San Antonio Missions 1 – Corpus Christi 0
A brilliant performance by Juan Oramas and an RBI single by Nate Freiman gave the Missions a 1-0 win on Monday night.
Oramas had his longest and most efficient outing of the year going 8 innings while allowing only 5 baserunners. In his last 15 innings Oramas has allowed 9 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K.
More impressively the Missions have now thrown back to back to back shutouts. After three games @ Corpus Christi the Missions have outscored the Hooks 17-0.
Lake Elsinore, CA The Storm got back to their winning ways tonight at The Diamond against the Division Leading High Desert Mavericks with a 6-3 win. Rico Noel led the squad going 3-for-4 including two stolen bases on the night and the Storm are only a half game out of first in the South.
The home team did not waste time jumping out to a four run lead in the first inning giving newly acquired Donn Roach some comfort room. Noel started off the game with a double that scooted past the third baseman and bounced to the left fielder. Second baseman Cory Spangenberg matched Noel with a double of his own that bounced off the right field wall scoring Noel. Connor Powers joined the party hitting his double to right field to give the Storm a 2-0 lead. Two errors in the inning allowed both Powers and Luis Domoromo to score in the inning.
The Storm acquired Donn Roach in the San Diego Padres trade sending Ernesto Frieri to the Los Angeles Angels. Roach was previously with the Inland Empire 66ers and came to the Storm with a league leading record at 5-0.
Tonight Roach kept the unbeaten streak going a scoreless five innings allowing only two hits and collected six strikeouts in the win.
High Desert got on the board in the seventh when Julio Morbin hit a home run up over the 37-foot wall in right field to cut the lead to 4-1.
In the bottom of the seventh it was Spangenberg who hit his second double of the night that rolled all the way to the home bullpen in left field with two on to give the Storm a 6-1 lead.
The Mavericks scored two runs in the eighth by way of James Jones' triple and a SAC fly to cut the lead in half now down 6-3.
Storm closer Kevin Quackenbush came in in the ninth struck out two and recorded his leage leading eighth save of the season.
Courtesy of Eric Theiss, Assistant Director of Media Relations for the Lake Elsinore Storm.
The Fort Wayne Tin Caps game was postponed due to rain with a double header tomorrow scheduled for tomorrow.