Lake Elsinore Storm

The Lake Elsinore Storm is a Minor League Baseball team in Lake Elsinore, California, United States. It is a Class A-Advanced team of the California League, and is a farm team of the San Diego Padres. The Storm plays its home games at Lake Elsinore Diamond (Pete Lehr Field), which opened in 1994; the park seats 7,866 fans.

Lake Elsinore Storm
Founded in 1994
Lake Elsinore, California
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Team logoCap insignia
Minor league affiliations
ClassClass A-Advanced
LeagueCalifornia League
ConferenceSouth Division
Major league affiliations
TeamSan Diego Padres (2001–present)
Previous teamsCalifornia Angels (1981–2000)
Minor league titles
League titles (3)
  • 1996
  • 2001
  • 2011
Division titles (6)
  • 1996
  • 2001
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2011
  • 2019
Team data
Name
MascotsThunder, Mini Thunder, and Jackpot
BallparkLake Elsinore Diamond (1994–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Gary E. Jacobs / Storm LP

This team relocated three times and has been traced back to the Redwood Pioneers, then the Palm Springs Angels, and finally the Lake Elsinore Storm. As the Palm Springs Angels and later as the Storm, it had previously been the "high-A" affiliate of the Angels until the end of the 2000 season (along with their former mascot, Hamlet), when it and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes switched affiliations. Some former members of the Storm later became members of the Angels 2002 World Series championship team.

On May 18, 2007, the Storm set a league record for most lopsided victory, beating the Lancaster JetHawks by a 30–0 score.[1]

Since the 2004 opening of Petco Park, the new home field of the Padres, the Storm has played one home game there toward the end of each season, as the second half of a doubleheader following a Padres daytime home game. Usually, its opponent has been the California League farm team of the Padres' same-day opponents.

In 2011, Nate Freiman played for the Storm setting single-season club records with 22 home runs and 111 RBIs.[2]

On September 7, 2019, the Storm defeated the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 11-2 to win the California League South Division Finals and advance to their sixth California League Championship Series. They faced the Visalia Rawhide, the champions of the North Division, losing the series 3-1.[3]

RosterEdit

Lake Elsinore Storm roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 28 Edwuin Bencomo
  • 17 Caleb Boushley
  • 30 Efrain Contreras
  • -- Tom Cosgrove
  • 16 Mason Fox
  • 98 Jordan Guerrero
  • 11 Henry Henry
  • 24 Osvaldo Hernandez
  • 31 Reiss Knehr
  • 26 Nick Kuzia
  • -- Matt Lachappa
  • 19 Adrian Martinez
  • 27 Felix Minjarez
  • -- Hansel Rodriguez
  • 25 Fred Schlichtholz
  • -- Mason Thompson
  • 18 Cody Tyler

Catchers

  • 34 Michael Cantu

Infielders

  • 13 Gabriel Arias
  •  9 Olivier Basabe
  • 10 Tucupita Marcano
  •  1 Eguy Rosario
  • -- Esteury Ruiz
  •  3 Lee Solomon

Outfielders

  • 15 Tyler Benson
  • -- Nate Easley
  • 23 Tirso Ornelas
  • -- Robbie Podorsky
  •  6 Jeisson Rosario
  • 14 Jack Suwinski


Manager

Coaches

  • 20 Felipe Blanco (fielding)
  • -- Pat O'Sullivan (hitting)


  7-day injured list
* On San Diego Padres 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated February 8, 2020
Transactions
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San Diego Padres minor league players

Notable alumniEdit

 
Cody Decker with the Storm in 2010
 
Nate Freiman, batting for the Storm in 2011

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sports News & latest headlines from AOL". Sports.aol.com. 2016-11-11. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  2. ^ "2011 California League - Season Review," Baseball Cube.
  3. ^ [1]

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