Storm outlast weather, thunders past Savannah

SAVANNAH -- Providence Christian's baseball team got on the bus three times before it actually made the drive from the hotel to the field in Savannah.

Then the Storm waited on the bus for the go-ahead to play Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Saturday.

They were determined to get the game in and burst out of the gates once the game finally started.

Providence (17-12) hammered Savannah 10-0 in six innings to advance in the Class A playoffs.

Max Broom got a hit on the first pitch of the game and the Storm were off and running. They scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back.

Quite a turnaround after losing 9-0 in Game 2 on Friday night.

"We played pretty poorly in Game 2 and they were a little down," head coach Adam Cantrell said. "I let them moan and groan until they got to the showers. Then I told them they needed to look to (Saturday)."

Saturday's game was a challenge to get in because of all the rain.

After several delays, they finally got started around 4:30 p.m. and the teams played in a steady rain all game.

"I was really impressed with how they got the field ready," Cantrell said. "It played pretty well."

Jackson Winskie pitched all six innings for the Storm and allowed just two hits in the shutout. He struck out four.

Broom finished the game 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Charlie Scott (two RBIs, run) and Steven Kleinschmidt (RBI, two runs) were both 2-for-4.