Tim Livingston / Media & Baseball Operations
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - The Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club, presented by Virginia Dare Winery, got behind early and never recovered, as the San Rafael Pacifics jumped all over starter Pat Lemmo for 12 runs in the first five innings, handing Sonoma a 14-4 loss and evening the weekend series.
San Rafael scored multiple runs in each of the first four innings and got three homers, as Kyle Adie, Michael Rizzitello, and Miles Williams all homered. The Pacifics had 20 hits on the night, with second baseman Josh Eatherly going 4-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI, and two runs scored.
Sonoma's offense couldn't figure out James McReynolds, who cruised through seven innings and allowed only six baserunners (five hits and a walk) while striking out 12. Sonoma did manage four extra base hits, including Scott David's second homer in as many nights and the first home run on the season for Joel Carranza.
The 2016 MVP now has 45 home runs during his four seasons with the Stompers, putting him one behind Mike Taylor for the all-time lead in homers in the Pacific Association.
Eddie Mora-Loera added two hits to up his early season average to .400. He's tied with Rizzitello for the fourth-highest mark in the league. He also ranks fourth with seven RBIs.
San Rafael improved to 2-5 on the season while Sonoma fell to 6-2.
The two teams will face off in the proverbial rubber match Sunday afternoon in San Rafael at 1 p.m. as Sonoma sends Scott Plaza to the mound in search of their third straight series win to open 2017.
Opening Day at Peoples Home Equity Ballpark at Arnold Field is Tuesday, June 13. Tickets and merchandise are available now either online or at the fan shop at 234 W. Napa Street in downtown Sonoma. Tickets are also available at the box office on game day.
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For more information, contact the front office at 707-938-7277.