The MSJC baseball team erupted for seven runs in the top of the second inning on Tuesday to propel themselves to an easy 13-2 win over Grossmont in El Cajon.
Five different Eagles had RBIs in the second to break open a 1-1 game. Johnny Valdez got it started in the second with an RBI single up the middle, then it was Kash Mattson who had an infield single that drove home another. Gino Campanile added an RBI single and Dom des Vigne was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to make it 5-1, before Zach Fyfe drove in two more with an RBI single to left. MSJC topped off their 7 run inning when des Vigne scored on a wild pitch.
MSJC starting pitcher Austin Bowker then kept the Eagles comfortably ahead as he worked out of some jams to allow the Griffons to score just two runs on 12 hits over his seven innings of work. Bowker who improved his record to 5-4 on the season got relief help from Zac Tapia, Josh Hartman, and Steven Velarde as they combined for two shut out innings.
Mattson finished his day with 3 hits while Kyle Mead, Jeremy Schreiber, and Valdez had two a piece. Markalexander Gamo and Johnny Walls both added a pair of RBIs in the victory.
MSJC improved to 16-15 overall on the season and is 11-8 in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference play. Grossmont fell to 20-10 and 12-7. The same two teams will go at it again on Thursday and Friday with Thursday's game being played at MSJC at 2 pm.
Austin Bowker allowed 12 hits, but only 2 runs through 7 innings on Tuesday as he earned the victory in MSJC's 13-2 win over Grossmont in El Cajon. The Eagles and the Griffons will play again on Thursday at MSJC at 2 pm.