By Vallejo Admirals and Times Herald Staff
Marquis Hutchinson pitched a gem and the Vallejo Admirals beat the host Sonoma Stompers 4-0 on Sunday to conclude a Pacific Association series at Arnold Park.
The Admirals took two of three against the first-place Stompers.
Hutchinson (2-4) went 7 1/3 strong innings, allowing just three hits against the league’s most potent lineup. He struck out three and walked seven in his best performance of the season.
Gervacio pitched the final 1 2/3 innings, allowing just one hit while fanning two, including getting the Admirals out of a bases-loaded jam in the 8th.
Vallejo (10-23) scored three in the first inning against losing pitcher Juan Espinoza as Nick Akins and Graylin Derke both had RBI doubles and Ryan Rodriguez added a run-scoring single.
Rodriguez added an RBI double in the ninth for the final margin of victory.
Akins, Derke and Rodriguez all had two hits in the contest.
Eddie Mora-Loera had two for the Stompers (23-10).
The Admirals return to action on Tuesday when they head to San Rafael.