The Proehlific Power amateur baseball team was missing Logan Self, Alex Swim, Aaron Jones, Michael Wall, and Lyle Donaldson on Friday evening but they did have one element that will make you a winner more times than not.
That key component is pitching and they had it again in the shape, form and fashion of Michael Dimock from High Point Wesleyan. Dimock struck out 8 Caldwell Legion Post 29 players and in the process he led the Proehlific Power to a big road victory up in Granite Falls, located between Hickory and Lenior.
Dimock was masterful with those 8K’s and he only allowed three 29er hits while setting the stage for his Power teammates and the job they were able to do at the plate. Dimock struck out 13 Asheboro Post 45 batters last week at New Bridge Bank Park and by all indications, Wake Forest has made a steal by grabbing this young right-hander who excels on the mound.
Dimcok is definitely the ace of the Power pitching staff and last night he had plenty of help from the PP at the plate. JB Brewer led the Power hitters going 4-4, along with a sacrifice fly and the local Caldwell County Post 29 baseball fans said they had not seen an effort like this turned in against their boys in a long, long time. The 29er’s fans could not stop talking about how good this Power team looked. Who are these guys, the fans kept on asking?
We have talked and talked here about the game and have yet to give you the score. The final was 10-0 with the Power rolling over the 29er’s. The PP had a great game and the 29er’s may have been a bit off, but you can’t take anything away from the effort Dimock turned in and the PP were laying the aluminum to the ball when they came to the plate.
We mentioned Brewer going 4-4 and the man in front of him, Travis Woolen, he scored the first two runs of the game and finished 2-3 with three runs scored. With Woolen and Brewer working back-to-back at the number three and four spots in the PP batting order the Power ran out to an early 2-0 lead after three innings.
The Power then went off, or in reality they really came on in the 7th inning as they exploded for six big runs to lead 8-0. Eric Presnell got it started with a hit to left past the shortstop and then there were back-to-back bunts by Eric Simmons and Zach Reffey and then Matt Nettesheim smacked a three-run triple to the gap in left-center and the PP was rolling. Nick Jones came up next and connected with a double that drove in Nettesheim and Jones later came in on the sacrifice by Brewer. The 6-run seventh pretty much sewed things up for the Power but they did tack on two more runs in the eighth to close it out with the 10-0 win.
It was one heck of an effort by the PP to run their season record to something like (10-5) now on the year. The PP will be playing tournament games this weekend at Northern Guilford and then next week they leave for a tournament in Omaha, Nebraska that will be going concurrently with the College Baseball World Series.
We talked about all the good things that happened last night for the Power and we have to give a final thumbs up to Eric Presnell. Presnell was called up from the Guilford Patriots yesterday and he gave the PP a game and a half behind the plate. The PP was missing Swim and Donaldson, their regular catchers and Presnell was more than adequate in the others absence. Presnell was Johnny/Eric-on-the-spot for coaches Johnny and Justin Smith.
+++++Power set to play today(Saturday) at 7pm then again at 7 on Sunday. Any time changes we will have them for you….+++++