Sonoma Stompers Make Late Run in 14-10 Loss to Vallejo Admirals

 Daniel Comstock launched a two-out, three run home run in the top of the ninth inning of Saturday's 10-14 Sonoma Stompers loss to the Vallejo Admirals. (James W Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

Daniel Comstock launched a two-out, three run home run in the top of the ninth inning of Saturday's 10-14 Sonoma Stompers loss to the Vallejo Admirals. (James W Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

SONOMA, Calif.– The Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club, presented by Virginia Dare Winery, fell to the Vallejo Admirals 10-14 Saturday night at Wilson Park in a game that looked a bit different than others played against the Admirals in 2017.

Sonoma came into the contest having outscored Vallejo 99-49 on the season. It was a welcome win for the Admirals, who improve to 8-18 overall and 3-7 in their last ten games.

The Stompers made it interesting in the twilight of the game, tacking on crooked numbers in the last three innings. With two outs in the top of the ninth, Daniel Comstock launched a three-run homer to make the score 9-14. Yuki Yasuda knocked an RBI single after Comstock’s jack, the Stompers’ final run of the game. Comstock went 3 for 5 on the night while Yasuda collected three RBIs. 

It was a nine-run fourth inning from the Admirals that sunk the Stompers. Vallejo managed five singles in a row, allowing the entire Admirals lineup to come to the plate in the inning.  

Reliever Jacob Cox replaced starter Mike Jackson Jr. in that frame and stayed in the game until outfielder Marcus Bradley came in to pitch the bottom of the seventh. He issued two walks and struck out Shawn Payne before a double play ended the inning.  

Bradley was replaced by Kelsie Whitmore in the eighth.  Exactly one year ago, Whitmore and Stacy Piagno make their starting debuts for the Stompers. Whitmore in the outfield, Piagno on the mound.

Other than one run, the Admirals did not get on the board after the fourth. The Stompers head to Wilson Park on Sunday for the series-deciding game between Sonoma, which leads the Pacific Association four-and-a-half games up  with a record of 20-6, and the last-place Admirals.

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