PALM SPRINGS, CA – The Palm Springs POWER celebrated Independence Day with a bang, as they defeated the Nor Cal Yankees by a 5-1 score in front of over 3,500 fans at Palm Springs Stadium.

Ryan Santhon (JR, California State University, Los Angeles) got the start for the POWER, going six strong innings.  He allowed one run on six hits, while striking out seven and issuing only one walk.  Santhon improved his record to 3-0 on the season with the victory.

David Kiriakos (JR, Riverside City College) led off the first inning with a walk, and scored on an RBI-single by Marcus Romero (SR, Southern Utah University). He walked and scored again in the third on an infield grounder by Romero.

Sean Flanagan (SR, University of Iowa) started the fourth inning with a double, his second two-bagger of the game, and was plated by a Chett Zeise (SR, University of Iowa) single, making it 3-0 POWER. Zeise dazzled the large crowd throughout the night with many fine defensive plays at third base for the POWER.

Zeise and Justin Cureton (JR, Indiana University) both singled and scored in the sixth inning to give Palm Springs a 5-1 advantage, and Scott Simmons (JR, Mt. San Jacinto College) and Tony Guerra (JR, California State University, San Bernardino) came out of the bullpen to preserve the POWER’s 23rd win in 26 games.

The POWER take on Team San Diego on Tuesday night at Palm Springs Stadium, with first pitch scheduled at 7:05 p.m.  The gates open at 6:00 p.m., and all Bud Light & Bud Light draft beers are $1 each.  All POWER games can be heard live on, with select games simulcast on NewsTalk 920 KPSI Palm Springs. Also, be sure to check out our blog for more team information, including the lineups before every POWER game.