East County Sports

Griff hurlers put City to sleep in sweep

McCrystal

2017 GROSSMONT GRIFFINS BASEBALL

 

By Ramon Scott

EastCountySports.com

 

EL CAJON – The Grossmont College baseball team wrapped up an impressive week of pitching in a series sweep of San Diego City College on Friday.

Griffins’ ace DONAVON MCCRYSTAL threw a complete-game, five-hitter as Grossmont defeated City, 2-1, in the Pacific Coast Atheltic Conference series finale at Noel Mickelsen Field.

The Griffins gave up only two runs in the three-game set this week to the Knights, extending their latest winning streak to seven games.

Grossmont (17-1 PCAC, 22-6-1), ranked sixth in Southern California, swept the series from the Knights and currently gave the Griffs a two-game lead over Palomar (13-1 PCAC), but only in the win column.

Santana High product REECE HERNANDEZ (2-for-4) scored on an error in the bottom of the first inning for a 1-0 lead.

The Griffins added their second run in the second as Hernandez delivered a bases-loaded single to left field, scoring MICHAEL DIFFLEY (Granite Hills), who doubled.

As it turned out, that would be all the McCrystal would need.

The Knights were able to get to the former West Hills pitcher for a run in the fourth, as former Steele Canyon Cougar Wyatt Logan scored on a double.

The UNLV-bound McCrystal improved his season mark to 7-1 and lowered this season ERA to 2.10. He struck out five and walked one on the afternoon.

McCrystal has won his last six starts.

Grossmont’s CABOT VAN TIL (Patrick Henry) had a productive day to say the least, going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks. Griffins’ catcher TREVOR BEARD drew three walks on the day.

The Griffins play a pair of non-conference games next week (home vs. West LA and at Long Beach) in preparation for the big series with the Comets April 18, 20 and 22. Grossmont has the luxury of playing two of the three at home.

The home game against West LA is Tuesday at 2 p.m.

 

San Diego vs Grossmont
@ Grossmont
4/7/2017 at 2:00 PM

 

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

San Diego

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Matt Bagdasar  dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
Anthony Warneke  ss 4 0 2 0 0 1 0
   Lorenzo Martinez  ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wyatt Logan  c 3 1 1 0 1 0 0
Blake Newman  3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
   Conner Nelson  3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cesar Fitch  1b 4 0 1 1 0 0 1
Cole Flint  rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
Carlos Cosio  2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Tanner Logan  2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Kody Lewis  2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ernesto Parra  lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
   Calvin Gourson  lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Johny Espinoza  lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Addison Hull  cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
   Calvin Knowlton  cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frank Lopez  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 1 5 1 1 5 4
BATTING
2B: Cesar Fitch
RBI: Cesar Fitch
BASERUNNING
SB: Conner Nelson
CS: Matt Bagdasar
FIELDING
E: Ernesto Parra
DP: Carlos Cosio 2

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
David Maldonado  cf 5 0 1 0 0 2 1
Reece Hernandez  2b 4 1 2 1 0 0 4
Noah Strohl  1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 3
Robert Bostedt  lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0
Justen Burkey  3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 1
Jale Sim  dh 3 0 0 0 0 2 1
   Niko Navarro  dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Michael Diffley  ss 4 1 1 0 0 2 0
Trevor Beard  c 1 0 0 0 3 0 0
Cabot Van Til  rf 2 0 2 0 2 0 0
Donavon McCrystal  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 2 8 1 5 9 11
BATTING
2B: Robert Bostedt; Michael Diffley
RBI: Reece Hernandez
BASERUNNING
SB: Cabot Van Til
FIELDING

San Diego

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Frank Lopez 8.0 8 2 1 5 9 0
Totals 8.0 8 2 1 5 9 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Frank Lopez 37

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Donavon McCrystal 9.0 5 1 1 1 5 0
Totals 9.0 5 1 1 1 5 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Donavon McCrystal 32
SCORING SUMMARY
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 1ST
R. Bostedt reached first on an error by lf, advanced to third; R. Hernandez scored, unearned.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 2ND
R. Hernandez singled to left field, RBI; C. Til advanced to second; T. Beard advanced to third; M. Diffley scored.
SAN DIEGO – TOP 4TH
C. Fitch doubled to right center, RBI; W. Logan scored.
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: Grossmont

 

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