Palm Springs, Calif. – The sun shined over the ballyards on Friday in Palm Springs with three close games. The day began on the turf field where the Oregon Lumberjacks outlasted the Palm Springs Chill for a 3-2 victory. Over at the stadium, the Washington Blue Sox used a big first inning for a 5-2 victory. The day’s finale was a pitchers duel between the Palm Springs Power and Canada A’s ending in a 2-2 tie.
Palm Springs Chill @ Oregon Lumberjacks
The Oregon Lumberjacks (4-3) defeated the Palm Springs Chill (3-3-1) 3-2 on the auxiliary field behind starter Connor Gleeson. In four innings Gleeson recorded eight strikeouts with no walks to earn the win. Sihyun Kim and Noah Arreola each notched two hits to lead the Lumberjacks offense. Kim scored the go-ahead run on a fielder’s choice in the fifth frame.
MLB DC China @ Washington Blue Sox
The Washington Blue Sox (4-2) scored four runs in the first inning for their fourth consecutive victory. MLB China (2-5) took a two run lead in the top of the first inning. The Blue Sox responded in the bottom half of the frame working four walks to a big inning. Roger Motley III tossed five innings of two-run ball for the Blue Sox and earned the win in Washington’s 5-2 victory.
Palm Springs Power @ Canada A’s
The Power and A’s played scoreless baseball through four innings courtesy of excellent starting pitching. Garret De Young tossed four shutout innings for the Power with five strikeouts and allowed just two hits. The A’s Gio Rodriguez matched De Young with four shutout innings and eight strikeouts. Each team’s offense plated two in the sixth inning. Canada’s Matthew Nunn led all batters with two hits. The A’s brought the walk-off run to 3rd base in the seventh inning but a game-ending leaping catch by the Power’s right fielder Jimmy Cramer secured a 2-2 tie.
The CWL continues on Saturday with three dollar draft beers at Palm Springs Stadium. Saturday is also Rancho Mirage day at the ballpark with all City of Rancho Mirage residents receiving a free GA ticket with food when showing identification at the stadium box office. The baseball starts with the British Columbia Bombers facing the Palm Springs Chill at 10 AM followed by MLB DC China battling the Palm Springs Power at 12:30 PM. For more information on promotions and scheduling for the California Winter League visit californiawinterleague.com
The California Winter League is the longest running professional showcase league of its kind. Since its inaugural season in 2010, the CWL has seen over 850 of its players sign professional contracts. Each year, it is the premier destination for free agent baseball players who are looking to be scouted and signed.
Fans can buy tickets every gameday at the stadium box office. Palm Springs Stadium is located at 1901 E Baristo Road in Palm Springs. Fans can also tune in on the California Winter League YouTube to watch every 2024 stadium game live.
For more information, visit californiawinterleague.com or call (760) 778-4487.