LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) -This minor league game quickly turned into a major rout: Lake Elsinore 30, Lancaster 0.
The San Diego Padres' affiliate put on a record-setting performance, beating Boston's farm team Friday night in the Class-A California League.
Lake Elsinore posted the most-lopsided victory ever against Lancaster. The Storm came close to the league mark for runs, set by Fresno with 34 in 1947.
``Like I was telling some of our fans late in the game, this was a once-in-a-lifetime thing to see,'' Lancaster general manager Brad Seymour said. ``I just hope I don't see it again.''
The Storm - whose hitting coach is former big leaguer Max Venable - finished with 28 hits, one shy of the California League record, and six home runs. Chad Huffman and Craig Cooper each homered twice and Yordany Ramirez drove in seven runs.
Huffman went 5-for-5, scored five runs and drove in five. Kyle Blanks, who scored six times, and Matt Antonelli each had six hits.
The Storm scored four times in the first inning, six in the second, six more in the third and led 17-0 by the fourth.
Kris Johnson, one of Lancaster's best pitchers, was tagged for eight runs in 1 1-3 innings. The JetHawks, whose pitching coach is former major leaguer Bob Kipper, used five pitchers.
Along with the defeat, Lancaster lost one of its top players. Left fielder Bubba Bell collided with the center fielder and went to the hospital with an abdominal injury.
``Even late in the game, our guys were still trying,'' Seymour said.
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