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July 10, 2018 - Pacific Association (PA) - Vallejo Admirals News Release

Vallejo Admirals 2018 Game Notes - Game #35

Vallejo Admirals (20-14, 3rd -5.0) @ Martinez Clippers (6-28, 6th -19.0)

Joe DiMaggio Fields at Waterfront Park - Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. PDT

Today: Tues., 6:30 VAL Jalen Miller (0-0, 5.40) @ MTZ Joe Jones (1-6, 9.09)

On Deck: Wed., 6:30 VAL Alex Dandridge (0-1, 9.52) @ MTZ Jason Harper (1-4, 8.00)

Last Time: Admirals Gain a Split with Napa

Courtesy the Vallejo Times-Herald

Nick Akins Sr. cracked two more homers and the Admirals beat the Silverados 9-5 on Sunday as the two teams split the Pacific Association series at Wilson Park. Akins launched his league-leading 17th and 18th homers and he now leads the circuit in RBIs with 42. He is also tied with Tillman Pugh for the single-season Admirals home-run record.

Tillman Pugh also homered twice and Rian Kiniry hit his 12th homer. Benicia High grad Peter Reyes (3-1) picked up the win in relief as he went 1 2/3 innings, allowing one hit and no runs. Brett Schneider earned his second save with 1 1/3 innings of relief. He did not allow a hit or run.

Luis Ramirez started the game and went 4 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and four runs. He walked six. Brennan Fisher was tagged with the loss for Napa. Vallejo scored three in the first inning as Akins knocked in Pugh and a Chevy Clarke double drove in Kiniry and Akins.

The Admirals scored five more in the second to make it 8-4 as Pugh had a two-run blast and Kiniry and Akins also homered in the inning. Akins hit another homer, a solo shot, in the eighth. Akins was 3-for-4 and drove in three. Nick Kern was 2-for-3 and homered for the Silverados.

Vallejo versus... 7-0 vs. Martinez 4-4 vs. Napa

3-3 vs. Pittsburg 2-4 vs. San Rafael 4-3 vs. Sonoma

#TRUEFACTS (IN THE #POSTFACTSERA)

à The Admirals granted Tillman Pugh his release, and the reigning PacPro MVP is set to sign with Gary of the American Association. The club also released Harold Myles, who took the Saturday loss.

à Brett Schneider (1.22 ERA) earned saves #1 and #2 last weekend.

à Chevy Clarke homered twice on Friday, joining Nick Akins, Chris Fornaci, Rian Kiniry and Graylin Derke on the list of Admirals who've gone deep twice in the same game this year.

à Having pulled into the league lead in RBIs, Akins now also leads the Admirals in batting average (.340), passing Cyle Figueroa.

à Akins and Fornaci both homered twice on June 29, the only time two Admirals have done so in the same 2018 contest.

à Fornaci's 6 RBI on June 29 were the most RBI in a 2018 game.

à Figueroa was the only catcher for two games until former Florence Freedom backstop Nick Crouse joined the roster Friday.

à The Admirals re-signed Clarke, the Angels' first-round pick in 2010 and an everyday Admirals performer in 2017 (78 games).

à Newcomer Alex Dandridge is a North Carolina Central product and a Pecos League alum (Roswell, then Bakersfield).

à Outfielder Brandon Pugh has signed. He comes from Florence of the Frontier League as well, and played college ball at North Alabama.

à Frank Valentino's 11 K's on June 30 are a team season high.

à Ace Martin Cronin returns to the rotation after skipping a turn.


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