East County Sports

Griffins advance to Super Regional

Grossmont takes batting practice before Saturday's game two.

2017 GROSSMONT GRIFFINS BASEBALL

 

By Ramon Scott 

EastCountySports.com

 

EL CAJON – The Grossmont College Griffins are Super Regional-bound after a 13-3 blasting of Irvine Valley College at Noel Mickelsen Field on Saturday.

JUSTEN BURKEY provided the spark with a grand slam to left field in the Griffins’ eight-run fourth and a solo home run to left in the top of the eighth.

The Griffs’ CABOT VAN TIL was 3-for-3 with a two-RBI single in the fourth and three runs scored. Van Til is now hitting an unfathomable .460 in 100 at-bats. He also has driven in 39 runs this season.

NOAH STROHL capped Grossmont’s 3-run third with a two-run single to right center.

TIM HOLDGRAFER went five innings for the Griffins, allowing three hits and striking out three in relief of starter DONAVON MCCRYSTAL.

With the two-game sweep over the 18th-seeded Lasers (19-24), So Cal No. 2 seed Grossmont (23-7-1) advances to the Southern California Super Regionals where it will host 11th-seeded Cypress (29-13), which upset sixth-seeded Santa Barbara 9-0, 6-1.

Grossmont has won six-straight and 16 of its last 17.

 

Grossmont vs Irvine Valley
@ El Cajon, Calif. | Noel Michelsen
5/6/2017 at 11:00 AM

 

Grossmont
13
Irvine Valley
3
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  R  H  E
Grossmont (31-7-1) 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 2 0  13  15  0
Irvine Valley (19-24) 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0  3  7  1

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
D. Maldonado cf 4 1 2 1 0 1 0
R. Hernandez 2b 4 1 2 1 0 1 2
Justen Burkey 3b 4 2 2 5 1 0 0
Noah Strohl 1b 3 1 1 2 2 1 0
T. Beard c 5 0 1 1 0 0 0
Sean Crosby dh 3 1 1 0 0 1 0
   N. Navarro dh 2 0 1 0 0 1 0
M. Diffley ss 4 2 1 0 1 0 0
Eric De la Rosa lf 3 2 1 1 0 0 0
   Jale Sim lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Cabot Van Til rf 3 3 3 2 1 0 0
Donavon McCrystal p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   T. Holdgrafe p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 37 13 15 13 5 5 3
BATTING
2B: D. Maldonado; Cabot Van Til
HR: Justen Burkey 2
RBI: D. Maldonado; R. Hernandez; Justen Burkey 5; Noah Strohl 2; T. Beard; Eric De la Rosa; Cabot Van Til 2
Sac fly: R. Hernandez
GIDP: T. Beard; Sean Crosby
BASERUNNING
CS: D. Maldonado; R. Hernandez
FIELDING
DP: R. Hernandez; Justen Burkey; Noah Strohl 2; M. Diffley; T. Holdgrafe

Irvine Valley

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
T. Odekirk ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 0
Zack Stack lf 3 1 2 0 1 0 0
Cole Joy rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 0
   J. Gutierrez pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Grant Rockefeller rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tyler Wagner 1b 4 0 1 1 0 0 1
Ryan Gaynor c 4 0 0 0 0 1 1
A. Ceniceros dh 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
   Robbie Espinosa dh 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wyatt McGinnis cf 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
   M. Hascup ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Ryan Rafferty 3b 1 0 0 0 2 0 0
   Chris Conception ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colin Conroy 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
   N. Hathaway ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Nick Jacobson 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Jakob Pena ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Matt Montoya p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Sam Gutierrez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Dominic Dipaolo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   B. Chambers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 3 7 1 4 4 6
BATTING
RBI: Tyler Wagner
GIDP: Cole Joy; N. Hathaway
BASERUNNING
FIELDING
E: Ryan Rafferty
DP: T. Odekirk; Tyler Wagner 2; Colin Conroy 2; Dominic Dipaolo

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Donavon McCrystal 4.0 4 3 3 3 1 0
T. Holdgrafe (W, 8-0) 5.0 3 0 0 1 3 0
Totals 9.0 7 3 3 4 4 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Donavon McCrystal 18; T. Holdgrafe 18

Irvine Valley

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Matt Montoya (L, 0-1) 3.1 8 10 9 3 3 1
Sam Gutierrez 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0
Dominic Dipaolo 3.2 4 1 1 1 2 0
B. Chambers 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 1
Totals 9.0 15 13 12 5 5 2
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Matt Montoya 21; Sam Gutierrez 3; Dominic Dipaolo 14; B. Chambers 6
HBP: Matt Montoya

 

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