt. San Jacinto 14 7-7 0.500 35 20-15 0.571 6-4 Won 1
San Diego 14 4-10 0.286 31 13-18 0.419 3-7 Won 2
Imperial Valley 15 1-14 0.067 26 9-17 0.346 1-9 Lost 9

 

Imperial Valley 
0
Grossmont 
12
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 R H E
Imperial Valley (9-17, 1-14) 0 0 0 0 0  0  5  0
Grossmont (24-10-1, 9-5) 3 5 3 1 x  12  16  0

Imperial Valley

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Claudia Gasca  cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Breannah Rubio  2b 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
Alejandra Moran  ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alexus Kastoll  p 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
Celeste Bernal  c 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Keana Tamayo  lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Karinn Arballo  3b 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Mairim Villalobos  rf 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Paulette Gonzalez  dp 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Summer David  1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 17 0 5 0 0 5
BATTING
Sac: Breannah Rubio; Mairim Villalobos; Paulette Gonzalez
BASERUNNING
FIELDING

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Amanda Izzo  3b 4 3 3 1 0 0 1
Katie Schmidt  lf 3 2 2 3 0 0 0
Rachel Everett  p 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Sierra Salazar  ss 3 1 2 1 0 1 0
Diamond-Nicole Mejia  c 3 1 1 3 0 0 2
Sophia Sahagun  2b 3 1 2 2 0 0 0
MacKenzie Reynolds  1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
   Kristen Armstrong  1b 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Alexis Flores  dp 1 2 1 0 1 0 0
Mariah Fortune  rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jessica Rubio  cf 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
   Arisa Rosado  2b 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 27 12 16 10 1 1 4
BATTING
3B: Katie Schmidt
HR: Diamond-Nicole Mejia; Sophia Sahagun
RBI: Amanda Izzo; Katie Schmidt 3; Sierra Salazar; Diamond-Nicole Mejia 3; Sophia Sahagun 2
BASERUNNING
SB: Amanda Izzo; Sierra Salazar
FIELDING

Imperial Valley

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Alexus Kastoll  (L, 9-15) 4.0 16 12 12 1 1 2
Totals 4.0 16 12 12 1 1 2
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Alexus Kastoll 28

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Rachel Everett  (W, 11-3) 5.0 5 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 5.0 5 0 0 0 0 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Rachel Everett 20
SCORING SUMMARY
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 1ST
K. Schmidt tripled to left field, RBI; A. Izzo scored.
K. Schmidt scored on a passed ball.
S. Sahagun singled through the left side, RBI; S. Salazar scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 2ND
K. Schmidt singled through the left side, 2 RBI; A. Izzo advanced to second; J. Rubio scored; A. Flores.
D. Mejia homered, 3 RBI; K. Schmidt scored; A. Izzo scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 3RD
A. Izzo singled through the right side, RBI; J. Rubio advanced to second; A. Flores scored.
R. Everett singled, RBI; A. Izzo advanced to second; J. Rubio scored.
S. Salazar singled to shortstop, RBI; R. Everett advanced to second; A. Izzo scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 4TH
S. Sahagun homered, RBI.

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