MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Sonoma Stompers exploded offensively in their league-opening 13-2 win against the Martinez Clippers Thursday night. It was the first game in franchise history for the newly-minted Clippers.
Comstock went 3-5 on the night, including a three-run, opposite-field shot in the seventh. Two innings later, the Stompers’ backstop crushed another two-run, no-doubter over the fence. He was responsible for the final five Sonoma RBIs of the night.
Sonoma pitching held Martinez to just two runs on three hits, all of which came in the third inning, meaning the Stomper pitchers held the Clippers hitless in the remaining eight frames.
Vijay Patel contributed three hitless innings while fellow Stompers newcomers Robbie Kidd, Robert Maislin and DJ Sharabi threw a scoreless frame each to conclude the game.
The Stompers will face the Clippers again on Friday night, looking to start the season with consecutive wins for the second year in a row. First pitch at Joe DiMaggio Field at Waterfront Park is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.