Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Stirewalt, offense power Diamonds to victory

The Diamonds used the strong pitching of starter Tyler Stirewalt and a lineup filled with offensive weapons to beat the Vallejo Admirals 12-4 and return to three games above .500, their best ever winning percentage.

Stirewalt (2-2) went 6 1/3 innings, gave up four runs and kept the game under control to earn the win. Brent Adheen (1-2) started for the Admirals and lasted four innings, giving up 12 runs – 10 of them earned – and took the loss.

Designated hitter Austin Fraker homered and doubled and drove in three runs to lead the Diamonds attack.

Pittsburg has won three of the first four games in this six game homestand. The two teams play again Wednesday night at 6:30 at Winter Chevrolet Stadium in Pittsburg.