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Griffins turn win into hitting exhibition

2017 GROSSMONT GRIFFINS BASEBALL

 

By Ramon Scott

EastCountySports.com

 

EL CAJON – The Grossmont College baseball team bashed their way to another victory on Thursday, scoring four runs in each of the first two innings on the way to a 19-11 non-conference mashing of West LA at Noel Mickelsen Field.

Sophomore CABOT VAN TIL became the third Griffin this season to have a huge RBI day, driving in six runs from the leadoff spot.

Van Til, a Patrick Henry High grad, homered, as did sophomore DAVID MALDONADO, who has been the Griffins’ predominant No. 1 hitter this season.

Sophomore SEAN CROSBY, out of Valhalla High, got a hit, walked three times and scored three runs for Grossmont (23-6-1).

Grossmont has another non-conference game this Friday at Long Beach before the oh-so-crucial three-game Pacific Coast Athletic Conference series with second-place Palomar.

The home-away-home set for the Griffins is sure to decide the conference championship.

Grossmont is 17-1 in the PCAC, while the Comets are 15-1, giving the Griffins technically a one-game edge for the time being.

The Griffins have now won eight-straight and 18 of their last 19. Including a tie, GC has lost only one of its last 22 games.

Freshman NIKO NAVARRO had three hits and scored three times for the Griffs.

SDSU-bound sophomore MICHAEL DIFFLEY tripled in two runs in Grossmont’s four-run first.

West LA actually closed to within 4-2 after 1 1/2, but the Griffins responded with another four-spot, including a two-run shot down the right field line by Van Til.

Crosby drove in two with a double in Grossmont’s five-run fifth, then Van Til singled to left center for two more.

Seven Griffins toed the slab, including starter and winner ANDREW MITCHELL (6-1).

Freshman TIM HOLDGRAFER, who dealt in the 3rd and 4th innings, struck out four.

 

 

West LA vs Grossmont
@ El Cajon, Calif. | Noel Michelsen
4/11/2017 at 2:00 PM

 

West LA
11
Grossmont 
19
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  R  H  E
West LA (6-25)  1 1 0 0 1 1 1 5 1  11  16  1
Grossmont (23-6)  4 4 2 1 5 0 2 1 X  19  15  2

West LA

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Paul Pollard  dh 5 2 4 2 1 0 1
Gary Dixon  rf 6 1 2 1 0 1 2
Madden Laing  1b 6 2 2 2 0 2 2
Cristian Amador  3b 4 1 1 1 1 1 0
   Engelo Sanchez  ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Grant Craddolph  ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 0
Robert Landry  2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
   Jaelin James  3b 3 0 2 2 0 0 0
Ricardo Vasquez  lf 4 1 2 0 1 0 1
Reuben Hill ii  cf 4 2 1 0 1 2 2
Laurington Williams  c 4 1 1 0 1 1 0
Jagger Acosta  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Dustin DeHennis  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Hunter Hutchinson  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Joey Alexander  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Nicolas Ounjian  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 43 11 16 9 5 8 11
BATTING
2B: Grant Craddolph
HR: Gary Dixon
RBI: Paul Pollard 2; Gary Dixon; Madden Laing 2; Cristian Amador; Grant Craddolph; Jaelin James 2
GIDP: Gary Dixon
BASERUNNING
SB: Paul Pollard; Madden Laing
FIELDING
E: Laurington Williams
DP: Madden Laing; Cristian Amador; Robert Landry

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Cabot Van Til  rf 4 2 3 6 1 1 0
Justen Burkey  3b 4 2 1 0 1 0 2
   Mitchell Miller  3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Noah Strohl  1b 5 2 2 1 1 1 2
Robert Bostedt  lf 2 1 0 1 1 1 0
   David Maldonado  cf 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Trevor Beard  dh 3 1 2 2 1 1 0
   Cyrus Fullen  ph 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Michael Diffley  ss 3 1 1 2 0 1 2
   Chase Titlah  ss 1 2 0 0 2 1 0
Niko Navarro  c 4 3 3 1 2 0 0
Eric De la Rosa  cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
   Jale Sim  rf 1 1 0 0 2 0 1
Sean Crosby  2b 2 3 1 2 3 0 0
Andrew Mitchel  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Tim Holdgrafer  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Corey Johnson  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Foster McNary  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Javier De la Torre  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Dylan Gargas  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Jeremiah Barr  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 36 19 15 16 14 6 10
BATTING
2B: Trevor Beard; Sean Crosby
3B: Michael Diffley
HR: Cabot Van Til; David Maldonado
RBI: Cabot Van Til 6; Noah Strohl; Robert Bostedt; David Maldonado; Trevor Beard 2; Michael Diffley 2; Niko Navarro; Sean Crosby 2
Sac fly: Cabot Van Til; Robert Bostedt
GIDP: Justen Burkey
BASERUNNING
SB: Sean Crosby
FIELDING
E: Mitchell Miller 2
DP: Mitchell Miller; Noah Strohl; Sean Crosby

West LA

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Jagger Acosta  (L, 1-4) 1.0 3 6 6 4 2 1
Dustin DeHennis 1.2 5 4 4 3 1 0
Hunter Hutchinson 2.0 1 4 4 4 2 0
Joey Alexander 1.1 2 2 2 1 0 0
Nicolas Ounjian 2.0 4 3 3 2 1 1
Totals 8.0 15 19 19 14 6 2
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Jagger Acosta 10; Dustin DeHennis 13; Hunter Hutchinson 11; Joey Alexander 7; Nicolas Ounjian 12
HBP: Hunter Hutchinson

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Andrew Mitchel  (W, 6-1) 3.0 4 2 2 1 3 0
Tim Holdgrafer 2.0 2 1 1 0 4 1
Corey Johnson 1.0 1 1 1 2 0 0
Foster McNary 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0
Javier De la Torre 0.2 5 5 4 1 0 0
Dylan Gargas 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0
Jeremiah Barr 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 0
Totals 9.0 16 11 9 5 8 1
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Andrew Mitchel 15; Tim Holdgrafer 8; Corey Johnson 6; Foster McNary 5; Javier De la Torre 7; Dylan Gargas 3; Jeremiah Barr 5
HBP: Andrew Mitchel
SCORING SUMMARY
WEST LA – TOP 1ST
C. Amador singled up the middle, RBI; P. Pollard scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 1ST
N. Strohl singled to center field, RBI; J. Burkey scored.
M. Diffley tripled to left center, 2 RBI; T. Beard scored; N. Strohl scored.
N. Navarro advanced to second on a wild pitch; M. Diffley scored on a wild pitch.
WEST LA – TOP 2ND
R. Vasquez scored on a wild pitch.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 2ND
C. Til homered down the rf line, 2 RBI; S. Crosby scored.
T. Beard singled, RBI; N. Strohl advanced to third; J. Burkey scored.
N. Navarro singled down the lf line, RBI; T. Beard advanced to second; N. Strohl scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 3RD
R. Bostedt flied out to lf, sacrifice fly, RBI; C. Til advanced to third; S. Crosby scored.
T. Beard doubled down the lf line, RBI; N. Strohl advanced to third; C. Til scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 4TH
C. Til flied out to lf, sacrifice fly, RBI; E. la advanced to third; N. Navarro scored.
WEST LA – TOP 5TH
G. Dixon homered to center field, RBI.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 5TH
N. Navarro advanced to second on a balk; C. Titlah advanced to third on a balk; R. Bostedt scored on a balk.
S. Crosby doubled to center field, 2 RBI; J. Sim advanced to third; N. Navarro scored; C. Titlah scored.
C. Til singled to left center, 2 RBI; S. Crosby scored; J. Sim scored.
WEST LA – TOP 6TH
P. Pollard singled to shortstop, RBI; L. Williams advanced to second; R. ii scored.
WEST LA – TOP 7TH
J. James singled to first base, advanced to second, RBI; M. Laing scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 7TH
C. Til singled to center field, RBI; J. Sim advanced to second; N. Navarro scored.
M. Miller reached on a fielder’s choice to second base; C. Til out at second 2b to ss; J. Sim advanced to third; C. Titlah scored.
WEST LA – TOP 8TH
P. Pollard singled up the middle, RBI; L. Williams advanced to second; R. ii scored.
M. Laing singled to right field, RBI; L. Williams scored.
G. Craddolph doubled down the lf line, RBI; C. Amador advanced to third; M. Laing scored.
J. James singled to third base, RBI; G. Craddolph advanced to third, scored on a throwing error by 3b, unearned; C. Amador scored.
GROSSMONT – BOTTOM 8TH
D. Maldonado homered to left field, RBI.
WEST LA – TOP 9TH
M. Laing reached first on a throwing error by 3b, RBI; P. Pollard scored, unearned.
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: El Cajon, Calif.
Stadium: Noel Michelsen

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