Power Surge - Trammell: Team News

Friday, July 24
Power Surge-Trammell heads to first USA Preps Tournament

Power Surge-Trammell heads to the USA Preps So Cal Summer Sun-Sational showcase tournament from July 24-26. Over 40 coaches will be in attendance, on the fields and in the dugouts.

Saturday, July 25
1:00 p.m. - PST v. Team Velocity, Lancaster Field 2
2:40 p.m. - PST v. Lady Bruins, Lancaster Field 1
7:40 p.m. - PST v. Inferno Softball, Palmdale Field 5
Lancaster Fields
Big 8 Softball Complex
43011 N 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
Palmdale Fields
Best of the West Softball Complex
2723 Rancho Vista Blvd
Palmdale, CA 93551
Sunday's games depend on Saturday's pool play.
Go Power Surge! 

Monday, June 22
Power Surge-Trammell heads to TCS Colorado Sparkler

Power Surge-Trammell heads to Denver for the TCS Colorado Sparkler showcase tournament for the second year in a row. Here's the full schedule.

Monday, June 29
4:20 p.m. All-Star Game – Sydney Vates Christopher Complex, Field 1 (1B)
6:00 p.m. All-Star Game – Paige Bowler Christopher Complex, Field 2 (1B)
6:00 p.m. All-Star Game – Chloe Hull Christopher Complex, Field 1 (1B)

Tuesday, June 30
3:40 p.m. All-Star Game – Amber Trammell Christopher Complex, Field 3 (3B)
3:40 p.m. All-Star Game – Jessica Wilson Christopher Complex, Field 3 (1B)
5:20 p.m. All-Star Game – Gentry Hoffman Christopher Complex, Field 1 (3B)
Wednesday, July 1
7:00 a.m. Parent Recruiting Talk (Free) The Westin Westminster
12:00 p.m. Game 1: PST v. AZ Power-Moore Schaefer, Field 4 (3B)
2:00 p.m. Game 2: PST v. Billings Blasters Schaefer, Field 4 (3B)

Thursday, July 2
12:00 p.m. Game 3: PST v. Illinois Gold Dry Creek, Field 2 (1B)
2:00 p.m. Game 4: PST v. TBD Dry Creek, Field 1 or 2
7:30 p.m. All-Star Game – Tricia Warrens Aurora Sports Park, Field C4 (1B)

Friday, July 3
Bracket Play

Saturday, July 4
Bracket Play
Sunday, July 5
Bracket Play

Monday, June 22
Power Surge-Trammell finishes 4-2 at PGF Qualifier

Power Surge-Trammell kicked off the PGF SoCal Qualifier on Friday with a win over Team Easton. Their second game against KG Hitters knocked them into the loser's bracket. With the possibility of 4 games on Saturday, PST faced the first game against OC Batbusters. After losing a seven run lead, the team rallied to secure the win. Next, they faced Teamsmith. PST held on to the win despite giving up the lead again. In their third game of the day, Power Surge-Trammell won by run-rule over Minors Gold. Unfortunately, the run in the loser's bracket ended with an emotional night game against KG Hitters. With the second loss, Power Surge-Trammell was knocked out of the qualifier, tying 9th with a record of 4-2.

Recruiting notes:

Harvard University watched first game against Team Easton. Head Coach Jenny Allard was at the field scouting out young talent for her program. Harvard competes in the NCAA Division I Ivy League.

CSU San Marcos watched our game against OC Batbusters. Assistant Coach Danielle Yudin is looking for talented, hard working athletes in 2016 and 2017. San Marcos is moving to NCAA Division II from NAIA. 

Tuesday, June 16
PGF SoCal Qualifier - Schedule

Power Surge-Trammell heads back to Anaheim this weekend to compete in the PGF SoCal Qualifier. This tournament is double-elimination with 6 berths to the PGF national tournament. Two separate brackets split the berths. We are in bracket A. Go Power Surge!

First Game:

Friday, June 19
2:00 p.m. - PST v. Team Easton (3rd base dugout)
Field #3
La Mirada Regional Park
13795 Adelfa Drive
La Mirada, CA 90638 

Bracket Link: http://www.premiergirlsfastpitch.com/brackets/2015/06-19-2015-SoCal-16U.pdf 

Monday, June 15
Power Surge-Trammell wins bracket at Summer Kick-off

Power Surge-Trammell won their bracket on Sunday, June 14 at the Surf City Summer Kick-off tournament. After a disappointing day of competition on Saturday, the team bounced back and went 3-0 to finish on top. The team had won 3 games by run-rule over the weekend. In addition, the team won a hard fought battle against Courage on Sunday in ITB, a great victory after losing to the same team earlier on Saturday. Overall, the girls showed great resiliency and determination. 

Recruiting Notes:

Portland State University - Coach Yamaguchi was at the fields on Saturday scouting all 2017 athletes. The Vikings compete in the NCAA Division 1 Big Sky Conference. PSU is located in Portland, Oregon.

Monday, June 8
Surf City Summer Kick-Off - Schedule

Power Surge-Trammell heads back into action this weekend at the Surf City Summer Kick-Off tournament. The tournament includes 3 pool play games on Saturday, June 13 followed by single-elimination bracket play on Sunday, June 14. Here is the schedule:

Saturday, June 13
3:00 p.m. - PST v. Courage, Field #2
6:30 p.m. - PST v. OC Strikeforce, Field #2
8:15 p.m. - PST v. AZ Hotshots-Gatti, Field #1 
All games are at Yorba Regional Park (7600 E. La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA) 

Monday, June 8
Power Surge-Trammell goes 4-1 at Zoom into June

After over three months off for the high school season, Power Surge-Trammell kicked-off the summer season with the TCS Zoom into June showcase. With only 10 athletes, the team posted an impressive 4-1 record for the weekend. The team opened the tournament with a big victory over the Grapettes and used the momentum to win against the AZ Thundercats on Saturday. The team had their first loss in the last game on Saturday to CC Dirtdogs in the early afternoon. Sunday was a hot afternoon in Murrieta, but the team blew past their opponents: American Pastime and Firecrackers. Great first weekend back!

Recruiting Notes:

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College - Head Coach Betsy Ripple was at the diamond on Saturday afternoon looking for 2016 lefty slappers. CMS is a highly competitive liberal arts college in the LA area. Athletes need a combination of a competitive GPA, challenging course curriculum (AP and IB classes), and high test scores to be admitted. 

Wednesday, May 27
TCS Zoom into June Schedule - June 6-7

Power Surge-Trammell kicks off their Summer 2015 schedule with the TCS Zoom into June showcase, June 6-7.
Here is the schedule:
Saturday, June 6
8:00am - PST v. California Grapettes Pearson
11:30am - PST v. AZ Thundercats
1:15pm - PST v. CC Dirtdogs/Team Mizuno-Kubo
All games are at Cal Oaks Field 4.

Sunday, June 7
1:15pm - PST v. American Pastime-Chavez, Cal Oaks Field 1
4:45pm - PST v. Firecrackers Hernandez-Ensey, Cal Oaks Field 5 
Cal Oaks is located at 40600 California Oaks Drive, Murrieta, CA. 
Go Power Surge! 

Monday, February 9
Power Surge-Trammell goes 4-1 at Surf City

Wow, what a weekend at the Surf City Valentine's Day Tournament!

The team went 3-0 on Saturday against the Corona Xpress, AZ Hotshots, and Quakes, making us the top seed in our pool. We scored 28 runs while only allowing 2 for the day. Great job to pitchers Nicki and Clair!

Sunday morning started bracket play with a win over the FTC Thunder. After battling a tough pitcher, the team fell 2-0 against Strike Force Gold. The no-hitter knocked us out of the tournament.

Despite the disappointing loss on Sunday, the team had a successful weekend! Thank you to all the parents and family who helped make the weekend a success. 

Friday, February 6
Surf City Valentine's Day Tournament - Feb 7-8

Here's the schedule for the Surf City Valentine's Day Tournament. All games are on Field #3 at Artesia Park.

Saturday, February 7
9:45 a.m. - PST V. Corona Xpress
11:30 a.m. - PST v. AZ Hotshots
4:45 p.m. - PST v. Quakes
Sunday, February 8
*Updated bracket schedule
9:45 a.m. - PST v. FTC Thunder
11:30 a.m. - PST v. StrikeForce 

Thursday, January 22
Showcase in the Desert - January 24-25
Power Surge-Trammell heads to fabulous Las Vegas this weekend for the Showcase in the Desert!
Here's our game schedule:
Saturday, January 24
4:30 p.m. - PST v. OC NightHawks 
6:00 p.m. - PST v. Colorado Styxx
9:00 p.m. - PST v. NV Lil Rebels-Davis
All Saturday games are on Wrigley Field at Big League Dreams (3151 East Washington, Las Vegas, NV 89107)
Sunday, January 25
10:30 a.m. - PST v. Hawaii Momentum, Field #4
12:00 p.m. - PST v. AZ Hotshots-Purdy, Field #5
Sunday games are at West Flamingo Park (6255 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103) 
Go Power Surge! 

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
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.

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! 

Saturday, August 30
Summer 2014 Highlight Reel

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

 Summer 2014 Highlight Reel

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!