East County Sports

Future Aztec Strohl leads crush of Mesa

Grossmont College sophomore Noah Strohl

2017 GROSSMONT GRIFFINS BASEBALL

 

By Ramon Scott

EastCountySports.com

 

EL CAJON – Just one day after announcing he would attend San Diego State next season, Grossmont College first baseman NOAH STROHL celebrated with a pair of home runs and five RBI on Thursday, as the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference-leading Griffins pummeled San Diego Mesa, 17-5.

Strohl, a 6-foot-6, 235-pound slugger out of La Jolla High, hit a three-run homer in the second and a two-run shot in an eight-run eighth, as Grossmont kept its offensive juggernaut rolling against the helpless Olympians’ pitching staff.

Grossmont has scored 32 runs over the first two games of the three-game set this week against Mesa. The Griffins have scored 196 runs over their last 17 games, winning 15 of those contests with one tie.

Strohl leads the Griffins with seven home runs and 35 RBI this season.

SoCal seventh-ranked Grossmont (13-1, 18-6-1) leads second-place Palomar (11-1) by one game officially in the PCAC standings, although the teams  are tied in the loss column. Mesa (7-4, 12-13) has now slipped to 4 1/2 games back.

The Olympians led 2-0 after a half inning in Thursday’s contest, but JALE SIM gave Grossmont the lead in the bottom of the inning on a single that scored Strohl (walk).

After Mesa tied the game in the top of the second, the Griffs’ REECE HERNANDEZ (Santana) drove in a pair with a single to right, setting up Strohl for the first of his two long balls.

JUSTIN BURKEY hit a solo homer in the fifth inning and scored three runs for Grossmont and upped his batting average to .388, while leadoff man DAVID MALDONADO also tallied three runs as part of a three-hit day which saw his average improve to .377.

Patrick Henry product CABOT VAN TIL, Grossmont’s leading hitter at .442, had two hits, two runs and two RBI.

Freshman HAYDEN SHENEFIELD, out of El Camino Real, turned in the longest outing of his college career for Grossmont, going the final five innings, striking out eight. He allowed a pair of runs, walking two, but gave up just one hit.

COREY JOHNSON entered the game with one out in the top of the third and spun 1 2/3 innings of shutout ball in relief of starter ANDREW MITCHEL.

The Griffins and Olympians conclude the series today at noon at Mesa.

Grossmont faces San Diego City College (6-5, 11-11) next week in a three-game set, with home games on Tuesday and Friday.

 

San Diego Mesa vs Grossmont
@ Grossmont
3/30/2017 at 2:00 PM

 

San Diego Mesa
5
Grossmont 
17
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  R  H  E
San Diego Mesa 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0  5  6  4
Grossmont 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 8 X  17  13  1

San Diego Mesa

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Andres Velasco  cf 5 1 1 0 0 1 2
Zack Mann  ss 5 1 1 1 0 1 0
Kevin Bristow  3b 4 0 0 0 1 4 1
Grant Ruthenberg  rf 2 0 0 0 1 1 0
Will Law  1b 3 1 0 1 1 1 3
Conner Trippet  dh 2 0 1 0 2 0 0
Sloan Blanscet  lf 4 0 0 0 1 3 2
Lewis Butler  2b 5 2 2 2 0 1 4
Jonathon Soto  c 3 0 1 0 1 2 0
Jacob Casson  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Sergio Montano  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Joey Lucas  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Ryan Galuz  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Mark Lemus  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Sam Vermillion  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 5 6 4 7 14 12
BATTING
HR: Lewis Butler
RBI: Zack Mann; Will Law; Lewis Butler 2
Sac: Will Law
BASERUNNING
SB: Andres Velasco
FIELDING
E: Andres Velasco; Kevin Bristow; Sloan Blanscet; Jonathon Soto
DP: Kevin Bristow; Will Law; Lewis Butler

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
David Maldonado  cf 5 3 3 1 1 0 0
Reece Hernandez  2b 3 1 1 2 2 0 0
   Sean Crosby  2b 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Noah Strohl  1b 5 3 2 5 1 2 1
Robert Bostedt  lf 3 2 0 0 2 0 3
Justen Burkey  3b 4 3 2 1 0 0 0
Jale Sim  dh 3 0 1 1 0 0 0
   Eric De la Rosa  dh 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
Michael Diffley  ss 3 1 1 0 1 1 1
Trevor Beard  c 4 1 0 0 1 1 0
Cabot Van Til  rf 5 2 2 2 0 1 2
Andrew Mitchel  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Corey Johnson  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Hayden Shenefield  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 37 17 13 14 9 5 7
BATTING
2B: Sean Crosby
HR: Noah Strohl 2; Justen Burkey
RBI: David Maldonado; Reece Hernandez 2; Sean Crosby 2; Noah Strohl 5; Justen Burkey; Jale Sim; Cabot Van Til 2
GIDP: Trevor Beard
BASERUNNING
SB: David Maldonado; Robert Bostedt
CS: Reece Hernandez
FIELDING
E: Andrew Mitchel

San Diego Mesa

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Jacob Casson 4.0 6 9 7 4 1 2
Sergio Montano 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Joey Lucas 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Galuz 0.1 3 5 4 2 0 1
Mark Lemus 0.1 2 3 3 1 1 0
Sam Vermillion 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 8.0 13 17 14 9 5 3
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Jacob Casson 23; Sergio Montano 8; Joey Lucas 5; Ryan Galuz 6; Mark Lemus 4; Sam Vermillion 2
HBP: Sergio Montano; Joey Lucas

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Andrew Mitchel 2.1 4 3 2 1 4 0
Corey Johnson 1.2 1 0 0 4 2 0
Hayden Shenefield 5.0 1 2 2 2 8 1
Totals 9.0 6 5 4 7 14 1
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Andrew Mitchel 14; Corey Johnson 11; Hayden Shenefield 19
HBP: Andrew Mitchel; Corey Johnson; Hayden Shenefield
SCORING SUMMARY
SAN DIEGO MESA – TOP 1ST
G. Ruthenber reached first on an error by p; Z. Mann advanced to second; A. Velasco scored, unearned.
W. Law grounded out to p, SAC, RBI; G. Ruthenber advanced to third; Z. Mann scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 1ST
N. Strohl scored on a wild pitch, unearned.
J. Burkey reached first on an error by cf, advanced to third; R. Bostedt scored, unearned.
J. Sim singled to center field, RBI; J. Burkey scored.
SAN DIEGO MESA – TOP 2ND
Z. Mann flied out to rf, RBI; L. Butler scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 2ND
R. Hernandez singled to right field, 2 RBI; D. Maldonado advanced to third; C. Til scored; T. Beard scored.
N. Strohl homered, 3 RBI; R. Hernandez scored; D. Maldonado scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 5TH
J. Burkey homered, RBI.
SAN DIEGO MESA – TOP 7TH
L. Butler homered, 2 RBI; W. Law scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 8TH
N. Strohl homered, 2 RBI; D. Maldonado scored.
J. Burkey singled to left field; R. Bostedt advanced to third on an error by lf, scored, unearned.
C. Til singled to right field, 2 RBI; M. Diffley advanced to second; E. la scored; J. Burkey scored.
D. Maldonado singled to right field, RBI; C. Til advanced to third; M. Diffley scored.
S. Crosby doubled to right field, 2 RBI; D. Maldonado scored; C. Til scored.
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: Grossmont

 

 

 

 

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