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July 1, 2018 - Pacific Association (PA) - Vallejo Admirals News Release

Vallejo Admirals 2018 Game Notes - Game #28

Vallejo Admirals (16-11, T-2nd -4.0) @ Napa Silverados (12-15, 5th -8.0)

Wilson Park - Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. PDT

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Today: Sunday, 1:00 VAL Dalton Bernardi (3-2, 5.88) @ NAPA Brennen Fischer (1-0, 7.20)

On Deck: Tuesday, 6:05 VAL Luis Ramirez (2-1, 3.98) @ SON TBA

Last Time Out: Derke Goes to Wichita, Napa Wins 5-3

Under "Spare the Air" skies at Napa Valley College, the Admirals fell 5-3 to the Napa Silverados on Saturday evening. After the game, the Admirals traded first baseman Graylin Derke to the American Association's Wichita Wingnuts for future considerations. Derke's 37 runs batted in were leading the Pacific Association in that category.

The contest boiled down to a home-run derby of sorts, as the Silverados' four solo homers outdid the Admirals' pair of one-run jacks. Ray Jones homered twice for Napa, and Josh Montelongo and Kai Davis each left the yard once against Admirals starter Frank Valentino. Valentino took another befuddling loss, despite going seven innings and striking out a career-high 11 Silverados in the process. Alex Fishberg backed up Valentino with a clean eighth in relief.

Tillman Pugh led off the day with a home run for the Admirals, and Rian Kiniry added the other in the third inning. Napa starter Tyler Sharp picked up the win, allowing the Admirals' three runs over five innings. Devontae Glenn and Chris Butcher worked a perfect inning apiece, and Deivy Mendez, who earned the relief victory when these teams met here 13 days ago, notched the save by throwing the final two innings.

Vallejo versus... 6-0 vs. Martinez 3-2 vs. Napa

3-3 vs. Pittsburg 1-3 vs. San Rafael 3-3 vs. Sonoma

NOTABLE NOTABLES

Nick Akins and Chris Fornaci homered twice in Friday's 17-8 win at Sonoma...It's the first time two Admirals have homered twice in one game this year...For Akins, it's the third time he's

homered twice in one game...on Friday, Fornaci hit the team's second grand slam in 2018 (Graylin Derke had the other last Sunday, in Sonoma)...Akins is now tied for fourth place on the club's all-time single-season home-run list with 12...Tillman Pugh's 18 in 2017 is the ultimate mark to surpass...Frank Valentino's 11 strikeouts on Saturday is the most by any Admirals pitcher in 2018...Valentino has never failed to complete the fifth inning in any of his starts...David Kiriakos has maintained an outstanding on-base percentage throughout the campaign (.460 after Saturday's game) but has yet to crack the .300 batting average mark in the past month...d'Aundray Van Slyke, who pitched the ninth inning on Friday night, made his first start at first base on Saturday night...former Admiral

Ryan Cooper is now featuring behind the plate for the Napa

Silverados after a midweek trade sent the Arizona Wildcat across Highway 37...this series features a former Admirals manager (Tito Fuentes Jr.) and a former teammate of PJ Phillips in the Angels chain (Rian Kiniry)...Fun Is Good.™


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