Tim Livingston, Assistant GM of Baseball Operations & Media
The Sonoma Stompers Baseball Club – presented by Virginia Dare Winery – are returning home to Sonoma this week for five out of the next six games at People’s Home Equity Ballpark at Arnold Field with a trio of standout promotional events.
During the team’s first series of the week against the defending Pacific Association champion San Rafael Pacifics, the Stompers will welcome one of the most popular players in San Francisco Giants history to the ballpark.
J.T. Snow, the six-time Gold Glove winner, will visit with fans before Wednesday night’s game on June 15 and throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch that night. Fans can bring items to be autographed by Snow before the game begins, with the first pitch that night at 6 p.m.
During Sonoma’s weekend series with the Vallejo Admirals, the Stompers will host two promotions, with the first an encore of one of the most historic nights in team history from June of last year.
With Northern California’s Pride Weekend celebrations beginning this upcoming weekend, the Stompers will host “Out At The Ballpark” on Friday, June 17, the team’s second annual LGBTQ Pride night.
The inaugural 2015 event saw Sean Conroy, pro baseball’s first ever active, openly gay player, pitch a three-hit shutout against the Admirals that got international attention. Memorabilia from that game resides at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
Conroy is that night’s scheduled starter, and he’ll look to have an encore of his historic performance nearly one year to the day of that fateful night at Arnold Field. First pitch of Sonoma’s series opener with Vallejo is set for 6 p.m.
With Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19, the Stompers will host a Father’s Day Celebration at the ballpark with themed events and promotions for fathers to enjoy with their children. With a 5 p.m. start time, it is set up to be a fantastic evening to celebrate with Dad.
The Stompers are 7-5 right now, and in first place in the Pacific Association standings. Sonoma is one game ahead of the Admirals and the Pittsburg Diamonds, who are both at 6-6. San Rafael is two games back at 5-7.
Tickets are available online at StompersBaseball.com right now, both in the grandstands behind home plate and in the Werowocomoco Club, the upscale seating area down the third base line presented by Virginia Dare Winery. Fans can also buy tickets beginning 30 minutes before any home game.
For more information on tickets and upcoming events, contact the team by calling (707) 938-7277 or email the Stompers at info@StompersBaseball.com. The Stompers Fan Shop is located at 234 West Napa Street in downtown Sonoma, offering the latest in Stompers merchandise and tickets for any home game.