Palm Springs POWER: 23-5 (12-4 SCCBL)
Wins: 6/28 @ LA Thrashers 8-1 (GM 1), 6/28 @ LA Thrashers 11-4 (GM 2), 6/29 vs. San Luis Obispo Rattlers 8-5, 6/30 vs. San Luis Obispo Rattlers 6-5 , 7/1 vs. San Luis Obispo Rattlers 6-5, 7/3 vs. Casa Grande Cotton Kings 17-0, 7/4 vs. Casa Grande Cotton Kings 8-0.
Manager Harry Gurley: “We’ve had a great week as we are up to nine wins in a row. We had a super game on Tuesday [vs. Casa Grande] with Matt Anderson throwing a no-hitter and have had great crowds and support at our ballpark. We have a number of different players who can play different positions and things are really coming around. We are looking forward to the weekend and the conference games next week versus Long Beach as we try to stay atop the SCCBL.”
Team Players of the Week: Hank Yates- in five games this week went 12-22 (.545), scored eight runs, with eight RBI, one homerun, three doubles and a stolen base. Matt Anderson- appeared in three games going 1-0 (one start) throwing 11 scoreless innings including the POWER’s first ever n0-hitter on Tuesday. He struck-out 17 batters compared to only one walk while recording 10 1-2-3 innings.
Diamond Valley Sabers: 16-8 (10-4 SCCBL)
Wins: 6/29 vs. High Desert Heat 17-1, 6/30 @ High Desert Heat 8-7 (GM 1), 6/30 @ High Desert Heat 14-11, 7/1 @ Team San Diego 6-3 (GM1).
Manager Bill Acedo: “On Friday we were victorious 17-1 against the Heat. We collected 20 hits, 10 of those hits being for extra bases. Saturday’s games also against the Heat were closer but the we were again able to come out with 8-7 and 14-11 victories. Our bats did the talking again, collecting 27 hits on the day. On Sunday we traveled to San Diego to face off with Team San Diego. In game one, we won 6-3 and were lead by the strong pitching of Manny Arcinega (7inn, 4hits, 8SO, and 3ER), pushing our winning streak to 10 games. In game two, we were unable to get much of anything going and saw our winning streak end.”
Team Players of the Week: Kody Davis- went 7-14 (.500), with five runs scored, three doubles, five RBIs, three walks and two steals. He also was the winner of Diamond Valley’s Inaugural Home-Run Derby on Monday. Manny Arcinega- pitched seven innings of three-run ball in game one of a doubleheader at Team San Diego, allowing just four hits and striking out eight.
Long Beach Legends: 24-12 (7-4 SCCBL)
Wins: 6/30 @ LA Thrashers 1-0 (GM 1), 6/30 @ LA Thrashers 10-4 (GM 2), 7/1 @ OC Blacksox 3-2 (GM 2)
Manager Jonathan Rodriguez: “They’re in the middle of a much needed break right now. We have played 34 games in the last 31 days. We had a couple big wins last week sweeping a doubleheader from the Thrashers that we had to have to stay in the race and keep pace with Diamond Valley and Palm Springs who have been winning a whole bunch of games. We won the games we had to win and now this is the time that we can regroup. We have 17 games left and this is going to be the last charge. We have some really big games coming up including a doubleheader with Diamond Valley, two games at Palm Springs, two at San Diego and one more against the Thrashers. We’re going to have to win our fair share of games to be in contention but the guys should be up for the challenge; they are well rested and they’re hungry.”
Team Players of the Week: Aaron Gray- went 10-16 (.625) with three doubles and a triple including going 2-for-4 in a win over the Thrashers. Matt Montgomery- pitched five scoreless innings of relief improving his scoreless streak to 21 innings including a two-inning save versus the Thrashers where he didn’t allow a hit and struck out two. This is his second-straight week Montgomery has been nominated as the Pitcher of the Week.
Team San Diego: 14-12 (7-7 SCCBL)
Wins: 7/1 vs. Diamond Valley Sabers (GM 2), 7/3 vs. High Desert Heat (GM 1), 7/4 vs. High Desert Heat (GM 1), 7/4 vs. High Desert Heat (GM 2)
Pitching Coach Brandon James: “I think both Nick Bando and Bryce Daily had a huge impact on our wins this week and have progressively gotten better. We’ve done our job as an organization to help all these guys get better and had a couple guys sign to their colleges this week. Couldn’t be any prouder of the way these guys have improved and just hope they have continued success not only this season but once they move on to their prospective schools.”
Team Players of the Week: Nick Bando, Bryce Daily
LA Thrashers: 6-9 (3-8 SCCBL)
Manager Larry Reynolds: “This next week is going to be critical for us. Right now, the ballclub is going through some ups and downs and is either going to bounce back or stay in a valley. We just haven’t been able to put all of the pieces together just yet.
Team Players of the Week: Vince Lawrence, Lucas Whitehill- got the win throwing seven scoreless innings in a start versus the Legends on Saturday.
High Desert Heat: 2-14 (2-14 SCCBL)
Wins: 7/3 @ Team San Diego (GM 2)
Manager Jesus Beltran: “We’ve been playing good. Again, we can’t stop making errors and that’s the only thing hurting us right now. Our offense is coming around and getting big hits when we need them. We are also pitching very well with guys going deep into games throwing seven or eight innings and giving us a chance to win.”
Team Players of the Week: Tyler Truitt, Brian Jipp- pitched game two of the doubleheader at Team San Diego on Tuesday going the distance (9 IP) while allowing just one earned run in the win.
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