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Griffins’ Abshier succeeds in dual coaching role

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2017 GROSSMONT GRIFFINS BASEBALL

 

By Ramon Scott

EastCountySports.com

 

EL CAJON – Grossmont College head baseball coach RANDY ABSHIER has been pulling double duties these days.

The Griffins, without a pitching coach in 2017, have called upon the skipper to add pitching coach to his responsibilities in leading the program.

The short-handed approach hasn’t hurt, obviously, after Grossmont (10-0 PCAC, 15-5-1) rolled to its 10th-straight win and 13th-straight game without a defeat, clubbing Mt. San Jacinto, 8-1, Tuesday afternoon.

JUSTIN BURKEY doubled in the Griffins’ four-run fourth, then hit a three-run home run in the fifth to break the game wide open.

Burkey is hitting .372 this season with 18 RBI in 20 appearances.

Leadoff man DAVID MALDONADO knocked in another pair of runs with two hits. Maldonado has 27 RBI and nine stolen bases this season.

Catcher TREVOR BEARD, who certainly can share some of the staff’s success with his artful signal-calling, had a pair of hits and drove in a run, but more importantly, helped TIM HOLDGRAFER to another stellar effort.

Holdgrafer improved to 4-0 with seven innings of three-hit ball, striking out four and walking one. Holdgrafer has a 2.45 ERA this season.

Grossmont remained atop the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference by 1 1/2 games, but second-place Mesa is 7-0, while third-place Palomar is 9-1.

The Griffins meet Mt. San Jacinto, which is winless in the PCAC and has just three wins on the season, again on Thursday (weatehr permitting) on the road at 2 p.m. and Saturday at home at noon to complete the three-game series this week.

 

Mt. San Jacinto vs Grossmont
@ El Cajon, Calif. | Noel Michelsen
3/21/2017 at 2:00 PM

 

Mt. San Jacinto
1
Grossmont 
8
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Mt. San Jacinto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0  1  8  1
Grossmont 1 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 X  8  8  0

Mt. San Jacinto

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Steven Ybarra  2b 4 0 0 1 0 1 0
Anthony Garcia  3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 2
Marino Rojas  1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0
Luke Reinert  rf 4 0 3 0 0 0 0
Abraham Rascon  lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
Brock Partain  cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
Michael Gomez  dh 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
   Nick Brock  ph 2 1 2 0 0 0 1
Michael Alonzo  c 2 0 1 0 1 0 0
Brian Wolford  ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jordan Ewig  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Anthony Villa  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Brendon Russell  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 1 8 1 1 5 4
BATTING
RBI: Steven Ybarra
GIDP: Brian Wolford
BASERUNNING
FIELDING
E: Brock Partain
DP: Marino Rojas; Brian Wolford

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
David Maldonado  cf 4 0 2 2 0 0 0
Reece Hernandez  2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 1
Noah Strohl  1b 4 1 1 1 0 2 2
Robert Bostedt  lf 3 1 0 0 1 2 0
Niko Navarro  dh 2 2 1 0 2 0 0
Justen Burkey  3b 4 2 2 4 0 0 0
Michael Diffley  ss 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
Trevor Beard  c 4 1 2 1 0 0 0
Cabot Van Til  rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
Tim Holdgrafer  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Hayden Shenefield  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Jeremiah Barr  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 8 8 8 5 5 3
BATTING
2B: David Maldonado; Justen Burkey
HR: Noah Strohl; Justen Burkey
RBI: David Maldonado 2; Noah Strohl; Justen Burkey 4; Trevor Beard
GIDP: Cabot Van Til
BASERUNNING
SB: David Maldonado; Robert Bostedt
CS: Niko Navarro
FIELDING
DP: Reece Hernandez; Noah Strohl; Justen Burkey

Mt. San Jacinto

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Jordan Ewig  (L, 0-4) 3.1 6 5 5 3 3 1
Anthony Villa 1.2 2 3 3 2 2 1
Brendon Russell 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 8.0 8 8 8 5 5 2
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Jordan Ewig 17; Anthony Villa 9; Brendon Russell 9

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Tim Holdgrafer  (W, 4-0) 7.0 3 0 0 1 4 0
Hayden Shenefield 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0
Jeremiah Barr 1.0 3 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 9.0 8 1 1 1 5 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Tim Holdgrafer 24; Hayden Shenefield 5; Jeremiah Barr 5
SCORING SUMMARY
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 1ST
N. Strohl homered to left center, RBI.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 4TH
J. Burkey doubled to left center, RBI; N. Navarro scored.
T. Beard singled, advanced to second on a fielding error by cf, RBI; M. Diffley advanced to third; J. Burkey scored.
D. Maldonado doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI; T. Beard scored; M. Diffley scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 5TH
J. Burkey homered to left center, 3 RBI; N. Navarro scored; R. Bostedt scored.
MT. SAN JACINTO – TOP 8TH
S. Ybarra grounded out to 2b, RBI; M. Alonzo advanced to third; N. Brock scored.

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