East County Sports

Griffins win playoff opener over Lasers

Grossmont readies for the game just moments prior to the start on Friday.

2017 GROSSMONT GRIFFINS BASEBALL

 

By Ramon Scott

EastCountySports.com

 

EL CAJON – The fans came to see the Grossmont Griffins swing the bats and the home nine obliged with 12 hits in a 9-2 romp over Irvine Valley College in the first round of the CCCAA Southern California regional playoffs at Noel Mickelsen Field Friday afternoon.

The Griffins (29-7-1) took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series, which concludes here on Saturday. Game two is at 11 a.m., with a third game, if necessary, slated to start at 3.

Grossmont scored five runs in the second innings, thanks in part to a couple of errors of Irvine Valley, along with RBI singles from ERIC DE LA ROSA and MICAHEL DIFFLEY.

Irvine Valley got to Grossmont starter HAYDEN SHENEFIELD for a couple of runs in the fourth innings, but the Griffins came right back with a three-spot in the bottom half of the frame with three extra-base hits.

DAVID MALDONADO tripled home CABOT VAN TIL, JUSTIN BURKEY doubled down the left field line to drive in Maldonado, and TREVOR BEARD followed with another double down the left side to bring in Burkey.

Other than the slight blip, Shenefield (6-0) was able to strike out nine hitters overall, while allowing five hits and three walks in eight innings of work.

JAVIER DE LA TORRE retired the only two hitters he faced in the ninth, inducing a double play, one of four twin-killings by Grossmont on the afternoon.

 

Playoff scoreboard

Los Medanos 0 San Mateo 18 Final
Chabot 2 Sacramento City 8 Final
Sequoias 1 Feather River 6 Final
Reedley 8 Santa Rosa 13 Final
Skyline 2 San Joaquin Delta 8 Final
Fresno 4 Marin 10 Final
Cypress 9 Santa Barbara 0 Final
Santa Ana 10 Canyons 5 Final
Saddleback 2 Long Beach 1 Final
Palomar 3 LA Mission 6 Final
Riverside 11 Pasadena City 12 Final
Glendale 1 El Camino 3 Final
Southwestern 1 Orange Coast 8 Final
Irvine Valley 2 Grossmont 9 Final
Cabrillo 7 Merced 4 Final
Cosumnes River 10 Ohlone 1 Final

 

 

Irvine Valley vs Grossmont
@ El Cajon, Calif. | Noel Michelsen
5/5/2017 at 1:58 PM

 

Irvine Valley
2
Grossmont
9
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  R  H  E
Irvine Valley (19-23) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  2  5  2
Grossmont (29-7-1) 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 X  9  12  1

Irvine Valley

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Colin Conroy 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 2
Ryan Rafferty 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
Tyler Odekirk ss 4 1 1 0 0 2 0
Cole Joy rf 4 1 1 1 0 1 0
Tyler Wagner 1b 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
   Alec Ceniceros 1b 2 0 0 0 1 2 0
Ryan Gaynor c 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
Robbie Espinosa dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wyatt McGinnis lf 1 0 0 0 1 1 2
   Zack Stack lf 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Nick Jacobson cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 2
John Stevens p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Eric Brunst p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 29 2 5 1 5 10 6
BATTING
3B: Tyler Odekirk
RBI: Cole Joy
GIDP: Ryan Rafferty; Ryan Gaynor; Nick Jacobson
BASERUNNING
CS: Nick Jacobson
FIELDING
E: Colin Conroy 2

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
David Maldonado cf 5 1 2 1 0 0 1
Reece Hernandez 2b 5 0 1 1 0 0 0
Justen Burkey 3b 5 1 1 1 0 0 1
Noah Strohl 1b 2 1 0 0 2 0 0
Trevor Beard c 4 1 2 1 0 0 1
Jale Sim dh 4 1 2 0 0 2 1
Eric De la Rosa lf 4 1 1 1 0 1 0
Michael Diffley ss 3 1 1 1 1 0 2
Cabot Van Til rf 4 2 2 1 0 0 0
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
Totals 36 9 12 7 3 3 6
BATTING
2B: Justen Burkey; Trevor Beard; Jale Sim; Michael Diffley; Cabot Van Til
3B: David Maldonado
RBI: David Maldonado; Reece Hernandez; Justen Burkey; Trevor Beard; Eric De la Rosa; Michael Diffley; Cabot Van Til
BASERUNNING
SB: David Maldonado
FIELDING
E: Justen Burkey
DP: Justen Burkey; Noah Strohl 3; Trevor Beard; Michael Diffley 2; Javier De la Torre

Irvine Valley

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
John Stevens (L, 5-6) 5.0 10 8 8 3 2 0
Eric Brunst 3.0 2 1 1 0 1 0
Totals 8.0 12 9 9 3 3 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: John Stevens 28; Eric Brunst 11

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Hayden Shenefield (W, 6-0) 8.0 5 2 2 3 9 0
Dylan Gargas 0.1 0 0 0 2 1 0
Javier De la Torre (Sv, 4) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 9.0 5 2 2 5 10 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Hayden Shenefield 31; Dylan Gargas 4; Javier De la Torre
HBP: Hayden Shenefield; Dylan Gargas

 

 

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