Thursday, September 8, 2011

San Bernadino, CA – It was a hot and humid night in San Bernadino, but all that didn’t matter as starter Johnny Hellweg iced down the Lake Elsinore Storm’s offense. Hellweg, who was throwing upper-90s heat, limited the Storm to 2 runs on 1 hit and 4 walks in 6.2 IP. He struck out 8, and had a no-hitter going into the 6th inning.

After Mike Kenney allowed 2 runs to score on a homerun, reliever Daniel Tillman and Kevin Johnson shut down the Storm’s offense for the rest of the game. The 66ers went on to win Game 1 of the 2011 Playoffs by a final score of 4-3.

Listen to the highlights of last nights game below: was a proud sponsor of the IE 66ers game tonight. As part of their post-season sponsorship for all of the IE 66ers home games, David Saltzer, the Senior Writer for got to toss out the Opening Pitch. Throwing a strike to reliever Dakota Robinson, Saltzer foreshadowed the good pitching to come. Click here to see the video of the Opening Pitch.

During the third inning, Saltzer got to speak on air with Sam Farber about and talk baseball about the up-and-coming prospects in the Angels organization.

Throughout the game, the Arrowhead Credit Union Park’s scoreboard carried the logo and several ads were played on the air. Click below to see footage of the scoreboard logo.

Click here to listen to the radio ads.

After the game, caught up with winning pitcher Johnny Hellweg to get his take on the game. Click below to listen to Hellweg’s post-game comments.

Giving additional comments about the entire pitching performance throughout the game was catcher Carlos Ramirez. Ramirez went 0 for 3 on the night with 1 walk. Click below to listen to Ramirez’s comments.

One of the biggest hits on the night came off the bat of right fielder Randal Grichuk. Grichuk’s single in the 6th inning drove home two, including the game-winner. Click below to listen to Grichuk taking fans through that at bat.

Finally, caught up with left fielder Kole Calhoun to get his take on the playoff picture and the results in Game 1. Click below to listen to Calhoun’s assessment.

The action for Games 2 and 3 (if necessary) moves down the I-15 to the Storm’s home field. Game 2 begins at 7:05 and fans can listen into the action as Ariel Pena takes on left-hander Nick Schmidt. Fans can catch the games by tuning into KCAA AM 1050 or by logging onto
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