Geoff Safford / Director of Broadcasting
SONOMA, Calif.- Ty'Relle Harris threw a complete-game shutout to give the Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club, presented by Virginia Dare Winery a 6-0 comeback victory over the San Rafael Pacifics. Harris went the distance, allowing just two hits to earn his first career complete game victory.
“I give a lot of credit to Daniel Comstock,” Harris said. “We made a lot adjustments from my last start that helped me pitch deeper into the game. I just had to trust my catcher, and my defense behind me.”
After the first inning, Harris did not allow another hit until the eighth. After a single and two walks, Juan Herrera came to the plate with the bases loaded, representing the tying run. Herrera launched a deep fly ball into left center, but Matt LoCoco made an acrobatic leaping catch over the top of the wall to rob Herrera of his second grand slam in two days.
“Off the bat, it looked like a routine fly ball,” said LoCoco. “It just kept carrying all the way to the wall, I was fortunate to be able to make a play on it. I have no problem going out and making a play for any of our pitchers. They battle during every game, it’s my job to go out and support them. That’s why I'm here.”
Sonoma set the tone on offense in the first inning with a Joel Carranza RBI single. Carranza added to the lead in the third with a second RBI single in a two-run inning to give the Stompers a 3-0 lead. Carranza finished the game 2 for 4 with two driven in.
The win extended the Stompers 37-13 (9-2) lead in the second half standings to five games over the second place Pacifics 22-28 (5-6). Sunday’s rubber match will feature with a fabulous pitching match up between 2015 Pacific Association pitcher of the year Max Beatty and flamethrower Tyler Garkow. A win would put the Stompers in the driver’s seat in the Pacific Association second half pennant race.
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