Until Thursday, the Stompers had been on the winning end of a sweep eight times. With the loss, the Stompers’ overall record drops to 40-20. Both teams leave the series with a 12-9 second half record, leaving the two tied at first place and marking the first time this season Sonoma has relinquished the first place spot in the standings.
The Stompers loaded the bases twice to no avail, and managed just two hits through seven off of Admirals pitching. The only Sonoma run came on a balk in the second inning.
While the Admirals staff quieted Stompers hitters, Sonoma starter Ty’Relle Harris’ only blemish came on a two-run RBI double from Shawn Payne in the first. After that, he kept the Admirals off the board and struck out seven.
DJ Sharabi took Harris’ lead, pitching two scoreless innings in relief.
A bright spot on offense through the Stompers’ four-game skid has been a hitting streak from Brennan Metzger. Metzger singled to move runners into scoring position and load the bases in the fifth, extending his streak to 12 games.
With no outs in the eighth, Eddie Mora-Loera made noise in a clutch situation, advancing to second on a botched drop third strike, but Sonoma squandered the opportunity to score.
The Stompers’ homestand continues on Friday as the team welcomes the Pittsburg Diamonds, who are also climbing in the Pacific Association standings after picking up their third win in a row on Thursday. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m.
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