Seven Potters named All Great West League players

Three receive honorable mention
By: Jim Linsdau, Sports Editor
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Great West League Commissioner Ken Wilson recently released the all-league sections for the summer of 2017. The Lincoln Potters matched the Medford Rogues in landing seven players on the all-league teams.


Jake Boyd – a second baseman for the Potters, Boyd hit .310 on the season in 229 plate appearances. He had two home runs, a triple and 16 doubles, while driving in 26 runs and scoring 51.

Boyd had two hits in the playoffs, including a triple.

He returns to Colorado State University-Pueblo, where he is a junior.

Will Law – the Potters’ shortstop hit .335 on the season. He blasted seven home runs, two triples and 18 doubles to drive in 54 runs and score 45.

Law had five hits in the playoffs, batting .500 and was selected to the All Star team.

He is a junior at William Jessup University.

Zach Hoffman – played the outfield for the Potters. The left-hander also pitched for 23 innings, picking up three wins on the season.

At the plate Hoffman was a solid .344 and hit .462 in the playoffs. He had four home runs, four triples and 17 doubles to bring home 38 runs and score 54. Hoffman also played in the All Star game.

Hoffman is a senior at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Isaiah Garcia – a hometown product, the designated hitter/second baseman led the GWL in batting with a .447 batting average. Garcia launched four home runs, two triples and 13 doubles for 36 RBIs and he scored 41 runs.

Garcia hit. 444 in the playoffs and was selected to the All Star team.

Kenneth Pettibone – a hard-throwing right-hander, the Anaheim native finished with a 3-3 record and had a 3.84 ERA. He started 11 games, pitched 65 2/3 innings with 43 strikeouts and 20 walks.

Pettibone is a sophomore at Cypress College.


Zach Hall – the southpaw out of Granite Bay also pitched a couple innings for the Potters. However, Hall was more at home in the outfield and at the plate.

Hall carved out a .319 average with five home runs, a triple and 11 doubles. His RBI count was 37, with 47 runs scored.

Hall had a double and a home run in the playoffs and also played in the All Star game.

Hall is a senior at the University of Colorado.

Austen Swift – also an outfielder, Swift hit .310 on the season with four home runs and 11 two-baggers. A native of Canada, Swift drove home 39 runners and scored 33 times.

Swift played in the All Star game, where he also powered one out of Nettleton Stadium in Chico.

Swift is a junior at William Jessup University.


The Potters also received recognition for the play of Brandon De Benedictis, Josh Cooper and Jonathan Lavallee.