After an almost come-from-behind game on Thursday, the Storm took matters into their own hands on Friday and Saturday defeating the Giants 12-3 and 6-2.
The Storm is now 44 – 36 overall and 8-2 to begin the second half of the season sitting a top the south division.
In game two of the series, the Storm jumped out to an early lead and scored 10 of their 12 runs in the first three innings.
Three runs came in the first when Tommy Medica and newcomer Vince Belnome hit back-to-back doubles, giving the Storm the three run lead.
Belnome hit his second double in a Storm uniform in the second driving in Casey McElroy and Justin Miller, giving the Storm a 6-1 lead.
Belnome went 3 for 5, scoring one run and four RBIs and ended the night with a .600 batting average.
But it was Justin Miller who stole the show in the third, hitting the first grand slam of the season for the Storm to go ahead 10- 2.
The Giants would pick up another run in the fifth when Chris Lofton scored and began the inning with his 12th double of the season for San Jose.
The Storm tacked on two more runs in the eighth with a pair of singles to capture the 12-3 victory.
On Saturday, the Storm set an early tone, hitting five consecutive singles to begin the game en route to a 6-2 win and claim its third series in a row.
Rico Noel, McElroy, Miller, Medica and Belnome all hit singles to give the Storm a 3-0 lead.
The Giants battled back to cut the lead to within one in the fourth.
Ricky Oropesa hit his third triple of the season to put a runner in scoring position for the Giants. Luke Anderson doubled to right field, allowing Oropesa and Alex Burg to score with the Storm lead now at 3-2.
In the fifth inning, the Storm put the game out of reach. Michael Wing led the inning off with a single to shortstop. Wing scored along with Miller off another Medica double to put the Storm ahead 5-2. Medica later scored on a force out.
Relief pitcher Chris Franklin captured the win, allowing one hit and one walk in the outing.
The Storm returns home to begin a three-game series against the Bakersfield Blaze at The Diamond at 5:05 p.m.
Sunday is a Sunday Funday where kids part of the US Bank Kids Club can be part of the staff and kids will be allowed to run the bases after the game.
The Storm will be celebrating our nations independence on July 3. Come experience the best fireworks show in the area following the 7:05 p.m. game against the Blaze.
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