East County Sports Wrap

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP SEPTEMBER 24-29

By David Willauer
 
September 29, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's top East County alumni sports headlines:
 
September 24
 
El Capitan product Kevin Ginkel improves his record to 3-0 for the Arizona Diamondbacks as he pitched one inning, gave up one hit and struck out one batter in a 19-inning ballgame as the Dbacks defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. 
 
Women's College Soccer 
 
Grossmont 3, Palomar 1:  the Griffins of Grossmont College behind the two goal performance of Maya Mozo and one goal by Carli Reese defeated the Comets of Palomar by a 3-1 score. 
 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP SEPTEMBER 16-22

By David Willauer
 
September 22, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's top East County alumni sports headlines:
 
September 16
 
West Hills product Steven Strasburg started for the Washington Nationals as he pitched five innings, gave up three hits, two runs (two earned), four walks, struck out six, but didn't register the loss as the Nationals were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2. 
 
El Capitan product Kevin Ginkel appeared in relief for the Arizona Diamondbacks as he pitched one inning with one strikeout as the Dbacks defeated the Miami Marlins 7-5. 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP SEPTEMBER 9-14

By David Willauer
 
September 15, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's top East County alumni sports headlines:
 
September 10
 
Greg Garcia came in as a pinch hitter for the San Diego Padres as he went 1 for 1 with a single as they defeated the Chicago Cubs 9-8 in 10 innings. 
 
Helix and Stanford alum Jack Stronach went 1 for 4 with a single and one RBI for the Tri City Dust Devils in game three of the Northwest League finals, where they were defeated by the Hillsboro Hops 2-1 and trail two games to one. 
 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP

By David Willauer
 
September 8, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's top East County alumni sports headlines:
 
September 7 - Baseball
 
Grossmont High alum Ben Brault started on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he pitched 5.1 innings, gave up six hits, six runs (five earned), two walks and struck out two as the Pirates were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals 10-1.  With the bat, Brault went 1 for 2 with a single. 
 
Helix alum DaShawn Keirsey Jr. went 2 for 4 with one double, one run scored and one RBI for the Cedar Rapids Kernels as they defeated the Quad City Bandits 4-2.  The Bandits win the series two games to one.
 
Jack Stronach went 1 for 4 with a double for the Tri City Dust Devils as they fell to the Hillsboro Hops 5-3 and trail in the Northwest League Champion Finals by one.
 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP AUGUST 25-31

By David Willauer
 
Augut 31, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's top East County alumni sports headlines:
 
August 25
 
El Capitan product Kevin Ginkel came in relief for the Arizona Diamondbacks as he pitched one inning and struck out one batter as the Dbacks defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2. 
 
West Hills product Steve Strasburg started for the Washington Nationals as he pitched six innings, gave up five hits, two runs (two earned), one walk and struck out 10.  Strasburg didn't register the win, but the Nationals defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-5.  
 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP AUGUST 19-24

By David Willauer

August 25, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's top East County alumni sports headlines, as well as some high school football news:

August 19

Helix product DeShawn Keirsey went 0 for 2 with three walks, one RBI and two runs scored for the Cedar Rapids Kernels as they defeated the Quad City River Bandits 6-2.

Vahalla product alum Greg Garcia went 2 for 4 with two singles and scored two runs for the San Diego Padres as they defeated the Cincinnati Reds 3-2. 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP AUGUST 11-17

By David Willauer
 
August 18, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's top East County alumni sports headlines:
 
August 11
 
Grossmont Foothillers product Ben Brault started for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he pitched 4.2 innings, gave up five hits, four runs (four earned), three walks and struck out three as the Pirates were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals 11-9.  Brault didn't get the decision. 
 
Helix High School and UCLA Bruins product Jack Stronach went 2 for 3 with one single and one double for the Tri City Dust Devils as they defeated the Salem Keizer Volcanos 5-2. 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP AUGUST 4-10

By David Willauer
 
August 10, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's top East County alumni sports headlines:
 
August 4
 
Valhalla product Greg Garcia went 1 for 4 with one single, one RBI and one run scored for the San Diego Padres as they were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-10. 
 
Granite Hills product Travis Taijeron went 2 for 5 with one home run, one single, on RBI, and two runs scored for the Syracuse Mets as they defeated the Buffalo Bison 11-4. 
 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JULY 28 - AUGUST 3

By David Willauer

August 4, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here's this week's wrapup for East County alumni in pro sports.

July 28

West Hills and SDSU product Stephen Strasburg started today for the Washington Nationals as his record improves to 14-4.  Strasbutg pitched seven innings, gave up two hits, one run (one earned) and struck out nine for the Washington Nationals as they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-4. 
 
Valhalla and USD product Jeff Houghtby went 1 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and one RBI for the Salem Keizer Volcanos as they defeated the Eugene Emeralds 8-1. 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JULY 21-27

By David Willauer
 
July 28, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - East County alumni impressed in the majors this week.  Click the cut for a recap.
 
July 22
 
West Hills product Stephen Strasburg started today for the Washington Nationals as his record improves to 13-4.  Strasburg pitched six innings, gave up three hits, two walks and struck out three as they defeated the Colorado Rockies 11-1 
 
Granite Hills product Travis Taijeron went 1 for 4 with a two-run homer, his 22nd of the season for the Syracuse Mets, as they were defeated by the Indianapolis Indians by a 7-6 score. 
 
El Capitan product Kevin Ginkel appeared in relief for the Reno Aces as he pitched one inning, gave up one hit and one walk and struck out three as the Aces defeated the Tacoma Rainiers 10-7. 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JULY 14-20

By David Willauer

July 20, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here's what East County alumni in pro sports did this week:

July 14

Valhalla product Greg Garcia went 1 for 4 with a single for the San Diego Padres as they were defeated by the Atlanta Braves 4-1. 

Granite Hills product Travis Taijeron went 2 for 4 with a double and a single for the Syracuse Mets as they defeated the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 5-3. 
 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JULY 7-13

By David Willauer

July 13, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's top headlines featuring East County alum:

July 7

Grossmont High alum Joe Musgrove started for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he pitched six innings and gave up five hits, three runs, (three earned), one walk, struck out five and didn't register the win as the Bucs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5. 
 
Granite Hills' Travis Taijeron went 0 for 1 with a double and an RBI for the Syracuse Mets as they were defeated by the Buffalo Bisons 10-5. 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JUNE 30 - JULY 5

By David Willauer 

July 7, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's East County alumni highlights:

June 30:

Valhalla product Greg Garcia went 1 for 4 for the Padres with a single as they were defeated in 11 innings by the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3. 

Granite Hills product Travis Tajeron went 1 for 4 with a solo home run for the Syracuse Mets as they defeated the Buffalo Bisons 10-4. 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JUNE 23-27

By David Willauer

June 30, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here arethis week's top sports highlights from East County alumni.

June 23

Grossmont High product Ben Brault started on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he pitched five innings and gave up six hits, three runs, (three earned), three walks and four strikeout and went 1 for 1 with a single, one, RBI and one run scored as the Pirates defeated the San Diego Padres by a 11-10 score.

Granite Hills Eagles product Travis Taijeron went 2 for 3 with a single along with a solo homer for the Syracuse Mets as they were defeated 5-1 by the Gwinnett Stripers. 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JUNE 16-22

 

 

By David Willauer

June 23, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - East County alumni made waves this week in the MLB and MILB.  

June 16

Former Valhalla Norseman Greg Garcia went 4 for 4 with with one triple, three singles and four RBIs and two runs scored for the San Diego Padres as they defeated the Colorado Rockies 14-13. 

Former Ramona Bulldog Gage Canning went 1 for 3 with a single with one RBI and scored two runs for the Potomac Nationals as they defeated the Fayetteville Woodpeckers 15-4. 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JUNE 9-15

By David Willauer

June 16, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's top headlines for East County alumni in baseball.

June 9

Grossmont High alum Ben Brault started for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he pitched 6.1 innings and gave up five hits, two runs (two earned), three walks and struck out five as the Bucs fell to the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2. 
 
Two East County ballplayers made headlines in San Diego as West Hills alum Steven Strasburg improves his record at 7-3 for the Washington Nationals as he pitched seven innings and gave up six hits, one run (one earned) and struck out six.  Former Vahalla Norseman Greg Garcia went 1 for 4 with a single. 
 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JUNE 2-8

By David Willauer
 
June 9, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - East County alumni made waves this week in the MLB and some were even drafted.  Here's this week's East County sports wrapup.
 
June 2
 
Travis Taijeron out of Granite Hills High went 1 for 4 with a single and an RBI for the Syracuse Mets as they were defeated by the Pawtucket Red Sox 7-5.

WEEKLY EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP: MAY 18-25, 2019

 

 

By Dave Willauer

May 30, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – East County alumni continue making news in professional sports and college teams this week.

May 18:  

Former Valhalla Norseman Greg Garcia came in as a pinch hitter and struck as the San Diego Padres were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3.