Pitching Proves to be Strong in the CWL

Power@Bluesox

In his first start, Josh Barnhart set the pace for the Bluesox solid pitching performance by allowing one hit and one earned run over three innings, as the Sox beat the Power 12-2 at Palm Springs Stadium Wednesday morning.  Brandon Brown, Marcus Reyna and Max Kirk combined to work the final four innings blanking the Power on just two hits.  Brown earned the win, lifting his record to 3-1 on the season.

Randy Well and Matthew Grosso delivered offensively for the Bluesox as both players picked up two singles and two RBIs on the day.

Blake Babnick and D.J. Jackson also contributed two hits and a run scored in their two at bats of the game.   Jackson has four hits in his last five at-bats.

The 12 run outburst is the most runs posted by the Bluesox this season.

A’s@Chill

Matt Rossingnol pitched the Chill to victory, throwing six complete innings giving up only three hits while allowing no runs and posting seven strike outs in 4-0 victory over the A’s in the second game of the day at Palm Springs Stadium.

With the win Rossingnol improved to 2-0 on the season and the Chill picked up a game on the Power as they moved to 8-4 on the season.

The Chill backed Rossingnol early in the game, posting a run in the first with Mark Carillo leading off with a triple to right followed by a Stephen Kaupang sacrifice fly to drive in the game’s first run.

Another Chill rally followed in the fifth, and two more runs scored in the sixth as Clint Harkins set the table and Lyle Allen followed up with a double to drive in Harkins.  Dan Treccia brought Allen with a single to give the Chill a 4-0 lead through six.

Jack Winters pitched six innings for the A’s in a losing effort giving up four runs, three earned, allowing seven hits and striking out seven as his record fell to 0-3 on the season.