Admirals open playoffs at home

VALLEJO, Calif. — The Vallejo Admirals will open up the Pacific Association playoffs on Wednesday, August 28, hosting the Napa Silverados at Wilson Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

With a makeup game still to play on Monday evening, the Admirals have clinched third place, earning the right to host fourth-place Napa. The game will be the first home playoff game in franchise history.

The Admirals have now made the playoffs three consecutive seasons. In 2017, Vallejo defeated Sonoma to win the Pacific Association championship.

The winner of Wednesday’s game will play at San Rafael on Thursday. The winner of that game will open a best-of-three championship series with Sonoma on Friday. This is the first season the Pacific Association has used this playoff format.

The Admirals won seven of 13 meetings with Napa this year, going 3-4 against the Silverados at Wilson Park. For more information, go to vallejoadmirals.com or call 707-641-1111.

Admirals lead the league!

VALLEJO, Calif. — The Vallejo Admirals concluded the 2019 Pacific Association with several players leading multiple statistical categories.

Nick Akins Sr. won his second consecutive Pacific Association home run crown with 21. He is the second player to win the title twice (San Rafael’s Jake Taylor won in 2016-17) and the first to have consecutive 20-home run seasons.

Carl Brice pitched 4 2/3 innings in relief in the season finale, striking out 10 to take the league strikeout title. Brice finished with 100 strikeouts on the year, six in front of former Admiral Dakota Freese, who went to Ottawa late in the season.

Freese was tied for the league lead in wins with seven (along with Sonoma’s Nicholas Barnese and Vijay Patel). Freese also finished with a 2.91 ERA, well ahead of Barnese in second at 3.82.

Chris Fornaci, despite missing a month with a broken thumb, led the league in hit by pitches for the third consecutive year with 18.

The Admirals open the Pacific Association playoffs on Wednesday, hosting the Napa Silverados at Wilson Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

The winner of Wednesday’s game will play at San Rafael on Thursday. The winner of that game will open a best-of-three championship series with Sonoma on Friday. This is the first season the Pacific Association has used this playoff format.

The Admirals won seven of 13 meetings with Napa this year, going 3-4 against the Silverados at Wilson Park. For more information, go to vallejoadmirals.com or call 707-641-1111.

 

Season comes to an end in 12-inning loss to Napa

VALLEJO, Calif. — Dominic Bethancourt’s ground out in the 12th inning drove in Nicco Toni with an unearned run to lift the Napa Silverados to a 6-5 win over Vallejo at Wilson Park on Wednesday in the opening game of the Pacific Association playoffs.

The Silverados travel to San Rafael on Thursday to face the Pacifics in the next round. The winner of that game will open a best-of-three series with regular season champion Sonoma on Friday.

Adam Cox got the win for Napa and Rob Humes got the save. Cam Hatch took the loss for Vallejo.

Napa took a 5-0 lead in the early innings before the Admirals battled back to tie the score in the fifth. Both bullpens were outstanding as the score remained 5-5 until Toni scored.

Bethancourt drove in four on the night, hitting a two-run home run in the second off of Mike Melendez to help the Silverados build the lead. Dakota Conners, Josh Montelongo and Nick Ultsch each had two hits for Napa.

Nick Akins Sr. and Chris Fornaci singled in runs for the Admirals during their comeback.

Vallejo had several opportunities to win the game, leaving two men on in the seventh and eighth innings. In the bottom of the 12th, Humes walked Montrell Marshall leading off and balked him to second. Vladimir Gomez then grounded out to move Marshall to third. But he was stranded there as Chevy Clarke struck out and Ryan Cooper grounded out to end the game.

For more information, go to vallejoadmirals.com or call 707-641-1111.

(File photo of Chris Fornaci: Darren Yamashita/The Ultimate Sports Guide)

 

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