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Community Colleges for Fri. Jan. 26; Softball Returns

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Fri., Jan. 26

Baseball – Season Openers
Mt. San Jacinto 15, Grossmont College 6
Mt. San Jacinto 5, Grossmont College 4 (7 inn.)
MtSJC did not provide boxscores or game information.

Women’s Softball – Season Openers
East L.A. 3, Grossmont College 1 BOXSCORE
East L.A. 5, Grossmont College 4 BOXSCORE


Men’s Basketball

San Diego City 112, Grossmont College 63 BOXSCORE
Palomar 103, Cuyamaca College 79 BOXSCORE
SD Miramar 96, San Diego Mesa 70
Southwestern 77, Imperial Valley 71

Women’s Basketball
San Diego City 90, Grossmont College 48 BOXSCORE

Palomar 108, MiraCosta 43
San Diego Mesa 60, at San Diego Mesa 57

Women’s Softball


ECS staff report

MONTEREY PARK — In the school’s first on-field action n nearly four years, Grossmont College’s return in womne’s softall nearly provedf to be epic.

The Griffins scored twice in their first trip to the plater, then added to more runs in the third inning to mount a 4-1 lead. However, host East Los Angeles rallied, including a pair of runs in the bottom of the seven to secure a 5-4 walk-off victory in the first game of Friday’s (Jan. 26) non-conference doubleheader.

The host Huskies also took the nightcap, 4-1.

Grossmont had not payed a game since the COVID-19 pandemic whiped out the season on Mar. 13, 2020, with the Griffins fina; game coming on Mar. 11 against San Diego Mesa.

However, while most of California returned to action for the 2022 campaign, mismanagement by a pair of interim athletics administrators prevented the return of the program. Throw in the threat of a lawsuit by area high school coaches for a possible Title IX vioilation finally got a third director to the athletics program rolling to hasten the return of softball for the 2024 season.

Hired was new head coach Craig Fuentes, who prviously coached at Sierra College. Just like Grossmont women
s basketball coach Karen Caires, Fuentes also once served as an assistant cvoach at the University of Arizona.

The Griffins next meet Santiago Canyon Xollege of Orange on Wednesday (Jan. 31), then play their home openr the next afternoon (Thurs., Feb.1) against Cerritos, starting at 2 p.m.

Grossmont Roster: HERE

Grossmont Schedule HERE