After starting the second half of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball League season strong by winning a bevy games in the latter innings while reaching the top of the standings,
the Sonoma Stompers have struggled of late, which is not good timing with only two weeks remaining on the schedule.
In Tuesday’s PAPB game at Wilson Park in San Rafael, Sonoma belted four home runs, two by league leader Joel Carranza, but ended up losing to the Pacifics 9-8 after their bottom-of-the-ninth-inning rally.
While Carranza went two-for-five with a pair of home runs to go with three RBIs and two runs scored, for the Stompers, Jayce Ray batted three-for-five, including a homer and two runs, and Andrew Parker had one home run, two RBIs and one run game.
Also pacing Sonoma were Glen Walker's single and run; TJ Gavlik's RBI; and Rinaudo and Reid Chenworth's double and run each.