VALLEJO, Calif- The Sonoma Stompers kept their win streak alive at 6 with an offensive shootout against the Admirals on Wednesday night.
Vallejo opened the scoring in the bottom of the 1st inning after opening the ballgame with back-to-back singles off of Stompers right-hander Nick Barnese (3-0). An error and a couple of wild pitches allowed the Admirals to put up 3 runs to take the lead after the 1stinning.
The Stompers offense responded in the top of the second inning when Pedro Barrios launched 3-run home run to straight away center field off of Vallejo’s tall right-hander Carl Brice (2-3), tying the game 3-3.
Vallejo came back with two more runs in the bottom of the 2ndinning to take the lead right back 5-3.
The Stompers took their first lead of the ballgame in the top of the 5thinning when Dondrei Hubbard annihilated his league-leading 9th homerun of the season to centerfield, tying the game at 5-5.
The offense came alive in the top of the 6thinning, starting with a Hubbard RBI double to make it 6-5. Kwitzer then came up and crushed a no-doubt 3-run homer to right field to crack the game wide open 9-5. Brent Gillepsie followed with a solo shot of his own, going back-to-back with Chris to tack on one more, 10-5.
Vallejo answered with a pair of runs in the last of the 6thinning on a Jacob Wark sacrifice fly and a Vlad Gomez RBI groundout to cut into the deficit, 10-7.
Three more runs were put up by the Stompers in the top of the 7th inning on a 2-run double off the bat of Hubbard, making it 12-7, and giving Hubbard his 4th RBI of the game. Kwitzer then followed the Hubbard double with one of his own, extending the lead 13-7.
Vallejo answered with 3 of their own in the home half of the 7thinning, this time against Ethan Gibbons. Chevy Clarke roped an RBI double down the right-field line and Wark hit a 2-run home run to close the gap 13-10.
The Stompers tacked on two more runs in the top of the 8th when Miles Williams scored on a wild pitch and Hubbard drove in his 5th of the game with a sacrifice fly, making it 15-10.
Ryan Richardson slammed the door in the 9th, notching a pair of strikeouts to solidify the win.
The Stompers are now 18-5 and take on the Salina Stockade on July 4th at Palooza Park at Arnold Field.