Palm Springs, Calif. – California Winter League (CWL) action continued with three games on a sunny Saturday in front of a huge crowd at Palm Springs Stadium. The British Columbia Bombers clobbered the Palm Springs Chill 10-5 and the Palm Springs Power finished the day with a 8-3 win over MLB DC China. On the turf field the first place Washington Blue Sox won their fifth game in a row 7-4 over the Alberta Grizzly.
Washington Blue Sox @ Alberta Grizzly
The Washington Blue Sox (5-2) defeated the Alberta Grizzly (4-4) 7-4 on the turf field. In his fourth appearance of the season, David Pentecost set the tone on the mound. He earned the win going the first six innings while allowing just five hits and two earned runs. He struck out six Grizzly. Alejandro Lara batted three for three to lead the way offensively for the Blue Sox. Samuel Rowan, Bryson Gandy and Jeffrey Morton each had multihit days as Washington pounded out 11 hits.
British Columbia Bombers @ Palm Springs Chill
The British Columbia Bombers (3-3-1) scored nine times in the first four innings to crush the Palm Springs Chill (3-4-1) 10-5. Shuto Yamada and Taichi Murakami each stole two bases to charge the top of the Bombers’ lineup. Jordyn Smith broke the game open with a three-run homerun in the third for a 6-0 Washington lead- Smith’s second homer of the season. Jonathan-Hall Thompson led the way for British Columbia with three hits.
MLB DC China @ Palm Springs Power
The Palm Springs Power (4-3-1) took down MLB China (2-6) 8-3. Jimi Welsher (pictured) pitched a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Cheng Peng Wang’s single spoiled the no-no with two hits in the sixth frame. Welsher’s day finished allowing just three base runners over 5.2 innings with seven strikeouts. Five of Palm Springs’ six hits went for extra bases. Jake Paulson and Nicholas Noll each knocked in a pair of runs.
The CWL continues on Sunday with Family Day presented by Jack in the Box with free admission for kids 12 and under and five dollar admission for all other farms. The baseball starts with MLB DC China facing the Alberta Grizzly at 10 AM followed by the Canada A’s meeting the Palm Springs Chill at 12:30 PM. For more information on promotions and scheduling for the California Winter League visitcaliforniawinterleague.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, visitcaliforniawinterleague.com or call (760) 778-4487.