It’s been a foregone conclusion basically since the first half, but Lake Elsinore’s win on Thursday clinched a playoff spot for the Storm.
The Storm (68-62 overall) lead the Quakes by 11 games with 10 to play for the second-best overall record in the division, guaranteeing a playoff spot.
The Quakes (57-73) lost to Stockton 9-7 on Thursday and still lead the 66ers (55-75) by two games for the South Division’s final playoff spot. Lancaster (53-77) is four games back. The Sixers lost to the Mavericks 8-1 on Thursday.