(Justin Cox / Stompers Media Intern)
SONOMA, Calif. – Despite late excitement, the Sonoma Stompers dropped a 6-4 decision to the Martinez Clippers Sunday afternoon. The loss brought both a five game winning streak and an 11 game home winning streak to a close.
The Clippers struck early with a run in the first and four in the second off Stompers Kenny Matthews. Matthews finished his day after six innings allowing six runs off five hits with a walk and three strikeouts.
The bullpen kept the game close for the Stompers in the later innings, with D.J. Sharabi throwing two innings of scoreless relief in his 31st appearance of the season to tie the single season appearance record for the Stompers, with Mike Jackson Jr. and Yuki Sakama, who both pitched 31 games in 2014.
The win did come with some stress for the Clippers, as the Stompers drew four walks in the bottom of the ninth to bring the game a run closer, to the eventual 6-4 final.
The Stompers will look to rebound Tuesday in Pittsburg, as they take on the Diamonds at 6:05 p.m. from Winter Chevrolet Stadium.