SONOMA, Calif- The Sonoma Stompers improved to a Pacific Association best 17-5 on Tuesday night with clutch hitting and even better pitching.
Henry Omana (3-1) was a big factor in the team’s success, dealing on the mound. Omana had no hits against him through the first 6 innings before allowing just a pair of singles in the top of the 7th. Omana ended his night after 7 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits while striking out 9.
The Stomper offense gave Omana some run support in the bottom of the 1stinning against Silverados right-hander Sean Johnson (1-3). Nick Gotta fell behind 0-2 before drawing a leadoff walk to get things started. Ron DeAngelis reached on an error by Johnson and Dondrei Hubbard made him pay with a 3-run blast to left-center field, putting the Stompers ahead early 3-0.
In the bottom of the 7thinning Brent Gillespie walked and Bronson Butcher was hit by a pitch to open the inning, knocking Johnson out of the game. Devontae Glenn then came on for Napa and allowed an RBI single to Nick Kern, a sacrifice fly to Miles Williams, and Kern scored on a Glenn wild pitch to cap off the 3-run 7th, extending the lead to 6-0.
The Stompers are now 17-5 and lead the Pacific Association by 4.5 games ahead of the San Rafael Pacifics.
The Stompers are home again on July 4th, you can purchase tickets at stompersbaseball.com.