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Table Of Contents 5 Letter From The President 10 Season Recap 14 Team Rosters 16 Where Are They Now? 18 Score Cards 20 Breaking Barriers With Ports Infielder Leonardo Gil

25 By The Numbers 26 Staff Question 31 Season Highlights 34 Kid’s Corner 37 A’s Affiliate Update 39 Stadium Map

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Letter from the President strides off the field. The continued growth of the Education Days program, Baseball by the Books reading program, Subway Everyday Eddie’s Kids Club and SCAN HP Silver Sluggers Club are signs that the community outreach programs put in place by our staff are successful. Dear Stockton Ports Fans, As the 2011 season comes to a close in the California League, I would like to thank you for your continued support of the Stockton Ports, and reflect on all of the exciting and terrific things that were accomplished on and off the field this season. Our fans clearly demonstrated their high level of dedication and commitment this season, showing why they are the best fans of any team in the California League. I am joined by our ownership and all of our front office, on-field personnel, and game day staff when I say thank you for your support this season. A ballpark is brought to life by its fans, and once again you have helped bring Banner Island Ballpark to life with your enthusiasm and dedication to the team and the game of baseball, making the ballpark the ideal place to be on any spring or summer night here in Stockton. One only had to look at the 5,611 fans here on July 3 to see that Stocktonians enjoy the affordable and fun family entertainment we provide here at the ballpark. In addition to the amazing achievements on the field, like Michael Choice’s 47-game on-base streak, the team’s 17-game win streak, Dan Straily’s six straight wins, our several exciting walkoff wins, and many other exciting performances, we have made several exciting

The Ports Anchor Fund generated nearly $5,609.44 so far this season, from the generous support of fans at various events. Every cent of those funds will go to support child-based community outreach programs in Stockton and San Joaquin County. The Ports have also teamed with Jackson Rancheria and Casino to support the Dameron Hospital Sweet Success Diabetes program this year, and with Horizon Milling to support the United Way for San Joaquin. We were also proud to host several terrific special events at Banner Island Ballpark this year, such as the San Joaquin Women’s Center “Walk a Mile in her Shoes” event. We are proud to serve our community by offering our stadium as a host venue for a variety of events. This has been an exciting and fun-filled season, both on and off the field for the Stockton Ports. It’s been pleasure to serve our fans and to bring them the best of family entertainment here at Banner Island Ballpark this season! Thanks for coming to the ballpark this year, and I look forward to seeing you back here in 2012! Go Ports! Sincerely,

Pat Filippone


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Season Recap when they had their first series against division rivals San Jose Giants. The Ports took the first game of the first series against the Giants with a decisive 9-4 win at Municipal Stadium. The final game of the series turned into one of the most interesting, and for the Ports, frustrating game of the season. It lasted 18 innings and went five hours, 38 minutes.


he Stockton Ports celebrated 70 years of fun in 2011 by once again making a push for the playoffs. The Ports season was highlighted by a 17-game win streak that helped propel the Boys of Banner Island to the top of the California League North Division in the second half. The Ports season got off to a slow start as they opened the season on the road in nearby Modesto, dropping the first two outings against the Nuts. However, the Ports would come back to win the final two games of the series to earn the split in the series. The Ports would go on to either win or tie the next ten series. The Ports fans got a taste of the power the Boys of Banner Island possessed on May 10 at home against Modesto. With the bases loaded, Myrio Richard hit the first grand slam at home of the season. The Ports had already blasted two grand slams in the season, both on the road. Max Stassi, the Athletics sixth best prospect, hit the first of the season on the road in Lancaster on April 21, and Dusty Coleman hit the second on May 2 in Inland Empire. Things took a turn for the worse in May


The Giants got an early lead in the first, putting up four runs. The Ports battled back to send it to extra innings. To that point, the Ports were 4-0 in extra-inning games, and liked their chances. The Ports took the lead in the 11th, only to watch the Giants tie it and send it to the 12th. The Ports suffered a similar fate in the 13th, with each team once again putting up a run in the inning. The Ports looked like they would walk away with the win after knocking in three runs in the 18th inning, only to be shocked when the Giants managed to plate four runs and snatch away the victory from Stockton.

The Ports continued to suffer in the month of May, going 5-12 from the San Jose series until the last day in May. The Giants continued their dominance of the Ports, winning 11 of the 12 contests against the Ports in the first half. The Giants provided one of the biggest

thrills in Stockton as San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito made his first rehab appearance of the 2011 season at Banner Island Ballpark. Zito helped the Giants beat the Ports that night in front of 4,103 fans, going 6.2 innings, giving up just one earned run. The Ports continued their struggles through the first week and a half of June, before beginning one of the best runs in Ports history to end the month as well as the first half. Things appeared to click for the Ports when they returned home from Bakersfield on July 13. The Ports then swept High Desert, outscoring the south division team 13-6. The Ports went on to sweep Rancho Cucamonga, bringing the Ports win streak to eight heading into the All-Star break. Michael Choice sent the Ports into the All-Star break in top prospect fashion— with a walk-off three-run bomb. The Ports were trailing the Rancho Cucamonga 11-12 heading into the ninth inning. Then, with Conner Crumbliss and Jason Christian on first and second, Choice blasted a 1-0 pitch out of the park to give the Ports the win. The Ports ended the first half in second place in the North Division with a record of 38-32. The 2011 California/Carolina League All-Star game was located in nearby Modesto at John Thurman Field on June 21 in front of 5,082 fans. Despite having several standout players in the first half, only one player, infielder Michael Gilmartin, was named to the California League Mid-Season All-Star game. Gilmartin batted .281 with three homers, five triples and 27 RBIs to garner the selection. Gilmartin attributed his consistent approach to his selection to the team. The Ports started the second half right where they left off the first half: with a win. The Ports started the second half on the road, in San Jose, putting their

eight game win streak on the line. To that point, the Giants had Stockton’s number, outscoring them 39-65. The Ports had Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy making the start, and McCarthy repaid the Giants the same favor that Barry Zito had earlier in the season. McCarthy went 4.0 innings giving up just one unearned run on three hits. Then Ports starter Dan Straily came in and pitched 4.2 scoreless innings to earn the win.

The Ports went on to sweep the Giants at Municipal Stadium before returning home to Banner Island, where they swept Bakersfield, bringing their streak to 16. Then the Ports once again faced off against the Giants, this time in Stockton. The Ports took the first game to extend their streak to 17. The Ports looked as if they might extend the streak to 18 as they took an early lead in the second game of the series, holding the lead through five innings. But then the Giants would tie the game in the third, take the lead in the top of the seventh, and then take the lead permanently in the eighth. The streak may have been snapped, however that didn’t slow the Ports down. They won the series against the Giants, and then went on the road to High Desert, where they once again - Continued on the next page


swept the Mavericks. The Ports came down from their untouchable cloud when they took on the Modesto Nuts on July 7, but the team remained consistent despite going 14-14 over the month of July. However, several players stood out as red hot throughout the month. Dusty Coleman earned Cal League Player of the Week honors for the week of June 27-July 4. Michael Choice earned the honors the next week, to capture back-to-back titles for the Ports. Choice was not finished though, capturing the Cal League Player of the Month title for July. As the season draws to a close, the Ports have sent many players up the organization’s ladder. Ben Hornbeck, Brett Hunter, and Gary Daley Jr. were all sent to Double-A Midland. AJ Griffin , who started the season in Low-A Burlington,

spent an extended amount of time with Midland before rejoining the Ports. Andrew Carignan was sent up to Midland before advancing to Triple-A Sacramento. Catcher Ryan Ortiz was also sent to Midland at the All-Star break. The best is yet to come though as the Ports close out the month of August, and look to provide thrills and memorable moments as they hope to secure a playoff spot and a 12th California League Championship.

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Ports Roster As of 8/18/11

# YRS 27 1 15 6 29 2 33 1 46 6 17 3 16 2 21 2 44 3 19 3 11 2 26 3 20 2 39 2 28 4

PITCHERS (16) Brown Jacob Deal, Scott Gilliam, Robert Griffin, AJ Guzman, Jose Hart, Michael Hoehn, Connor Huttenlocker, AJ Landsford, Josh Leaper, JJ Maderos, Chris Simmons, James Smith, Murphy Straily, Daniel Williamson, Fabian


HT 6’2” 6’3” 6’1” 6’5” 5’11” 6’0” 6’1” 6’4” 6’2” 6’1” 6’3” 6’3” 6’3” 6’2” 6’2”

WT 220 198 216 215 220 227 210 248 215 160 175 220 210 221 175

DOB 12/28/1986 12/11/1986 11/29/1987 1/28/1988 11/5/1987 2/9/1987 7/5/1989 8/5/1986 7/31/1984 3/12/1987 5/17/1987 9/29/1986 8/25/1987 12/1/1988 10/20/1988

HOMETOWN ACQUIRED Forest Hill, MD 26th/2010 Tacoma, WA 5th/2005 Manassas, VA 8th/2009 El Cajon, CA 13th/2010 San Cristobal, DR NDFA/2005 Staten Island, NY 19th/2008 Demarcus, MD 12th/2009 Buckley, WA 44th/2009 Queen Creek,AZ FA/2010 Clinton, OK FA/2011 Valdosta,GA 25th/2009 Yorba Linda, CA 1st/2007 Clifton Park, NY 13th/2009 Springfield, OR 24th/2009 Panorama City, CA Trade/2010

# YRS CATCHERS (2) B/T HT 9 1 Lipkin, Ryan R/R 6’1” 13 4 Paramore, Petey R/R 6’2” # YRS INFIELDERS (4) B/T HT 18 2 Aliotti, Anthony L/L 6’1” 12 3 Coleman, Dusty R/R 6’2” 7 5 Gil, Leonardo R/R 6’1” 3 2 Gilmartin, Michael S/R 5’11”

WT DOB HOMETOWN ACQUIRED 200 10/8/1987 Vacaville,CA 24th/2010 195 10/30/1986 Allen, TX 3rd/2010 WT DOB HOMETOWN ACQUIRED 214 2/16/1987 Boise, ID 15th/2009 211 4/20/1987 Sioux Falls, SD 28th/2008 200 8/18/1987 Baquisimeto, VEN NDFA/2006 188 7/14/1987 Moorpark, CA 27th/2009 HT WT DOB HOMETOWN ACQUIRED 6’0” 215 11/10/1989 Fort Worth, TX 1st/2010 5’8” 170 4/19/1987 Arkansas City, KS 30th/2009 6’2” 234 8/27/1990 Jackson, MS 10th/2008 5’11” 196 1/12/1988 Whittier, CA 9th/2008 6’2” 187 8/27/1988 Lake Charles, LA 9th/2009

# YRS OUTFIELDERS (5) B/T 14 1 Choice, Michael R/R 2 2 Crumbliss, Connor L/R 23 3 Dixon, Rashun R/R 22 3 LeVier, Mitchell L/L 5 2 Richard, Myrio R/R # POS COACHING STAFF 50 MGR Garrison, Webster 31 P-C Lefferts, Craig 24 H-C McArn, Brian A-T Brooks, Nate CLB Vic Zapien


HOMETOWN Marrero, LA Anthem, AZ Elk Grove, CA Pickneyville, IL Stockton, CA

Visiting Roster

# PITCHERS 40 Buddy Boshers 22 Ryan Chaffee 16 Cody Evans 46 Manuel Flores 31 Caleb Graham 62 John Hellweg 63 Kyle Hurst 38 Kevin Johnson 5 Mike Kenney 21 Kevin Nabors 36 Ariel Pena 41 Max Russell 51 AJ Schugel 34 John Wiedenbauer

HT 5’ 11” 6’ 0” 6’ 3” 6’ 2” 6’ 3” 6’ 5” 6’ 6” 6’ 0” 6’ 3” 6’ 0” 6’ 4” 6’ 3” 6’ 1” 6’ 3”

WT 159 200 185 202 180 230 235 200 185 190 210 210 185 225


# COACHING STAFF: 26 Tom Gamboa Manager 29 Damon Mashore Batting Coach 15 Daniel Ricabal Pitching Coach

# PITCHERS 35 Bettis, Chad 10 Cabrera, Edwar 27 DeRatt, Alan 41 Frazier, Parker 20 Gomez, Leuris 47 Harris, Will 23 Houston, Daniel 36 Kuo, Sheng-An 19 Marbry, Michael 32 Perkins, Daniel 13 Rose, Chad 25 Woods, Coty 21 Yacko, Kurt

HT 6’1” 6’0” 6’5” 6’5” 6’0” 6’4” 6’3” 6’2” 6’3” 6’4” 6’2” 6’2” 5’11”

WT 193 160 225 175 170 225 205 190 185 200 200 190 180


# COACHING STAFF: 18 Jerry Weinstein Manager 26 Kevin Riggs Coach 43 Darryl Scott Pitching Coach

# CATCHERS 13 Jose Jimenez 3 Carlos Ramirez

HT 6’ 0” 6’ 0”

# INFIELDERS 27 Dwayne Bailey 45 Dillon Baird 61 Casey Haerther 7 David Harris 10 Steven Irvine 6 Jon Karcich 35 P.J. Phillips 8 Jean Segura 30 Michael Wing 49 Adam Younger

HT 6’ 0” 6’ 4” 6’ 2” 6’ 1” 6’ 2” 6’ 0” 6’ 2” 6’ 2” 6’ 2” 6’ 2”

# OUTFIELDERS 14 Kole Calhoun 12 Matt Long 28 Eric Oliver

HT 6’ 1” 6’ 1” 6’ 1”

# CATCHERS 3 Gonzalez, Jose 5 Tarleton, Dallas

HT 6’1” 5’11”

WT 165 200

HT 6’1” 6’4” 6’2” 5’11” 5’11” 6’3” 6’1” 6’0”

WT 205 215 230 175 165 240 190 195

# INFIELDERS 12 Arenado, Nolan 40 Clark, Jared 7 Ka’aihue, Kala 6 Martinez, Carlos 11 Nina, Angelys 46 Roling, Kiel 2 Rutledge, Josh 9 Sanders, Joe

# OUTFIELDERS HT 24 Cleary, Delta 6’3” 22 Matthes, Kent 6’2” 29 Mesa, Eliezer 6’3” 44 Robinson, Scott 6’0” 8 Sandoval, Orlando 6’0”

WT 190 170


WT 165 200 220 195 180 170 215 180 180 180


WT 195 190 240

WT 175 215 155 185 185





Where are they now?


s the 2011 season draws to a close, we take a look at how some of our favorite players from seasons past and found out where they are today.

Texas League Player of the Week for the first time this season for the week of August 8-14 while playing at center field.

Stephen Parker Grant Green

In 2010, The Stockton Ports fans got a chance to see the Athletics top prospect. Now in Double-A, Green has had an interesting year. Green began the 2011 season at shortstop, where he played the entire 2010 season in Stockton. However, Green struggled defensively in Double-A, committing 21 errors at shortstop through 80 games. Green has had struggles offensively as well. While he batted .318/363/.520 with 20 homers in the California League, he was batting just 284/.347/.395 with just four homers and a 74/30 K/BB ratio in 324 at-bats in the Texas League. Despite his slump, Green was selected to the MLB Americas Futures game. Green proved that he still has it in the Futures game, going 2-for-2 with two doubles, an RBI and run scored, to garner the game’s MVP title. Things have begun to look up for Green since July 15, when the organization moved Green to center field. Since making the move to center field, Green has batted .352 (43-for-122) with four homers and just two errors in 27 appearances. Green was named


Infielder Stephen Parker was a fan favorite in 2010 while with Stockton, and he continues to be a favorite among fans in Midland, Texas in 2011. The third baseman is among the team leaders in average (.289), doubles (26), and RBIs (69) for the RockHounds. Parker remains a consistent force within the Oakland organization, and is now ranked as the tenth best prospect for the A’s to end the season.

Michael Spina

In 2010, Michael Spina led the Stockton Ports in home runs. In 2011, Spina is once again one of the top sluggers for the RockHounds. While Spina has not hit as many home runs in 2011 as he did while with Stockton, but he has increased his batting average significantly. Spina is now batting .290 with 119 hits in 411 at-bats.

Chris Carter

Jermaine Mitchell

Jermaine Mitchell’s road has been filled with ups and downs. Mitchell spent three seasons with the Ports, before moving on to Double-A in 2010. While with the Ports, Mitchell was a consistent force for Stockton, with the tools to make him a star. Yet, things weren’t quite clicking for Mitchell in his first two seasons with the Ports. In 2008, Mitchell hit .244 with 10 home runs and 49 RBIs. In 2009, Mitchell’s average(.247) remained almost identical to the previous season, but his other numbers all dropped. He hit seven fewer homers in 2009, and had 15 fewer RBIs. Mitchell began his 2011 season back in Double-A Midland, where the offensive prowess he showed in Stockton continued to shine. Through 74 games with the RockHounds, Mitchell hit .355 with 10 home runs and 50 RBIs. His OBP/SLG/OPS (.453/.589/1.042) numbers were equally impressive, as he managed to draw 54 walks in that time as well. Now in Triple-A Sacramento, Mitchell is showing why he should not be forgotten. Fans should expect to see Mitchell begin the 2012 season in Triple-A, where he can be expected to continue swinging a very consistent bat.

Chris Carter is a fan favorite wherever he goes. From his friendly demeanor, his big, beaming smile, or his powerful swing, there is little to dislike about Carter. While with the Ports in 2008, Carter began slowly, which, throughout his career has been a consistent trend. However, the slugger heated up to end the season and finished the season with 104 RBIs and the current team record of 39 home runs. He also helped lead the 2008 Ports to the California League Championship. Carter began the 2010 season in Sacramento, where he continued to hit for power. His 31 home runs lead the team, and was enough to get him a late season call-up to the show. Carter struggled in Oakland, where he was hitless through his first 11 games with the A’s. However, Carter would not remain quiet after recording his first hit. He recorded at least one hit in the next six games, and managed to knock out three home runs with Oakland before the end of the season. Carter began the 2011 season with Sacramento, before injuring himself. After rehabbing in Arizona, Carter made several rehab appearances with Stockton, before returning to Sacramento. Carter received a call-up to the Majors in late June, where he spent several weeks with the team, but only made 10 appearances. With the acquisition of first baseman Brandon Allen at the trade deadline, the A’s will need to find a place for their number two prospect, who has spent most of his season at first.





Breaking Barriers with Ports Infielder Leonardo Gil By Margaret Sacchet

Gil is from Venezuela, so there were definitely some language and cultural barriers between the two when they first began dating. “My English was worse then it is now,” says Gil. “At the beginning it was hard, but little by little we figured it out together.” Something as simple as eating a meal together was also difficult at first. “In my culture lunch is the big meal and dinner is eaten between 8 p.m. and midnight, but over time we have figured it out.”


elationships come in all different shapes and sizes. In the words of Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, “Some love stories aren’t epic novels, some are short stories. But that doesn’t make them any less filled with love.” Some relationships you have to work at, some just come naturally. Some bring out the best in people, some do not. For Ports infielder Leonardo Gil and his girlfriend of two years Ashley Koch, a long distance relationship, language barriers and having to work together through her mother’s battle with breast cancer couldn’t drive a wedge between them.

If you play professional baseball there is a lot of traveling involved. It was very difficult for Ashley in the beginning with Leonardo (Leo) being away all the time. “She would spend much time alone without anyone to talk to, and sharing time with me is hard when I am on the road. Now it is a bit easier that she has a job and is living in Stockton, but it is still difficult because the summer is our time to spend together before I go home after the season.” After tackling the difficulties of a long distance relationship, as well as language and cultural barriers, Gil and Koch had a new obstacle to overcome together, her mother’s recent battle with breast cancer. When Ashley’s mother, Cathy, was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer, the couple had only been together for about a year. Gil says Ashley didn’t tell him at first what was going on. “It took me a while to find out, so I knew when she did tell me it was really hard on her. Her mom is the happiest person I have ever met, even when she had cancer, so it was really hard to understand that she was diagnosed.”

“We met at a Footlocker,” says Gil. “I thought she and her red cheeks were cute.” At the time, Gil was playing for a minor league team in Illinois and was in Wisconsin for a game where Ashley happened to both live and work. She was on the film crew for the team in Wisconsin, and didn’t make it easy for Gil to get her attention. “I asked for her number to talk, but she just ran away. The last game of the home stand I asked her to meet me Leo wasn’t able to be with Ashley during and she finally did.”


her mother’s battle with breast cancer and he says it was really difficult on him. “It is still kind of hard because I have really never talked to [Cathy] about it. I feel shy and don’t want to bother her. I tried as hard as possible to give my best support to the both of them while I was away playing.” For Ashley, the hardest thing was putting up a strong front for her mom. “I could tell she was really sick, and the feeling of helplessness would come over me. You want to take the pain away but I knew there was nothing I could do. The other tough part was wanting to talk to my best friend and tell him everything, but not being able to because of the distance.”

toll on her body. “Chemotherapy would wear her out, but she still went on living her life as if she was just dealing with a little cold. She handled it like a champ. She was amazing. One of the strongest people I know.” For Leo and Ashley, going through this tough time definitely brought them closer together as a couple. “I support her and she supports me when I am so far from my family and country,” says Gil. “It gave us security in knowing that no matter what we go thru, we will always be there for each other. Distance has made us stronger. This situation with her mother has helped us a lot to build up our support system.” Gil also says he and Ashley talk a lot and face problems right away, both which help keep their relationship going strong.

Ashley’s mother, who refers to Leo as her “sunshine baseball player”, stayed in contact with him via Facebook and through phone conversations during After battling through a lumpectomy and her treatment. Leo says the treatment chemotherapy, on October 30 of this was very hard for her and it took a great year, Ashley’s mom will be cancer free - Continued on the next page


for one year with only a 15% chance of it returning. Ashley says her mom taught her to be a stronger person. “I learned a lot going thru this experience with her. She taught me that no matter how hard the road is, you still have to smile and move on in life. You aren’t going to get anywhere sitting there feeling sorry for yourself.” For Leo, the hardest part of this experience was not being able to be with Ashley and her mother to help them. His advice for anyone going through this situation is to give them all of your support. “It is hard for someone who is affected [by breast cancer], but even harder for the person going through the illness. Be there and always smile around them.” Ashley’s advice also compliments Leo’s. “Be there for them. The road is very difficult, but with your support it all gets better.”

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By the Numbers 1 Number of players who hit for cycle in the season (Kent Walton) 2 Ports hit two triples against Modesto on April 9, a season high in a single game.

3 Number of shutouts the Ports threw against opponents in 2011. The first

came on April 23 against Lancaster, the second against Bakersfield on May 18 and the third came on August 7 against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

6 On July 5, the Stockton Ports hit a season-high six home runs in High Desert

against the Mavericks. Petey Paramore and Rashun Dixon hit two home runs apiece, while Michael Choice and Anthony Aliotti each hit one.

6 Ports have swept six different series in 2011. 7 The Ports have hit seven grand slams in 2011. Max Stassi, Dusty Coleman,

Myrio Richard, Michael Choice, Mitch LeVier, Anthony Aliotti and Michael Gilmartin have all hit grand slams.

9 Michael Gilmartin has hit nine triples in 2011. This is third best in the California League.

12 Rob Gilliam leads the Ports with 12 wins this season. Gilliam won five straight starts from June 13 to July 6.

17 Ports win 17 games in a row from June 12 to July 2. 18 Ports played an 18 inning game against the San Jose Giants on May 16. 20 Ports hit a season high 20 hits against High Desert on July 5. 28 Myrio Richard leads the team with 28 doubles. 47 Michael Choice reaches a 47-game on-base streak with the Ports

beginning on June 5 and going through August 11. The streak stands as the longest in professional baseball in 2011 (as of August 16).

55 The Ports have been hit by pitches 55 times. Michael Choice leads the Ports with 9 HBPs.

71 Michael Choice leads the team with 71 RBIs. 78 Conner Crumbliss leads the California League with 78 walks. 2,797

The average attendance at a Ports game this season. Thank you fans!


#1 Favorite memory of the season so far? #2 if you won the lotto for $1 million dollars what the first thing you will buy? Pat Filippone President and General Manager

#1 17 game winning streak. #2 I would not buy anything – I would invest it and use it later

Luke Reiff Assistant General Manager #1 17 Game Win Streak #2 Nothing. I’d hold out for a long term deal Jeremy Neisser Director of Marketing #1 17 game unbeaten streak #2 I would save the one million dollars in an account Zach Sharkey Director of Corporate Sales #1 My dance contest against Aldo #2 Pay off my debt John Watts Inside Sales Manager #1 Watching former San Jose Giants catcher Busty Posey cry on national T.V. and watch the Ports play some good ball in the second half. The streak of wins #2 I would use the money to start a buying group to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers!! Margaret Sacchet Community Relations Manager #1 My favorite memories are the Challenger Little League game & all the appearances. Taking Ryan Lipkin & Gary Daley, Jr. to Stockton Collegiate & taking the guys to the A.H.A. Go Red Luncheon were my favorites. #2 If I won $1 million I would buy an all black Range Rover – black rims, tint, seats, everything. Tim Pasisz #1 July 3rd – always love a packed ballpark #2 Pay off my mother’s house for her so she wouldn’t have to worry anymore


Staff question Bryan Meadows Stadium Operations Manager #1 July 3rd crowd #2 A boat to go wakeboarding! Tim Pollack Ticket Manager #1 Splash Hit-Stickting The Rally Rat #2 A Range Rover Peter Lopez Account Executive #1 When Splash tackled the Rally Rat #2 An Audi R8, which I would then use to drive and purchase a loft in Downtown San Diego. Allison Mandel Media Relations Manager #1 17 game winning streak #2 Shopping

Lia Her Bookkeeper #1 Asparagus race #2 Buy a brand new car Deborah Auditor Office Manager #1 My first day back #2 Save it

Aldo Montijo Graphic Designer #1 Splash’s amazing mascot kickball game! #2 I would buy a house in Mexicali, Baja California

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#1 Favorite memory of the season so far? #2 if you won the lotto for $1 million dollars what the first thing you will buy? Zack Bayrouty Broadcaster #1 Michael Choice’s first ever walk-off HR on Father’s Day in front of his dad #2 I’d pay off my student loans! “Hot” Rod Villagomez Director of Fun and Games #1 Wishing my dad a Happy Birthday in front of the crowd #2 Buy a house Mike Conway PA Announcer #1 Hearing “Beach Weekend” preformed live #2 Buy the most expensive RV and cruise the country


Season Highlights Made his debut as a Port on 6/30, tossing 3.1 innings of shutout baseball, Shut down the Visalia Rawhide over 4 innings on 7/28 allowing just two hits, Has tossed three shutout outings Since joining the Ports

Hit 3 home runs in two games on 5/25-5/26 vs VIS, Hit 6 HR in total in May, Hit a Solo HR on 7/24 vs BAK 8/14 VS HD went 2-5 with 3RBI & a double

Tossed back-toback quality starts on 5/29 vs RC & 6/3 vs SJ, allowed just 1 earned run over 6 innings vs RC on 6/16, Started off the month of August with a 2.81 ERA, three outings, 16IP, 5ER, 4BB & 12K

Hit .306 in June with 14 runs scored, Went 3-for-4 vs HD on 7/5 with 2 HR & 3 RBI, Had a 7-game hitting streak 7/15-7/23, hit .416 over that stretch with 6 runs scored, Went 2-for-4 with 3 RS on 8/13 Vs HD, As of 8.18, of his 11 HR, 4 were hit vs. HD

Won 5 straight outings 6/13-7/6, Struck out a season high 12 High Desert Mavericks on 6/13 over 7.2 IP, Had back-to-back solid outings 8/3 & 8/9, 8/3 vs VIS: 6IP, 1ER, 5K & 8/9 vs RC: 6.2IP, 1ER, 5K

April he hit .306 AVG with 10RBI & followed with May & June .289AVG & 30RB Represented the Ports in the MidSeason All-Star game, 7/10 went 2-for-4 with a HR & 3 RB 14 at-bats 8/128/14 vs HD


Tossed three straight quality starts 7/13-7/24, on 7/13 shut out the Bakersfield Blaze on over 6 innings allowing just 3 hits Moved to the bullpen on 8/9

Had a 9-game hitting streak from 6/176/29, Collected 17 RBI in the month of July, As of 8/18, has played in seven Aug games racking up a .321 AVG with four extra-base hit games, and 5 runs scored, As of 8/18, leads the team with 20 SB

Did not allow and earned run the entire month of April Finished the firsthalf of the season with a 2.38ERA, 17K & allowed just 26 hits in 34 innings pitched Struck out three in two innings on 7/13 vs. MOD

As of 7/25, has a 44-game on-base streak & leads the league with 27 HR From 6/5 to 7/7, Had 5 consecutive games with a homerun 7/2-7/6 Had a 17-game hitting streak 7/17/18, In July, his .416 with 10HR & 22RBI, Has his .351 in the Second half with 12HR & 27RBI

Started off the second half with a 0.52 ERA allowing just 1 earned run in 17.1 innings pitched, As of 7/25, has not allowed an earned run over the last 13.1 innings pitched, has allowed just 4 earned runs on the road all season In July, tossed a 0.53 ERA over 10 games and allowed just 1ER in 17IP, As of 8/18, allowed just 3 ER in The month of August

Went 4-for-5 vs RC on 6/19 with a HR and 5 RBI. In June, hit .359 with 10 runs scored and 10 RBI, Knocked in 6RBI over three games (8/7-8/13)


Season Highlights As of 7/25, has allow one earned run on the road all season Posted a 2.45 ERA in April with 14 K’s in 11 innings Pitched, As of 8/18, has a 2.30ERA on the road

Had an 8-game hitting streak from 6/30-7/7 with 2 homeruns, 5 RBI, & 6 runs, As of 7/25 has a .295 batting average at home compared to a .244 away from Banner Island Ballpark, As of 8/18, has a .387 AVG in AUG with 10RBI, Has four multihit games in a row (8/14-8/17) & 9 multihit games in AUG

Tossed two shutouts in a row 6/15 vs HD and 6/23 vs SJ, From 6/15-7/15, allowed just 7 earned runs over 38.1 innings pitched. A 1.65 ERA in the 6 outings with 39 K’s , Tossed a Shutout over six innings vs BAK on 7/25 with 11K’s, 15 of his 23 starts he allowed less than 2ER

Has consistently ranked in the top of the league in walks all season, Went 3-for-3 vs VIS with 3 RBI on 7/17, Raised batting average 23 points from 8/3 to 8/17, had Six multi-hit games during that span, Hitting .361 through the first 16 games in Aug,is 15 for his last 18 in the SB department

Posted a 1.69 ERA in the month of May, Had a 2.56 ERA in the first half of the season, As of 7/25, has allowed a .216 batting average against, In the month of August, he has posted a 1.13ERA in the first 6 outings with 10K’s

As of 7/25, ranks second in the CAL League with 16 saves, Has converted 16 of 19 save opportunities on the year, Posted a 0.61 ERA in June with 16K’s in 14.2IP & 6 saves, Recorded a save in 5 straight outings 6/12,14,18,23 & 25)


Returned to Stockton on 7/14 from Double-A Midland Rockhounds, As of 7/25, has two shutout outings allowing just 4 hits in 7.1 innings pitched

Started off the first month of the season with a .301 AVG, Hit .324 with 7 runs scored in the month of June, As of 8/18, has a .280 AVG in the second half of the season with 19 RS and 16 RBI, Had 6 hits in 9 AB on 7/6 & 7/6 with 3 RS Vs HD

Joined the Ports 7/2 from Low-A Burlington Bees, Struck out three in 2 IP Vs VIS on 8/6, Post a 1.54ERA in July with the Ports

Joined the Ports 7/2 from Double-A Midland Rockhounds, went 3-for-5 with 2 homeruns and 4 RBI vs HD on 7/5, Posted a .317AVG in July with 3HR & 10RBI, Clubbed HR’s in back-toback games 8/6 & 8/7

Joined the Ports on 5/21 from Low-A Burlington Bees, on 5/21 struck out 10 SJ Giants en route to his 7IP shutout in his debut as a Port, Was promoted to Double-A Midland on 6/26 and returned to Stockton on 8/5. In his return appearance with the Ports, he allowed just 2ER over 6IP with 6K’s to pick up the win over the Rawhide

Scorched in the month of April with a .375 clip, Smacked a grand slam on 5/10 vs MOD, Hit .308 in July with 14 RBI, Through the first 16 games in August, he has 8 multi-hit games, As of 8/18, has a .310 AVG in the second half of the season


Kid’s Corner Start

Hey boys and girls! Welcome to Banner Island Ballpark, my home sweet home! I’m so glad you came to visit, and I hope you enjoy the game! Make sure to stop by and say “Hi” to me. I love spending time with my friends! Be sure to check out the Zaps Zone Kids Zone if you want to have a fun time! Whether you want to jump in the Bounce House, ride on the Giant Slide or take unlimited swings in the Stockton Police Officer’s Batting Cages, I know you’ll love playing at the Ports game! I had so much fun making so many new friends this season, and I can’t wait to see you all again next year! Go Ports!




35 Key: Mountain Lion on the bottom left, Ports logo on Rally Rat’s hat, Blue sleeve on Rally Rat’s jersey, 0 missing on Splash’s jersey, and Modesto Nut in bottom right.

Hey kids can you find the 5 differences between the photos?

A’s affiliate update With the end of the regular season coming to an end, the Stockton Ports take a trip around the Athletics affiliates to review their seasons and highlight some of the top players on their teams. In Sacramento, another trip to the Pacific Coast League Playoffs seems imminent. The Cats hold a commanding lead in the PCL South Division, 10.0 games up on their closest rivals, the Las Vegas 51s. This season, arguably one of the biggest offensive pop for the River Cats has been outfielder Jai Miller. Miller currently leads the team with 29 home runs, just five away from the team record of 34 held by Graham Koonce in 2003. Miller also leads the Cats in stolen bases (14), RBIs (72), and runs (72). The RockHounds currently sit third in the Texas League South Division, and are in danger of not making the playoffs for the first time since 2008. The RockHounds need to win the second half title in the south division in order to make the playoffs, and are currently 3.0 games back of the San Antonio Missions. Leading the drive for the RockHounds are several former Ports, including third baseman Stephen Parker. Parker currently leads the RockHounds with 69 RBI. Also providing a pop on offense for Midland is Grant Green who was named Texas League Player of the Week for the week of August 8-14. Green is second on the team with a .303 batting average. Low-A Burlington have already secured themselves a spot in the Midwest League playoffs by winning the first half championship. The Bees dominated the Midwest League West Division in the first half. However, the Bees have struggled in the second half, sitting in the West Division cellar with a 19-31 record (as of August 17). Two players the Bees will look to in the playoffs are Josh Whitaker and Blake Hassebrock. Whitaker is currently second on the team with a .321 batting average, and leads the team in hits (109), doubles (31), home runs (16). Hassebrock leads the Bees pitching with 7 wins, is second with a 2.49 ERA, and leads the team with 99 strikeouts this season. Finally in Vermont, the Short-Season Lake Monsters currently sit atop the New York-Penn League Stedler league with a 28-27 record, 2.0 games up on their closest opponent. The Lake Monsters are bolstered by five All-Stars, Nick Rickles and Jeff Urlaub. Urlaub is currently among team leaders in the bullpen with a 1.65 ERA and a 2-0 record. Urlaub has given up just five earned runs through 27.1 innings 43 strikeouts. While Urlaub has been shutting down opponents, Rickles has been lighting them up. Rickles has a .345 average with 21 RBI.



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2011 Game Day Edition 11  

Edition 11 of the 2011 Stockton Ports Game Day Magazine