STOMPERS CANNOT KEEP UP WITH PACIFIC OFFENSE, FALL TO SAN RAFAEL

  (James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

(James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – The Sonoma Stompers dropped their second straight game Saturday for only the fifth time this season, falling to the San Rafael Pacifics in a 13-7 slugfest.

Sonoma stuck in the top half of the first inning when Kam Stewart doubled in Rob DeAngelis, but the Pacifics scored two in the bottom half and held their lead for the remainder of the game.

The Stompers made things interesting in the sixth inning, scoring five runs on a walk and four hits, including home runs from Miles Williams and Kevin Farley.

San Rafael was able to counter Sonoma’s rally with two more runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth and three more runs in the eighth added even more insurance, despite Stewart’s RBI single in the seventh.

DeAngelis, Williams and Stewart combined for eight of the Stompers’ ninee hits, driving in three runs and scoring five runs.

The Stompers are back in action Sunday against the Martinez Clippers at 1:05 p.m. for Italian Heritage Day.