Sonoma Stompers Sweep Pittsburg Diamonds with 17-14 Victory Behind Big Nights from Scott David, Daniel Baptista

 Daniel Baptista (center) went 4 for 6 in his 2017 debut in the Sonoma Stompers' 17-14 victory over the Pittsburg Diamonds on Thursday at Winter Chevrolet Stadium. (James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

Daniel Baptista (center) went 4 for 6 in his 2017 debut in the Sonoma Stompers' 17-14 victory over the Pittsburg Diamonds on Thursday at Winter Chevrolet Stadium. (James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

SONOMA, Calif.– The Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club, presented by Virginia Dare Winery, defeated the Pittsburg Diamonds 17-14 Thursday at Winter Chevrolet Stadium to secure the series sweep.

The Stompers clinched their third straight first-half title Wednesday and celebrated by erupting for over ten runs for the first time since July 2. Five different Stompers recorded multiple multi-hit games while Scott David drove in six runs on the night. 

Activated off the inactive list earlier in the day, first baseman Daniel Baptista went 4-6 with two RBI. Baptista, who has been with the Stompers since 2016, hit .304 with nine home runs in 69 games last season.

“I just told myself to be in the moment, enjoy the moment,” Baptista said. “I’m blessed to be back out there, honestly. Watching my guys today, it was a great ballgame. We never quit. It was just a beautiful day today.”

Both teams were loud offensively, as Pittsburg notched 19 hits on the night to Sonoma’s 20–rocking the starters on both sides. The Diamonds went to the bullpen in the second inning while Sonoma called on Dominic Topoozian in the third. Topoozian made his Stompers debut in the series. 

Zach Wendorf earned his first save as a Stomper, striking out two in an inning and two thirds, while picked up the win. 

Sonoma improves to 26-10 on the season while the Diamonds drop to 20-16. The Stompers begin a three-game set with Pittsburg at Peoples Home Equity Ballpark on Friday at 6 p.m. The start times for all weekend home games has been changed to 6 p.m. for the remainder of the season. 

THREE-PEAT PROMOTION

The Stompers are offering a trio of promotions through the weekend to celebrate their first half title. With promo code “3PEAT,” fans can receive 30 percent off tickets online for the Stompers’ next homestand, July 14-16. The promo code cannot be used at the fan shop or at the box office. 

2016 Pacific Association Championship merchandise is 30 percent off with a Facebook check in at “Sonoma Stompers Home Game”  in the fan shop and at Peoples Home Equity Ballpark through the weekend. This promotion is not applicable online. 

Stompers fans at the ballpark Friday through Sunday can also purchase $3 Coors Light on draft through the first three innings of all three games of the series.

STOMPERS TICKETS

Tickets and merchandise are available now either online or at the fan shop at 234 W Napa Street in downtown Sonoma. Tickets will also be available at the box office on game days, beginning 30 minutes prior to the game.
 
For more information, please contact the front office at 707-938-7277, or email info@stompersbaseball.com.