Crawford, Offense Extinguish Blaze

Box Score

PALM SPRINGS – The POWER bats exploded for 10 runs in the first two innings which was all pitcher Kyle Crawford needed as Palm Springs (5-0) pounded the Orange County Blaze, 13-1.

Crawford doused the Blaze from the outset, throwing seven scoreless innings. He set a new season-high in strikeouts with 13 while allowing only four hits. Crawford improves to 2-0 on the season with the win.

The POWER jumped out to a quick two-run lead in the first inning thanks to sacrifice flies from Jake Howeth and Ryan Jones.

Tyler Truitt led off the second and reached on an error, the first of nine straight POWER batters to reach safely. By the time the inning concluded, the POWER had scored eight runs on six hits to blow the game wide open.

Howeth led the POWER offense with three hits and four runs batted in. The outfielder now leads Palm Springs in RBI with seven, all of which have come in the last two games. Jarred Theisen also chipped in with three runs scored, two RBI and a stolen base.

The POWER return to the field on Friday, June 7 when they face the Riverside Rebels at 7:05 p.m. Friday is Dollar Beer Night, with Bud and Bud Light draughts available for just $1. Fans that can’t make it to the game can tune in at