WHITTIER, CA – The Palm Springs POWER led a sustained attack, scoring in six of the nine innings to beat the So Cal Athletics, 11-1, and capture their third Southern California Collegiate Baseball League title in five years.
James Crockett earned the starting nod for the POWER, giving his team a strong surge toward the SCCBL crown. He struck out five, walked four and allowed one run on five hits, working out of jams on multiple occasions.
Palm Springs, just as they did last night in Game One of the series, jumped out in front early. Ryan Jones singled and Frankie Torres walked to start the second. Both men scored, one on a Chett Zeise RBI-groundout, to give the POWER a 2-0 lead. The POWER scored one in third, two in fourth, two in the fifth, and one in the sixth before the Athletics finally put their lone run across in the bottom of the sixth. The POWER then added two more in the eighth.
The POWER won their franchise-record 40th win of the season. After starting the season losing two of three games, they have won 39 of their last 42.
“If you told me that we’d be here, after the way the season begin, I would not have necessarily believed it,” President and Owner Andrew Starke said after the game. “Watching this team grow and develop has been a lot of fun.”
The POWER will continue their celebration on the Thursday off day, before hosting the Orange County Waves on Friday, July 29. Friday will be “Christmas in July” at Palm Springs Stadium. Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to a local charity. The POWER will celebrate the spirit with extra prize giveaways.
You can read a full recap at PalmSpringsPOWERBaseball.com