Grayson advances to title game with win over Central Arizona

The Grayson Vikings beat Central Arizona to advance to the Junior College World Series championship game. The Vikings scored 5 of their 8 runs in the first inning in route to an 8-7 win.

J.D. Alfaro hit a three run homer, and Stuart Slakey launched a two run blast to power Grayson to it's 4th straight win in Grand Junction, Colorado.

The Vikings are the only team that has not lost a game in the tournament. They can win the championship by beating Shelton State in Friday's showdown. The Vikings beat Shelton State in a run rule on Wednesday.

Here's a recap of the game:

Central Arizona Col. 1st - T. Steggall walked. C. Thompson hit by pitch; T. Steggall advanced to second. C. Thompson advanced to second on a wild pitch; T. Steggall advanced to third on a wild pitch. K. Held walked. J. Patterson struck out swinging. C. Johnson popped up to 2b. N. Valdez walked; K. Held advanced to second; C. Thompson advanced to third; T. Steggall scored. X. Carillo walked; N. Valdez advanced to second; K. Held advanced to third; C. Thompson scored. C. McDowell to p for B. Bruening. K. Lovelace grounded out to 3b. 2 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Grayson CC 1st - M. Reed reached on an error by 2b. M. Reed advanced to second on a balk. E. Ross walked. J. Alfaro homered to left field, 3 RBI; E. Ross scored; M. Reed scored, unearned. E. Walker struck out looking. B. Coffman walked. A. Johnson struck out looking. S. Slakey homered, 2 RBI, unearned; B. Coffman scored, unearned. G. Wright grounded out to ss. 5 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Central Arizona Col. 2nd - J. Arzaga flied out to rf. T. Steggall singled, advanced to second on an error by cf. C. Thompson singled to right field, RBI; T. Steggall advanced to third. K. Held struck out looking. J. Patterson reached on an error by 3b; C. Thompson advanced to second; T. Steggall scored, unearned. C. Johnson flied out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

Grayson CC 2nd - S. Garcia flied out to lf. M. Reed singled to second base. E. Ross reached on an error by 3b, out at second 1b to 2b; M. Reed advanced to third. J. Alfaro struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Central Arizona Col. 3rd - N. Valdez grounded out to ss. X. Carillo walked. K. Lovelace singled through the right side; X. Carillo advanced to second. J. Arzaga flied out to ss. T. Steggall singled to left field, RBI; K. Lovelace advanced to third; X. Carillo scored. C. Thompson flied out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Grayson CC 3rd - E. Walker doubled to left center. E. Walker stole third, scored on an error by 2b. B. Coffman struck out swinging. A. Johnson singled, advanced to second on an error by cf. S. Slakey struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. G. Wright struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Central Arizona Col. 4th - K. Held singled to left field. J. Patterson struck out swinging. C. Johnson grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; K. Held out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Grayson CC 4th - S. Garcia struck out swinging. M. Reed struck out looking. E. Ross struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Central Arizona Col. 5th - N. Valdez homered, RBI. X. Carillo doubled to left field. R. Eisenbach to p for C. McDowell. K. Lovelace flied out to lf to left center. J. Arzaga popped up to 1b. T. Steggall walked. C. Thompson walked; T. Steggall advanced to second; X. Carillo advanced to third. K. Held struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Grayson CC 5th - J. Alfaro singled to third base. E. Walker struck out swinging. B. Coffman struck out swinging. A. Johnson homered to left center, 2 RBI; J. Alfaro scored. S. Slakey struck out swinging. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Central Arizona Col. 6th - J. Patterson doubled to right center. C. Johnson struck out swinging. N. Valdez walked. X. Carillo singled to left field; N. Valdez advanced to second; J. Patterson advanced to third. K. Lovelace popped up to 2b. J. Arzaga flied out to cf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Grayson CC 6th - G. Wright grounded out to 3b. S. Garcia struck out swinging. M. Reed struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Central Arizona Col. 7th - T. Steggall flied out to rf. C. Thompson struck out looking. K. Held struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Grayson CC 7th - E. Ross struck out swinging. J. Alfaro grounded out to 3b. E. Walker walked. B. Coffman struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Central Arizona Col. 8th - J. Patterson struck out looking. C. Johnson grounded out to 2b. N. Valdez walked. X. Carillo grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Grayson CC 8th - A. Johnson struck out swinging. S. Slakey singled to second base. G. Wright grounded into double play ss to 1b; S. Slakey out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Central Arizona Col. 9th - K. Lovelace singled to right center. J. Arzaga walked; K. Lovelace advanced to second. T. Steggall singled to right field; J. Arzaga advanced to second; K. Lovelace advanced to third. C. Thompson flied out to ss. K. Held singled through the left side, 2 RBI; T. Steggall advanced to second; J. Arzaga scored; K. Lovelace scored. A. Coan to p for R. Eisenbach. J. Patterson singled to center field; K. Held advanced to second; T. Steggall advanced to third. J. Reed pinch ran for K. Held. C. Johnson struck out swinging. R. Honeycutt pinch hit for N. Valdez. R. Honeycutt struck out swinging. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.


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