Casey McCarthy (JR, California State University, San Bernardino) got the starting nod for Palm Springs and threw seven innings, striking out seven and walking one. He surrendered only one earned run to pick up his fifth win against no losses this season.
Ryan Santhon (JR, California State University, Los Angeles) came on in relief in the eighth with two on and nobody out, and retired all three batters he faced to escape the jam. Tony Guerra (JR, California State University, San Bernardino) pitched the ninth for the POWER in the victory over the boys from Northern California.
Carney Chamberlain (SO, Contra Costa College), Zack Haley (SR, Liberty University), David Kiriakos (JR, Riverside City College) and Ryan Jones (JR, Vanguard University) all doubled in the third when the POWER erupted for four runs. Marcus Romero (SR, Southern Utah University) also singled in the frame.
Jones led off the sixth inning with a monster shot to right field, his first home run of the season. The POWER added one in the seventh and three in the eighth for added insurance. A Kiriakos single in that inning drove in two for the POWER, who improved their overall season record to 33-4.
The POWER will finish the three-game series versus the San Francisco Seagulls on Sunday at 7:05 p.m., with the gates opening at 6:00 p.m. All POWER games can be heard live on www.PSPBB.com, with select games simulcast on NewsTalk 920 KPSI Palm Springs. Also, be sure to check out our blog for more team information.