By: Colin Fields
Palm Springs, Calif.
Shunto Kamoshida (Keio University) drove in three runs, Travis Weston (San Diego State) picked up his first win as a member of the POWER, and Zach Grande (Cal St. Los Angeles) went 3-4 with 4 RBI as the Palm Springs POWER improved to 7-0 on the young season.
Grande opened the scoring for the POWER, lining a single in the second inning to plate Shane Gipson (Ventura College). The second year POWER player then doubled in back-to-back innings in the fourth and fifth, knocking in three more runs in the process.
Kamoshida dazzled the crowd in his debut on Wednesday night, reaching base six times and crushing the first POWER home run of the year over the right field wall. The Japanese First Baseman continued to wow the Palm Springs Stadium crowd on Saturday night, reviving the ballpark with a game-tying two out triple in the third. But the Keio product wasn’t done; he came up to the plate the next inning and delivered another two out extra-base hit to drive in two more runs, widening the margin to 7-3 in favor of the POWER.
From there, Weston, Jeremy Farraye (Pepperdine) and Jacob Corn (Spartanburg Methodist) combined for five innings of relief, striking out nine while allowing no earned runs.
After the two game sweep of the Orange County Pirates, the POWER face Southern Nevada on Sunday night with the first pitch coming at 7:05 PM PT.