East County Sports

Griffs wrap up title, await playoff fate

2017 GROSSMONT GRIFFINS BASEBALL

 

By Ramon Scott

EastCountySports.com

 

PALM DESERT – The Grossmont Griffins put the finishing touches on a second-consecutive Pacific Coast Athletic Conference baseball title with a business-like 7-1 win over Sophomore Day host College of the Desert Friday afternoon at Hamilton Field.

COD (10-30, 8-16 PCAC) struggled to get runners on base against Griffins’ pitching and Grossmont (29-7-1; 22-2 PCAC) was able to wrap up a record-breaking season in relatively reserved fashion, considering it was a case of been there, done that.

Grossmont finished one-game in front of second-place Palomar for its back-to-back conference championship.

The Griffins struck out 13 Roadrunners thanks in large part to the performance of starter HAYDEN SHENEFIELD (5-0).

Shenefield sent 8 ‘Runners packing their bats in six innings of shutout work. He allowed four hits and walked one.

Three Griffins wrapped up the affair with a frame apiece, including DYLAN GARGUS, who struck out two and allowed a hit in his inning of work.

Grossmont sophomore MICHAEL DIFFLEY (Granite Hills) had a two-run single as Grossmont scored first in the second inning. He also added a RBI single in the Griffins’ three-run sixth.

Freshman REECE HERNANDEZ (Santana) kept up his torrid hitting pace with three more hits in four at-bats for the Griffs. He also walked and scored a run, as he raised his average to .349.

Sophomore TREVOR BEARD also racked out three hits and scored a pair of runs. Beard finished the regular season with a .331 batting clip, driving in 30 runs. The venerable backstop appeared in every game this season for Grossmont.

Grossmont awaits the announcement of its postseason fate.

 

Grossmont Griffins vs Desert Roadrunners
@ Palm Desert, CA | Ted Hamilton Field
4/28/2017 at 2:00 pm

 

Grossmont
7
Desert
1
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  R  H  E
Grossmont (29-7-1, 22-2 PCAC) 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 0  7  15  0
Desert (10-30, 8-16 PCAC) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0  1  10  3

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
David Maldonado cf 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
   Sean Crosby lf 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
Reece Hernandez 2b 4 1 3 0 1 0 0
Justen Burkey 3b 5 0 1 1 0 1 2
Noah Strohl 1b 5 0 0 1 0 2 3
Trevor Beard c 5 2 3 0 0 1 1
Jale Sim dh 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
   Niko Navarro dh 2 0 1 0 0 1 0
Eric De la Rosa lf 4 1 2 1 0 0 0
Michael Diffley ss 3 1 2 3 2 1 2
Cabot Van Til rf 5 0 2 1 0 0 1
Hayden Shenefield p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Dylan Gargas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Javier De la Torre p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Mathew Taylor p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 38 7 15 7 5 7 9
BATTING
2B: Reece Hernandez; Trevor Beard; Eric De la Rosa
RBI: Justen Burkey; Noah Strohl; Eric De la Rosa; Michael Diffley 3; Cabot Van Til
Sac: Eric De la Rosa
BASERUNNING
CS: David Maldonado
FIELDING

Desert

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Travis Tanaka c 5 0 1 0 0 2 2
Dominic Velasquez ss 2 0 1 0 0 1 0
Jason Nall 1b 4 0 2 0 0 2 0
Nicholas Follett 3b 4 0 2 1 0 1 1
Trenton Covel cf 4 0 0 0 0 3 4
Julian Gonzalez dh 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
   Nicholas Davis dh 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
   Jordan Howlett dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Austin Clifton rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 0
   Allan Dong ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
   Jake Mesa pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jerred Soriano 2b 2 0 1 0 0 1 0
   Matt Hernandez 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
   Hunter Torres ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Frank Silva lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
   Robin Landazuri ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Riley Owen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   John Carlile p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 35 1 10 1 1 13 9
BATTING
RBI: Nicholas Follett
Sac: Dominic Velasquez
BASERUNNING
CS: Julian Gonzalez
FIELDING
E: Jason Nall; Nicholas Follett; John Carlile
DP: Dominic Velasquez; Jason Nall; Nicholas Follett; Jerred Soriano; Matt Hernandez; Frank Silva

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Hayden Shenefield (W, 5-0) 6.0 4 0 0 1 8 0
Dylan Gargas 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Javier De la Torre 1.0 3 1 1 0 2 0
Mathew Taylor 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 9.0 10 1 1 1 13 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Hayden Shenefield 22; Dylan Gargas 4; Javier De la Torre 6; Mathew Taylor 5

Desert

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Riley Owen (L, 0-3) 5.1 9 6 5 2 1 0
John Carlile 3.2 6 1 1 3 6 0
Totals 9.0 15 7 6 5 7 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Riley Owen 27; John Carlile 18
HBP: Riley Owen
SCORING SUMMARY
GROSSMONT – TOP 2ND
Diffley,Michael singled to left field, out at second lf to 2b, 2 RBI; De la Rosa,Eric scored; Beard,Trevor scored.
GROSSMONT – TOP 3RD
Strohl,Noah grounded out to 3b, RBI; Burkey,Justen advanced to second; Hernandez,Reece scored, unearned.
GROSSMONT – TOP 6TH
De la Rosa,Eric grounded out to 1b, bunt unassisted, SAC, RBI; Sim,Jale advanced to second; Beard,Trevor scored.
Diffley,Michael singled to left field, reached on a fielder’s choice, RBI; Sim,Jale scored.
GROSSMONT – TOP 8TH
Burkey,Justen singled to right field, RBI; Hernandez,Reece advanced to third; Crosby,Sean scored.
DESERT – BOTTOM 8TH
Follett,Nicholas singled to right field, RBI; Nall,Jason advanced to second; Clifton,Austin scored.
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: Palm Desert, CA
Stadium: Ted Hamilton Field
Attendance: 78
Duration: 2:42

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