The Palm Springs POWER sit atop the SCCBL standings, undefeated through four games of conference play. The POWER have been lifted to the top behind stellar pitching from their reliable arms, like Casey McCarthy, who threw eight innings of two-run ball on Sunday against the Athletics and Palm Desert High alum Nick Baker, who has won both of his starts.
The So Cal Athletics got off to a hot start, winning their first four conference games before meeting their first loss, at the hands of the POWER, losing 15-5. They then swept a two-game set against the Inland Empire Aces before recording their second loss, this time by a score of 5-2 as the aforementioned McCarthy recorded his first win of the season. The A’s now stand at 6-2 in conference play.
The Azusa Pirates have thrived under Sean McCorry, making their way to a 4-1 record, with their only loss coming at the hands of the LA Thrashers in a split double-header this past Saturday.
The Thrashers sit smack at .500 against conference foes this season at 3-3. They won both of their games against the East LA Dodgers, have fallen twice at the hands of the Athletics, and won one of their two games against the Pirates on Saturday.
The Inland Empire Aces and East LA Dodgers are still searching for their first conference wins of the year, although the Aces have picked up a W in non-conference play. Playing out of East LA College, the Dodgers have faced the POWER, the A’s, and the Thrashers, but will meet the Aces for the first time tonight on the Whittier Christian High School field.
The SCCBL teams will duke it out all season before the playoffs from July 26-July 28 and the league all-star game and home run derby on the 30th.