The Stompers first two batters of the game were retired quickly before Rob DeAngelis doubled to set up an early scoring opportunity. Dondrei Hubbard cashed in the run on an RBI single to centerfield giving the Stompers an early 1-0 lead. With Hubbard at first, Napa starter Sean Johnson picked over but threw it away, allowing Hubbard to go all the way to third. Then Chris Kwitzer drove him in with an RBI single to double the lead 2-0.
Napa answered in the bottom of the 1stafter Willie Salas scored to cut the Stomper lead in half, 2-1.
Two more runs came across in the top of the 2ndfor the Stompers on Miles Williams’ second homerun of the season, a 2-run bomb to right-center, increasing the lead 4-1.
After Hubbard led off the top of the 3rdwith a double, Kwitzer followed with a double of his own to drive Hubbard in to make it 5-1. After a Pedro Barrios sacrifice bunt to move Kwitzer to third, Brent Gillespie drove in his first run of the season on an RBI single to center field and the Stompers led 6-1 after 3.
Napa got back on the board in the bottom of the 4thinning on a Jordan Garr double to right-center and a Nico Toni RBI single to right. Cutting into the lead 6-2.
DeAngelis led off the top of the 5thinning with his second double of the game and later scored on a passed ball, upping the lead 7-2. After yet another double, this time by Barrios, Gillespie launched his first homerun of the year, a 2-run shot down the right field line, pouring it on 9-2 in a 3-run 5thfor the Stompers.
Two more runs came across for the Stompers in the top of the 6thon an RBI single from DeAngelis and a Kwitzer sacrifice fly which made the score 11-2.
Napa got one more run in the bottom of the 7thon a Jake Marshall RBI groundout to drive in Sean Jackson, 11-3. They got one more in the last of the 8thon a Jordan Anderson RBI groundout to drive in Garr, chipping away 11-4.
Barnese tossed 6 innings and allowed only 2 runs while scattering 7 hits and striking out 7. Luke Laurtia, Marshall Shill and Ethan Gibbons shut the door to end the game and combined collected 10 k’s and did not walk anybody.
The Stompers are back home Thursday and Friday night, 6:05 at Palooza Park at Arnold Field.