Tim Livingston, Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations
On Tuesday, the Sonoma Stompers agreed to terms with former San Francisco Giants farmhand Brennan Metzger. The 25-year-old from San Deigo made his independent baseball debut that night and went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk in Sonoma’s 10-5 win over San Rafael.
Metzger was a 22nd round draft pick by the San Francisco Giants in 2012 out of Long Beach State, the same alma mater as star Stompers outfielder Matt Hibbert. He played across four levels of the Giants minor league system in his three seasons with the organization.
Over those three seasons, Metzger hit .256/.416/.372 in 110 games. He walked 56 times and struck out only 40 times in 370 plate appearances. In 2013, Metzger was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, which caused him to miss the entire season.
Metzger’s highest level that he reached in the Giants system was High-A San Jose, one of three stops he made this season prior to signing with Sonoma. An outfielder by trade, Metzger can play at all three positions and is noted for his speed and plate discipline.
At Long Beach State, Metzger played with Hibbert in 2010 and 2011. Metzger hit .288/.389/.399 in his four seasons with the Dirtbags from 2009-2012 with 48 doubles and 42 stolen bases.
The Stompers return to Arnold Field this evening for game two of their three game series with the San Rafael Pacifics. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. with the gates opening at 5 p.m.
It’s also Women’s Week at Arnold Field, as female fans ages 21 and older will enjoy discounted prices on seats behind home plate. Premium reserve seats will be only $12 and grandstand seats will cost $10, with each ticket price including a glass of wine complements of the Stompers.
Tickets begin at just $4 and can be purchased online at StompersBaseball.com or at the Stompers Fan Shop, located at 234 W. Napa St. in beautiful downtown Sonoma. Tickets can also be purchased at the gates at Arnold Field before any home game. For more information, call the Stompers at (707) 938-7277 or email the team at email@example.com.