Kevin Barker went 1-2 and hit a home run, helping the Canada A's (1-0) to a 3-1 victory over the Palm Springs Power (0-1) on Thursday at Palm Springs Stadium.He homered in the first inning.
Brady Muller baffled the Palm Springs Power, striking out eight batters. The Canada A's' pitcher tossed four innings of shutout ball and allowed only three hits.
A bright spot for the Palm Springs Power in the defeat was Luke Barker, who allowed only one run while striking out five.
Stephen Butt recorded his first win of the year for the Canada A's. He allowed one run over three innings. He struck out four, walked two and surrendered one hit.
Julian Esquibel couldn't get it done on the bump for the Palm Springs Power, taking a loss. He lasted just three innings, walked none, struck out two, and allowed two runs.