Stompers complete spring training exhibition games

 Returner Zach Wendorf throws a pitch at Petersen Field in Sonoma during Sonoma Stompers spring training. (James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

Returner Zach Wendorf throws a pitch at Petersen Field in Sonoma during Sonoma Stompers spring training. (James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

SONOMA, Calif.– The Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club faced the newly-minted Napa Silverados for the first time in exhibition games last week and ended preseason play against the San Rafael Pacifics on Sunday.

“Spring training is going great. I feel like we have a good group of guys.” said Stompers manager Zack Pace. “They can definitely play some ball and I’m really excited to get the year going.”

The Stompers avoided a loss to their new rivals, ending Game 1 with a 2-2 draw and taking Game 2 4-1. The streak ended against a more familiar foe, as the team fell 4-2 and 9-2 against the Pacifics.

The Stompers’ spring training squad featured newcomers as well as several returners, including right-hander Juan Espinosa, infielders Eddie Mora-Loera, Daniel Baptista and Daniel Comstock, and outfielder Marcus Bradley.

“It’s great to see the camaraderie among the players already. I think it shows we’ve been successful in recruiting high-character guys,” said Stompers general manager Brett Creamer. “I’m looking forward to seeing them interact with the community this summer and can’t wait for opening day.”

The Stompers will face the Silverados again on June 5, the first game of the season in Sonoma. The Pacific Association season officially begins on May 31, when the Stompers take on the Martinez Clippers in Martinez.

“I’m most looking forward to starting the grind and trying to get better each day,” Pace said.

ABOUT THE STOMPERS

Established in 2014, the Stompers have three Pacific Association Championship appearances and one title. In addition to being featured in the National Baseball Hall of Fame several times, the Stompers were the subject of New York Times Bestseller "The Only Rule is it Has To Work" by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller.

STOMPERS TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

The Stompers home opener is June 5! To purchase tickets and to find more information about the team, visit stompersbaseball.com, call us at (707) 938-7277 or send an email to info@stompersbaseball.com.