CLIPPERS DROP CLOSE AFFAIR TO STOMPERS, 4-2

SONOMA, Calif. -- The Clippers dropped a low-scoring contest against the Sonoma Stompers on Thursday, by the score of 4-2.

The Stompers took the lead in the first inning, one which they would not relinquish, on a couple of hits and a walk to load the bases with none out. A Meimersdorf (1-4) fielder’s choice would score two runs for Sonoma, as Joe Jones (L) would then retire seven out of the next 10 he’d see in a bounceback performance.

The Clippers would pull within one on a Cole Easley (1-4) RBI single in the 4th, but in the bottom of the 5th Kenny Meimersdorf would blast a solo shot to left field to make the score 3-1 in favor of Sonoma.

In the 6th, Coz Cannella (0-4) hit into an RBI fielder’s choice for Martinez, making the score 3-2, but an RBI single in the 7th by Daniel Comstock would cement the victory for Sonoma as the Stompers were able to hand a two-run lead to Robert Maislin and Jacob Cox (SV) to shut down the Clippers.

Ethan Gibbons got the win for Sonoma, as Joe Jones took the loss after 6 strong innings of 3-run ball. Jones walked four and struck out four in this, his third start of the season.

The Clippers will continue this six-game road trip with the finale against the Sonoma Stompers at Arnold Field on Friday. Coverage begins at 5:50 P.T. for a 6:05 p.m. first pitch, as RHP Jason Harper takes the mound for Martinez on June 15.

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