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Thursday, May 18, 2017
BLOOM FINALIZES POTTERS COACHING STAFF
Lincoln, Calif. - The 2017 Lincoln Potters coaching staff has been finalized with the addition of four experienced coaches.
Manager Eric Bloom bolstered his staff by adding hitting coach Andrew Castaneda, pitching coach Coleman Stephens, and assistant coaches Beau Moorehead and Mick Lancaster.
Castaneda comes to the Potters from San Jose, CA and bodes experience coaching both college and high school players in the Trosky/Kali Organization and as the Piedmont Hills High School (San Jose, CA) head varsity coach. He played centerfield for San Jose City College before transferring to Colorado State University - Pueblo. He was the 2009 Santa Clara County Hot Stove Junior College Player of the Year and earned All-Conference selections both years while at Pueblo.
“No one I've played this game with played with more confidence and swagger than this guy. He brought his best self and a lot of excitement to the yard every time he stepped on that diamond, and I expect him to do the same as a coach.” said Bloom.
Pitching coach Coleman Stephens is an Amarillo, TX native. Coleman pitched in college for Midland College, Texas Tech University, and Colorado State University - Pueblo. He then went on to pursue a career in professional baseball by playing for six different independent teams over the course of four seasons.
“Stephens will be the pitching coach and brings with him a very competitive mind set and incredible work ethic, as well as 4 seasons of minor league ball. I think he can really help the young arms we have on this staff build routines and have a strong, positive mindset on the mound.” said Bloom.
Beau Moorehead will act as an assistant coach with emphasis on pitching. He currently finished his second season as the pitching coach for William Jessup University. Moorehead came to Jessup after serving as the pitching coach at San Francisco State for seven years. Prior to starting his coaching career, Moorehead was a starting pitcher at San Francisco State for two seasons.
“Moorehead will help with the pitching staff and be our bullpen coach. He brings a lot of experience as an assistant coach at the D2 and NAIA level and will be relied on to help guide these young players.” said Bloom.
Mick Lancaster will serve as the team’s first-base coach during the 2017 season. Mick has a long history of teaching the game of baseball at both college and professional levels, and also served as an Associate Scout for the Miami Marlins for 10 years.
“Coach Lancaster will be our first-base coach and will help with the infielders. He has an extensive background of playing and coaching at the minor league level and will be good for the players to have around and share his wealth of knowledge.” said Bloom.
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LINCOLN POTTERS FAN FEST AND HOME OPENER
The free Potters Fan Fest will kick-off the season on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 at 7:05 p.m. at McBean Stadium in downtown Lincoln. The Fan Fest includes an intrasquad scrimmage followed by a meet and greet and autograph session with the players on the field.
Opening Night presented by Gladding, McBean on Thursday, June 1 will commence the Potters’ inaugural Great West League season against historic rival, the Marysville Gold Sox.
Highlighting this season’s promotions are five Fireworks Nights (June 1, June 10, July 4, July 15, and July 29) including Opening Night on June 1, Star Wars Night on June 10, Independence Day Celebration on July 4, Superhero/Public Safety Night on July 15, and Feather Falls Brewing Company Fireworks Night on July 29.
The Potters also have scheduled four premium giveaway nights, including seat cushions on June 9 (presented by Feather Falls Brewery), sunglasses on July 1, cowbells on July 14 (presented by Chick-fil-A), and mascot bobbleheads on August 2.
There will be several entertainment acts this summer including Mad Chad the chainsaw juggler or Friday, June 2, the Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate on July 1, the ZOOperstars on July 3, and BBoy McCoy the Break Dancing Bat Boy on July 4.
Additionally, there will be five recurring promotions this season: Senior Sundays presented by Summerset Senior Living with free Ice Cream Sandwiches to the first 150 Fans and Sunday Funday where Kids Eat Free and current and retired Military get in free with valid I.D.; Eat More Chicken Mondays presented by Chick-fil-A Pleasant Grove with one Free Chicken Sandwich Voucher for all Fans in attendance; Loomis Basin Brewery $2 Tuesdays with $2 12oz beers, Soda, and Water; Weiner Wednesday with $1 hot dogs (Excludes August 2), Thirsty Thursdays with $2 12oz beers , Soda, and Water will be held every Thursday except Opening Night.
Gates will open one hour before the start of each game with Monday through Thursday games starting at 7:05 p.m., Friday and Saturday games starting at 7:35 p.m., and Sunday games starting at 6:05 p.m. The only exclusion is the Fourth of July game that falls on a Tuesday will start at 6:05 p.m.
SEASON TICKETS, MINI-PLANS, AND GROUPS
Season Tickets and Mini-Plans are on sale now. Full-Season Tickets start at just $149 and Mini-Plans can be purchased for as low as $30. Group outings in the VIP Area known as The Kiln start at $16/person for all-you-can-eat and drink.
LINCOLN POTTERS OFFICE
The Lincoln Potters have officially moved into their new office located at 436 Lincoln Blvd. Ste. 104. The office is located in the Lincoln Brand Feeds Building directly below Old Town Pizza. The Potters Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm. Stop by and say hello, and checkout all of our gear.
ABOUT THE GREAT WEST LEAGUE
The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America, providing a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers, while providing affordable family entertainment and enriching the quality of life in its member communities.
Potters Single-Game Tickets, Group Nights, Season Tickets, and Mini-Plans for the 2017 season at
McBean Stadium are on sale now. For questions about the 2017 season and for more information about Lincoln Potters Baseball, please call 916-209-3444 or visit www.LincolnPotters.com
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