Paulino Dazzles Pacifics

Sonoma, San Rafael Tied for First with 10 Games Left

By: Elsie Lopez

July 3, 2016

San Rafael, CA –

Gregory Paulino toed the rubber as the starting pitcher for Sonoma two days after his last scheduled start in a seven-inning ballgame, and set the tone immediately, setting down the first eighteen men that he faced. As he came to the mound with a 2-0 lead to start the seventh, Paulino was flirting with history, trying to become the first pitcher in the Pacifics Association to pitch a perfect game or no hitter. 

But Pacifics center fielder Zack Pace laced the first pitch he saw in the seventh into center field for a base hit.  Chase Tucker followed with a single of his own to put the tying run on base for the heart of the order, setting up some late innings magic for San Rafael. But Paulino would induce a double play ball from Jake Taylor and, after walking Brent Gillespie, retire Maikel Jova on a weak groundout to second to end the ballgame.

“It’s always tough to get it going in a doubleheader, especially when the other pitcher is throwing the ball well,” said Pacifics Manager Matt Kavanaugh. “For the second straight night we hit the ball well and didn’t have much to show for it.”

San Rafael Pacifics starting pitcher Patrick Barnett started the game off  by giving up two runs in the first two innings.  Yuki Yasuda and Ethan Szabo brought in those runs with RBI groundouts.  Pacifics trailed 2-0 heading into the 3rd.

Barnett then settled into a rhythm, shutting out Sonoma for the rest of his six innings and eventually retiring the last nine men he faced in order.  JR Bunda entered the game in the seventh inning, working a perfect frame, striking out two.

Sonoma won the first game of the doubleheader 2-0 to force a tie atop the Pacific Association first half standings. The Pacifics and Stompers will compete for sole possession of first in the second game of the doubleheader at 5PM in Sonoma. Live coverage can be found on the radio at pacificsbaseball.com or on Twitter by following @SRPacifics.   

The Pacifics will be on the road the remainder of the week taking on both Vallejo and Pittsburg.  The next home game will be on Tuesday, July 12th against the Vallejo Admirals.  First pitch will be at 7:05PM.  For tickets and more information, please visit pacfiicsbaseball.com. 

"> Paulino Dazzles Pacifics

Sonoma, San Rafael Tied for First with 10 Games Left

By: Elsie Lopez

July 3, 2016

San Rafael, CA –

Gregory Paulino toed the rubber as the starting pitcher for Sonoma two days after his last scheduled start in a seven-inning ballgame, and set the tone immediately, setting down the first eighteen men that he faced. As he came to the mound with a 2-0 lead to start the seventh, Paulino was flirting with history, trying to become the first pitcher in the Pacifics Association to pitch a perfect game or no hitter. 

But Pacifics center fielder Zack Pace laced the first pitch he saw in the seventh into center field for a base hit.  Chase Tucker followed with a single of his own to put the tying run on base for the heart of the order, setting up some late innings magic for San Rafael. But Paulino would induce a double play ball from Jake Taylor and, after walking Brent Gillespie, retire Maikel Jova on a weak groundout to second to end the ballgame.

“It’s always tough to get it going in a doubleheader, especially when the other pitcher is throwing the ball well,” said Pacifics Manager Matt Kavanaugh. “For the second straight night we hit the ball well and didn’t have much to show for it.”

San Rafael Pacifics starting pitcher Patrick Barnett started the game off  by giving up two runs in the first two innings.  Yuki Yasuda and Ethan Szabo brought in those runs with RBI groundouts.  Pacifics trailed 2-0 heading into the 3rd.

Barnett then settled into a rhythm, shutting out Sonoma for the rest of his six innings and eventually retiring the last nine men he faced in order.  JR Bunda entered the game in the seventh inning, working a perfect frame, striking out two.

Sonoma won the first game of the doubleheader 2-0 to force a tie atop the Pacific Association first half standings. The Pacifics and Stompers will compete for sole possession of first in the second game of the doubleheader at 5PM in Sonoma. Live coverage can be found on the radio at pacificsbaseball.com or on Twitter by following @SRPacifics.   

The Pacifics will be on the road the remainder of the week taking on both Vallejo and Pittsburg.  The next home game will be on Tuesday, July 12th against the Vallejo Admirals.  First pitch will be at 7:05PM.  For tickets and more information, please visit pacfiicsbaseball.com. 

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