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Griffins advance to Super Regionals with sweep of Cerritos

2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE BASEBALL

 

By Chris Davis
© East County Sports.com

 

EL CAJON (5-9-16) — There is the easy way and then there is the hard way.  The fifth seed Grossmont College Griffins chose both ways on Sunday (May 8) as they defeated the 12 seed Cerritos College 3-2 and 6-2 to win the CCCAA Regional round at Noel Michelsen Field and move onto the Super Regionals.

 

The hard way came actually on Saturday (May 7) when the Griffins (29-10) lost the first game of the three game series.

 

DONAVON McCRYSTAL (9-0, West Hills) continued his perfect season when he was awarded the win in the first game of the day.

 

CABOT VAN TIL (Patrick Henry) started the day off with a single to right field as the Griffins were the designated visiting team in game two of the series.  TANNER PERRY (Steele Canyon) singled to left field moving Van Til all the way to third.  NOAH STROHL (La Jolla) knocked in Van Til with a single to right field for a 1-0 Griffin lead.

 

One inning later, ROBERT BOSTEDT (Granite Hills) was hit by a pitch.  ANDRES RIOS (Mater Dei, San Diego), who was not eligible for game one of the series, made his Regional debut with a double down the left field line.  Bostedt made it to third on the hit.  JUSTEN BURKEY (San Pasqual) hit a sacrifice fly to right allowing Bostedt to tag and score to make it 2-0 in the Green and Golds favor.

 

Cerritos (24-15) scored their first run of the game in the bottom of the third to make it 2-1 GC.

 

Grossmont came right back in the top of the fourth with their third run.  With one out, Burkey doubled down the left field line.  MICHAEL DIFFLEY (Granite Hills) pushed Burkey to third on a ground out.  Van Til reached on an error, that allowed Burkey to score making it 3-1 Grossmont.

 

Cerritos saw their shortstop hit a solo home run to left field to close out the scoring.  AARON CROSS (Mater Dei, Orange County) came in for the “six out” save to force the third game.

 

The Falcons scored in the top of the first to take the early lead at 1-0.

 

The third inning saw Rios tie the game up with his fourth home run to lead things off.  Burkey reached on a throwing error that allowed him to get to second.  A sacrifice bunt by Diffley pushed Burkey to third.  Van Til singled to left scoring Burkey and a 2-1 lead.  Things would continue to get better for Grossmont as Perry reached on a throwing error by the pitcher.  Van Til moved to second on the throwing error.  Strohl walked to load the bases up.  The walks were not done as Bostedt also was issued a free pass to push Van Til and a 3-1 lead after four innings.

 

Things continued rolling in the fourth for the Griffins.  Mitchell lead off the inning with an error by Cerritos.  Rios singled to left moving Mitchell to second.  Burkey sacrificed himself to put Rios and Mitchell on second and third respectfully.  Diffley doubled to left field scoring Mitchell and Rios on third.  After a pitching change, Van Til laid down a safety squeeze pushing Diffley to third and scoring Rios for a 5-1 lead for Grossmont.

 

Cerritos scored once in the top of the fifth to close within 5-2.  Unfortunately for Cerritos, that is as close as they would get.

 

In the bottom of the sixth Van Til drove in Burkey who reached via a double to right field to close out the scoring.

 

After the top two seeds were defeated this weekend, the Griffins will be hosting in the Super Regional round this coming weekend.  Nine seed Bakersfield (28-10) took their series against the eight seed Long Beach City College.

 

The Super Regional will be a best-of-three series played over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 13-15) with single games played on each day.  Game times are still being discussed by the Grossmont athletic department, but is expected to be 2:00 p.m. each day.

 

Grossmont vs Cerritos
@ El Cajon, Calif. | Noel Mickelsen
5/8/2016 at 11:00a

 

Grossmont 
3
Cerritos 
2
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  R  H  E
Grossmont (28-10)  1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  3  11  0
Cerritos (24-14)  0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0  2  7  2

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Cabot Van til  lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
Tanner Perry  cf 4 0 2 0 1 0 1
Noah Strohl  dh 2 0 1 1 2 0 3
   Dj Lewis  pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Mitchell  1b 4 0 0 0 1 1 5
Travor Beard  c 4 0 0 0 1 0 1
Robert Bostedt  rf 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
Andres Rios  2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
Justen Burkey  3b 3 1 1 1 0 0 1
Michael Diffley  ss 4 0 3 0 0 0 0
Donavon McCrystal  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Aaron Cross  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 3 11 2 5 1 11
BATTING
2B: Andres Rios 2; Justen Burkey
RBI: Noah Strohl; Justen Burkey
Sac: Cabot Van til
Sac fly: Justen Burkey
GIDP: Travor Beard; Robert Bostedt
BASERUNNING
CS: Noah Strohl
FIELDING

Cerritos

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Daniel Lopez  ss 4 1 2 1 0 1 0
Mike Heenan  1b 4 0 1 1 0 0 1
Mark Pena  cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
Gary James  c 3 0 0 0 1 0 2
Fermin Beza  lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0
Derrick Edwards  2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0
Kenton McDonald  rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 3
   Juan Rodriguez  ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kevin Sainz  3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0
Eric Hefner  dh 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
Jonathan Marriott  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Carlos Hernandez  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 2 7 2 2 7 6
BATTING
HR: Daniel Lopez
RBI: Daniel Lopez; Mike Heenan
Sac: Eric Hefner
BASERUNNING
CS: Eric Hefner
FIELDING
E: Daniel Lopez; Derrick Edwards
DP: Daniel Lopez 2; Mike Heenan 3; Derrick Edwards 2; Kevin Sainz

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Donavon McCrystal  (W, 9-0) 7.0 7 2 2 2 4 1
Aaron Cross  (Sv, 5) 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Totals 9.0 7 2 2 2 7 1
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Donavon McCrystal 29; Aaron Cross 6

Cerritos

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Jonathan Marriott  (L, 5-4) 7.1 11 3 2 4 1 0
Carlos Hernandez 1.2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 9.0 11 3 2 5 1 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Jonathan Marriott 36; Carlos Hernandez 5
HBP: Jonathan Marriott 2
SCORING SUMMARY
GROSSMONT – TOP 1ST
N. Strohl singled to right field, RBI; T. Perry advanced to third; C. til scored.
GROSSMONT – TOP 2ND
J. Burkey flied out to rf, sacrifice fly, RBI; A. Rios out at third rf to 3b; R. Bostedt scored.
CERRITOS – BOTTOM 3RD
M. Heenan singled to left center, RBI; D. Lopez advanced to second; E. Hefner scored.
GROSSMONT – TOP 4TH
C. til reached first on a fielding error by 2b; J. Burkey scored, unearned.
CERRITOS – BOTTOM 7TH
D. Lopez homered to left field, RBI.
Cerritos vs Grossmont College
@ Grossmont College
5/8/2016 at 3:00 PM

 

Cerritos 
2
Grossmont 
6
FINAL  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  R  H  E
Cerritos (24-15)  1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0  2  7  4
Grossmont (29-10)  0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 X  6  8  1

Cerritos

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Daniel Lopez  ss 5 1 1 0 0 1 2
Mike Heenan  1b 3 1 0 0 1 1 1
Mark Pena  cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
Gary James  c 3 0 3 1 1 0 0
Fermin Beza  lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 3
Derrick Edwards  2b 3 0 1 0 1 0 0
Kenton McDonald  rf 2 0 0 0 1 0 1
Kevin Sainz  3b 3 0 1 0 0 1 0
Eric Hefner  of 3 0 1 0 0 1 2
   Vincent Santana  ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Sean Kinnicutt  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Alexander Noriega 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Jerald Johnston  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 2 7 1 5 6 9
BATTING
2B: Gary James
RBI: Gary James
Sac: Mike Heenan; Kenton McDonald
GIDP: Daniel Lopez; Eric Hefner
BASERUNNING
SB: Mike Heenan
CS: Mark Pena
FIELDING
E: Daniel Lopez 3; Sean Kinnicutt
DP: Mike Heenan; Gary James

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Cabot Van til  lf 5 1 2 3 0 0 0
Tanner Perry  cf 4 0 0 0 1 0 1
Noah Strohl  of 4 0 1 0 1 1 3
Robert Bostedt  rf 3 0 0 1 1 1 0
Travor Beard  c 4 0 0 0 0 1 2
Justin Mitchell  1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
Andres Rios  2b 3 2 2 1 1 1 0
Justen Burkey  3b 3 2 1 0 0 0 2
Michael Diffley  ss 3 0 1 1 0 1 0
Andrew Schultz  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Craig Grubbe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Aaron Cross  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 6 8 6 4 5 9
BATTING
2B: Justen Burkey; Michael Diffley
HR: Andres Rios
RBI: Cabot Van til 3; Robert Bostedt; Andres Rios; Michael Diffley
Sac: Justen Burkey; Michael Diffley
GIDP: Travor Beard
BASERUNNING
SB: Justin Mitchell
FIELDING
E: Andres Rios
DP: Travor Beard; Justin Mitchell 2; Andres Rios; Justen Burkey; Andrew Schultz

Cerritos

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Sean Kinnicutt  (L, 4-2) 3.1 4 5 2 2 1 1
Alexander Noriega 3.2 4 1 0 1 3 0
Jerald Johnston 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals 8.0 8 6 2 4 5 1
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Sean Kinnicutt 18; Alexander Noriega 17; Jerald Johnston 4

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Andrew Schultz  (W, 4-3) 5.0 6 2 1 4 2 0
Craig Grubbe 3.0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Aaron Cross 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Totals 9.0 7 2 1 5 6 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Andrew Schultz 25; Craig Grubbe 9; Aaron Cross 4
HBP: Andrew Schultz
SCORING SUMMARY
CERRITOS – TOP 1ST
Mark Pena reached on an error by 2b; Daniel Lopez scored, unearned.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 3RD
Andres Rios homered, RBI.
Cabot Van ti singled to left field, RBI; Justen Burke scored, unearned.
Robert Boste walked, RBI; Noah Strohl advanced to second; Tanner Perry advanced to third; Cabot Van ti scored, unearned.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 4TH
Michael Diff doubled to left field, RBI; Andres Rios advanced to third; Justin Mitch scored, unearned.
Cabot Van ti out at first 1b to 2b, bunt, RBI; Michael Diff advanced to third; Andres Rios scored.
CERRITOS – TOP 5TH
Gary James doubled to left field, RBI; Mike Heenan scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 6TH
Cabot Van ti singled to first base, RBI; Michael Diff advanced to second; Justen Burke scored, unearned.
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: Grossmont College Andrew Schul faced 2 batters in the 6th.

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