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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
FORMER BIG LEAGUER MIKE MARJAMA NAMED MANAGER
Lincoln, CA - The Lincoln Potters have promoted former Major League Baseball player Mike Marjama to manager for the 2024 season. Marjama served as an assistant coach for the Potters the past two seasons and will take over for outgoing manager Jon Peters.
“We couldn’t be more excited for this new era of Potters baseball.” General Manager and President Matt Lundgren said. “Marj checks all the boxes for someone you would want to run a Summer Collegiate Baseball team. He’s local, has a wealth of experience playing baseball at nearly every level all over the world, and he’s an incredible leader that players and coaches respect and trust.”
Marjama has a diverse baseball background and is originally from Granite Bay, CA where he graduated from Granite Bay High School in 2007. He went on to play college baseball locally at Sacramento City College and then onto Long Beach State University. While in college he played summer ball in both the Cape Cod and Northwoods Leagues.
Marjama was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 23rd round of the 2011 MLB Draft. After moving up the minor league ranks and a couple trades, he made his Major League debut with the Seattle Mariners in September of 2017. He played parts of three seasons for the Mariners, including being named their Opening Day starter in 2018. He also spent time in the Dominican Winter League and Australian Baseball League.
“It is a privilege and honor to have the opportunity to return home and continue elevating our region’s illustrious baseball community with the Potters. I want to personally thank Clifton, Isabel, Matt & the entire Potters Organization for the opportunity.” Marjama said. “My mission moving forward will be to provide the most collaborative, innovative, and entertaining environment, for not only the players, but our fans and community as well.” he added.
The newly named skipper has already hit the ground running assembling his staff and recruiting a talented roster. Stay tuned for a follow up announcement outlining the coaching staff for the 2024 season.
SEASON TICKET WAITING LIST
The 2024 Season will be here before we know it. If you are interested in becoming a Season Ticket Holder please email us at [email protected]. Reserved Season Tickets for the 2024 Season are expected to sell out and will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, November 1 at 10:00am.
The Potters 2024 Schedule will be released in November.
MINI PLANS & PUNCH CARDS
Mini Plans and Punch Cards will go on-sale Friday, November 24 at 10am. Visit LincolnPotters.com or call 916-209-3444 to get more information.
For questions about the 2024 season and for more information about Lincoln Potters Baseball, please call 916-209-3444 or visit www.LincolnPotters.com
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