Potters switch to California Collegiate League
The Lincoln Potters baseball organization announced they will be joining the California Collegiate League beginning in 2019. The move comes after the club spent the past two seasons as a member of the Great West League.
The CCL was founded in 1993, funded in part by Major League Baseball in association with the National Baseball Congress. The addition of the Potters will form a North Division, consisting of the Healdsburg Prune Packers, Solano Mudcats, and San Francisco Seals.
The South Division is currently comprised of the San Luis Obispo Blues, Santa Barbara Foresters, Conejo Oaks and Orange County Riptide.
“All of the teams in the South Division are excited about having Lincoln in the CCL,” league commissioner Pat Burns said. “Together we have created another layer of quality competition that will give our players something bigger to play for.”
The move unites the Potters with other California teams and affords the Potters flexibility in scheduling.
“Being part of the CCL will allow our fans to attend more home games on better days throughout the summer,” said Potters’ owner Isabel Domeyko Taylor.
Instead of playing a 60-game round-robin, the Potters will compete in roughly 30 home games and 15 road contests. The Potters will also play most home games Thursday through Sunday, while eliminating most Monday through Wednesday games.
Each North Division team will play a 24-game league schedule. The season will include a north-south all-star game, potentially televised as the Fox Sports televised Prospect Game. The league playoffs will be played the last weekend of July.
In addition, the Potters will play against some non-league opponents to round out their schedule.
“Not only is this a great opportunity for our fans and community partners, but the players themselves will get to compete against top-level talent from around the country and potentially participate in the televised Prospect Game in front of dozens of professional scouts,” general manager Matt Lundgren said. “Not many kids playing college ball will be afforded an opportunity like that.”
More details regarding the upcoming 2019 schedule will be released soon; for more information about the CCL visit www.CalSummerBall.com .
Season tickets and mini-plans will be released will be released Nov. 15. Ticket packages range from $149 to $35. Group outings in The Kiln (VIP area) start at $20/person.
The Lincoln Potters office is located at 436 Lincoln Blvd., Ste. 104; located in the Lincoln Brand Feeds Building directly below Old Town Pizza. Potters office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Telephone (916) 209-3444 or visit www.LincolnPotters.com.