HIGH OCTANE BASEBALL DELIGHTS ON SIGNING DAY

The morning game between the Palm Springs Chill (4-5) and the Canada A’s (2-8) lit up the scoreboard.

17 runs combined between the two teams highlighted by an Alex Heumann game winning RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning. Chill defeated the A’s 9-8.

Game two, was a back and forth competition between the Washington Bluesox (4-4-1) and the Palm Springs POWER (7-2-1), Ryan Van Amburg came in as a pinch hitter and finished one for two with two RBI’s.

Koby Clemens parked his second home run of the season over the left field wall scoring two for the POWER all in the top of the seventh inning giving the POWER a six to three lead.

The Bluesox came to bat in the bottom of the seventh and knocked home three runs tying the game to secure the first tie of the season in the California Winter League, 6-6 final.

In the final game of the day, the Oregon Lumberjacks (5-4) exploded in the fourth inning with seven runs that included a two run home run by Zach Peek.

The British Columbia Bombers (3-6) scored two runs in the top of the second inning and added one more run in the top of the sixth, but could not keep pace with the Jacks falling 10 to 3.

The first wave of signings began today, the following 19 players signed professional contracts;

Eric Bainer (Snowbirds)- Rockford Aviators of the Frontier League

Robert Benedict (Snowbirds) – New Jersey Jackals Can-Am League.

Michael Bolling (Lumber Jacks) – Schaumburg of the Frontier League.

Chris Cummins (Bluesox) – Frontier Greys of the Frontier League.

Artiz Garcia (Power) – El Paso Diablos of the American Association.

Ray Hernandez (Lumber Jacks) – Schaumberg Boomers of the Frontier League.

Bobby Hillier (Coyotes) – Laredo Lemurs of the American Association.

Seafth Howe (Snowbirds) – Grand Prairie Air Hogs of the American Association.

Taylor Jockers (A’s) – Grand Praire Air Hogs of the American Association.

Brennan Malham (Coyotes) – Laredo Lemurs of the American Association.

Bobby Martin (Lumber Jacks) – Schaumberg Boomers of the Frontier League.

Nathan O’Bryan (Power) – Grand Prairie Air Hogs of the American Association.

Brandon Pearl (Bluesox) – Grand Prairie Air Hogs of the American Association.

Devon Pearson (Power) – Grand Prairie Air Hogs of the American Association.

Marquis Riley (Power) – Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association.

Josh Schneider (Bluesox) – Rockford Aviators of the Frontier League.

Justin Vasquez (Bluesox) – Frontier Greys of the Frontier League.

Max Whieldon (Snowbirds) – Amarillo Sox of the United League.


The 19 signings are the most in the first wave to sign professional contracts in California Winter League history, some of these players may sign with other MLB organizations along with other players that have yet to sign spring training invitations with these and other pro teams.