Warming up in the bullpen: Stompers baseball

Posted on April 12, 2022 by Sonoma Valley Sun

The Sonoma Stompers open the hometown 2022 baseball season on Thursday, June 2, bringing summer ball back to Arnold Field.

The Stompers now compete in the California Collegiate League (CCL), a top ranked collegiate summer wood-bat league, consisting of 11 teams total,  five teams in Northern California and six in Southern California.

Playing for The Stompers this year: Max Handron, Sonoma Valley High School, class of 2019. Over his high school career, Max had a career .384 batting average.

The Stompers will compete against the Healdsburg Prune Packers, Lincoln Potters, Solano Mudcats, and the Walnut Creek Crawdads. The home season ends July 30. The full schedule includes several special promotions, like Pride Night (6/17), Autism Awareness Night (6/25), and the dog-friendly Bark in The Park (7/29).

“Baseball is back, and I am thrilled to announce our partnership with the California Collegiate League and Major League Baseball, ” says owner Jon Sebastiani. “This fresh start, the Stompers look forward to continuing player development at a high level and representing Sonoma on and off the field. Let’s play ball!”

The CCL’s Southern Division consists of the MLB Academy Barons, Arroyo Seco Saints, Conejo Oaks, Orange County Riptide, San Luis Obispo Blues, and Santa Barbara Foresters.

Here at home, the club is looking for host families to provide lodging to one of the ballplayers. To find out about hosting a Stomper, call 707.552-7284

The club also is looking to fill concession positions and volunteer jobs, and has sponsorship opportunities available.

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