SONOMA, Calif. — The Sonoma Stompers cruised to a 19-6 victory over the Vallejo Admirals on Monday night at Arnold Field to conclude the Pacific Association regular season.
The game was a makeup of a game postponed on July 26 when the field at Arnold was unplayable.
Vallejo finished the season 34-30 and will host Napa on Wednesday in the opening game of the Pacific Association playoffs.
The Admirals took a brief 2-0 lead in the top of the first on a two-run single by Vladimir Gomez. However, the Stompers came back with six in the bottom of the second and led the rest of the way. Harold Myles came off the Inactive List to start in his first appearance since August 3. In 2 2/3 innings, Myles (1-1) allowed nine runs (seven earned) on three hits with six walks and three strikeouts. He also hit two batters.
Chevy Clarke and Tillman Pugh each hit solo homers for the Admirals. Montrell Marshall went 2-for-3.
Jacob Wark came on to pitch in the eighth inning for Vallejo, his first professional pitching appearance. He allowed two home runs including a grand slam to Miles Williams.
Nick Akins Sr. went homerless but won the Pacific Association home run crown for the second consecutive season. He finished with 21 and is the only player in league history to have back-to-back 20-homer seasons. Carl Brice came on in relief and struck out 10 in 4 1/3 innings to claim the league’s strikeout title with 100 – six ahead of former Admiral Dakota Freese.
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