SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 - LINCOLN, CA: The revived Lincoln Potters 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, CA, 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 when asked about what he will bring to the Potters organization.
After an accolade-filled high school career, Stevens signed with Sacramento State before transferring to Sierra College in Rocklin, CA where 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 Sonoma State University 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, CA to evaluate bat performance for future Wilson/Louisville Slugger products.
Ryan currently resides in Rocklin, CA 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 ball player/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.
LINCOLN POTTERS 2018 SEASON TICKETS
Season tickets for the 2018 campaign will be released to the general public on October 15. Full-Season tickets start at just $149 for all 30 home games. For more information regarding season tickets, please contact Candace in the Potters office by phone at 916-209-3444 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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