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Storm hope for safe harbor at home

— The Steamboat Storm collegiate summer baseball team started the season red hot, aggressive at the plate and solid in the field.

Manager Matt Ellinghuysen is hoping his squad can get back to that starting Thursday as it plays in Steamboat for a two-day, four-game home stand.

The team has slid to a .500 record, 9-9.

The Storm, coming off a pair of losses Tuesday against Summit, play at 2:30 p.m. at home at Emerald Park on Thursday against the Grand Junction Rocky Mountain Oysters. They will play a doubleheader.

Steamboat plays at home again at noon Saturday against the Glenwood Geckos.

“Instead of being the aggressor, we’ve been sitting back on our heels, waiting for bad things to happen,” Ellinghuysen said. “We’ll turn it around. I told the guys, ‘We have to go out and be the aggressors again, like we were the first two weeks of the season when we went out and made pitches, hit the ball all over the park and put up a lot of runs.’”

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