PALM SPRINGS, CA — The POWER posted their second-highest offense output of the summer on Friday, as they routed the Inland Empire Rockets, 21-6.
Keaton Hernandez started for Palm Springs and pitched five scoreless inning while striking out eight to improve to 6-0 on the season. With one earned run over his last six starts, the right-hander has lowered his ERA to 0.97. C.J. Reed, Mark Seyler, Anthony Torres and Pete Reyes also pitched in the ball game.
In a game that saw every POWER player chip in on offense, Eric Urry was the star of the show, going 3-for-3 with five RBIs and three runs scored. Michael Massi also had a banner day at the ballpark, going 4-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored.
The red-and-white were all over the Rockets from the early-going, using a 10-run second inning to place an early stranglehold on the contest. After Chad Clark worked a one-out walk, Palm Springs would record 10 straight hits. Every POWER player recorded a hit and scored a run in the frame, with Reagan Fowler providing the big blow with a two-run single to make it 5-0 and open the floodgates. The 10-run outburst represents the largest single-inning offensive output of the summer.
Palm Springs refused to rest on their laurels though, and would bat around for a second time in the game in the seventh inning. The red-and-white racked up another nine runs on five hits and seven walks in the frame, with Jonathan Serven’s two-RBI double and Urry’s two-run triple punctuating the rally.
The POWER are next in action on Saturday when they welcome the So Cal Elite. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Remember, Saturday is Kids Day at the stadium, meaning all fans 12 and under receive $2 admission. Fans that cannot make it to the ballpark can catch all the action on pspbb.com.