July 25, 2009, Palm Springs, CA – The Southern California Collegiate Baseball Association dominated the Pacific West League 7-0 on Saturday night inside Palm Springs Stadium in front of one of the largest crowds of the year to see the Home Run Derby and All-Star game.
Palm Springs POWER ace Aaron Brooks earned his way onto the All-Star game and was selected as the starting pitcher and showed why he was given the honor as he struck out the side to open up the top of the first inning. The SCCBA looked to score in the bottom frame with the bases loaded and no outs. California Mariners’ Chris Lum hit a fly ball to centerfield as POWER infielder P.J. Jimenez tried to score, but PWL outfielder Javier Solis gunned him down for the double play. POWER catcher Sharif Othman walked before L.A. Thrashers Adrian Martinez flew out to right field as the SCCBA stranded the bases loaded with no runs.
The SCCBA plated four runs in the bottom of the third with three base knocks including a triple from Trombly Thunders Eric Wright. With one runner on Wright drilled the ball over the right fielders head to drive in a run and grab a 3-0 lead. Jimenez followed the triple with a single he sprayed down the right field line for a 4-0 advantage. They scored two more runs in the bottom of the fourth.
POWER closer Bryan Longpre pitched the fifth inning and ran into a little trouble when the Pacific West League had the bases loaded with only one out. Longpre showed why he has not allowed a run all season and promptly struck out the next two hitters to get out of the jam. Every pitcher on the SCCBA staff threw one inning during the All-Star game and Longpre earned the win.