Palm Springs, Calif. – The California Winter League (CWL) regular season finished with high scoring games and another win for the hottest team in the league. On the auxiliary field, the Washington Blue Sox blew the game open late to win their 12th game in a row against the Power 8-1. The A’s finished the regular season on a high note with an 8-1 victory over MLB DC China in the late game on the turf. At Palm Springs Stadium, the Alberta Grizzly came from behind to defeat the Oregon Lumberjacks 11-6 and the British Columbia Bombers held on to beat the Palm Springs Chill 7-5.

Washington Blue Sox @ Palm Springs Power

For the second time this winter, David Pentecost (pictured) tossed a seven-inning complete game for the Blue Sox (12-2) to secure Washington’s 12th win in a row. The Blue Sox took down the Power (5-9-1) 8-1 in a game that was closer than the score indicated. Wednesday was also the second consecutive day the Blue Sox starter went the distance after Roger Motley’s complete game on Tuesday. Washington plated five runs in the 6th thanks to consecutive doubles from Jeffrey Morton and Diante Jackson with triples to follow off the bats of Taylor Maldonado and Bryson Gandy. The league’s leading hitter, Alejandro Lara, went 3-3 to push his batting average to .519. Pentecost allowed one earned run on six hits in the complete game effort. He struck out five Power hitters with no walks. Pentecost finishes the regular season with 25.1 innings pitched- the most in the CWL.

Oregon Lumberjacks @ Alberta Grizzly

The Grizzly (7-8-1) scored 11 of the last 12 runs to defeat the Lumberjacks (9-6) 11-6. Oregon opened the scoring with five runs in the top of the third. Alberta answered back immediately with six runs in the bottom half. The Grizzly took advantage of four walks and two hit batters in the frame before Jorge Duran cleared the bases with a three-run double. Wyatt Rowland earned the win on the mound for Alberta pitching 3.1 shutout innings to close the game. Clayton Lorange and Carlos Pineyro each had good days at the plate for the Grizzly with a pair of hits.

MLB DC China @ Canada A’s

The A’s (4-10-1) scored seven unanswered runs from the fourth inning on to defeat MLB China (5-9) 8-1. Nathaniel Lai led the way offensively with a home run and Canada’s hitters consistently worked deep counts to draw four walks and four hit batsmen in the six inning game. Kent Evans Jr. pitched the first three innings in the winning effort for the A’s. He allowed no runs with eight strikeouts.

British Columbia Bombers @ Palm Springs Chill

The Bombers (9-4-2) plated two runs in the third and fourth innings along with three in the sixth to take down the Chill (7-8-1) 7-5. Jordyn Smith went 2-2 with two doubles and an RBI and Jonathan Hall-Thompson finished 3-3 with two stolen bases. Evan Lorey earned the win on the mound. He threw two shutout innings in relief of Avery Manygoats. Lorey allowed one hit, no walks, while striking out two Chill hitters.

All CWL teams will practice on Thursday in preparation for the playoffs before four quarterfinal games on Friday to start the postseason. At Palm Springs Stadium the American Division leaders the Washington Blue Sox face the Palm Springs Power at 10 AM. Then the International Division leaders the British Columbia Bombers battle the Canada A’s at 12:30 PM. Friday is Canada Day with all Canadian residents receiving five dollar general admission tickets.

On the auxiliary field Friday the Palm Springs Chill take on the Oregon Lumberjacks at 9 AM followed by MLB DC China facing the Alberta Grizzly at 11:30 AM.

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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.

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