STOMPERS DROP CLOSE CONTEST TO PACIFICS

  Kevin Farley makes a throw from third base in the Sonoma Stompers game against the San Rafael Pacifics, August 25, 2018 in San Rafael, Calif.(James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

Kevin Farley makes a throw from third base in the Sonoma Stompers game against the San Rafael Pacifics, August 25, 2018 in San Rafael, Calif.(James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – With a chance to clinch the regular season title, the Sonoma Stompers fought all game long, but came up on the short end in the game with the San Rafael Pacifics Saturday night, losing 5-3.

While San Rafael scored a run in the first, Sonoma countered with two in the second on a two-run double from Brock Hartley that scored Daniel Baptista and Kevin Farley.

This, however, was the majority of the Stompers’ offense for the game. Sonoma was able to add on a run in the seventh when Rob DeAngelis singled in Marcus Bradley, but San Rafael was able to score in the fourth, fifth and eighth innings to keep their advantage.

Bradley was once again a bright spot at the top of the lineup, going 3-4 with a walk and stolen base, his 21st swiped bag of 2018.

DeAngelis and Hartley also had two hits each, while Bronson Butcher connected for his second late-inning pinch-hit single this week.

The Stompers return home Sunday afternoon to play the Pittsburg Diamonds for the final time this season. The 1:05 p.m. game will also be the team’s Military Appreciation Game.