Rod Boykin Interview: Making Waves With the Storm

August 14, 2017

The Lake Elsinore Storm just named outfielder Rod Boykin their latest homestand hero. During the recent seven-game homestand, Boykin hit .435 with two home runs and four RBI. He has been a bright spot in the Storm offense since his call-up from Fort Wayne on July 12. In his first 23 games with the Storm, Boykin has hit the same number of home runs that he hit in 69 games…

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Storm Bats Heating Up Nicely as Season Progresses

July 15, 2017

Lake Elsinore, California After snapping their three-game losing streak Thursday night, the Storm looked to keep up their momentum by sending Logan Allen to the mound. It would be Allen’s third start in a Storm uniform this season. He had recorded a 1.42 ERA in 12.2 innings pitched with 11 strikeouts prior to Friday’s start. The game began with a quick 1-2-3 first inning for Allen, as he got the…

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Storm Forced to Adjust as Players are Promoted

July 12, 2017

The Lake Elsinore Storm return home on Wednesday after a seven-game road trip that started off a little rough. They suffered two losses, had a three-game win streak, and ended with another two losses. The first three contests were against the Lancaster Jethawks, and as expected, showcased a lot of offense, while the last four were in Visalia. The Storm’ bats have started to heat up and no one has…

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A Visit With Storm’ Infielder Chris Baker

July 4, 2017

The hope for many San Diego Padre fans rests in the fact that A.J. Preller is developing a quality farm system. He is stockpiling young talent at the lower levels of the minor league system. The parent club seems to have made a commitment to rebuild from the ground up. They are being patient and letting the young players develop properly. Many of these young players are pitching prospects, but…

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Storm Fall Short in Cunningham Debut

July 1, 2017

Friday night’s Storm game saw the professional debut of Padres 2017 ninth round draft pick Alex Cunningham. The right-handed pitcher was drafted out of Coastal Carolina University where he was 7-2 with a 2.63 ERA this year. He held opponents to a .195 batting average and struck out 117 batters in 106 innings there. It was a little surprising that Cunningham would be sent to Lake Elsinore to make his…

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Rough First Inning Too Much To Overcome For Lake Elsinore

June 30, 2017

  Thursday night was the fourth and final game of the series with Rancho Cucamonga. The Storm went in to the game looking to seal the series having already taken two of the first three contests. Lake Elsinore manager Edwin Rodriguez handed the ball to pitcher Jesse Scholtens. Things started a bit rough, as Drew Jackson worked a leadoff walk. By the time the Quakes reached the sixth batter in…

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Storm Lose Second-Half Home Opener to Quakes 6-4

June 27, 2017

The Lake Elsinore Storm kicked off their first home series of the second half Monday night. The Storm finished the first half in third place with an even .500 record, going 23-12 at home and 12-23 on the road. After getting off to a rough start in the opening series at Inland Empire, dropping the first three games, the Storm were able to avoid the sweep in the finale. Cal…

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Storm Well-Represented at Cal League All-Star Game

June 22, 2017

  The annual Cal League All-Star game was hosted by the Visalia Rawhide this season. The event took place June 19-20, and featured several fun and unique activities relating to the local community and concluded with the actual all-star game on day two. This game was a great way to see the bright young prospects from around the league, including the eight players representing the Lake Elsinore Storm. The Storm…

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