Bluesox Battle their way to 6-4 Win
The Washington Bluesox (6-5-2) defeated the Palm Springs Chill (7-4-2) thanks to some late offense and timely hitting.
The Bluesox jumped out to an early three nothing lead in the first, thanks to starting the game with three consecutive singles off Chill starter Mitsuo Nakamura. The Bluesox duplicated the feat in the second when they once again had the first three batters reach by way of hits, which plated one more run and gave them a 4-1 lead.
Corwin Kim remained hot for the Chill with a two for three day with a double and an RBI. In the fourth Kim got the Chill started with a single which touched off a three run inning for the Chill which tying the game 4-4.
Bluesox pitching was on from the first pitch and was only let down by their defense at times. Still the Bluesox kept the game tied until the bottom of the sixth when the offense struck for two runs to break the tie. Raymond Frias who had a difficult game defensively delivered with a key double that contributed to the rally.
Nathan Kroell was able to hold off the Chill in the seventh to collect the win and give the Bluesox a much needed win.
A’s Early Lead Translates to Win
The Canada A’s (6-6-1) used early offense to beat the Coachella Valley Snowbirds (4-8-1) 4-1 on Saturday.
The Snowbirds jumped out early scoring run off of two errors to take a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The A’s responded quickly when Larry Balkwill crushed a two run homer to left to give the A’s a 2-1 lead.
Canada starting pitcher Jaspreet Shirgill shut down the Snowbirds throwing five innings allowing an unearned run on five hits.
The A’s were able to add three more runs and cruise to a 4-1 victory. Larry Balkwill went 1-for-3 with a two run homerun in the victory. Brian Brauer led the Snowbirds offensively going 2-for-2 in the contest.
Jaspreet Shirgill picked up the win while Casey Cannon was charged with the loss.
Coyotes mount late comeback to tie Haymakers
Cohl Walla’s double in the 1st drove in Michael Hur and put the first-place Haymakers out in front with the game’s first run. They then added another when Andrew Camardella scored Walla from third on a ground ball to the right side.
Jesse Holiday worked effectively and efficiently on the mound for the Haymakers, giving up just one run in four innings of work. Holiday allowed four hits while walking just one batter. He did not record a strikeout.
Brian Bistagne’s RBI single in the 3rd and Andrew Camardella’s sacrifice fly in the 5th pushed the Haymakers lead to 4-1. The score would remain the same until the bottom of the 7th when Michael Schroeder hit a bases-clearing double with two outs to tie the game at 4, which is how it would end.
Saturday’s Schedule and promotion:
Canada A’s– $2 Admission with Canadian ID
British Columbia Bombers @ Canada A’s– Palm Springs Stadium – 10:00am
Oregon Lumberjacks @ Palm Desert Coyotes– Palm Springs Stadium – 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Power @ Bay Area Bootleggers– Palm Springs High School – 10:30am
CWL Standings Through Feb 7th;
Oregon Lumberjacks 8-4
Midwest Haymakers 8-4-1
Bay Area Bootleggers 8-4-1
Palm Springs Chill 7-4-2
Washington Blue Sox 6-5-2
Canada A’s 6-6-1
Palm Springs Power 5-6-1
British Columbia Bombers 4-7-2
Coachella Valley Snowbirds 4-8-1
Palm Desert Coyotes 1-9-3