Grossmont Edges Lady Eagles in Softball

Grossmont got off to a fast start on Friday and then held on to beat the MSJC softball team 6-3 in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference game in Menifee.stresslingforgmont3-16.jpg

The Griffons took an early 3-0 lead when they scored two runs in the top of the first and one in the second.  The Lady Eagles scored a run in the bottom of the third to cut into the lead, but Grossmont responded with a run in the top of the fifth.  The closest MSJC would make the game was after the fifth when they cut the lead to 4-3 by scoring twice in the inning, but they couldn't get any closer as the Griffons added two in the top of the sixth to secure the victory.

Nicole Stressling had a strong game for the Lady Eagles going 2 for 3 at the plate and scoring two runs.  Jordan Sage also had a pair of hits and an RBI.  Sierra Falcon had two hits in the loss and Jena Chilson drove in a run.  Chilson was the losing pitcher for MSJC on the day, she went 4 and 1/3 innings allowing 4 earned runs.

The loss gives the Lady Eagles a season record of 20-17, they are 7-9 in PCAC games.  Grossmont improved to 25-10-1 overall and 10-5 in conference play. 

MSJC has two regular season games remaining, with the first being Wednesday on the Menifee Campus at 1 pm against Imperial Valley.  The Lady Eagles will wrap up the regular season on April 26th when they travel to Chula Vista to take on Southwestern.

Nicole Stressling had two hits and scored two runs on Friday, but the MSJC softball team came out on the short end of a 6-3 score against visiting Grossmont in a PCAC game at Menifee.  (Renzy Reyes/MSCJ).