Chill Ice Birds Late, Power Cruise Past A’s


The Chill scored four runs in the top of the seventh to complete a 5-3 comeback win over the Snowbirds in game one of Thursday’s California Winter League double-header at Palm Springs Stadium.  The victory lifted the Chill’s record to 9-4 and enabled them to stay a game behind the Power in CWL action.

With the Chill trailing 3-1, Chris Caves opened the top of the seventh with a single followed by a walk to Jimmy Waters to put runners and at first and second.  Dan Treccia singled to drive in Caves to pull to within 3-2.  Keith Kandel hit into a fielder’s choice driving in a run to tie the game, and an error by shortstop D.J. Jarrad brought in the go-ahead run to put the Chill in front.  The Chill added an insurance to cap the scoring.

Tyler Sloan pitched nicely in his start for the Snowbirds but ended up receiving no decision on the day as Entiquio Chapa couldn’t hold off the Chill in the seventh.  Sloan threw five innings without allowing a hit, although he did walk seven.


Jeremy Miller led the Power by going five for six on the day with four singles and a triple as the Power steamrolled the A’s 19-5 in the second game of Thursday’s twin-bill at Palm Springs Stadium.  Miller also scored three times and drove in a run.

Trevor Willis shared in the offensive festivities by going four for five with two doubles and four RBI.

Designated hitter Adrian Martinez contributed by blasting his first homerun of the season with one on in the sixth.

Jason Martin put together a nice game for the A’s as he posted three doubles and three RBI and a run scored in three at-bats.

The first-place Power improved to 10-3 and maintained their one game lead on the Chill.