SAN RAFAEL, Calif.– The Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club, presented by Virginia Dare Winery, dropped their last series of the season against the San Rafael Pacifics with a 12-2 loss at Albert Park on Thursday.
The Pacifics got off to a loud start with a Jake Taylor three-run home run in the first. San Rafael continued to add on in the second off of Stompers starter Taylor Thurber, as a red-hot Cameron Monger delivered an RBI double.
The Stompers went to the bullpen in the fourth, calling upon Dominic Topoozian. He proceeded to retire the side and strike out five in three innings.
Pacifics starter Max Beatty twirled a near-complete game, allowing five hits and two runs. Wenrich recorded the first Stompers hit of the night in the fourth, a double to the left-field corner. He also scored the first Stompers run as Derrick Fox singled him home.
Timely hits from Fox and Miyadera put Sonoma within two runs in the sixth, but the Pacifics came crashing back in the bottom of the frame. Monger sent a ball from Topoozian over the left field fence for a grand slam, putting San Rafael ahead 8-2.
Monger’s moonshot was the second grand slam at Albert Park in two days, the first one being off the bat of Joel Carranza in the Stompers’ favor. As a team, the Stompers have hit about half as many home runs (41) as the Pacifics (77) on the season.
With the Vallejo Admirals winning, the Stompers fall to second place at 19-14 in the second-half Pacific Association standings. If the Stompers do not win the second half, a championship game will be held at at Peoples Home Equity Ballpark at Arnold Field on Sept. 1 at 7:05.
Tickets for a possible championship game and Stompers merchandise are available now either online or at the fan shop at 234 W Napa Street in downtown Sonoma. For more information, please contact the front office at 707-938-7277, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.