Wilkyns Jimenez hit a two-run single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Vallejo Admirals to an improbable, incredible, unbelievable comeback on Wednesday night at Wilson Park. The Admirals, who trailed 9-2, came back to beat the Salina Stockade in 10 innings, 12-11.
The win was Vallejo’s fifth in its last six games.
The Pacific Association uses a tie-breaker format where each team starts each extra inning with two men on base. Salina scored one run in the top of the 10th to take an 11-10 lead. Graylin Derke started the bottom of the 10th with a walk but Chevy Clarke then grounded into a 3-2-3 double play, leaving runners at second and third with two outs. Jimenez then singled to left to bring the runners home and set off a wild celebration on the field.
The Admirals tied the game at 10-10 by scoring three runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. With runners at first and third, Chris Fornaci singled in one, Vladimir Gomez singled in another and Matt Eureste singled in the tying run. Vallejo scored eight runs in the final four innings.
Nick Akins Sr. hit his 14th home run of the year in the fifth. Fornaci and Eureste each had four hits in the game. Chuck Rocker had a home run for Salina, which lost its 16th consecutive game.