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Grossmont celebrates following its second-straight win Sunday.

2017 GROSSMONT GRIFFINS BASEBALL

 

By Ramon Scott

EastCountySports.com

 

FRESNO – The Grossmont College Griffins are within a victory of their first community college state title following a 3-0 victory over Santa Rosa here on Sunday.

HAYDEN SHENEFIELD delivers to Santa Rosa on Sunday.

Grossmont freshman HAYDEN SHENEFIELD (8-0), out of El Camino Real High, pitched a six-hit shutout, striking out four and walking two. The righty threw 113 pitches, 73 of them for strikes.

The Griffins can win the state championship on Monday when they face Santa Rosa once again at Fresno City College’s John Euless Field at 11 a.m.

The Bear Cubs won an elimination game here Sunday night over El Camino, 8-5.

Grossmont (37-7-1) is attempting to become the first school from San Diego County to win the state crown.

The Griffins are 2-0 in the four-team tournament and would get a second chance should they lose.

The teams would play a deciding game for the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship title shortly after the end of the first contest.

Shenefield was in a pitcher’s duel for the first six innings with Garrett Hill.

Santa Rosa (36-10) put a couple of runners on in the third, but Shenefield and the Griffins escaped the threat with an interference-aided double play.

Meanwhile, Hill retired the first 10 Griffins he faced until REECE HERNANDEZ singled with one out in the fourth.

Grossmont scored in the sixth on a single by JUSTEN BURKEY that drove in MICHAEL DIFFLEY, who singled to right.

Grossmont’s CABOT VAN TIL at the plate on Sunday.

The Griffins scored two more in the seventh as Pacific Coast Atheltic Conference MVP CABOT VAN TIL singled to right, bringing home pinch-runner JALE SIM.

Hernandez brought home Diffley on a fielder’s choice back to the pitcher.

Sophomore DONAVON MCCRYSTAL, a right-handed sophomore out of West Hills High, is expected to start Monday’s championship game.

McCrystal, who is headed for UNLV next season, is 9-2 with a 2.30 ERA this season. The second-most used Griffins pitcher during the regular season has just two innings logged in Grossmont’s last six contests.

 


Grossmont vs Santa Rosa
@ Fresno, CA | John Euless Field
5/28/2017 at 2:01pm

 

Grossmont
3
Santa Rosa
0
FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  R  H  E
Grossmont (37-7-1) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0  3  8  1
Santa Rosa (36-10) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0  6  1

Grossmont

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
David Maldonado cf 5 0 0 0 0 1 0
Reece Hernandez 2b 3 0 1 1 1 0 0
Justen Burkey 3b 4 0 2 1 1 1 0
Noah Strohl 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 4
Trevor Beard c 5 0 1 0 0 3 5
Robert Bostedt dh 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
   Jale Sim dh 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Eric De la Rosa lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
Michael Diffley ss 3 2 2 0 1 1 0
Cabot Van Til rf 3 0 1 1 0 1 2
Hayden Shenefield p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 35 3 8 3 3 11 11
BATTING
RBI: Reece Hernandez; Justen Burkey; Cabot Van Til
Sac: Cabot Van Til
BASERUNNING
SB: Reece Hernandez
FIELDING
E: Noah Strohl
DP: Reece Hernandez; Noah Strohl 2; Michael Diffley 2

Santa Rosa

HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Blake Berry 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
Josh Lenney 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
Trevor Mallett c 3 0 1 0 1 1 1
Ryder Kuhns 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
Cole Brodnansky dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jeff Bart rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 2
   Joe Canepa ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Sanderson lf 2 0 2 0 1 0 0
Matt Kimura ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
Daniel Teasley cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 0
Garrett Hill p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Henry Burch p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 0 6 0 2 4 6
BATTING
2B: Josh Lenney
GIDP: Blake Berry
BASERUNNING
CS: Ben Sanderson
FIELDING
E: Ryder Kuhns

Grossmont

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Hayden Shenefield (W, 8-0) 9.0 6 0 0 2 4 0
Totals 9.0 6 0 0 2 4 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Hayden Shenefield 33
Pitches-Strikes: Hayden Shenefield 113-73

Santa Rosa

PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Garrett Hill (L, 7-2) 7.0 6 3 2 2 9 0
Henry Burch 2.0 2 0 0 1 2 0
Totals 9.0 8 3 2 3 11 0
PITCHING
Batters Faced: Garrett Hill 31; Henry Burch 10
HBP: Garrett Hill; Henry Burch
Pitches-Strikes: Garrett Hill 105-74; Henry Burch 28-16
SCORING SUMMARY
GROSSMONT – TOP 6TH
Justen Burkey singled to center field, RBI; Reece Hernandez advanced to second; Michael Diffley scored.
GROSSMONT – TOP 7TH
Cabot Van Til singled through the right side, RBI; Michael Diffley advanced to second; Jale Sim scored.
Reece Hernandez reached on a fielder’s choice to pitcher, RBI; David Maldonado out at second p to ss; Cabot Van Til advanced to third; Michael Diffley scored, unearned.
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: Fresno, CA
Stadium: John Euless Field
Attendance: 209
Duration: 2:26

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