Bombers Come Up Short Late in the 7th Inning

Palm Spring Chill (2-1) nabbed the lead late in the game in a 9-7 victory over the British Columbia Bombers (2-1) on Monday. The game was tied at three with the Chill batting in the bottom of the fifth when Gavin Jones doubled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run.

The Chill scored six runs in the fifth inning and then held off the Bombers in the top of the seventh. The Bombers scored three runs in the failed comeback on a sac fly by Felix Aberouette, a single by Brett Donaty, and an error off a Bradley O’Neal hit.

Luke Drummond started the game for the Chill and lasted three and a third innings, allowing two hits, three runs with four strikeouts. Juan Martinez was the winning pitcher for the Chill. He allowed two hits over one and two thirds innings with one strikeout. Hokuto Kanai threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Corby McCoy started for the Chill and lasted three innings, allowing two hits and three runs with four strikeouts. Yu Sato took the loss for the Bombers. He allowed three runs on one hit and one walk.

Griffin Schneider went 4-for-4 at the plate, with two singles, a double and a triple for the Bombers.

Early Lead for Power Seals Fate for Grizzly

The Grizzly (1-2) watched the game get away early and couldn’t make a comeback against the Power (2-1) in a 7-3 loss on Monday.

The Power scored on a double by Robert Brueggemeyer, a walk by Jake Luce, and a double by Junior Coleman in the second inning.

The Grizzly scored three lone runs in the sixth with Carter Davis and Barrone Porter II earning RBIs in the inning.

Joseph Sgambelluri led the Power to victory on the mound. He lasted five innings, allowing two hits, one walk and zero runs and punched out eight. Samuel Kornstad came in and pitched two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Auto Monroy took the loss for the Grizzly after allowing six hits and six runs over four innings and punching out five.