MLB Betting Odds for So Cal Teams

Opening day is only 48 hours away for Southern California Major League Baseball teams so now is your time to get your last second futures bets for the Los Angeles Angels, Los 6153882123_06f4913fc7_bAngeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres.

Odds to win World Series according to Bovada

Dodgers +900

Angels +4000

Padres + 15000

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Odds to win Pennant according to Bovada

Dodgers +500

Angels 30/1 +2200

Padres 250/1 +6600

 

Odds to win division according to Bovada 

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Dodgers -210

Angels + 750

Padres +5000

 

 

 

 

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Colonials Capture California Winter League Title

Two Palm Springs teams were in the final four of the California Winter League playoffs only to be beaten by the same team.

The fourth seeded New York Colonials upset both teams and won the California Winter League championship by beating the Palm Springs Chill 10-3.

This game was essentially over after two innings. The Colonials jumped out to a 9-0 lead going into the bottom of the 2nd.

Edgar Lebron Jr. started the onslaught with a triple to drive in two.  Lebron ended the day with four RBIs.
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Palm Springs got runners in scoring position in the first three innings, but could not get the key hit to create a long rally to put them back into the game.

The Chill cut the lead to 9-3 and Dakota Freese kept the Colonials off the board with a strong relief appearance fanning five in his three innings of pitching.

But Colonials pitcher Dylan Thompson was even more impressive. He went six strong innings only giving up one earned run to earn the victory.

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Power Eliminated in Semifinals

In an offensive battle, the New York Colonials eliminated the top seed Palm Springs Power today nine to six.

The Colonials jumped out to a five nothing lead in the bottom of the first. Kalani Brackenridge singled in two runs in the inning and finished with three RBIs.cwl-logo-black-text-thumbnail

The Power erased the lead in the next two innings with one in the first and four in the second. Nicholas Buckner led off the second with a mammoth solo shot to center.

Pitching took over the next few innings as the teams were tied at six going into the final inning. Martin Windisch threw six innings for the Power only allowing one earned run.

Errors in the top of the sixth by the Power allowed three Colonials to score.

Kyano Cummings shut down the Power 1-2-3 in the seventh as the Colonials won nine to six.

The Colonials will move onto play the Palm Springs Chill in the California Winter League finals at noon on Sunday.

 

Power Battle Back to Beat Blue Sox

by Wes Williams

Despite trailing by four runs, the Palm Springs Power came back to beat the Washington Blue Sox 8-6 in California Winter League action Sunday afternoon.baseballscore-1-29

Christopher Burks had a double and three RBIs for the Power as they improve to 7-1.

Joe Wittig had two RBI and scored a run.

Takashi Miyoshi struggled on the mound after having had success at the plate this season.

Miyoshi got the win, but gave up four earned runs in less than three innings of work on top of walking six batters.

The Palm Springs Power battles the Palm Springs Chill at 12:30 Monday at Palm Springs Stadium.

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Power top Northstars 5-4

by Wes Williams

On a perfect 72 degree day, the Palm Springs Power beat the Manitoba Northstars 5-4 on a walk off hit by Takashi Miyoshi.screen-shot-2017-01-29-at-10-57-30-am

Down to their last two outs with runners on second and third, the Palm Springs Power shortstop lined a ball into the gap scoring Christopher Burks and Curtis Gomez.

Gomez had two doubles and an RBI in four at bats.

Adam Falcon and Tanner Kiest struck out a combined 10 in six innings.

Casey Dill’s squad moved to 6-1 in the California Winter League and play today at 1:30 against the Washington Blue Sox.

 

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Power Win Pitching Duel 3-2

by Wes Williams

It took 4 hours of work by California Winter League officials to get the baseball field ready for today’s baseball action after all the rain in the Coachella Valley, but baseball games continued today and the Palm Springs Power played a good one.screen-shot-2017-01-21-at-6-28-14-pm

Peyton Lobdell was dominant striking out 5 batters in his first 2 innings of work.

The Power offense rallied for two in the second led by DH Marquis Kidd who smacked a line drive into left field, which the left fielder kicked all the way to right field like he was Pele. Joe Wittig scored to put them up 1-0 and the Power went onto win 3-2 as they improved to 2-0 on the season.

Palm Springs Power off to 2-0 start in 2017

Check out Blake Arthur and Cody Krupp on KESQ and CBS Local 2 in Palm Springs for California Winter League highlights.
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California Winter League Releases 2017 Schedule

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The California Winter League released their schedule today. Over 300 players will report on January 16 to Palm Springs with games starting on the 19th. cwl-logo-black-text-thumbnail

The CWL is the official winter league of the Frontier League and showcases players looking to sign professional contracts. Over 50 players signed contracts at the end of the season with Frontier League teams.

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Minor League Football Team hopes to Tackle Lofty Goals

by Wes Williams

PregamePrayerEvery major sports league in the United States has a minor league system.

Major League Baseball teams have hundreds of players from rookie ball to triple-A ready to fill the shoes of any injured player in the show. The National Basketball Association started the D-League in order to serve the same purpose.

Yet the most violent sport league with the most injuries does not have a minor league system and attempts to build a minor league system have all failed.

The Southern California Football League (SCFL) hopes to change that by giving former college, CFL, AFL, and NFL players a chance to continue to play the game they love as they fight for another shot to become a professional football player.

RB towards meLast night in Indio, the four time champion SoCal Coyotes opened their season with a group of players from Arizona State, UTEP, NC State, Florida State,and Hawaii as well as the Colorado Crush and Portland Steel and of the AFL.

Running the high scoring “run n shoot” offense, the Coyotes put on an incredible offensive show for the fans as they beat the Central Coast Seminoles 96-0.

Quarterback Jacob Russell, who was close to getting drafted by the CFL and AFL after putting up 3,676 yards and 42 touchdowns at Campbellsville University, led the way for the Coyotes.

Former Cortland State standout running back Dylan Peebles was also impressive scoring the first touchdown of the game.

But the league is so much more than just football.

According to the SoCal Coyotes website, the team is a sports leadership organization focused on reshaping lives, teaching the virtues of being a positive father figure, and preparing its players for success in future careers through faith and community service.

Business leaders in the Indio area see enough potential in the league that they are thinking about building a stadium for the team and franchising the team model to potential business leaders nationwide.

While XFL and USFL teams failed as for profit businesses, the Coyotes are hoping their non profit business model gives professional football a true minor league while preparing young men to be successful within their families and within their communities .

Hopefully the Coyotes will tackle all of these lofty goals.

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