PALM SPRINGS, CA – Starter Matt Anderson (3-1) became the first ever POWER (23-5, 12-4) pitcher to throw a no-hitter at Palm Springs Stadium Tuesday night in a 17-0 victory over the Casa Grande Cotton Kings (9-9).
Anderson piled up 12 strikeouts in the dominating performance and allowed just one walk in the fifth inning, retiring all other 27 hitters to face him. He also had at least one strikeout in each inning.
With the win, Anderson now has 43 strikeouts compared to just six walks in 33 innings this season.
The POWER offense wasn’t bad either, compiling 17 runs on 17 hits.
Palm Springs was led by Chesny Young who went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Center fielder Tyler Surnbrok also had a big night, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI and Hank Yates collected three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.
The teams will battle again tomorrow night on Fireworks Night at Palm Springs Stadium. Gates will open an hour earlier than normal at 5:05 p.m. with the first pitch scheduled for 6:05 p.m. Fireworks will begin shortly after the completion of the game.