Storm rack up two more wins |

Storm rack up two more wins

— The Steamboat Storm baseball team continued its overwhelming start to the season Tuesday, improving its record to 5-1 with two resounding victories against the Eagle Valley Eagles.

Steamboat won, 18-6 and 18-3.

“We had a lot of offense, and a lot of it came via home runs,” coach Matt Ellinghuysen said.

No kidding. Austin Richey, a first baseman from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, cranked two home runs. Wes Drain, a short stop from Wabash Valley, Illinois, had two more, including a grand slam. Chase Graf, from Oklahoma Panhandle State University, had another grand slam, and Colton Parker, from Hardin Simmons University in Texas, had a home run, as well.

The team is back in action in Steamboat Springs for a doubleheader at Emerald Park at noon Thursday against the Summit Black Diamonds, who entered the week with a 3-3 record.

Team to put on youth camp

The Storm will turn its attention on the field next week not to playing, but to teaching.

The team is comprised of college players from around the country who are playing this summer in Steamboat Springs. It will put on a youth camp from noon to 3 p.m. Monday at Emerald Park.

“We’ll be working on skills with kids, drills, hitting and everything offensively and defensively,” Ellinghuysen said. “It’s a way for the community to get involved.”

The camp will cost $40 and is open to any player 18 years old and younger. For more information, contact Ellinghuysen at (507) 696-8307.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email or follow him on Twitter @JReich9

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