By David A. Willauer
Vista CA— Troy Grossman went 2 for 3 with 2 runs batted in, 2 stolen bases and delivered the game winning hit, in the bottom of the 6th, to lead the Vista Panthers to a 3-2 win over El Camino(4-8). Vista is riding a 5 game winning streak and improved their record to 8-4.
“I wasn’t overthinking about what is going on. My responsibility for this ballclub is to help win a ballgame and help my team. The pitch that I hit was an 0-2 slider that came at me and told myself not to do too much but I hit the ball up the middle for the win.” said Troy Grossman.
The Panthers took a 2-0 lead on an Ian Hodges RBI double and a RBI single by Ethan Morris.
The Wildcats scored 2 runs in the bottom 4th as Matt Dudek scored on a throwing error by Vista pitcher Andrew Geisler and tied the game at 2 on Matt Riley’s single.
Vista’s Andrew Geisler was the winning pitcher going 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and 9 strikeouts.
“Every win is big for our squad. Andrew Geisler pitched well for us on the mound,” said Coach Ricky Imperali. “Troy Grossman delivered with the game winning hit. He is only a sophomore and was called up from the JV squad 2 weeks ago. We made errors but found a way to win. Geisler, my starting pitcher struggled for us on the mound early but in the later parts of the innings he has done well.” continued the Coack, “Earlier in the season we got off to a slow start but now, we’ve been playing better ball the last couple of games.”
These 2 schools will meet again at El Camino Saturday, April 8th. 10:30am