Tim Livingston, Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations
Cam Stimpson had an RBI triple to take the lead in the top of the seventh and Danny Baptista had the RBI single that put Sonoma out in front for good as the Stompers took their first win of the spring with a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburg Diamonds.
In Sunday afternoon's seven-inning exhibition with Pittsburg, Sonoma took a look at a few returning players from the 2015 team, as Sean Conroy, Mike Jackson, Jr., and Gregory Paulino all got two innings of work.
Conroy's velocity has improved a couple ticks from 2015, making his sidearm repertoire even that much more tough to pick up from the right side. Jackson and Paulino did well for themselves, too, easing into Spring Training but still showing sharp secondary pitches.
Offensively, Sonoma had better timing and was able to be patient at the plate. Sonoma's first two runs came via ground balls, with Caleb Bryson plating a run on a ground ball to short and Kyle Breault driving one in on a fielder's choice to start the aforementioned seventh inning rally.
Max Ayoub added a double and Ricky Moses went 1-for-3 with some hard hit balls, which was a theme of the day for Sonoma, as they were able to barrel up some balls all over the field on a windy day at Los Medanos College.
The Stompers will be back in action on Monday when they host San Rafael in an exhibition game at 11 a.m. The teams will play at Peterson Field in Sonoma.
The Stompers will begin the 2016 campaign on May 31st when they hit the road to open the Pacific Association League season against the Vallejo Admirals in a three game series. The Stompers will open the home slate at Arnold Field on Tuesday June 7th also against the Vallejo Admirals in a three game set.
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