Left Hander Matt Picucci Warms up in the bullpen at Peterson Field
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Geoff Safford, Media Relations Intern
fter dropping their first two exhibition games against the Pacifics this spring, the Stompers turned in a strong performance on their way to a 6-3 victory at Peterson Field in Sonoma.
The Stompers turned impressed both at the plate and on the hill. The coaching staff seemed very pleased with the overall effort from the team.
Sean Conroy, a familiar face from the 2015 club, got things started on the hill for the Stompers, and set the tone for the afternoon with two solid innings of work. The rest of the Stompers pitching staff continued the trend and kept the Pacifics off the board for the first five innings of the game.
The middle of the order was a huge strength offensively for the Stompers as both Daniel Baptista and Caleb Bryson lit up the Pacifics from the third and fourth spots in the order. Bryson finished with a three hit day, while Baptista finished with two hits, an RBI, and a run scored. The Stompers also benefited from the arrival of Matt Petrone, as he knocked in two runs with an RBI single in third inning.
The Stompers have one more scheduled exhibition game this season with the Pittsburg Diamonds on Friday before heading to San Quentin on Saturday for game with the inmates.
The Stompers will open their Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Club regular season slate on the road in Vallejo against The Admirals on May 31st to open up a three game set. Opening night at Arnold Field will be on June 7th, as Sonoma will host the Vallejo Admirals in the 1st game of a three game series.
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