Power Surge Black-Trammell: Team News

Monday, November 17
Surf City Early Thanksgiving Showcase - November 22-23
Here is the schedule for the Surf City Early Thanksgiving Showcase, November 22-23, 2014:
Surf City Pre-Thanksgiving Showcase
Saturday, November 22
3:00pm - Game #1 v. Nor Cal Firecrackers
6:30pm - Game #2 v. NW Batbusters Seek
8:15pm - Game #3 v. So Cal A's TO/Mercado

Sunday, November 23
12:30pm - Game #4 v. Dirt Dogs Kubo
3:30pm - Game #5 v. So Cal Choppers Ziese

All games are located at Peralta Canyon Park, Field #1.
115 N Pinney Drive
Anaheim, CA 92807 

Monday, November 17
Power Surge-Trammell takes 2nd Place in TCS Pre-Thanksgiving Cup

What a weekend at Big League Dreams in West Covina! After winning our pool and going 3-0 on Saturday afternoon, Power Surge-Trammell had a great championship day on Sunday. Our domination on Saturday, scoring 34 runs while only allowing 3, gave us a bye-game for the first round on Sunday. We won our first game against OC Pride and faced OC Elite in the semi-final game. After winning a nail-biter against OC Elite, we faced OC United for the championship. Despite our best efforts as a team, we fell to our opponent, finishing in second place. Overall, it was a great weekend for Power Surge-Trammell! 

Friday, November 14
TCS Pre-Thanksgiving Cup - November 15-16
Power Surge-Trammell heads to West Covina to compete in the TCS Pre-Thanksgiving Cup, November 15-16, 2014.
Here is the schedule:
Saturday, November 15
2:35pm - Game #1 v. Easton Elite Softball Academy
5:25pm - Game #2 v. Venom Fastpitch
6:50pm - Game #3 v. TeamSmith-Perez

Big League Dreams - West Covina
Dodger Field
2100 South Azusa Avenue
West Covina, CA 91792
Games on Sunday will be determined by our place in the pool. Check out the bracket. 

Monday, November 3
Power Surge-Trammell competes in AFC Showcase

Power Surge-Trammell competed in the AFC Fall Showcase this past weekend in Rancho Bernardo, CA. The team went 5-2 overall after posting a 4-0 record on Sunday.

University of San Diego - Assistant Coaches Jessica Williams and Cassidy Coleman were at our final game against TNL on Sunday. USD is looking for a 2016 pitcher, 2016 catcher, 2017 catcher and 2017 outfielder. The University of San Diego is a private, Catholic university located in Linda Vista. They compete in the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference.

Wednesday, October 29
America's Finest City Showcase - November 1-2
Power Surge-Trammell stays local this week for the AFC Showcase.
Here is the schedule:
Saturday, November 1
2:45 pm - PST v. South Bay Firecrackers
6:15 pm - PST v. OC Batbusters White
8:00 pm - PST v. Artesia Punishers
Sunday, November 2
12:15pm - PST v. TeamSmith Red
3:15pm - PST v.  TNL Delameter
All games are at Rancho Bernardo Community Park, Field #6.
18448 West Bernardo Drive
San Diego, CA 92127 

Thursday, October 23
TCS Fireworks/Sparkler NIT Schedule - October 25-26
Power Surge-Trammell competes locally this weekend in the TCS Fireworks/Sparkler NIT.

Here is the schedule:

Saturday, October 25
8:15am - PST v. SD Renegades-Haessly at Poway-Miller (Third base dugout)
1:00pm - PST v. OC Batbusters-Bretado at Rancho Bernardo-8 (First base dugout)
2:45pm - PST v. Firecrackers-Ensey/Mesa at Rancho Bernardo-8 (First base dugout)

Sunday, October 26
9:00am - PST v. California Cruisers-Orrantia at Poway-Coors (Third base dugout)

Second game on Sunday depends on win or loss.

Poway Sportsplex USA
12349 McIvers Court
Poway, CA

Rancho Bernardo Community Park
Pomerado Road
Rancho Bernardo, CA

Go Power Surge! 

Thursday, October 23
Power Surge-Trammell Finishes Strong in the TCS Monster Mash

Power Surge-Trammell posted a 6-1 record last weekend at the TCS Monster Mash tournament held at Hickman Fields.  We scored an impressive number of runs across all games and showed great strength offensively. Our pitching, once again, was stellar with another shut-out and few runs allowed. After going 4-0 in pool play on Saturday, Power Surge-Trammell battled in the brackets on Sunday. After winning their first two games, they faced our organization rival, Power Surge-Berndes in the third bracket game. A tough loss eliminated our team from the tournament.

A huge thank you goes out to all of the Power Surge-Trammell parents and families who helped with field maintenance and snack bar duties on Saturday and Sunday. We raised over $2,000 for our organization which will help cover costs for Powerline and future tournaments.

Recruiting report:

San Diego State University - Assistant Coach Mia Longfellow watched our last pool play game on Saturday afternoon. She mentioned that she has completed recruiting the 2016 class and is looking for 2017 catchers. San Diego State University is a large, state institution that competes in the NCAA Division I Mountain West conference. 

Thursday, October 16
TCS Monster Mash Tournament Schedule - October 18-19, 2014

Power Surge-Trammell hosts the TCS Monster Mash tournament this weekend at Hickman Fields!

Here is the Pool Play schedule on Saturday, October 18:

8am - PST v. IE Elite
9:30am - PST v. OC G-Force
12:30pm - PST v. So Cal Breakers Vega/Hill
2:00pm - PST v. IE Dynasty 16U-Carvajal

All games are on Hickman Field #2.
Sunday bracket play is determined based on pool play record. 
Go Power Surge! 

Monday, October 13
Power Surge-Trammell goes Undefeated at Surf City Showcase

What a weekend! Power Surge-Trammell dominated at the Surf City Showcase this past weekend at Artesia Park. The team went 5-0, with 3 no-hitters in a row pitched by Emily Fuller (2016, P/SS) and Nicki DePaola (2017, P/1B) on Saturday. The powerful offense and unstoppable defense continued into Sunday, too. Incredible!

Recruiting Report:

CSU-Northridge - Assistant Coach Caitlin Benyi stopped by our games on Saturday. She is looking for 2017 outfielders and pitchers, along with strong hitters. CSU-Northridge is a member of the NCAA Division I Big West Conference. Located northwest of Los Angeles, Northridge is a suburban area in the San Fernando Valley.

Biola University - Assistant Coach Morgan Facchini watched the beginning of the second game on Sunday morning. She is currently evaluating a couple of our 2016 athletes, including Emily Howard. She is also looking for 2017 catchers, pitchers, and outfielders. Coach Facchini is also coaching a national high school team that is playing abroad in Italy in August 2015. Biola is a private, Christian university located in suburban La Mirada, CA. Biola competes in the NAIA Golden State Athletic Conference. It was great to see Coach Facchini at our games again this week!

Thursday, October 9
Surf City Fall Showcase Schedule - October 11-12, 2014
Power Surge-Trammell heads to Artesia Park this weekend to compete in the Surf City Fall Showcase.
Here is the schedule for the weekend:
Saturday, October 11
1:15pm - PST v. USA Athletics Mora (first base dugout)
4:45pm - PST v. So Cal Diamonds Paul (third base dugout)
6:30pm - PST v. Cal Comets Cardinal (third base dugout)

Sunday, October 12
8:00am - PST v. Foothill Gold Niccum (first base dugout)
9:30am - PST v. Quakes (first base dugout)
All games are on Field #4 at Artesia Park (18750 Clarkdale Ave, Artesia, CA 90701).
Go Power Surge! 

Thursday, October 9
Sarah Ogle, P, 2015 moves up to 18U

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the departure of teammate Sarah Ogle, 2015 P, from Power Surge-Trammell. Sarah, age 17, will be moving up to an 18U team partly due to age, but also so she can face 18U hitters to prepare for her college career at Carleton College (MN).

Sarah will be playing for 18U San Diego Renegades-Stern.

We will miss Sarah's leadership on the field, but know she is making the right decision to prepare for the next level. We wish Sarah the best in all of her future endeavors and will be following her success next year in college.

Keep in touch, Sarah -- you are always a part of the Power Surge-Trammell Family!

Thursday, October 9
Insight into the Dynamic Warm-up
GoPro expert Brian Lebo gives us some great insight about the difference between dynamic warm-ups and static stretching.
Power Surge-Trammell has transitioned to a dynamic warm-up for a number of reasons outlined in the article below. Static stretching is encouraged after practice and games and should be done by the athlete at home. 
Learn more in his article posted on ncsasports.org.

Monday, October 6
TCS Best of the West Showcase Recruiting Report

Power Surge-Trammell competed in the TCS Best of the West Showcase in Palmdale, CA, October 4-5, 2014. Overall, the team went 3-2, showing great promise both offensively and defensively. 

Recruiting Report:

Biola University - Assistant Coach Morgan Facchini watched part of our first game on Saturday against Firecrackers NV Peek. She is looking for 2016 and 2017 athletes at all positions. Biola is a private, Christian university located in suburban La Mirada, CA. Biola competes in the NAIA Golden State Athletic Conference.

Goshen College - Head Coach Kristin Kolter was watching the games on Saturday morning at the Best of the West field complex. Kolter is currently looking for 2016 and 2017 athletes, specifically shortstops and catchers. Goshen is a small, private, Anabaptist-Mennonite college located in suburban Goshen, Indiana. Goshen competes in the NAIA Crossroads League.

Thomas University - Head Coach Bill Wilson watched both our games on Sunday morning against Firecrackers Blanco North and California Cruisers Laufou. Wilson is currently recruiting 2016 and 2017 talented athletes at all positions. He showed great interest in several of our athletes after watching the entire second game on Sunday. Thomas University is a small, private university located in rural Thomasville, Georgia. Thomas University competes in the NAIA Sun Conference.

Saturday, August 30
Sarah Ogle, 2015 P, commits to Carleton College

Sarah Ogle, 2015 pitcher, has officially committed to Carleton College. Carleton College is the #7 ranked Liberal Arts College in the country (USNWR, 2014) located in Northfield, MN (southeast of Minneapolis). Sara was their #1 recruit for the 2015 class according to Head Coach Amy Erickson. The Carleton Knights compete in the NCAA Division III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Sara will be applying early decision to Carleton this fall.

We are simply thrilled for Sarah. Carleton is a top school in the country and is an excellent fit for her, both academically and athletically. We look forward to hearing about Sarah's many accomplishments during her tenure at Carleton!

Congratulations, Sarah!

Saturday, August 30
Summer 2014 Highlight Reel

The Howard Family compiled our summer season in this outstanding team video. Enjoy!

 Summer 2014 Highlight Reel

Tuesday, August 19
Power Surge-Trammell Welcomes Nicki, Emily, Gentry, and Jessica

We invite you to join us in welcoming four new players to the Power Surge-Trammell family! After several days of tryouts, these four student-athletes caught our attention and have agreed to join our team. Each of them brings unique attributes to the group that will surely help our team reach our goals.  We proudly introduce to you Nicki DePaola, Emily Fuller, Gentry Hoffman, and Jessica Wilson.

Nicki DePaola, 2017, joins our pitchers and will also see playing time at first base. Nicki has played for Relentless, Elite, and most recently SoCal Show-Haskell. She goes to Steele Canyon High School. Parents are Tina and Tom DePaola.

Emily Fuller, 2016, also joins our pitching staff and will assist with middle-infielder duties as well. Emily is no stranger to Power Surge, and is joining us from Power Surge-Henry. She attends San Diego High School. Parents are Mary and Scott Fuller.

Gentry Hoffman, 2017, completes our outfield. She has played for Renegades-Aguirre and SoCal Show-Haskell. She also goes to Steele Canyon High School. Parents are Kristin and Dan Hoffman.

Jessica Wilson, 2017, provides us depth at both the catcher and third base positions. Her softball resume includes teams such as Mystic, Renegades-Aguirre and SoCal Show-Haskell. Parents are Lisa and Leonard Wilson.

Welcome to Power Surge-Trammell! We look forward to a successful season! 

Monday, August 11
Power Surge-Trammell welcomes Assistant Coach Mark Potter

PST adds Mark Potter to coaching staff:

Coach Potter comes to us from Power Surge Vincent 18U. He has been coaching for nearly 17 years, the past 4 years with Coach Jerry Vincent. Coach Potter also coached 9 years in high school, 7 as the Steele Canyon JV Head coach then 2 years as the Junipero Serra high school Head Varsity coach. While under his tutelage at Steele Canyon, he developed the program into one of the top 4 programs in San Diego county averaging 21 wins a season for the last 5 years he was there. At Serra, Coach Potter took their program from a .370 winning percentage to a .560 winning percentage in 2 years.

Coach Potter worked one year for the San Diego Rowdies where he was the outfield/hitting and first base coach. While with Power Surge Vincent, Coach Potter oversaw the infield, first base then eventually third base coaching duties. Coach Potter also worked with base running, conditioning, pitchers and catchers.

During his tenure with Power Surge Vincent, the team placed 5th at the 18U Gold Western Nationals in 2011; in 2012, placed 2nd California State 18U Championships; qualified for ASA Nationals in Johnson City, Tennessee; and made it to the Super 96 play-in-round at the Colorado Sparkler; in 2013, qualified for Premier Nationals; in 2013 and 2014, played in the Colorado Fireworks tournament.

Coach Potter is a NFCA member. NFCC 1 Star Certified Coach and a Dot Richardson Certified Coach. Coach Potter brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the field as well as discipline, technique, mentoring and experience in recruiting.

Please join us in welcoming Coach Potter to our Power Surge-Trammell family!

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.