–Written by Justin Jett, courtesy Lake Elsinore Storm
(7-14-21) The Lake Elsinore Storm, a San Diego affiliate, again displayed their immense talent tonight at the Diamond. In a dominating victory, the Storm combined for 16 hits, 9 walks, and 14 runs. Every player in the lineup got on base, eight of the nine had at least one hit, and five of the nine had a multi-hit game.
The Storm jumped on the Rawhide early tonight, scoring 12 runs in the first two innings alone. Meanwhile, Nick Thwaits (1-6) provided quality assistance as he was able to get through 5 innings, striking out 5, and only allowing 2 earned runs. Cullen Dana would relieve him in the 6th inning and prove dominant in his first appearance with the Storm. He would go 2 innings, setting down 6 straight batters, and striking out 4.
Jose Garcia and Jason Reynolds would close the game out in an efficient fashion. They would allow just 1 run and 4 hits in the final two innings of the game.
The top of the order feasted tonight on Rawhide pitching as the top 4 batters would go a combined 10-20 with 6 RBIs, 4 walks, and 6 runs. Euribiel Angeles would increase his hitting streak to an incredible 20 straight games and hold his league-best batting average of .351.
Top prospects Joshua Mears and Robert Hassell lll would combine for 4 hits, 4 RBIs, and 2 walks as Mears would smash a home run to put this game out of reach in the 2nd inning.
The Storm hope to keep this offensive momentum going tomorrow night at 6:35 for Woof Wednesday at The Diamond!