SONOMA, Calif.– The Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club, presented by Virginia Dare Winery, came back to win 7-4 in extras on Saturday night as starter Tyler Garkow twirled a no-hitter against the San Rafael Pacifics through six and two thirds innings.
"That was actually the first time I've gone into the sixth inning perfect and seventh with a no-hitter," Garkow said. "Thought I could have done something special tonight, but you know what, I'm still getting better and this was just a product of a good work week."
Until first baseman Jake Taylor dropped a bloop single into right field for the Pacific’s first hit of the night, a single walk from Aaron Brill in the sixth was San Rafael’s only baserunner.
"We stuck to a game plan today. Garkow, he battled," said catcher Isaac Wenrich. "He didn't have his best stuff but the results spoke for themselves. He did an unbelievable job."
Despite Garkow’s dominance through most of the game, a hit and three errors in the bottom of the ninth allowed the Pacifics to tie the game at four. In extras, the Stompers rallied to take three-run lead on two hits and an error.
The Stompers are now 9-1 on the season in extra inning games, also taking the victory in extras on Friday. In eight extra-inning games this season, the Pacifics have not recorded a win.
Sharabi pitched a scoreless tenth frame, striking out the side to ensure the Stompers' victory.
"(Sharabi) came through for us in a big way," Garkow said.
Garkow’s stunning outing was held up by timely hitting from the Stompers offense. Though Pacifics starter Max Beatty kept Sonoma to just two runs through six, the Stompers took advantage of opportunities with runners in scoring position.
"Anytime they can give me any runs at any point and I haven't given up any, I know it's a good day," Garkow said.
Derrick Fox lead the offensive effort Saturday, going 3 for 4 and scoring two of the Stompers’ four runs. Scott David also contributed two runs batted in.
The Stompers solidify their lead at the top of the Pacific Association head back to San Rafael on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.
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