A No-Hitter and a Shutout Lead the Day

Chill@Bluesox

Randy Wells went three for three with two singles, a double and three RBIs to lead the Bluesox to a 6-0 victory over the Chill in the first of two games at Palm Springs Stadium on Wednesday. 

Starting pitcher Jacob Vulk and two relievers proved too much on the mound for the Chill as they combined for seven innings of shutout ball. 

The Bluesox started the scoring early putting two runs on the board in the bottom of the first. Dillon Tindall kicked things off with a single and would move to second on a wild pitch.

Two batters later, Anthony Coromato would hit a single to drive in Tindall. Matthew Grosso singled to keep the rally going and Randy Wells followed up with a base hit and a RBI to score Grosso.  

But the Bluesox weren’t finished as they would get two more runs in the inning on Scott Stidham’s double to make the score 6-0.

The win is the third in a row for the Bluesox who started the season 0-4-1. 

Chris Caves showed that his bat is starting to warm up for the Chill as he smacked a double and single to go two for three on the day. 


Power@Snowbirds

Four pitchers combined on a no-hitter as the Power earned a 1-0 victory over the Snowbirds in game two of the California Winter League double-header at Palm Springs Stadium Wednesday afternoon. 

Charles Nading started the game for the Power, pitching four strong innings while striking out six.  Matthew Frederick pitched a perfect fifth inning to earn the win.  Drew Cavender also contributed a spotless inning to keep the no hitter alive.  Timothy Combs came in and earned the save as he faced five batters, walking two, but he wriggled out of trouble to secure the no- hitter for the Power. 

Snowbirds starting pitcher Eric Gonsalves was the hard luck loser.  He allowed just one run on six hits, striking out five, and became the first CWL pitcher to turn in a complete game this season.   

The only Power run came in the second, as Trevor Willis started the inning with a double.  Willis moved to third base on a fly ball to right field hit by Adrian Martinez.  Then, Trevor Whyte’s sacrifice fly to center field produced the game’s only run.

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