Baseball team drops crazy and wild, 19-15 game to Grossmont

Baseball team drops crazy and wild, 19-15 game to Grossmont

In one of the wilder baseball games at Irvine Valley, Grossmont scored four runs in the top of the 11th inning to earn a 19-15 non-conference victory over the Lasers on Saturday.

The teams combined for 34 runs, 36 hits and 18 walks. The two squads used 14 combined pitchers (seven on each side).

Grossmont took a 15-14 lead in the top of the eighth inning when Jacob Embleton hit a two-run single to left center field.

Irvine Valley rallied and tied the game in the bottom of the eighth. 

Freshman first baseman Jackson Snitko singled with one out and then with two outs, freshman right fielder Kade Murray doubled down the left field line to score Snitko and make it a tie game.

The game then stayed tied until the 11th when Grossmont scored four runs.

The big blow was a three-run double by Michael Sweeney in the top of the 11th.

Murray went 4 for 7 with three runs scored and two RBI for Irvine Valley.

Freshman designated hitter Nomar Vasquez reached base five times, going three for four with two walks and two RBI.

Stafford and Snitko also had three hits. Stafford hit his fourth home run of the year and ended with three RBI.

Snitko went 3 for 5 with three runs and one RBI. And, sophomore third baseman Darren Shorter had two hits and two RBI for the Lasers.

Freshman right-hander Colin Rhee took the loss in relief for IVC. He went three innings and gave up four runs on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

Irvine Valley's home game for Tuesday against Rio Hondo has been pushed to Friday at 1 p.m. because of the inclement weather.

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