Catch Get Caught in Series Sweep


By: Garrett Osterode – SID

Palm Springs, Calif—The So Cal Catch went into Sunday night’s game looking to salvage game three of this weekend road series against the Power. Palm Springs were able to defend their home turf and complete the sweep in game three by the final score of 9-6.

For the third night in a row, the Catch were able to get on the board first, jumping on Power starter Jacob Rebar for a quick run thanks to a single by Grant Robbins (UNLV) and multiple passed balls by the Power catcher, Travis Tanaka.

Following the first inning run, Rebar shut things down and went on to throw four strong innings for the Power. Rebar gave up only one run while striking out five catch hitters.

Again, the Catch pitchers had a challenging time taming the Power lineup. Tallon Thomason (Fresno City) made a valiant effort tonight for the Catch tossing three and two-thirds innings and surrendering six runs. Chad Boudreaux (ETBU) and Tyler Hazlett (HPU) both surrendered runs in the loss as well.

The Catch tried their best to make some magic happen in the late innings to mount a comeback, but fell just short. By trailing by as much as 7-2 in the sixth inning, So Cal battled back to make it 7-6 in the eighth inning. Mitchell Bumann (HPU) had the big hit that drove in the sixth and final run for the Catch, but was left stranded at third base to end the eighth inning.

Anthony Seminaris (Arkansas Fort-Smith), Mitchell Bumann and Tyler Fisher (Olivet Nazarene) all recorded 2 hit games for the Catch Sunday night.

Note Worthy:

Omar Ortiz (Pacific), who left Friday’s game with an apparent injury to his wrist, was taking batting practice today and hopes to join the Catch lineup this week at some point. Do not expect him to play tomorrow, but he will be back soon for So Cal.

Looking Ahead:

Zac Whittaker (Fresno City) will get the ball on Monday night for his second start of the season. Whittaker started the one and only Catch win this season and So Cal is hoping for more of the same this time around. First pitch is a 4:30 at Eagles Diamond on the beautiful campus of Biola University.