Geoff Safford, Media Relations Assistant
The Sonoma Stompers took game one of a home and away double header at Albert Park over the Pacifics by a score of 2-0. The game was a 7-inning affair that was a game that was rescheduled due to a light malfunction on June 16. Gregory Paulino was dominant as he set down the first 18 Pacific batters that he faced on his way to a victory in 7 innings pitched.
Paulino took a perfect game into the seventh inning, but Zack Pace lined a single into center field on the very first pitch of the seventh for the Pacifics first hit. Paulino allowed a second hit to Chase Tucker before closing the door on the Pacifics. Paulino struck out three and had no walks in his seven innings to pick up his second win of the season (2-2).
Sonoma used a little small ball to scratch across 2 runs with 2 RBI groundouts. Yuki Yasuda hit one in the first, and Ethan Szabo followed suit in the second. Those would be the only runs the Stompers would score off Patrick Barnett, but Barnett was left on the hook for the loss (0-2).
Sonoma, and San Rafael will head to People’s Home Equity Ballpark at Arnold Field for game 2 of the double header later Sunday evening with first pitch coming at 5 p.m. The Stompers (16-13) are now tied with the Pacifics for first place in the Pacific Association. The Winner of the game later Sunday will take the lead of the Pacific Association alone.
Tickets for upcoming Stompers games are available on StompersBaseball.com. Fan merchandise, and tickets are available at The Fan Shop located at 234 West Napa Street in downtown Sonoma. For more information, contact the Stompers front office at firstname.lastname@example.org.