Sonoma Stompers Fall to San Rafael Pacifics in a One-Run Pitchers’ Duel

Starter Tyler Garkow delivers in a hard-fought 1-0 loss against the San Rafael Pacifics at People's Home Equity Ballpark. (James W. Toy III)

Starter Tyler Garkow delivers in a hard-fought 1-0 loss against the San Rafael Pacifics at People's Home Equity Ballpark. (James W. Toy III)

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SONOMA, Calif.– Presented by Virginia Dare Winery, Tyler Garkow provided another quality start for the Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club in Sunday's 1-0 series-deciding loss against the San Rafael Pacifics.

While the bats were quiet during the night, the pitching was loud. Garkow added eight strikeouts to his season total of 74, allowing just one earned run over seven and two-third innings pitched.

“I felt good. I make sure I prepare well enough during the week and give myself and my team the best opportunity to go out there and win the game,” Garkow said.

Both teams were left scoreless through seven innings, making way for a pitchers’ duel between Garkow and Pacifics starter, Max Beatty. Beatty held the Stompers to just four hits and pitched his first complete game of the season.

“Max Beatty is a good pitcher. He’s well versed. He has plenty of pitches to mix up. I’ve seen a cutter, a two-seam, a change-up, a slider, and he can command it all. He’s got experience as well,” Garkow said.

“He threw a perfect game through five and two-thirds innings… He had everything going tonight,” Catcher Daniel Comstock said.

Comstock showed leadership behind the dish and provided one of the Stompers four hits throughout the night.

“I love throwing to Comstock. For me, Comstock is a guy that really works hard back there and I appreciate it. He’s a leader, for sure,” Garkow said.

Bullpen pitcher Zach Wendorf and right-hander Dominic Topoozian finished the game, collectively allowing just one hit and no runs.

“I’ve gotten to know these guys and their tendencies as people. I talk to each pitcher differently… They’ve done a great job this week and put up some chances for us to win ballgames,” Comstock said.

The Stompers fall to 37-14 (9-3)  on the season while San Rafael improves to 23-28 (6-6). Sonoma looks to bounce back against the Pittsburg Diamonds in another home series at People’s Home Equity Ballpark starting Tuesday.

“Getting shut out is a rare occasion for us. That’s the beauty of baseball. We shut them out last night and scored six runs and tonight they shut us out and score one. Each day is different,” Comstock said.

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