VALLEJO, Calif. — Rayson Romero’s first home run of the year helped to lift the Sonoma Stompers to a 4-2 come-from-behind victory over the Vallejo Admirals at Wilson Park on Friday.
Romero came into the game hitting .114 on the year but he jumped on the first pitch he saw from Skylar Janisse with one out in the seventh, putting it over the left field fence and breaking a 2-2 tie.
Vallejo had taken a 2-0 lead in the middle innings. After the Admirals went hitless against Vijay Patel in the first three innings, Nick Akins Sr. hit a one-out home run to left in the fourth. It was Akins’s eighth home run of the season. In the fifth, Vladimir Gomez doubled in Chris Fornaci.
Sonoma tied it on a two-run homer by Chris Kwitzer in the top of the fifth.
Graylin Derke went 2-for-3 with a hit by pitch, and over two games reached base seven consecutive plate appearances.
Patel (3-1), from Santa Rosa, got the win, going six innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits, striking out nine against one walk. Patel and three relievers combined to retire the final 10 Vallejo hitters of the game. Ryan Richardson came on for his fifth save of the year.
Janisse allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits in seven innings of work. He struck four and walked three in losing his first decision of the year.
The four-game homestand concludes on Saturday when the Admirals host the San Rafael Pacifics at 5:05 p.m. For more information, go to vallejoadmirals.com or call 707-641-1111.