Staying Cool with the Palm Springs Power
The Palm Springs Power won Friday night 9 to 0 over Team San Diego. Video by kmir6.comvideo
Palm Springs Power baseball started their season Friday night, and it was a hot beginning for their first game.
Summer in Palm Springs means a couple things... Power baseball and scorching temperatures.
So we found out how fans and players alike stay cool.
Fans amped up to watch the Power play.
And though it was over 100 degrees at the start of the game, the stadium has 2,000 feet of misting lines.
"The largest misting system in the entire Coachella Valley. If you come out here it will be 10 to 15 degrees cooler outside here at Palm Springs Stadium that anywhere else in the valley, and the sun sets real early behind the mountain here," said Palm Springs Power owner, Andrew Starke.
Players aren't under the misters, but find ways to stay cool.
"Water bottle in the dugout, dump it over my head a few times and call it a day usually keeps me cool," said Power right fielder, Brooks Klein.
Their manager also makes sure they stay hydrated.
"Electrolyte pills, gatorades, and things like that, they are always encouraged, and we try to keep our practices fairly short so we don't have any dehydration," said Power manager, Harry Gurley.
So with a cooler stadium, fans can focus on the game.
"Well I'm really excited because my son Ryan Boyson is a pitcher for the Power, so we're really excited about that. Yay! And we're just excited because it's opening night, what better thing than baseball in the summer," said Jan Boydstun, fan and mother of a player.
The Power are coming out of a Conference Championship win last year.
"We're still getting all our players in town and its a learning process for players and coaches, but we're really excited about the optimism of the season," said Starke.
And that winning spirit attracts MVP top players like Brooks Klein from the University of Nevada.
"They have a good reputation, and they won a bunch of games, and winning is always fun, so hope to win some more here," said Klein.
The Palm Springs Power are excited for the season, hot temperatures and all.
"Looking forward to a great years, seeing the folks, the fans, and getting to know the players, and yeah its fun, I enjoy it," said Gurley.
The Palm Springs Power won Friday night 9 to 0 over Team San Diego.
Also new this year, the Power have Sunday giveaway night, and more home games this year so they will go later into early August.