A’s @ Bluesox
Jordan Oseguera, who arrived at Palm Springs Stadium minutes before game time, came out of the Bluesox bullpen and allowed just two hits in three innings of work in the 10-2 ‘Sox win over the A’s.
DJ Jackson led the charge offensively for the Bluesox, going two for four at the plate and driving in three runs, while scoring one in the win.
Jackson began the rally for the Bluesox in the second inning, with runners on second and third lining a two run single to score Scott Stidham and Anthony Coromato, giving the ‘Sox a 3-0 lead. Geoffrey Hobbs followed two batters later with an RBI single, scoring Jackson and making it 4-0 Bluesox.
Jackson ignited another rally in the third inning when he singled and brought home Graham Sullivan who had walked. Ryan Polk then hit a sacrifice fly to bring home Anthony Coromato to give the Bluesox a 7-0 lead.
The A’s finally cracked the scoreboard in the top of the fourth. Michael Wallace singled with runners on first and second to bring home Jason Martin. Hank Burditt followed with a sacrifice fly that scored Chad Billingslea to make the score 7-2 Bluesox.
In the bottom of fourth the Bluesox brought home three more runs to cap their scoring and earn the victory.
Oseguera earned his first victory of the season for his three innings out of the bullpen. James Shoemaker took the loss for the A’s.
Chill @ Power
The Power pitching staff combined to pitch a two hit shut-out, with Drew Cavender’s four scoreless innings leading the way as the Power clinched the top seed heading into the California Winter League post season with a 6-0 win over the Chill at Palm Springs Stadium.
The Power swung early and often against Chill starter Matt Atkins in the first inning. Yusuke Inoguchi started the scoring party with an RBI single, plating Jeremy Miller, who singled to begin the game. Trevor Willis picked up his team leading 18th RBI with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0 Power. Adrian Martinez kept the uprising going with an RBI single, drving in Inoguchi and increasing the Power lead to 3-0. Trevor Whyte added one more with an RBI triple to finish the scoring in the inning with the Power in front, 4-0.
The Power tacked on a run in the second inning off Atkins when Jeremy Miller hit an RBI double, bringing home Yasutsugu Nishimoto and upping the lead to 5-0.
Yoshitaka Seo scored in the fourth with the help of two Chill errors to lift the Power advantage to 6-0. Leftfielder Jeremy Miller paced the Power attack, going three for four with a run scored and an RBI in the win.