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Griffins dust Vikings, ready for Comets

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2017 GROSSMONT GRIFFINS BASEBALL

 

By Ramon Scott

EastCountySports.com

 

LONG BEACH – The stage is set. The Grossmont College Griffins took care of another opponent and now are ready for the most important series of the season.

Southern California sixth-ranked Grossmont eventually got its high-powered offense in gear Friday to clobber 18th-ranked Long Beach City, 12-3, to make way for the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship-deciding series next week against Palomar.

The three-game week-long set will determine the champion of the conference. The Griffins will host two of the games on Tuesday and Saturday, with the middle game played at the Comets’ field.

In Friday’s non-conference win, the Griffins trailed 1-0 through three, but scored three in the fourth, scoring a run on a double to right-center by JUSTEN BURKEY and a single to right-center by TREVOR BEARD.

Long Beach picked up a run on a solo homer in the fourth, but the Griffins went to pound town once again by the sixth inning.

Beard doubled in the sixth to bring home the fourth run, then DAVID MALDONADO added a sacrifice fly.

In the seventh, ROBERT BOSTEDT belted a RBI triple to right-center, then he had two more RBI in the Griffins’ five-run eighth when he doubled to center.

Earlier this week, Bostedt made a verbal commitment to accept a scholarship to play at Division II power Chico State.

Bostedt, a sophomore outfielder, is hitting .361 this season with 23 RBI and 14 stolen bases.

Sophomore DONAVON MCCRYSTAL won for the eighth time this season, giving him an 18-1 career mark with the Griffins.

McCrystal went seven innings, allowing a couple of runs on seven hits. He walked none and struck out four.

Grossmont is on a nine-game winning streak and have lost just once over its last 23 contests.

The Griffins would likely need to take two of the three games from Palomar to be in the championship driver’s seat with one series remaining.

Grossmont is 17-1 in the PCAC, while Palomar sits a half-game back at 16-1.

The Griffins will close the season the following week with a series against Desert (8-9 PCAC, 10-23 overall). The Comets face COD today (Saturday) to try and tie Grossmont atop the league heading into next week’s series.

Palomar, ranked fourth in Southern California, is ranked sixth in the state, while the Griffins were ranked 11th in California in the latest CCCSIA poll before this week’s games.

 

Grossmont vs Long Beach
@ Long Beach, CA | Joe Hicks Memorial
4/14/2017 at 2:00 PM

 

Grossmont 
12
Long Beach
3
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  R  H  E
Grossmont (24-6-1, 17-1) 0 0 0 3 0 2 2 5 0  12  13  2
Long Beach (20-13-1, 11-5) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1  3  9  3

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
David Maldonado  cf 4 1 1 2 1 0 0
Reece Hernandez  2b 5 1 1 0 1 1 4
Noah Strohl  1b 6 2 2 1 0 0 0
Robert Bostedt  lf 5 3 3 3 1 1 1
Justen Burkey  3b 6 1 1 1 0 1 3
Eric De la Rosa  dh 3 1 0 0 1 2 0
   Niko Navarro  ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Michael Diffley  ss 3 1 2 1 2 1 0
Trevor Beard  c 5 1 2 2 0 0 3
Cabot Van Til  rf 2 1 1 0 3 0 0
Donavon McCrystal  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Hayden Shenefield  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Corey Johnson  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 40 12 13 10 9 7 11
BATTING
2B: Robert Bostedt; Justen Burkey; Michael Diffley; Trevor Beard
3B: Robert Bostedt
RBI: David Maldonado 2; Noah Strohl; Robert Bostedt 3; Justen Burkey; Michael Diffley; Trevor Beard 2
Sac fly: David Maldonado
GIDP: Justen Burkey; Trevor Beard
BASERUNNING
SB: Robert Bostedt; Cabot Van Til 2
FIELDING
E: Noah Strohl; Justen Burkey

Long Beach

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Val Stammler  cf 5 1 1 0 0 3 1
Antonio Monroy  ss 5 0 1 0 0 0 1
Reese Berberet  3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
Vincent Byrd II  1b 4 1 3 2 0 1 0
Tyler Wilber  2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jared Mayeda  dh 4 0 1 0 0 1 5
Zach Martinez  rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Robert Barham  ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Collin Perez  lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
   Ian Konek  ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Andrew Jaekel  c 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Dominic Maxie  ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
Schuyler Hill  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Cesar Gomez  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Angel Delgadillo  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Jacob Alcorn  p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 37 3 9 3 0 8 8
BATTING
2B: Vincent Byrd II
3B: Dominic Maxie
HR: Vincent Byrd II
RBI: Vincent Byrd II 2; Dominic Maxie
BASERUNNING
SB: Jared Mayeda
CS: Antonio Monroy
FIELDING
E: Antonio Monroy; Reese Berberet; Collin Perez
DP: Antonio Monroy 2; Vincent Byrd II 2; Tyler Wilber 2

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Donavon McCrystal  (W, 8-1) 7.0 6 2 2 0 4 1
Hayden Shenefield 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Corey Johnson 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0
Totals 9.0 9 3 3 0 8 1
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Donavon McCrystal 28; Hayden Shenefield 5; Corey Johnson 5
HBP: Donavon McCrystal

Long Beach

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Schuyler Hill  (L, 5-3) 5.1 5 5 4 7 4 0
Cesar Gomez 1.2 1 2 0 1 1 0
Angel Delgadillo 1.0 4 5 2 1 2 0
Jacob Alcorn 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 9.0 13 12 6 9 7 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Schuyler Hill 27; Cesar Gomez 8; Angel Delgadillo 9; Jacob Alcorn 6

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