The Proehlific Power jumped on top early and often on Monday as they won the Palomino East Zone tournament in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and now they will move on to play in the Palomino World Series in California beginning on Friday.
Joe Wagstaff from Louisburg College led the Power on Monday in their 14-5 win, (over Pine-Richlands PA), by going five innings on the mound and only giving up the five runs on six hits, with five strikeouts and just one walk. Coach Johnny Smith said Wagstaff was a big difference in the game as were the Power hitters who pounded the ball once again and nobody struck at the plate for the Power on Monday, everybody seemed to be putting the ball into play. Another key note on Wagstaff, 70% of his pitches were for strikes in Monday’s victory.
The Power put on a show with their bats on the way to those 14 big runs. Travis Woolen was 3-5 with 4RBI’s. Michael Wall went 2-3 with a double, a home run and 5RBI’s.. Aaron Jones was 3-4 with 2RBI’s, Logan Self went 2-4 with a double and an RBI and Alex Swim had 2RBI’s.
Another large win for the Proehlific Power on Monday and now they will stay in Pittsburgh, PA and work out the next couple of days before flying out for San Francisco, California on Thursday morning at 6am.
The first game for the Power in the Palomino World Series will on Friday versus Taiwan. Good Luck to the Power and to coaches Justin Smih, Johnny Smith, Bob Sublett, and Jeff Wilson as they go for the World Series title.