Power Surge Black-Trammell: Team News

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.