STOMPERS EXTEND STREAK WITH WIN OVER DIAMONDS

  Kam Stewart follows through on his three-run home run in the second inning of the Sonoma Stompers game against the Pittsburg Diamonds, August 17, 2018 in Sonoma, Calif.(James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

Kam Stewart follows through on his three-run home run in the second inning of the Sonoma Stompers game against the Pittsburg Diamonds, August 17, 2018 in Sonoma, Calif.(James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

SONOMA, Calif. – Winners of now four straight, 10 in a row at home, the Sonoma Stompers continued their success in 2018 with an 8-2 win over the Pittsburg Diamonds.

Kam Stewart led the way offensively, going 2-2 with a single, home run and three walks. He drove in three runs and scored three as well in the process.

“I got some good pitches and one left the yard for me,” Stewart said. “You get a big blast and you come back into the dugout with these guys and they’re all hoorahing for you and it lifts you up.”

Stewart is now hitting .440 in August and has now only recorded two hits in each of his last four games, but reached base in 35 straight.

Rayson Romero and Marcus Bradley also played key roles, as each had a single and walk with two runs scored.

The Stompers scored two in the first on a wild pitch and Daniel Baptista single, added three in the second on Stewart’s home run and one in the third on Kenny Meimerstorf’s 22nd home run of the season.

Ethan Gibbons delivered another strong start for the orange and navy, throwing six innings of two-run ball to keep the Stompers in the game.

With the Stompers up six runs, the bullpen took over in the seventh and D.J. Sharabi, Cole Watts and Joseph Broderick combined for three scoreless innings with five strikeouts.

Now 26 games above .500, the Stompers welcome the last place Martinez Clippers to town, who like the Stompers, have won four straight games. Saturday's contest starts at 6:05 p.m. and Sunday’s game will begin at 1:05 p.m.