By Bobby Ward
Palm Springs Power 7- Oregon Lumberjacks 3
The first game of the day on Auxiliary Field one featured the Palm Springs Power taking on the Oregon Lumberjacks. The Power leapt out to an early 4-0 on a Robert Fuhr RBI single, one of four hits Fuhr would collect on the day. After that, it was all Power pitcher Brett Mabry as he went five shutout innings for the Power as they would cruise to a 7-3 victory and improve to 9-2 on the season while the Oregon Lumberjacks fell to 3-5-2.
British Columbia Bombers 7- Alberta Grizzly 1
The second game of the day at Auxiliary Field two was between the British Columbia Bombers and the Alberta Grizzly. The Bombers scored three runs in the first inning, two runs in the second, and one in the third, which would be more than enough for Bombers’ pitcher Roberto Padilla who took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and finished with eight strikeouts in five innings of work. The Lumberjacks would strike for one run in the fifth against Padilla but it would not be enough as they fell 7-1. The Bombers improve to 7-4-1 on the season as the Grizzly fell to 5-6-1.
Midwest Haymakers 7- Toronto Rush 0
The morning game over at Palm Springs Stadium was between the Midwest Haymakers and the Toronto Rush. The Haymakers pitching staff stifled the Rush bats as Haymakers’ pitchers Matthew Swilley, Caeden Ethington, Robert Latner, and Nathaniel Roe combined for a shutout against the Rush. Brady Brashier went 2-3 with two triples and two runs scored and the Haymakers won their fifth game in a row to improve to 5-6 while the Rush fell to 5-7.
Washington BlueSox 1- Canada A’s
The final game of the day at Palm Springs Stadium was a thriller between the Washington Blue Sox and the Canada A’s. The A’s came in with a seven game win streak but they had no answer for the BlueSox pitching staff who, like the Midwest Haymakers, used four different pitchers for a combined shutout. The only run of the game came off an RBI single from Reggie Lawson in the second inning but it would be enough for the BlueSox as they end the A’s win streak at seven and improve to 4-5-1 while the A’s fell to 9-3.