SONOMA, Calif.– The Sonoma Stompers are excited to announce they will be partnering with the Sonoma Valley High School Baseball Program during the Don Lyons Sonoma Little League Skills Camp. Stompers players and front office members will join with Sonoma Valley High School coaches to lead Little League players through the camp. The camp is set to take place on January 5th and 6th at Hughes Field, Sonoma, CA at 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Former Stomper player and current Assistant General Manager Eddie Mora-Loera will also be conducting a coaches clinic at the end of the month for the Sonoma Little League. “I think this is good for all organizations involved, our goal is to have a stronger presence in the community and youth of Sonoma,” said Mora-Loera.
The baseball camp is held to honor Don Lyons, who coached for the Sonoma Valley High School Varisty baseball team. After being drafted four consecutive years in the Major League Baseball Draft, Lyons signed with the California Angels in 1976. In Lyons’ first season of processional baseball he was assigned to their Rookie Ball affiliate in Idaho Falls where he held a .326 batting average. Throughout his career, Lyons advanced to the Angles AA-affiliate before a career ending injury in 1979. Lyons then joined the San Francisco Fire Department from 1979 to 2000 before retiring. His son Tommy, played for the Stompers from 2014 to 2017.
“I’m excited for our organization to give back and to have our players share their techniques, playing experiences, and dreams. This is a great way for the youth of Sonoma to play baseball and pick the minds of our professional athletes,” said General Manager Brett Creamer.
Registration for the Don Lyons fundamental skills camp and Sonoma Little League can be found at www.sonomalittleleague.com