Power Surge Black-Trammell: Team News

Monday, June 23
Power Surge-Trammell heads to Colorado

Power Surge-Trammell is headed to Colorado! We will be arriving in Fort Collins for the Colorado Classic on Friday, June 27. After the Classic, we will move to Denver for the Colorado Sparkler. Several of our athletes will be competing in All-Star and Academic games throughout the week as well. Game schedule is included below. Hope to see you at the fields!

Colorado Classic - Fort Collins
Saturday, June 28
9:00 a.m.		v. Iowa Blitz Gold 16U			Fossil Creek West
10:40 a.m.		v. CO Havoc Wessel			Fossil Creek West
2:00 p.m.		v. Pro Swing Blue			Fossil Creek West
Sunday, June 29
10:40 a.m.		v. Texas Shockwave 16U		Fossil Creek West 
12:20 p.m.		v. Long Island Riptide			Fossil Creek East

Colorado Sparkler - Denver
Monday, June 30
9:40 a.m. 		All-Star Game (Bowler)		Christopher Complex 2
2:40 p.m.		All-Star Game (O’Rourke)		Christopher Complex 4
4:20 p.m.		All-Star Game (Trammell)		Christopher Complex 2
7:40 p.m.		All-Star Game (Tottress)		Christopher Complex 1
Tuesday, July 1
8:00 a.m.		v. Pro Swing Orange			Schaefer 1 
10:00 a.m.		v. NWI Soxs 				Schaefer 1 
8:40 p.m.		All-Star Game (Vates)		Christopher Complex 2
Wednesday, July 2
8:00 a.m.		v. Team KC				Lutz 5 
10:00 a.m.		v. Washington Synergy-Elliott	Lutz 5 
Thursday, July 3
5:45 p.m.		All-Star Game (Ogle)			Aurora Sports Park B2
7:30 p.m.		All-Star Game (Warrens)		Aurora Sports Park B2

Monday, June 16
PGF National Qualifier Recruiting Report

Power Surge-Trammell competed in the PGF 16U National Qualifier in Anaheim, CA, June 13-15.  Several college coaches were at the fields looking for 2015 and 2016 athletes. Here is a summary:

University of San Diego - Coach Jessica Williams was at the fields looking for 2016 athletes. Generally, she's looking for good athletes that can adjust to any position. The USD Torerros compete in the NCAA DI West Coast Conference.

Seattle University - Head Coach Dan Powers is looking for 2016 and 2017 power hitters and all-around athletes. The SU RedHawks compete in the NCAA DI Western Athletic Conference.

CSU Bakersfield - Head Coach Crissy Buck-Ziegler watched PST compete against the California Cruisers. She's currently looking for 2016 athletes at all positions. The Roadrunners compete in the NCAA DI Western Athletic Conference.

Concordia University-Irvine - Head Coach Crystal Rosenthal was also watching PST compete against the California Cruisers (coached by her assistant coaches). She mentioned that they are in need of pitchers, catchers, middle infielders, and a center fielder. Concorida won the NAIA Championship in 2013. They will be moving to NCAA DII in 2015-2016.

Loyola Marymount University - Head Coach Gary Ferrin is looking for 2016 and 2017 athletes. LMU competes in NCAA DI West Coast Conference.

La Verne College - Head Coach Julie Smith (1996 Olympic Gold Medalist) is looking for a 2016 outfielder and catcher and 2017 pitchers. La Verne competes in the NCAA DIII Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. 

Monday, June 16
Pomona-Pitzer Coach Scouting Zoom into June
Power Surge-Trammell competed in the TCS Zoom into June Showcase, June 7-8, 2014. Coaches from Pomona-Pitzer College were at the fields scouting our athletes. They are currently looking for 2015 pitchers and 2016 outfielders and middle infielders. Pomona College and Pitzer College are 4-year, highly selective, liberal arts colleges located in Claremont, CA.

Monday, June 9
Power Surge-Trammell to compete in PGF National Qualifier
Power Surge-Trammell is confirmed for the PGF National Qualifier, June 13-15, in Anaheim, CA! Look for more information on the game schedule and locations soon. Good luck!

Monday, June 9
Power Surge-Trammell Welcomes Chloe and Janina

Power Surge-Trammell adds Chloe O'Rourke and Janina "JJ" Jusay to roster for summer tournaments and showcases.

Chloe, a right-handed pitcher, joins us from Power Surge-Vincent 18U. Chloe is a rising junior at Point Loma High School.

Janina, an outfielder/catcher, joins us for the summer from Power Surge-Berndes 14U. Janina is a rising junior at Rancho Bernardo High School.

Please join us in welcoming both Chloe and JJ to Power Surge-Trammell!

Tuesday, May 27
Power Surge-Trammell to begin summer practices
As the high school seasons come to a close, Power Surge-Trammell will resume practicing as players are able. Practices will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Hickman Field #1 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Players should always bring their running shoes as conditioning will now be part of each practice. Looking forward to the exciting summer schedule ahead!

Saturday, September 28
PST adds Amanda Kalal to coaching staff

Power Surge-Trammell is very excited to welcome Amanda Kalal to the coaching staff. Coach Amanda grew up in a suburb outside of Cleveland, Ohio and started playing fast-pitch softball at age 11. She joined the Ohio Emeralds (ASA/NSA/USSSA) organization two years later, whom she would play with through high school. Amanda was recruited by a variety of colleges at all levels of the NCAA, and ultimately accepted an academic scholarship to attend Ohio Northern University (Ada, Ohio), a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC), NCAA Division III.

While a student-athlete at Ohio Northern, Amanda earned a bachelor of science degree in 2005 in mathematics and secondary education with high honors.  Defensively, Amanda played primarily LF, RF, and 2B. In her four-year career, Amanda had a total of 71 hits, 43 RBIs, 58 walks, 8 sac flies, and 28 sac bunts. She finished her senior season hitting .287 with a .471 OB%, earning her the team's Offensive Player of the Year award. She also earned all-conference academic first team honors. Off the field, Amanda was involved in student senate, student-alumni association, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, student-athlete advisory committee, and residence life as an RA.

After graduating in 2005, Amanda attended Canisius College (Buffalo, NY) for graduate school, earning a master of science degree in college student personnel administration in 2007. She spent nearly 6 years working in alumni relations at Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) before moving to San Diego, CA in 2012 with her husband, Patrick Marino. She currently works in admissions at the University of California, San Diego.

Amanda will be involved in all aspects of coaching including college recruiting.

Saturday, August 31
PST adds two to roster
Power Surge-Trammell is pleased to announce the addition of two players to its Fall 2013 roster. Sarah Ogle is no stranger to the Power Surge organization. She has been a successful pitcher both in Travel Ball and at Francis Parker HS (she pitched the deciding game that propelled PS-Klem into ASA Nationals) and she will be instrumental in helping anchor the pitching staff. Tricia Warrens (High Tech High) is also a PS organization veteran who plays OF/3B/2B. She has a reputation as an excellent contact hitter with great basepath instincts. We welcome both these girls and their families and look forward to their many contributions.

Monday, August 12
Power Surge-Trammell move up to 16U

Starting with the Fall 2013 season, PST will be a 16U team. Emphasis over the next 2-3 years will be on College Showcases as we try to help place as many girls as possible in a college program. As always there will be some changes. We would like to say a big thank you to the Kohel and Finney families for all their contributions to the team and wish only the best for Brandi and Sarah in their future endeavors. We are also saying hello to a few new families and they will be introduced and welcomed very soon.

Emails will be soon forthcoming  regarding showcases, tournaments and friendlies. Maria Gastineau has volunteered to coordinate the snack bar as we will be hosting a couple of friendlies this fall. In addition, we will be communicating information about fees. It will be necessary to charge a one time start up fee as we incur the extra costs of showcases. This will ensure that we are able to enter them well in advance and not miss out on opportunities because of fund shortages