SONOMA, Calif. – Back at home for the first game of a three-game homestand, the Sonoma Stompers offense came to life in a 10-9 win over the Martinez Clippers.
Baptista’s two RBI was the first of his three hits on the day and came on a single in a three-run first inning.
Kevin Farley drove Meimerstorf home in the third inning and Meimerstorf saw two come home in the fourth when he reached on a Clipper error.
Even though that error gave Sonoma the lead, Martinez stormed back in the sixth to jump out on top once more, smashing their third homer of the day for a 8-6 lead.
Meimerstorf continued his day with a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the seventh, paving the way for a four-run inning. Marcus Bradley singled home Farley, Ryan Cooper drove Baptista home on a groundout for the lead and DeAngelis doubled Bradley home for insurance.
That insurance proved to be critical, as the Clippers scored a run in the eighth, but could not manage any more.
Ethan Gibbons gave the Stompers six innings in his second start of the week, allowing just five earned runs on one walk with six strikeouts.
D.J. Sharabi contributed two innings of one-run relief and Jacob Cox shut the door in the ninth with a scoreless frame for his 18th save of the season, tying the Pacific Association’s single-season record.
After an off-day Monday, the Stompers host the Napa Silverados for games Tuesday and Wednesday, both at 6:05 p.m.