"Lake Elsinore, CA – On a cool spring evening at The Diamond, the Storm and the Sixty Sixers faced in the final game before the Storm head on the road and Inland Empire head for their first home game of the season. The Storm were able to get a run on the board but it was Travis Witherspoon’s first pitch, leadoff home run to start the game that put the Sixers on top winning 4-2.
Witherspoon’s homer went deep over the left field wall and gave an immediate lead for the Sixers.
Storm starter Matt Jackson settled down and was able to hold off Inland Empire until the Storm had a chance to score.
In the second, Luis Domoromo singled with two out to start a short rally for the home team. Connor Powers hit a single and Bisson doubled to score Domoromo before the inning came to a close with a 1-1 tie ballgame.
In the fourth it was Jeremy Cruz who came up big again for the 66ers with a two-out homerun again giving the lead to the visitors. Cruz hit an inside-the-park homerun last night.
The fifth was again productive for Inland Empire as they added to the lead picking up another run with two outs. Witherspoon singled up the middle and scored off a Rolando Gomez RBI double to take a 3-1 lead.
The Storm looked as if they were on a comeback, with two outs top prospect Cory Spangenberg hit a double down the left field line to bring the tying run to the plate. Everett Williams would hit a high infield popup that was dropped by Taylor Lindsey that scored Spangenberg. Michael Wing had an infield single to put the winning run on first but a fielder’s choice to tag out Wing at second ended the rally.
Andrew Heid hit his first homerun of the season in the top of the ninth and ending the game for the Storm.
The Storm now head on the road for their second longest road trip of the season taking on Lancaster and Stockton."
Thanks again to Eric Theiss, Assistant Director of Media Relations, of the Storm for the recap. Go Storm !!!
Planet Padres Writer- T.Pichierri
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