Storm homer their way to Game 1 win

Joynt, Kulbacki, Blauer go deep to double up JetHawks

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By | September 6, 2008 10:07 PM ET

Brian Joynt, Kellen Kulbacki and Robert Blauer homered Saturday as the Lake Elsinore Storm opened the California League South Division Championship Series with a 12-6 victory over the Lancaster JetHawks.

Mitch Canham collected three RBIs and Sam Carter doubled twice and drove in two runs for Lake Elsinore .

Robert Woodard (1-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief, allowing one hit and striking out one.

Mike Jones went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs for the JetHawks, who host Game 2 of the best-of-5 series on Sunday.

Reliever Kyle Fernandes (0-1) surrendered four runs on five hits in two innings and suffered the loss. Box score

In other California League action:

San Jose Giants 5, Stockton Ports 3
First-round pick Buster Posey and Tyler Graham had key hits and Brett Pill chipped in a sacrifice fly as the defending champions rallied for four runs in the eighth inning to take Game 1 of their best-of-5 series. Posey, the fifth overall selection in the June Draft, sparked the comeback with an RBI single. Box score

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