LANCASTER – The power surge continued for Taylor Snyder on Tuesday as the Lancaster JetHawks beat the Lake Elsinore Storm, 10-5, at The Hangar.
Snyder hit a grand slam in the first inning, giving him a home run in four consecutive games.
Lancaster (18-15, 52-49) jumped in front thanks to a big first inning. Lake Elsinore (17-16, 52-49) scored in the top of the first inning, but the JetHawks plated six runs in their first at-bat. Ryan Vilade tied the game with an RBI single, but it was Taylor Snyder who came through with the big hit.
Snyder hit a grand slam against Lake Elsinore’s Reiss Knehr (3-3), putting the JetHawks in front for good. It was the third grand slam of the season for the JetHawks, and the first at home. Snyder has 12 home runs on the season, including one in each of the team’s last four games.
Matt Hearn capped off the rally with an RBI double, his second hit of the inning. Lancaster sent 11 men to the plate in the first inning, scoring six runs on six hits.
Colten Schmidt (1-0) earned the win in his California League debut. The lefty worked into the sixth inning, allowing five runs (three earned) on 12 hits. The bullpen pitched four scoreless innings behind him.
The JetHawks added four runs after the opening inning for good measure. Hearn hit a two-run double in the third inning. Ramon Marcelino homered in the fifth, and Sean Bouchard hit an RBI single in the eighth.
With the win, Lancaster pulls into a tie with Lake Elsinore in the overall standings. The JetHawks and Storm still have 13 meetings left in the regular season.
The three-game series continues Wednesday night. Garrett Schilling (7-5) gets the ball for Lancaster against Lake Elsinore lefty Aaron Leasher (8-5). First pitch at The Hangar is 6:35 pm.
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