STOMPERS DROP CLOSE GAME IN SAN RAFAEL TO PACIFICS

 (James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

(James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – Looking to bounce back from their Saturday loss against the San Rafael Pacifics, the Sonoma Stompers returned to Albert Park, but a half inning was the difference and the Stompers fell to San Rafael 5-2.

Starter Ty’Relle Harris pitched a quality start for Sonoma, allowing two runs and five hits over five innings while walking just one batter and striking out nine.

Kenny Meimerstorf continued his hot hitting, crushing his fourth home run of the season to left field in the top of the sixth inning to tie the game at two. His homer, which tied Mitchell Ho and Miles Williams for the team lead, scored Kam Stewart from first, who reached on his second hit in as many games.

Eight of the nine Stompers in the lineup reached base, with seven collecting hits and Williams picking up his fifth multi-hit game of the season.

San Rafael sent all nine hitters to the plate in the bottom of the sixth and the Pacifics scored three runs to take a 5-2 lead that would hold for the remainder of the game.

Vijay Patel pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless relief, striking out five to tie his single-game high, but the three-run lead was too much for Sonoma to come back from.

The Stompers and Pacifics will have a rematch Wednesday in Sonoma with first pitch scheduled for 6:05 p.m. at Palooza Park at Arnold Field.