The Lake Elsinore Storm had a night to forget as they lost the home opener by a score of 12-7 to the Inland Empire 66ers. What was supposed to be a memorable day in Lake Elsinore, after 609 days without baseball at the Diamond, actually began exactly like it was supposed to. Starting pitcher, Carlos Guarate, started off the night by striking out the side to the welcome sound of thunderous applause, and then in the bottom of the first inning the Storm were able to string a few hits together to get an easy run to the plate for the 1-0 lead. Jack Stronach then hit a two-run blast to put the Storm on top 3-0 in the bottom of the first. It was looking like another game of powerhouse offense, however, it was mostly trouble from then on out. [caption id="attachment_46018" align="aligncenter
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