PALM SPRINGS, CA — Chesny Young finished just a triple shy of the cycle as the Palm Springs POWER (40-7) defeated the LA Brewers (24-22) 8-4 at Palm Springs Stadium Tuesday night.
Young provided the highlight of the night with the POWER leading 5-4 in the eighth inning. The Atlanta native crushed the first pitch of the at-bat over the left field wall for a three-run home run, his first of the season. He was 3-for-5 on the night.
Outfielder Hank Yates also contributed to the offensive output, going 2-for-5 with two RBIs.
Starting pitcher Gabriel Asakura (2-1) picked up the victory, allowing just three runs in six innings of work. Bill Olson battled out of a major jam in the seventh and pitched the final three innings of the game to earn his second save.
With the bases loaded and no outs in the seventh inning, Olson was brought into the game with the POWER leading 5-2. Olson managed to escape the jam with only two runs scoring, preserving the lead. He retired the final six hitters quickly in order, needing just seven pitches in the eighth and nine pitches in the ninth for the save.
With 40 wins, the POWER are now just one win away from tying the franchise record set last season.
Palm Springs will now get set for the So-Cal World Series against the East LA Dodgers, which starts on Wednesday night at Palm Springs Stadium. The POWER and Dodgers will square off in a best-of-three series Wednesday, Friday and Saturday if necessary. The start time for each game will be 7:05 p.m. and Palm Springs will host all three.