2013 Championship Season



Catch KUSI TV Highlight Coverage of the Game…as Grossmont again has to come from behind to beat Mira Mesa in the Championship Game!




Catch KUSI TV Highlight Coverage of the Game…as Grossmont’s come from behind rally to beat Valhalla and advanced to the Championship Game!



In the CIF final game the Foothillers were pitted against the winners from the other bracket, the 8th seeded Mira Mesa Marauders. After being tagged the #1 team in San Diego Section earlier in the season, although seeded 8th, Mira Mesa was slightly favored going into the game and in deed were training early in the game. However, again behind the strong pitching of Brandon Weed and Zach Sestak in relief along with an explosive 4th inning on offensive, the Foothillers were able to come from behind to defeat the Marauders 5-2 and gain the title San Diego Section CIF Division-I Champions.

The Foothillers once again had to face Valhalla in what proved to be the final game of the season between these rivals but a pivotal one for Grossmont. By defeating the 6th seed Norseman 8-5 in the 3rd and semi-final round, Foothillers advanced to the Division-I Championship Game for the 2nd time in the last three years.

For the 7th time this season Foothillers meet cross-town rivals the Valhalla Norseman with the season series tied 3-3. With a commanding performance by Brandon Weed the Foothillers come away winners 10-3 in the second or quarter-final round of the CIF Division-I Playoffs.

Round #1 of playoffs saw the Foothillers pitted against the 10th seed Patriots of Patrick Henry. Continuing his wining ways and behind the strong pitching of Joey Viskas, Foothillers advance to the next round with a 2-0 Victory of the Patriots.

Varsity Baseball 2013 - League Champions Post Game Celebration

Turn Around Season for Varsity – 2013 Grossmont Hills League Championship

After a disappointing 2012 season where the Grossmont Varsity Team when 0-15 in league play, they turn around this season and become the 2013 Grossmont Hills League Champions with an 11-4 League Record and finishing the season with an overall 22-8 record.

After winning their last league game and season ending victory over West Hills, the Foothillers are huddled around left field awaiting the results of the cross-town rivalry game between Granite Hills Eagles and Valhalla Norsemen. Although one game behind the Eagles in the league race, the Foothillers had taken 2 out of 3 games and were winners in the head-to-head category. However, they needed the Norsemen to be the Eagles before the Foothillers would win league. So they wait and then all of a sudden news arrives that the Norsemen upset the Eagles and the Foothillers are catapulted to a 2013 League Championship. The Foothillers were now on their way to the CIF Playoffs.

Varsity Baseball 2013 - Senior Day Celebration

Senior Day 2013 – Foothillers Honor Varsity Starters Last Home Game

The last home game for the Foothiller’s Varsity was played on May 13, 22013 against Steele Canyon. Before the start of the game, the outgoing seniors were honored. After being announced they were congratulated by the varsity coaching squad and recognized for their contributons to the varsity team over the past several years.
The senior varsity players graduating Grossmont High School who played their last game at Gizoni field are (in numerical order):

  • #2 Nico Maida (SS and 3 yr varsity starter)
  • #3 Noah Buchanan (2B and 2 yr varsity starter)
  • #4 Tyler Gardetto (1B and 2 yr varsity starter)
  • #5 Brett Stone (CF and 2 yr varsity starter)
  • #14 Zach Sestak (P and 2 yr varsity starter)
  • #20 Derrick Rustich (3B and 2 yr varsity starter)
  • #33 Joey Viskas (P and 2 yr varsity starter)
These seniors will be sorely missed next year as the varsity squad looses their entire starting infield, center fielder and two pitchers. The returning varsity players and those JV and Freshman players able to step up their game will have a huge gap to fill. The torch is passed and, as always, in furthering the Grossmont Baseball tradition we know the players and coaching staff are up to the task!

Jr Varsity Baseball 2013

Jr Varsity 2013 – Completes Strong 22-4-1 Record in 2013

The Grossmont Foothillers Jr. Varsity Squad continues its winning ways in 2013 finishing with a record of 20-4-1. The one tie came against Granite Hills in an 11 inning tie that was called because of darkness.

Home Away Neutral Win % RF RA
12-0-1 7-4-0 1-0-0 .820 190 85

Check out the individual game Box Scores.

Freshman Baseball 2013

Freshman Team 2013 – Shows Strong Potential for Future

The Grossmont Foothillers Freshman Squad also completed a very successful 2013 Season.