Eighth Inning Sinks MSJC Baseball Team
The MSJC baseball team played an even game with Grossmont for 7 and a half innings before the Griffons were able to put 6 runs on the board and take the 8-2 win.
The Eagles got strong starting pitching from Augie Gallardo who went 7 innings allowing 6 hits and just one earned run. MSJC took the lead in the top of the fourth when Chase Phillips hit a two run homer for the first two runs of the day. Grossmont tied the game in the bottom half of the 4th and then the game remained 2-2 until the bottom of the 8th.
Gallardo gave way to the bullpen after giving up a lead off hit in the bottom of the 8th. Grossmont scratched across 6 runs on just two hits in the 8th for the win. Gallardo took the tough luck loss for the Eagles. Phillips finished the game going 3 for 4, the homer was his second of the year.
The Eagles are now 1-3 on the season, while Grossmont improved to 4-0. MSJC returns to action on Saturday when they travel to Imperial Valley for a 12 pm game. Joe Fernandez will get the start on the mound Saturday.