The Storm has done nothing but dominate the Lancaster JetHawks after completing the four-game sweep and is now 11-0 against the JetHawks at The Diamond as they won in 14 innings 4-3.
In a game that went shot for shot, the Storm put on a display for the Sunday Funday fans who stuck out the extra innings win at The Diamond.
Storm starter Matt Jackson and Lancaster starter David Martinez went three innings, both pitching no-hit baseball to begin the game.
It was broken up in the fourth when Rico Noel hit a double down the right field line. Noel was then left on base and the Storm did not score until the eighth behind.
In the seventh inning, the JetHawks took the lead when Erik Castro homered to center field the deepest part of the ballpark.
The Storm tied the game in the eighth when Medica hit a 440-foot home run deep over the left field fence.
Both teams scored two in the 12th to keep the game interesting.
In the top of the inning, Lancaster had back-to-back-to-back singles by Castro, Telvin Nash and Jonathan Meyer who’s single to left field scored two to give the lead in extras for the visitors.
But the home team would not give up, playing small ball to keep the game going. After a Noel walk, and a Miller single up the middle, Medica came through again with a double down the right field line that hopped over the wall and scored two to keep the game alive.
Justin Miller led off with a hit that rolled past the right fielder and ended up as a triple with no outs. With a man in scoring position and a quick two outs, McElroy singled through the right side of the infield allowing Miller to cross the plate for the win.
McElroy continued his success in a Storm uniform going 2-for-5 and has hit 10 in 15 at bats with a .667 batting average.
The Storm have now taken full possession of first place after High Desert took a 12-8 loss. They head on the road to take on the Inland Empire 66ers in a three-game series.
The Storm won’t return home to The Diamond until July 1-3. On July 3, the Storm celebrates Independence Day with the largest fireworks celebration in the area.
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