STOMPERS BREAK LEAGUE WINS RECORD WITH 4-2 VICTORY OVER NAPA

  Tim Henry bats in the second inning of the Sonoma Stompers game against the Napa Silverados, August 29, 2018 in Napa, Calif.(James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

Tim Henry bats in the second inning of the Sonoma Stompers game against the Napa Silverados, August 29, 2018 in Napa, Calif.(James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

NAPA, Calif. – After clinching first place Tuesday night, the Sonoma Stompers won their third straight game Wednesday, the team’s 55th of the season to set the Pacific Association’s record of wins in a season, previously set by the San Rafael Pacifics in 2013.

After the 17-run extravaganza Tuesday, Wednesday’s contest was much calmer, a 4-2 final in favor of Sonoma.

The Stompers scored two runs in the second and third innings with Kevin Farley connecting for two hits and driving in runs along with Daniel Baptista, Ryan Cooper and Tim Henry.

“I was really just looking for a good pitch to hit,” Farley said. “I try to look for mistakes because that’s what people are going to hit well most of the time.”

The Stompers used seven different pitches in the game rather than going with a traditional starter in order to align their starting pitchers for the upcoming playoff games.

Ethan Gibbons pitched two scoreless innings at the start and was relieved by Kenny Mathews, who also threw two.

Joseph Broderick, Jason Seever, Ryan Richardson and Jacob Cox combined to not allow an earned run the remainder of the night. Kam Stewart recorded the first two outs of the seventh inning as well, the shortstop’s second pitching appearance of the year.

As it has been all season, the pitching staff continued to excel in the win, striking out 14 batters while just walking two.

Cox finished the game in the ninth with a 1-2-3 frame for his 26th save of the season. The appearance was his 70th lifetime and broke the Stompers’ all-time game pitched record, which had previously been held by Mike Jackson Jr.

The Stompers wrap up the regular season at home Thursday and Friday against the San Rafael Pacifics at 6:05 p.m. both days.