Geoff Safford, Media Relations Assistant
The Sonoma Stompers dropped a pitchers duel to the San Rafael Pacifics 1-0 in exhibition play at Peterson Field in Sonoma on Wednesday.
Both pitching staffs were outstanding, as both offenses were held scoreless until the fifth inning when Jourdan Weiks hit a solo homer for the Pacifics.
The Stompers got things started on the mound with a great performance from Dominican Republic native Oliver Garcia. He pitched two very solid innings and impressed from the first pitch. Stompers manager Takashi Miyoshi was very pleased with the performance from the right-hander. “For Garcia to pitch as well as he did in his first spring appearance was outstanding to see. There’s nothing else you can say. He was extremely impressive.” Gregory Paulino also looked solid in two innings of relief as he kept the shutout going after Garcia departed after the second inning.
The Stompers have two remaining exhibition matchups left on the spring training schedule. After an off day on Thursday, the Stompers will take on the Pittsburg Diamonds on Friday afternoon at Peterson Field in Sonoma. First pitch is scheduled for 11 AM. Sonoma will then have a unique opportunity to play against the San Quentin inmate All-Star team inside San Quentin State Prison on Saturday.
Sonoma will begin their Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Club regular season schedule on the road in Vallejo against the Admirals on May 31 with a three game set. Opening day at The People’s Home Equity Ballpark at Arnold Field is on June 7. First pitch in Sonoma against the Admirals is scheduled for 6 PM as they begin a three game series.
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