Chill Freeze the A’s, Power Charge the Bluesox

Game 1 Chill@A’s

Derrick Pyles sparked a four-run rally in the first inning with a three-run homerun as the Chill downed the A’s, 6-4, in the first game of a California Winter League double-header Thursday at Palm Springs Stadium. 

The Chill wasted no time in jumping on A’s starter James Shoemaker immediately after the national anthem.  Dan Treccia started the uprising with a triple, and Lyle Allen was hit by a pitch.  Christopher Caves brought Treccia home with a sacrifice fly to open the scoring, and Tommy Williams followed with a single, setting the stage for Pyles.  His blast over the left field wall sailed an estimated 390 feet.

Chill righthander Max Whieldon worked two perfect innings in relief to earn the win, as the Chill improved to 6-2.  Shoemaker absorbed the loss for the A’s, who were led on offense by shortstop Gabe Suarez, who went two for two with a pair of singles.

Game 2 Bluesox@Power

Second baseman Yoshitaka Seo went five for five with five RBI’s to lead the Power to a 14-5 triumph over the Bluesox in game two of Thursday’s CWL double-header at Palm Springs Stadium. 

Seo’s run-scoring single in the fourth inning tied the game at 4, and Trevor Willis stroked a two-run single to put the Power ahead for good later in the same frame.  Third baseman Hiroshi Senda’s two-run single highlighted a six-run fifth inning that broke the game open.

Righthander Masahisa Morita tossed three innings of relief, allowing one run, to pick up the win.  Bluesox starter Marcus Reyna took the loss.  The Power lifted their record to 6-2, while the Bluesox saw their three-game win streak end.  They now stand at 3-4-1.