Potters beat the Heat in Chico Home Friday for Gold SoxBy: Jim Linsdau, Sports Editor
GREAT WEST LEAGUE
2018 Baseball Standings
Team W L Pct. GB
Chico Heat 9 2 .818 -
Lincoln Potters 7 5 .583 2 ½
Medford Rogues 7 6 .538 3
Klamath Falls Gems 5 7 .417 4 ½
San Francisco Seals 3 6 .333 5
Yuba Sutter Gold Sox 3 8 .273 6
Parke Phillips CH .444, Ryne Edmondson SFS .381, Travis Danielson KFG .375, Brody Clifford YSGS .371, Joe Starick LP .350.
Kody Garvin MR 4, J. Terao YSGS 3, Mitchell Neuborn MR 3, (8 players with two HRs, including the Potters’ Brian Morley, Grant St. Martin and Billy Rockefeller).
Runs Batted In
Mike Hicks KFG 13, Travis Danielson KFG 13, Tim Frith KFG 11, Charles Middleton LP 10, Kai Ho CH 10.
Matthew Chiono MR 2, Kaid Kernes KFG 2, Ryan Sanchez CH 2, Wesley Clawson CH 2 (23 tied with one win each, including 7 Potters).
Justin Sterner CH 24, Drew Sthal SFS 21, Wesley Clawson CH 19, Kolby Button MR 17, Donnie Gardiner YSGS 15 and Shane Gustafsen CH 15.
Earned Run Average
Justin Sterner CH 0.00, Chase Spinning MR 0.00, Tucker Weaver CH 0.82, Shane Gustafsen CH 1.76 and Kaid Kernes KFG 2.08.
The Lincoln Potters beat the Heat 7-5 Saturday to be only the second team to knock off the Chico team so far this season.
Tied 5-5 going into the top of the seventh inning, Lincoln’s Dylan Smethurst scored the winning run on a Grant St. Martin base hit. Brett Soria added the insurance run on Charles Middleton’s sacrifice fly.
Nolan Murphy picked up the win for the Potters, after coming in to relieve starter Hector Sepulveda in the fifth inning. Tyler Gums pitched two innings for the save.
St. Martin yanked two out of Nettleton Stadium for three RBIs and was 3-for-5 on the day; Middleton was 2-3 with a double and two RBIs.
The Heat did take two games of the three played in Chico and remained in first place in the Great West League by 2 ½ games over the Potters.
Lincoln returns to McBean Stadium Friday for a three-game stand against the Yuba Sutter Gold Sox. The Heat then invades for a trifecta Tuesday through Thursday. All games begin at 6:35 p.m., except for Sunday when the boys of summer take the field at 6:05.