Lake Elsinore's leadoff hitter Mallex Smith went 5 for 5 with a double and three runs scored to lead the Storm to a 9-1 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze in Thursday's California League game at Sam Lynn Ballpark.

Bakersfield has lost nine of 10 games.

Sean Buckley went 3 for 4 and Juan Perez added two hits for the Blaze.

Former Liberty High and BC standout Brent Peterson went 1 for 4 with a double for Bakersfield, which dropped to 12-15 in the second half of the season.