Cal League Baseball: Storm Winning Streak Ends at Three in 2-0 Loss to Lancaster

Jeisson Rosario Provides the Lone Storm Hit, As Jethawks Pitching Tosses First Shutout Of The Year

By Storm Media 

Jeisson Rosario

Looking to match their season-best four game winning streak, the Storm instead got shutout for the fifth time this season in a 2-0 loss to the Lancaster Jethawks on Monday night at The Diamond.

Three Major League players pitched for the Padres’ Advanced-A affiliate, as RHP Dinelson Lamet made his third consecutive rehab start with the Storm, followed by fellow rehabber, LHP Jose Castillo, and later former Padres’ shortstop, RHP Javy Guerra, who worked a scoreless seventh in his third outing as a reliever.

The Storm tied a season low with only one hit and the Jethawks earned their first shutout of 2019, becoming the last team in the league to do so.

Lamet pitched four innings of three-hit shutout ball, striking out five and walking one. He threw 56 pitches including 36 for strikes. He was replaced in the fifth by Castillo, making his second appearance of the series.

After allowing a leadoff double to Sean Bouchard, the talented Venezuelan gave up a two-run home run to right field by Ramon Marcelino for the only scoring of the night. He finished with 18 pitches, 12 for strikes, while facing four batters and recording two outs.

For the Storm, Jeisson Rosario had a first inning single, while Connor Panas was hit by a pitched and also walked, as the team was stymied by Lancaster pitcher Garrett Schilling. The right hander retired 11 straight batters at one point and finished his seven-inning start by retiring 19 of 20 Storm hitters.

Lake Elsinore is six games back of the Dodgers’ affiliate, Rancho Cucamonga, with six games to play, which includes one more at home against Lancaster followed by a five-game series in Rancho to close out the first half.

Lancaster           0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 
Lake Elsinore   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 
W: Schilling (4-2, 3.70) ; L: Castillo (0-1, 10.80) ; SV: Doyle (9)
HR: LAN: Marcelino (10) 

Press Release Provided By the Lake Elsinore Storm