Palm Springs Power Week in Review 6/2-6/9

For those baseball fans that missed any of the first week of the SCCBL season, the Palm Springs Power have started the season 6-0. Check out the highlights from this week.

Opening Night 6/2

Saturday 6/3

Sunday 6/4

Wednesday 6/7

Friday 6/9

Wednesday June 14 will be the first true test for the Power as they face the San Diego Force, a team they lost to in last year’s SCCBL Championship Series.  

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Palm Springs Power Sweep So Cal Catch

The Palm Springs Power completed a three game sweep of the So Cal Catch Sunday Night.

The Power won 9-6 behind a strong start from Jacob Rebar.

CJ Broussard, John Mauldin, Travis Tanaka, and Taylor Grace all had hits.

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Power Win 6-1 on Opening Night

The Palm Springs Power beat the So Cal Catch 6-1.

Starter Jordan Dreibelbis went seven innings allowing only one run for the win Friday night.

Ryan Mota went 3-4 and Cody Ducote 1-4 with two runs batted in.

The Power will play game two against the Catch Saturday night at 7:05 p.m.

Ryan Mota Feature

Ryan Mota is looking to parlay an amazing season at Riverside Community College with an SCCBL championship this summer with the Palm Springs Power.

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Palm Springs Power Season Preview

Players and interns are arriving in Palm Springs to prepare for Opening day for the Palm Springs Power on June 2nd.

Casey Dill, Steve Sitter, and Wes Williams sat down to preview the upcoming season this morning.

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Las mejores perspectivas de béisbol compiten por todo el verano en Palm Springs

by Steve Sitter, Wes Williams, and Yadira Milward

Los aficionados al béisbol en el valle de Coachella no tienen que conducir noventa minutos para ver béisbol de alta calidad. Los mejores prospectos universitarios de los Pac 12, Big West, SEC, Big Ten y Big 12 convergen en el centro de Palm Springs cada verano para jugar en el Palm Springs Power.booth

Los aficionados pueden disfrutar del pasatiempo nacional cada noche de verano bajo los embriagadores del histórico estadio de Palm Springs, antiguo centro de entrenamiento de primavera de Los Angeles Angels de Anaheim.scoreboard

Los jugadores universitarios de élite compiten cada año en ligas universitarias de béisbol de verano con equipos como el Palm Springs Power. La liga más conocida es la Cape Cod League, con equipos como los Chatham Anglers que han producido a Jeff Bagwell, Thurman Munson y Evan Longoria en sus 54 años de historia.

En sólo 13 años, Palm Springs Power ha tenido 93 jugadores que firman contratos de béisbol profesional, 81 de ellos a las organizaciones de la Liga Mayor. Ex-jugadores destacados incluyen a Brian Shaw (Cleveland Indians) y Tyler Saladino (Chicago White Sox).

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Tyler Saladino jugó para el poder de Palm Springs y ahora comienza para los White Sox de Chicago.

El “Power Play” en la Liga de Béisbol Colegial del Sur de California, que incluye seis equipos. El equipo tiene un récord general de 465-130 y ha ganado siete campeonatos de la liga, incluyendo cinco rectas de 2011 a 2015. El año pasado, el Power terminó en segundo lugar en la liga con un récord de 28-11.

Andrew Starke es el fundador y presidente de Palm Springs Power. Starke sigue dando gran importancia a la participación comunitaria, ganando elogios no sólo de la Cámara de Comercio de Palm Springs, sino también del Alcalde Robert Moon.

Aunque no son el primer equipo en jugar en el histórico estadio de Palm Springs, han logrado el mayor nivel de éxito desde los Angeles en 1961.

Según Starke, “La falta de éxito de los equipos anteriores estaba bien documentada, pero hubo un flagrante error que todos estaban cometiendo; Ninguno de esos equipos de la liga menor era local, y la comunidad no podía relacionar. Miro el éxito de los ángeles de Gene Autry, y lo usé como una plantilla para crear un equipo de la ciudad natal que la comunidad puede realmente conseguir detrás. “

Más temprano en el año, Starke nombró a Casey Dill como gerente del Poder. El eneldo tiene un fondo extenso en béisbol profesional y las esperanzas de agregar a la exitosa franquicia de béisbol de Palm Springs.

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“Este es un equipo cuyo éxito está determinado por ganar campeonatos y promover a nuestros jugadores en las organizaciones MLB” dijo Dill. “Nuestro objetivo es mantenerse a la vanguardia del desarrollo de jugadores y el conocimiento de los estándares de exploración de MLB para seguir guiando y llevando a nuestros jugadores al béisbol profesional”.

El eneldo tiene nueve años de experiencia profesional y de colegio de verano que manejan, ganando un expediente total de 371-220 con cuatro campeonatos de la liga. Él es un graduado de la Liga Mayor de Béisbol Scout School y también trabaja como Scout asociado con los Bravos de Atlanta.

“La mayor comunidad de Palm Springs hace un gran trabajo abrazando a Palm Springs Power como el equipo de la ciudad natal.Nuestra mascota Rocky the Ram es uno de los personajes más reconocibles de la comunidad. Es un honor y placer manejar un equipo que es amado y Así como el poder están en Palm Springs “, dijo el administrador de energía Casey Dill.

Además de salir al estadio para el béisbol de nivel superior de los jugadores de élite de la universidad, los aficionados pueden salir para una noche entretenida en Palm Springs. Los niños pueden disfrutar de la casa de rebote y conocer a Rocky the Ram en la tercera línea de base. Los adultos pueden disfrutar de la noche de cerveza dólar durante todo el verano los martes.Screen Shot 2017-04-25 at 2.23.48 PM

“Los juegos de poder son una explosión y son asequibles para toda la familia. Es un ambiente social maravilloso y los niños siempre se divierten en la casa de rebote y la carrera alrededor de las bases “, dijo Wendy Patterson, residente de Palm Springs durante mucho tiempo.

Top Baseball Prospects Compete All Summer in Palm Springs

by Steve Sitter and Wes Williams

Baseball fans in the Coachella Valley do not have to drive ninety minutes to see high quality baseball. Top college prospects from the Pac 12, Big West, SEC, Big Ten, and the Big 12 converge on downtown Palm Springs each summer to play for the Palm Springs Power.

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The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim held spring training at Palm Springs Stadium until 1992.

Fans can enjoy the national pastime each summer evening under the cool misters of historic Palm Springs Stadium, former spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  

Elite college players compete each year in collegiate summer baseball leagues with teams like the Palm Springs Power. The most well known league is the Cape Cod League, with teams like the Chatham Anglers having produced Jeff Bagwell, Thurman Munson, and Evan Longoria in their 54 year history.

In only 13 years, the Palm Springs Power have had 93 players sign professional baseball contracts, 81 of those to Major League organizations.  Notable former players include Brian Shaw (Cleveland Indians) and Tyler Saladino (Chicago White Sox). 

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Tyler Saladino played for the Palm Springs Power and now starts for the Chicago White Sox

The Power play in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League, which includes six teams.  The team has an overall record of 465-130 and has won seven league championships, including five straight from 2011 to 2015.  Last year, the Power finished in second place in the league with a record of 28-11.

Andrew Starke is the founder and president of the Palm Springs Power.  Starke continues to place great importance on community involvement, earning praise not only from the Palm Springs Chamber Of Commerce, but from Mayor Robert Moon as well.

While they are not the first team to play in historic Palm Springs Stadium, they have achieved the greatest level of success there since the Angels in 1961.

According to Starke,  “The lack of success of previous teams was well documented, but there was one glaring mistake that they were all committing; none of those minor league teams were local, and the community couldn’t relate.  I look at the success of Gene Autry’s Angels, and used that as a template for creating a hometown team that the community can really get behind.”

Earlier in the year, Starke named Casey Dill as manager of the Power.  Dill has an extensive background in professional baseball and hopes to add to the already successful Palm Springs baseball franchise.

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Casey Dill was named Power Manager in September

“This is a team whose success is determined by winning championships and promoting our players into MLB organizations” Dill said. “We aim to stay at the forefront of player development and knowledge of MLB scouting standards to continue to guide and lead our players into professional baseball.”

Dill has nine years of professional and summer collegiate managing experience, earning an overall record of 371-220 with four league championships. He is a graduate of Major League Baseball Scout School and also works as an Associate Scout with the Atlanta Braves.

“The greater Palm Springs community does a great job embracing the Palm Springs Power as the hometown team. Our mascot Rocky the Ram is one of the most recognizable characters in the community. It is an honor and pleasure to manage a team that is loved and supported as well as the Power are in Palm Springs.” said Power Manager Casey Dill.

On top of coming out to the ballpark for top level baseball from elite college players, fans can come out for an entertaining evening in Palm Springs.  Kids can enjoy the bounce house and meet Rocky the Ram down the third baseline. Adults can enjoy dollar beer night throughout the summer on Tuesdays.

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Tuesdays are Dollar Beer Nights at Palm Springs Stadium

“Power games are a blast and they’re affordable for the whole family to come. It is a wonderful social atmosphere and the kids always have fun in the bounce house and the race around the bases” said longtime Palm Springs resident Wendy Patterson.

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Question Answer
Is the Palm Springs Power a A, AA, or AAA minor league team? The Power is not a minor league team, it is a summer collegiate team made up of players from universities around the country. Collegiate summer baseball, or, “wood bat leagues,” as they are commonly known, are amateur baseball leagues that operate between the college baseball season in the spring, and the beginning of the fall college semester.

 

About what is the equivalent minor league level? The Palm Springs Power play at a level roughly below AA ball. In other words, fans are seeing prospects 2-4 years away from the MLB.
Does the team play the Rancho Cucamunga Quakes or Inland Empire 66ers? No. They play in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League, which includes six teams  In 12 years of baseball, the Power have an overall record of 465-130 (win percentage of .782), and have won seven league championships, including five straight from 2011 to 2015. Teams in the league include the San Diego Force and So Cal Bombers
Have Power players made it to the MLB? Since the team’s inception, they have had a total of 93 players sign professional baseball contracts, 81 of those to Major League organizations.  Notable former players include Brian Shaw (Indians) and Tyler Saladino (White Sox).
What is the history of the Palm Springs Power? The Palm Springs Power is the brainchild of Andrew Starke, who remains owner and President.  They aren’t the first team to play in historic Palm Springs Stadium, but they have achieved the greatest level of success there since the Angels in 1961. According to Starke,  “The lack of success of previous teams was well documented, but there was one glaring mistake that they were all committing; none of those minor league teams were local, and the community couldn’t relate.  I look at the success of Gene Autry’s Angels, and used that as a template for creating a hometown team that the community can really get behind.”  Starke continues to place great importance on community involvement, earning praise not only from the Palm Springs Chamber Of Commerce, but from Mayor Robert Moon and Palm Springs Police Chief Brian Reyes as well. Both Mayor Moon and Chief Reyes threw out the first pitch at Power games in 2016

Mary Nutter Softball Collegiate Classic Day 1 Results

Rain was supposed to wash away most of the softball games Friday at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, but it held off long enough for fans to be treated to some epic softball battles. ucla-softball_0006

UCLA had two of the more exciting games yesterday as they beat Cal Poly 3-1 and Central Florida 1-0.

Oregon went 2-0 as well with victories over Kentucky and Kent State.  Each of those victories were decided by one run.

Other results from softball games yesterday at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic:

UC Davis    1        vs      Kentucky    4

UCF            2       vs      Cal Poly      1

Liberty        8       vs      LMU  10

Oregon      5       vs      Kentucky    4

UCLA 3       vs      Cal Poly      1

Liberty        0       vs      UC Davis    3

Oregon       4      vs      Kent State 3

Cal             2       vs      Illinois         1

UCLA 1        vs      UCF   0

Make sure to check out Flosports for continuing coverage from the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City.

 

 

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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