Familiar Tale: Diamonds Take Huge Lead Against Vallejo, Hold On For Victory
Homeruns by Gerald Bautista, B.J. Guinn and Yiecok Calderon led the Pittsburg Diamonds to a 12-2 lead over Vallejo. But a three-run homer by Shawn Payne and a blistering 4 for 5 night for David Kiriakos lead a charge by the Admirals to pull within three runs before they finally succumbed 14-10.
Diamonds starter Michael Gunn (3-1) pitched a rocky five innings giving up eight runs though only three were earned. He got the win. Skyler Shaw-Fuss and Sam Agnew-Weiland – who both had trouble in their most recent outings – pitched well in relief.
David Dinelli (1-4) gave up 12 runs, nine of them earned, in four innings and got the loss.
The two teams meet again Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Winter Chevrolet Stadium in Pittsburg.