On Tuesday night in Lake Elsinore, the Storm took down the Lancaster Jethawks 6-4 with the help of 1B Nate Freiman. Freiman went 4-for-4 at the plate including a solo home run and two runs scored.
The Storm got on the board first scoring one in the bottom of the second inning off of Freiman’s solo shot. Lancaster however, came back scoring three in the top of the third to go up 3-1.
The Storm offense opened up scoring four runs in the bottom of the third. RF Wande Olabisi led off the inning with a walk and then a stolen base.
CF Reymond Fuentes put down a bunt single to advance Olabisi to third. Fuentes stole second base for his 28 of the season. On the same play, Lancaster starter Robert Donovan threw a wild pitch that advanced Olabisi home and Fuentes to third.
After SS Jeudy Valdez struck out, Storm DH Jedd Gyorko singled in Fuentes to tie the game at three. Storm 3B Edinson Rincon came to the plate next, hitting his seventh home run of the season, a two run blast that put the Storm up 5-3.
Lancaster scored one in the top of the fifth to trim the Storm lead back to one.
Storm starter Jose DePaula pitched five innings allowing four runs, three earned, on three hits, striking out seven on his way to a win. DePaula is now 5-3 with a 5.96 ERA on the season.
Reliever Jeremy McBryde came in to relieve DePaula in the sixth. McBryde lasted three innings allowing no runs off one hit, fanning six.
The Storm posted one more run in the bottom of the sixth when Storm LF Danny Payne singled in Freiman to put the score at 6-4 Lake Elsinore.
Storm relief pitcher Zach Herr came in to pitch in the ninth, collecting his first save of the season. Herr faced three batters, striking out two of them.
The Storm take on the Jethawks one more time Wednesday night before taking on the High Desert Mavericks in a four-game series at The Diamond from Thursday to Sunday.