PALM SPRINGS, Calif.- The SCCBL teams went head-to-head in dramatic fashion this week, here are the results.
The Arroyo Seco Sentinels picked up two conference wins on the week, beating the SO Cal Bombers at home and splitting a series with the Inland Valley Bucs. They are currently last place in the conference with a 3-7 record, but are looking to turn that around when they play two games against the Palm Springs POWER this weekend. Despite a tough start, they are .500 in their last ten games.
In fourth place, Inland Valley. In addition to splitting the Arroyo Seco series, they also lost to the Bombers at Cal Poly Pomona 10-7. They are sitting at fourth place and 4-7 in conference.
In the three spot, with an even .500 SCCBL season are the Palm Springs POWER. This week they split the series of the week with the San Diego Force. Game one went to the Force in a 17 inning marathon. Two and three went to the POWER but game four was all San Diego. The two clubs combined for four home runs on the series, two of which came from the POWER’s center-fielder John Mauldin out of Baton Rouge Community College. The POWER host the Sentinels for a two-contest match-up this weekend.
At number two, the San Diego Force. After the series with Palm Springs, the Force are 9-5 in conference play and are creeping up on the first place Bombers. This weekend, San Diego takes a break from conference action, but picks it up against SoCal next Wednesday in San Diego.
And last but certainly not least, the SCCBL leaders are the SO Cal Bombers. They are the only squad to win at least one game against every conference opponent and are currently 6-3 in conference. They will be squaring off with second place San Diego next Wednesday to gain some separation from the rest of the field, but might have to worry about Palm Springs, pending weekend results.
That’s the Southern California Baseball League Round-Up, check in again next Thursday for more SCCBL updates.