Storm Season End Review
The Lake Elsinore Storm improved their second half record over their first half record and clinched the final playoff spot by tying with Inland Empire for second place in the Cal South division. Both the Storm and 66ers finished eleven games back of Rancho Cucamonga, who also won the first half title in the division.
The offense for the Storm finished with infielders Jeudy Valdez, Jonathon Galvez and Nate Freiman carrying the majority of the first half of the lineup load. Catcher/first baseman and DH Tommy Medica was hampered for the whole season with a recurring, persistent shoulder injury and was only able to DH after coming back from the DL during the second half of the season. When able to play, Medica carried a consistent .300 or above average and also contributed to the top half of the lineup.
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