NAPA, Calif. – The game took four hours and 14 minutes, but the Sonoma Stompers edged out the Napa Silverados 6-5 Thursday night.
After two innings of a 5-5 tie, Marcus Bradley scored on an error to put his team ahead, the 13th error of the game between the two teams.
Sonoma scored first and at one point, held a 4-0 lead. Five hits in the third plated three runs, including RBI doubles from Miles Williams and Daniel Comstock, as well as a runs-scoring single from Daniel Baptista.
Rob DeAngelis singled in the fourth to score one more run, his first of two hits on the day. Five different players had multi-hit nights, including Bradley, Williams, DeAngelis, Comstock and Kevin Farley.
The top four hitters in the order combined to go 8-18 with three of the team’s four runs batted in.
After Napa tied the game, D.J. Sharabi entered the ballgame to throw two scoreless innings and keep the score knotted at five.
“To compliment my sinker, I was going with my slider a lot, cutter and slider.” Sharabi said. “Just trying to work both sides of the plate, that definitely helped me out today,”
Despite loading the bases with no outs in the bottom of the eighth, Sharabi induced a double play and recorded his second strikeout of the game to get out of the jam.
After Bradley scored in the ninth, Jacob Cox locked down his 17th save of the year in his 18th attempt, bringing him within one of the league’s single-season record with 31 games left on the 2018 schedule.