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Grooving Griffins send Arabs to 22nd-consecutive defeat

2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE BASEBALL

 

By Chris Davis
© East County Sports.com

 

EL CAJON (4-16-16) — After a week-long sweep of Imperial Valley College, the Grossmont College Griffins are on the precipice of being the 2016 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champions and the automatic bid to the playoffs that come along with that.

 

The Griffins (23-10, 16-5 PCAC) dismissed IVC (4-29, 0-21 PCAC) by a final score of 19-4.  For the four-game season series, the Griffins outscored the Arabs 53-8.  From the Imperial Valley perspective this is the sixth straight game, 10 of the last 11 and it extends their losing streak to 22.

 

With the win, the magic number for the conference championship is now three.  Any combination of Griffin wins (which will have to wait for a week) and either Palomar or Mt. San Jacinto (since they are tied for second) will clinch the banner.

 

JUSTIN MITCHELL (Granite Hills) had a game-high four hits (in five at bats) that led to scoring four times and driving in a pair of runs.  JUSTEN BURKEY (San Pasqual) knocked in four runs with his two hits.

 

The bottom half (six thru nine) of the Griffins lineup combined to drive in 12 of the 19 runs.

 

On the mound, ANDREW SCHULTZ (3-3, Patrick Henry) got the win by throwing five innings of two hit, one run (unearned) five strikeout ball.  JARRED WRIGHT (San Pasqual), DJ LEWIS (West Hills), ALEX GODOY (Otay Ranch) and THOMAS FIATO (Patrick Henry) combined to close out the game with one inning of work each.

 

Imperial Valley, believe it or not, had the lead after one half inning of play as they scored on a Griffin fielding error.

 

Then the Griffins came to the plate.

 

CABOT VAN TIL (Patrick Henry) tripled to center field to open the offense.  TANNER PERRY (Steele Canyon) singled through the right side to bring in Van Til for a 1-0 lead.  Perry then stole second base, for his first stolen base of the day, prior to ROBERT BOSTEDT (Granite Hills) drew a walk to put runners on first and second.  Perry advanced on to third via a long fly out to right field.  Bostedt and Perry would combine for a double steal.  The back side of the double steal was Perry’s second of the game and his 19th of the season, which has him just two stolen bases behind Tony Amaral of Gavilan College in Gilroy.  A ground out advanced Bostedt to third.  Mitchell singled through the right side allowing Bostedt to score the Griffins 3rd run of the day.  The fourth and final run of the first inning for the Griffins came when Mitchell scored on ANDRES RIOS’ (Mater Dei, San Diego) triple to center field.

 

Strohl singled to get things working in the third inning.  He stole second and third during TRAVOR BEARD’s (San Clemente) walk.  Mitchell doubled down the right field line to easily bring in Strohl and escort Beard to third.  After a ground out that froze both runners, they both advanced on a passed ball.  MICHAEL DIFFLEY (Granite Hills) singled to left to bring in Mitchell for a 7-1 lead.

 

The Griffins would score six runs in the fourth.  The six runs were able to be scored on a sacrifice fly (that scored two runs due to an error) and a pair of two-run home runs.  The home runs were the second such hits of the year for both Rios and Diffley.

 

Imperial Valley scored a pair of runs in the top of the sixth to close the score to 13-3.

 

Burkey hit a two-run single to bring in Rios and Mitchell in the bottom of the sixth.  COLE FLINT (Steele Canyon) added a sacrifice fly to right field.

 

IVC scored their fourth run of the day in the top of the seventh.

 

After the stretch, Strohl hit his seventh home run of the season and then a few batters later, Burkey hit his first home run (a two-run shot) to close out the scoring in the game.

 

 

Imperial Valley vs Grossmont
@ Grossmont
4/15/2016 at 2:00 PM
Pacific Coast Overall
GP Record Win % GP Record Win % Last 10 Streak
Grossmont 21 16-5 0.762 33 23-10 0.697 7-3 Won 2
Palomar 17 12-5 0.706 29 17-12 0.586 8-2 Won 4
Mt. San Jacinto 17 12-5 0.706 29 16-13 0.552 7-3 Won 1
Southwestern 18 10-8 0.556 30 14-16 0.467 5-5 Won 3
San Diego 17 9-8 0.529 26 14-12 0.538 6-4 Lost 2
San Diego Mesa 17 5-12 0.294 28 9-19 0.321 2-8 Lost 3
Imperial Valley 21 0-21 0.000 33 4-29 0.121 0-10 Lost 22
Imperial Valley 
4
Grossmont 
19
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Imperial Valley (4-29, 0-21) 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0  4  5  2
Grossmont (23-10, 16-5) 4 0 3 6 0 3 3 0 0  19  19  1

Imperial Valley

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Jose Pena  ss 4 0 0 1 0 2 0
Luis Perezchica  cf 3 1 1 0 0 1 2
Rafael Alvarez  2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Alexander Arreola  c 2 2 1 0 2 0 1
   Steven Panela  3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Raul Carrillo  lf 3 0 0 1 0 1 1
Marco Morales  1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gilbert Cano  p 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
   Angel Landeros  dh 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
   Justin Benavidez  dh 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Andrew Sotelo  rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
   Jacob Felix  rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Jordan Cochran  cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Hector Mellos  3b 4 0 1 1 0 1 1
   Jorge Mora  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 4 5 3 4 7 6
BATTING
2B: Andrew Sotelo; Hector Mellos
RBI: Jose Pena; Raul Carrillo; Hector Mellos
Sac: Raul Carrillo
BASERUNNING
FIELDING
E: Jose Pena; Hector Mellos

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Cabot Van til  lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
   Aaron Cross  lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Curren Facer  lf 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
Tanner Perry  cf 4 2 3 1 0 0 0
   Cole Flint  cf 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Robert Bostedt  rf 3 2 1 0 1 0 1
   Sean Crosby  rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Noah Strohl  dh 4 2 2 2 0 0 0
Travor Beard  c 3 1 0 0 1 0 1
   Jordon Shepherd  c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Mitchell  1b 5 4 4 2 0 0 0
Andres Rios  2b 4 3 3 3 1 0 0
Justen Burkey  3b 4 3 2 4 1 0 1
Michael Diffley  ss 4 1 3 3 1 0 0
Andrew Schultz  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Jarred Wright  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Dj Lewis  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Alec Godoy  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Thomas Fiato  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 41 19 19 16 5 2 5
BATTING
2B: Justin Mitchell 2; Andres Rios
3B: Cabot Van til; Andres Rios
HR: Noah Strohl; Andres Rios; Justen Burkey; Michael Diffley
RBI: Tanner Perry; Cole Flint; Noah Strohl 2; Justin Mitchell 2; Andres Rios 3; Justen Burkey 4; Michael Diffley 3
Sac: Cole Flint; Noah Strohl
BASERUNNING
SB: Tanner Perry 2; Robert Bostedt; Noah Strohl 2
CS: Michael Diffley
FIELDING
E: Tanner Perry

Imperial Valley

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Gilbert Cano  (L, 2-9) 3.2 14 13 12 3 0 2
Jorge Mora 2.1 3 3 3 1 1 0
Angel Landeros 1.0 2 3 3 1 0 2
Hector Mellos 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 8.0 19 19 18 5 2 4
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Gilbert Cano 27; Angel Landeros 6; Hector Mellos 3; Jorge Mora 12

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Andrew Schultz  (W, 3-3) 5.0 2 1 0 2 5 0
Jarred Wright 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0
Dj Lewis 1.0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Alec Godoy 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Thomas Fiato 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals 9.0 5 4 3 4 7 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Andrew Schultz 19; Jarred Wright 6; Dj Lewis 5; Alec Godoy 3; Thomas Fiato 4
HBP: Dj Lewis
SCORING SUMMARY
IMPERIAL VALLEY – TOP 1ST
H. Mellos reached first on an error by cf, advanced to third; A. Arreola scored, unearned.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 1ST
T. Perry singled through the right side, RBI; C. til scored.
R. Bostedt stole second; T. Perry stole home.
J. Mitchell singled through the right side, RBI; R. Bostedt scored.
A. Rios tripled to center field, RBI; J. Mitchell scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 3RD
J. Mitchell doubled down the rf line, RBI; T. Beard advanced to third; N. Strohl scored.
J. Mitchell advanced to third on a passed ball; T. Beard scored on a passed ball.
M. Diffley singled to left field, RBI; J. Mitchell scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 4TH
N. Strohl flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; R. Bostedt advanced to third on an error by 3b, scored, unearned; T. Perry scored.
A. Rios homered, 2 RBI; J. Mitchell scored.
M. Diffley homered, 2 RBI; J. Burkey scored.
IMPERIAL VALLEY – TOP 6TH
H. Mellos doubled to center field, RBI; A. Arreola advanced to third; R. Alvarez scored.
R. Carrillo flied out to rf, SAC, RBI; A. Arreola scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 6TH
J. Burkey singled to right field, 2 RBI; A. Rios scored; J. Mitchell.
C. Flint flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; M. Diffley advanced to third; J. Burkey scored.
IMPERIAL VALLEY – TOP 7TH
J. Pena grounded out to ss, RBI; L. Perezchic scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 7TH
N. Strohl homered, RBI.
J. Burkey homered, 2 RBI; A. Rios scored.

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