Marquise Hall reached base six times earning three hits, two walks, and was hit by a pitch as he led the Snowbirds to a 14-3 win over the Bluesox in the morning game at Palm Springs Stadium.
Hall wasn’t the only Snowbird with a notable offensive day. Kevin Deese went three for six with a triple and two singles, scoring two runs while Jesse Brown added three hits, two RBI and two runs.
Eric Gonsalves did his part on the defensive side for the Snowbirds as he pitched six strong innings giving up one run on six hits while striking out five. With the win, Gonsalves moves his record to 2-2 on the year.
Relievers David Harding and Jessie Orosco also pitched well for the Birds each throwing one scoreless inning with Orosco striking out the side in the eighth.
Charles Nading put together a stellar outing throwing six complete innings giving up three hits and one run while striking out nine as the Power defeated the A’s 4-1 in the second game of Saturday’s action at Palm Springs Stadium.
Nading improved his California Winter League record to 3-1 on the season and has won his last two starts.
Tim Combs grabbed his second save of the season pitching a perfect inning striking out one to wrap up the game.
The Power revved up the offense in the third inning with Koji Hida reaching base and stealing second. That was followed by a Jerry Miller double to drive Hida in. Yasutsugu Nishimoto continued the rally with a single that drove in Miller to make the score 2-0 Power.
They would score two more times in the sixth as Trevor Willis would come home on a sac fly by Adrian Martinez and a single by Hiroshi Senda would drive in Yusuke Inoguchi.
Jack Winters pitched well in defeat going six innings for the A’s while giving up four runs on five hits and striking out four.