By: Pat Mullen
British Columbia Bombers 12 – Coachella Valley Snowbirds 1
The Snowbirds drew first blood after a leadoff triple in the first inning by Kenny Kirshner, followed by a single from Manny Cardeiro. The Bombers would answer back quickly and often, putting together 12 runs throughout the rest of the game, highlighted by a solo home run off the bat of Michael Hur. Max Schonfeld pitched five innings for the Bombers to earn his second win of the season. The Bombers improved to 6-3-1, as the Snowbirds fall to 4-6.
Alberta Grizzly 7 – Palm Springs Chill 4
The Grizzly took an early 2-0 lead over the PS Chill. They were able to extend that lead in the top of the fifth when Mark Podlas hit a two run homerun to right field, making it 4-0. The Chill bounced back with four runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game up. But the Grizzly were not done. They pulled away in the seventh as Podlas hit the game winning run in. The Grizzly tacked on two more insurance runs, as they went on to win 7-4. Alberta improves to 4-5-1 on the season as the Chill drop to 2-7-1.
Canada A’s 8 – Toronto Rush 6
At the main stadium, the Toronto Rush engaged in a seesaw battle with the Canada A’s. The Rush rallied for four runs in the first inning, but saw the lead disappear with a five run third inning for the A’s. After the A’s scored one run in the fifth, Seth Neely tied the game at six with a two run inside-the-park homerun. Ryan Deitrich and Dan Duran supplied the A’s with their own response in the top of the seventh to go up 8-6. Austin Delmotte was able to shut the door for the A’s in his first outing since being signed by the Texas Rangers. The Canada A’s won their sixth straight (8-2 overall) and the Toronto Rush are now 5-5 on the year.
Midwest Haymakers 5 – Washington Blue Sox 4
In the second of two great games at the stadium, The Haymakers were able to win their fourth straight game. They took an early 2-0 lead. After the Blue Sox tied it back up, the Haymakers quickly responded with a few more runs of their own. Taylor Eichhorst led the way for the Blue Sox with three RBIs, but it would not be enough for his ball club. Elroy Urbina and Nathaniel Roe pitched in relief for the Midwest Haymakers to secure the win, as they improve to 4-6 on the season. The Blue Sox continue their up and down season, now at 3-5-1 on the year.
Promotion for February 4th, 2015:
$1 Admission Wednesdays
Schedule for February 4th, 2015:
9:00 AM Auxiliary Field 1: Palm Springs Power @ British Columbia Bombers
9:30 AM Auxiliary Field 2: Canada A’s @ Palm Springs Chill
10:00 AM Palm Springs Stadium: Alberta Grizzly @ Coachella Valley Snowbirds
12:30 AM Oregon Lumberjacks @ Toronto Rush