View Full Version : California minor league teams combine for 51 runs, 57 hits

06-29-2009, 01:13 PM
ADELANTO, Calif. - The Lake Elsinore Storm and High Desert Mavericks combined for 51 runs and 57 hits in a California League game Sunday, won 33-18 by the Storm.

Lake Elsinore, a Single-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres scored eight runs in the first inning, six runs in the eighth and had two five-run innings.

A story on High Desert's Web site, attributed to MiLB.com, said the 51 runs beat the old league record of 44.

The Storm had 32 hits and five home runs, including two by Matt Clark, who went 5-for-6 with seven runs scored and five RBIs.

Felix Carrasco drove in six runs for Lake Elsinore and was one of five Storm players with four hits.

High Desert hit five homers, two by Kuo Hui Lo, who was one of four Mavericks players with four RBIs.

James McOwen went 2-for-6 for High Desert, a Seattle Mariners affiliate, to extend his hitting streak to 36 games and break the California League record.

Lake Elsinore starter Jeremy McBryde allowed 13 hots and 11 earned runs in 4 2/3 innings. Matt Teague got the win in relief, allowing eight hits and three runs in 3 1/3 innings.

Starter Nathan Addock took the loss, allowing seven hits and eight runs while registering two outs.


This would not be the game to be keeping score at home.

On Sunday night, the Lake Elsinore Storm and the High Desert Mavericks of the Class A California League combined for 51 runs and 57 hits — in what ended in a 33-18 victory by the Storm.

The 51 runs set a league record, surpassing the previous mark of 44, which was reached on two occasions, according to the High Desert Web site.

Lake Elsinore, which wasted little time in scoring eight runs in the first inning, had 32 hits, including five home runs. High Desert also had five home runs, and set a league record as outfielder James McOwen extended his hitting streak to 36 games.

The Storm (a Padres affiliate) and the Mavericks (Mariners) played a relatively brisk game despite the high number of runs, finishing in 4 hours 10 minutes. By comparison, the Yankees’ 4-2 victory over the Mets on Sunday night took 3:38.


06-29-2009, 01:17 PM
And thats why numbers put up in the Cal League should never be payed attention to.