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Lincoln Potters hire new manager for 2018

Stevens gets the nod
By: Staff Report
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The revived Lincoln Potters baseball team recently finished their first season in over 50 years and have hired Sacramento-area native Ryan Stevens to spearhead the club for the 2018 season.

Stevens, a graduate of Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, comes from a strong baseball family and has experience as both a coach and player in Placer County.

“As a manager, I bring experience and passion to the sport of baseball and I can guarantee the ‘boys of summer’ will bring energy and excitement to this upcoming summer,” said Stevens.

After an accolade-filled high school career, Stevens signed with California State University Sacramento before transferring to Sierra College in Rocklin.

At Sierra College he was named first-team All-Big 8 during both of his seasons as a Wolverine. In 2008, he earned first-team All-State honors and led Sierra College to their first-ever state championship.

Stevens continued his college baseball career at CSU Sonoma and was named first-team All-CCAA Conference in 2010.

Following his playing career, Stevens went on to coach at Sierra College for six years (2011-2016), serving as the hitting coach in a high-powered offense. The Wolverines reached the postseason in each of his six seasons on staff.

In addition to coaching at Sierra College, Stevens served as the head coach and general manager of the Sacramento Scorch Summer Collegiate Baseball Club from 2011-2015.

In 2016, Stevens accepted a position with Louisville Slugger as their player insight specialist, where he brings in players of all ages to a state-of-the-art, indoor hitting facility located in Roseville. There players’ bat performances are evaluated for future Wilson/Louisville Slugger products.

Stevens currently resides in Rocklin with his wife, Brittany, and son, Hudson.

“I’m excited for the chance to manage an up-and-coming organization like the Lincoln Potters.” said Stevens. “The opportunity to shape young men into the best possible ballplayer/human being they can be has always been my goal in coaching.”

Stevens replaces Eric Bloom, who led the Potters to a 35-25 record and a playoff appearance during his lone season as manager.

Season Tickets

Season tickets for the 2018 campaign will be released to the general public Oct. 15. Full-Season tickets start at $149 for all 30 home games.

For more information regarding season tickets, please contact Candace in the Potters office by phone: (916) 209-3444 or by e-mail: info@lincolnpotters.com.

Great West League

The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America. It provides a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers.

It also provides affordable family entertainment and enriches the quality of life in its member communities.