NAPA, Calif. – As it has in much of the last several weeks, the Sonoma Stompers offense once again supported the team, as the Stompers won for the 33rd time in 2018 with a 13-7 win over the Napa Silverados.
Four Stompers recorded two or more hits, four Stompers scored more than one run and three Stompers drove in multiple runs over the nine innings.
Sonoma began its scoring in the fourth inning with a single run and added at least two in each of the following innings.
Kevin Farley connected for his fifth home run in the season in the fifth inning to score Kam Stewart and give the Stompers a 3-0 lead. The homer was his first of three hits on the night, first of three runs scored and the first two of his three RBI on the night.
“Just like any other day, I was trying to get a good pitch to hit and put as good of a swing as I can on it,” Farley said. “I got a couple of pitches that were in my zone and got barrell to it. Sometimes, that’s all it really is, put barrell to it. Don’t do too much more than that and have success.”
While Napa responded with six runs in the bottom of the fifth and added an additional one in the sixth, Sonoma failed to let that deter them.
With the Silverados leading 7-5 heading to the seventh inning, the Stompers scored eight runs over the final three innings to not only take the lead in the seventh inning, but add insurance for a comfortable six-run win.
Daniel Comstock’s two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning was the difference and provided the momentum needed to carry the team through the end of the game.
Ty’Relle Harris relieved starter Kenny Mathews in the fifth and pitched the remainder of the game, one of his best outings of the year. The right-hander in his 10th year of professional baseball allowed just one run and four hits over the final 4.1 innings for his first win of the season. He also struck out six batters while not allowing any walks.
“When you stay simple, you get good results so I tried to stay simple today,” Harris said. “Sometimes I’m a high-energy guy and that can play against me sometimes. If I don’t have it, I try and create the energy sometimes. Sometimes I need to take the other approach, the ABC’s of baseball. Get ahead, stay ahead and try and work down.”
Now winners of three straight, as well as 16 of their last 20 games, the Stompers return home for four against the Pittsburg Diamonds and San Rafael Pacifics.