Power Surge and Snowbirds Fly

Game 1 Power vs. Blue Sox

The Power scored all seven of their runs in the final inning to comeback from 5 runs down and beat the Blue Sox 7-5 at Palm Springs Stadium.

The Blue Sox started the scoring in the second by sending ten runners to the plate and putting up four runs.  The inning started off with a Scott Stidham single that was followed up by three batters getting hit by pitches.  Blake Babnick then drove in a run as he hit a sacrifice fly to right field.  Cody Reiger followed up with a single and two RBIs and Matt Grosso capped the scoring with an RBI single.

The Blue Sox would put up another run in the sixth as Grosso tripled and Stidham followed that up with another sacrifice fly to make it 5-0.

In the top of the seventh, Max Kirk would make his first CWL appearance and would end up being one he wishes he could forget.  Kirk would walk seven and hit a batter as eleven Power players would come to the plate in the frame.  Trevor Willis would add insult to injury as he would triple and drive in three runs. 

Game 2 A’s Vs. Snowbirds

Marquise Hall led the charge for the Snowbirds going 3 for 3 with 3 RBIs, four runs scored and four stolen bases in a 14-7 rout of the A’s in the second game of the day. 

Leading the way for the A’s was Michael Wallace who finished the day going 2 for 3 with an RBI.  

The A’s started the scoring in the first inning by putting up two runs, and followed that up with a run in the second and the third. 

That lead would be short lived as the Snowbirds would turn around and put up four runs in the seventh which included a double by Jesse Brown and Jason Malafakis. 

The Snowbirds took charge of the game in the eighth as D.J. Jarrad led off with a walk followed by Kevin Deese getting hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second.

Chris Hartery would cash in a run and two batters later Hall would triple to drive in three more. The Snowbirds would send twelve batters to the plate and score seven runs in the frame.     

It was a rough day for the A’s pitching staff as they walked seven and hit six batters.  Seven of the runners that reached by walking or getting hit scored.