SONOMA, Calif. – The Sonoma Stompers claimed their fourth straight victory Sunday afternoon behind three home runs, including a go-ahead grand slam from Kevin Farley that was the difference in the 11-7 ballgame.
Like they did for much of the homestand, the Stompers took an early lead, scoring three runs in the third inning on four hits, ending with a two-RBI double from Daniel Baptista.
Despite Martinez scoring six runs in the fifth, the offense did not waver, responding with two runs in the second to keep within striking distance. After a two-homer game the night before, Miles Williams connected for a two-run homer to make the score 7-5.
Hitting with one out and a runner on second once more in the seventh, Williams connected for his fourth home run in two days, giving him 10 on the season and tying the score at 7-7.
With two outs, Sonoma battled to load the bases for Kevin Farley, who entered the inning 0-3 on the day. The third baseman broke the tie with a big blast to left field for a grand slam, his first of home run of the season and Sonoma’s fourth bases-loaded jack this year.
“I was just trying to be on time for a fastball,” Farley said. “I’ve been having a lot of good at-bats these last few games being in the lineup. I just got a good pitch to hit and got barrel to it.”
Cole Watts, D.J. Sharabi and Ryan Richardson combined for four scoreless innings at the end of the game to hold the game and end the Stompers’ homestand on a high note, an 11-7 victory that improved Sonoma to 21-13.
After a day off Monday, the Stompers head to Napa Tuesday for a two-game set with the Silverados before returning home Thursday and Friday to face San Rafael.
“We have some pretty good guys swinging the bat,” Farley said. “As long as we’re taking good at-bats, we’re scoring runs.”