VALLEJO, Calif. – Looking to increase their win streak from three, the Sonoma Stompers faced off against the Vallejo Admirals on the road, but were unable to leave Wilson Park with a win, dropping both games by scores of 11-10 and 17-8.
Thursday’s game saw multiple comebacks from the Stompers and was the team’s fourth extra inning game of the season. Daniel Baptista and Eddie Mora-Loera led the way, each driving in three runs with five hits combined.
The Stompers scored four in the sixth to take a 4-2 lead, then despite Vallejo countering with six runs between the seventh and eighth innings, Sonoma continued to hit, adding on four in the ninth including run-scoring hits from Baptista and Mora-Loera that sent the game to extras.
Two innings of scoreless relief late from Ryan Richardson kept the game close and gave the chance for the Stompers to take the lead in the 10th. A two-RBI double from Mora-Loera did just that, putting Sonoma up 10-8.
The lead did not hold as Vallejo scored two in the bottom of the 10th, then walked off in the 11th to win the game 11-10.
Both the Admirals and Stompers came out swinging early Friday, as the game was tied at six after three innings.
Ho blasted his fifth home run of the season to open up the scoring in the second and singles from Comstock, Meimerstorf, Williams and Mora-Loera helped plate five runs in the third.
Sonoma added two more in the fourth on back-to-back-to-back doubles from Meimerstorf, Rob DeAngelis and Williams, giving the team 13 hits through the first four innings.
Two more hits in the seventh were the only offense the Stompers could muster as 11 unanswered runs over the final four innings cemented a 17-8 victory for the Admirals.
The Stompers next face the Pittsburg Diamonds for two games in Pittsburg Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. respectively.