McBean Stadium was rocking on Friday for Opening Night, with an attendance of 1,454. Anthony Perez (Cal State East Bay) set the tone early, with four scoreless innings, zero walks and five strikeouts, which put him in line for the win.
Perez was able to escape a jam in the 1st inning, thanks in part to a beautifully turned double play by SS JT Maloney (Sac City) and 2B Cade Sanchez (Texas A&M Corpus Christi).
The Potters bats came to life quickly in the second inning, starting with a double down the line from Brandon Springer (William Jessup). Landon Weiss (William Jessup), who got the call from first year manager Jon Peters to join the Potters three days prior to Opening Night, got the scoring started with an RBI single to center field, knocking in his William Jessup teammate. Cade Sanchez followed with a two-run single to extend the Potters lead to 4-0 after two innings.
The bullpen picked up right where Perez left off. Logan Bell (Bowling Green State) went two innings, notching three strikeouts, and allowing one unearned run, on an error by LF Zack Malone (Sacramento State), which plated the Knicks second run of the game.
Following the error, Bell found himself in a tight situation. With the help of 1,454 energetic Potter fans, he was able to record a crucial strikeout of Joey Taddie to end the inning.
Peyton Stumbo (UNR) closed it out for the Potters with two scoreless innings, striking out four. Stumbo earned the save as well, resulting in a final score of 5-2.
The Potters take game one of the three-game series with the Novato Knicks, and will take the field again tomorrow at 6:05 PM @ McBean Stadium for Strikeout Cancer Night with fireworks after the game.
Matt Lundgren Promoted to President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Potters GM Matt Lundgren Promoted to President
Lincoln, Calif. — The Lincoln Potters announced that General Manager Matt Lundgren has been promoted to President of the Club. He will continue to run the day-to-day operations as General Manager and will now serve as President of the Lincoln Potters Baseball Club Board of Directors after previously holding the role of Vice President.
Clifton Taylor and Isabel Domeyko Taylor will continue in their Club roles as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer respectively. They helped found the Potters in 2016 as minority owners and took over as majority owners following the 2017 season.
“Matt has played a key role in strengthening all facets of our organization so that we’re positioned for long-term success and growth, and we’re very excited that he’s agreed to take on this expanded role,” said Domeyko Taylor.
“I can’t begin to thank Clifton and Isabel enough for entrusting me with this opportunity and responsibility,” said Lundgren. “Being a part of this organization from the beginning in 2016 and helping grow it to where it is today has been incredibly rewarding. I can’t wait to see what the future holds and to get the 2023 season underway.”
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For questions about the 2023 season and for more information about Lincoln Potters Baseball, please call 916-209-3444 or visit www.LincolnPotters.com
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