East County Sports

Griffins continue postseason bloom

DE LA ROSA

2017 GROSSMONT GRIFFINS BASEBALL

 

By Ramon Scott

EastCountySports.com

 

EL CAJON – Mount Miguel High product ERIC DE LA ROSA singled to center with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning for the game-winning RBI as the Grossmont College Griffins defeated Cypress College, 3-2, in the opening game of their CCCAA Southern California Super Regional Friday at Noel Mickelsen Field.

De La Rosa’s hit scored NOAH STROHL, who had earlier walked in the inning and later moved up to third on a wild pitch that resulted in a strikeout for the second out of the inning.

De La Rosa, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound freshman, has hit safely in five-straight games, including all three playoff wins.

The second-seeded Griffins host the 11th-seeded Chargers in game two of the postseason tournament series today (Saturday) at 1 p.m. A third game, if necessary, would be Sunday, but other plans would seem better on Mother’s Day.

JUSTEN BURKEY hit a game-tying home run on Friday with two out in the sixth inning to even things up at 2-all.

Grossmont starter HAYDEN SHENEFIELD should get a ton of credit in this one, limiting the Chargers to just four hits over eight innings, getting to him for just two runs, including a leadoff home run to Garrett Calvert in the fifth inning which tied the game, 1-all.

Grossmont opened the scoring in the third on a sacrifice fly from DAVID MALDONADO. MICHAEL DIFFLEY (Granite Hills), who led off with a single, scored on the hit.

Cypress tied the game in the eighth on a walk, a stolen base followed by a throwing error, then a run-scoring single.

JAVIER DE LA TORRE relieved Shenefield in the top of the ninth and earned the win.

CABOT VAN TIL threw out the potential tying run at third base for the second out in the ninth inning. Then TREVOR BEARD threw out a would-be base stealer at second to end the game.

 

Cypress vs Grossmont
@ Grossmont
5/12/2017 at 2:00 PM

 

Cypress
2
Grossmont
3
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  R  H  E
Cypress 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0  2  6  0
Grossmont 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1  3  7  1

Cypress

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Cory Wildhagen rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
Willie Aguilar 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
Brandon Alamo dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
Garrett Calvert 1b 4 1 2 1 0 0 0
Paul Gomez ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Angel Ortiz 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
Logan Swofford lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trevor Fonseca cf 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
   Pierson Loska cf 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Chase Sebby c 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
   Elias Ledesma c 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
   Kaleb Sorensen c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andrew Quezada p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 28 2 6 1 2 3 2
BATTING
HR: Garrett Calvert
RBI: Garrett Calvert
GIDP: Brandon Alamo
BASERUNNING
SB: Pierson Loska
CS: Cory Wildhagen; Garrett Calvert
FIELDING
DP: Willie Aguilar; Garrett Calvert; Paul Gomez

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
David Maldonado cf 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
Reece Hernandez 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
Justen Burkey 3b 4 1 3 1 0 1 0
Noah Strohl 1b 3 1 1 0 1 1 0
Trevor Beard c 4 0 0 0 0 1 1
Jale Sim dh 3 0 0 0 1 2 1
Eric De la Rosa lf 4 0 1 1 0 1 1
Michael Diffley ss 2 1 2 0 1 0 0
Cabot Van Til rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hayden Shenefield p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Javier De la Torre p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 28 3 7 3 4 7 3
BATTING
HR: Justen Burkey
RBI: David Maldonado; Justen Burkey; Eric De la Rosa
Sac: Cabot Van Til
Sac fly: David Maldonado
GIDP: Cabot Van Til
BASERUNNING
SB: Jale Sim
CS: David Maldonado; Michael Diffley
FIELDING
E: Trevor Beard
DP: Reece Hernandez; Noah Strohl 2

Cypress

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Andrew Quezada 8.2 7 3 3 4 7 1
Totals 8.2 7 3 3 4 7 1
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Andrew Quezada 34

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Hayden Shenefield 8.0 4 2 1 2 3 1
Javier De la Torre 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 9.0 6 2 1 2 3 1
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Hayden Shenefield 28; Javier De la Torre 3
HBP: Hayden Shenefield

 

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