Thursday, May 25, 2017

Baseball Is Just The Beginning Of Fun At Diamonds Games

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Thursday, May 25, 2017                                                                                                 (925) 260-4764


                PITTSBURG – Baseball is the focus and the purpose of attending a Pittsburg Diamonds game, but the fun expands from there to include games, giveaways, contests and other family-oriented activities that make the experience a rollicking good time.
               Proven fan favorites include a Kid’s Zone at the stadium as well as in-between innings contests such as sack races, musical chairs and more. There will also be giveaways throughout the season including a manager Aaron Miles bobblehead doll; Jose Canseco’s DVD, “The Truth Hurts”; signed baseballs and much more.
              “We want to make Diamonds’ games such a great community experience that everyone in the family has a good time,” said Khurram Shah, owner of the team. “It’s hard to find fun for the whole family and spend so little doing it, anyplace else.”
                Opening night is Friday, June 2. More information -- along with single-game and season tickets -- is available at
                 The Pittsburg Diamonds compete in the Pacific Association, an independent professional minor league baseball conference.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pittsburg Diamonds Opening Night Set for June 2

The Pittsburg Diamonds will open their 2017 season on Friday night June 2 against the defending Pacific Association champion Sonoma Stompers at 6:30 p.m. in Winter Chevrolet Stadium in Pittsburg’s City Park.

Tickets are on sale on the team’s website: The Diamonds are offering a season pass for $100, that includes tickets to every home game and early admission for an opportunity to meet players and celebrity guests.

The Diamonds will play 39 home games at Winter Chevrolet Stadium against their Pacific Association rivals: Sonoma Stompers, San Rafael Pacifics and Vallejo Admirals.

The Pacific Association is an independent professional minor league baseball organization.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pittsburg Diamonds Exhibition Schedule

The traveling Black Sox are in California this week ready to play Pacific Association clubs, including the Pittsburg Diamonds.
Based in New Jersey, the Black Sox are an independent pay-to-play club that travel to play independent teams around the United States. The finale scheduled for May 31 will take place at Winter Chevrolet Stadium and is open to the public.

Exhibition Schedule

Wednesday, May 24 - vs San Rafael, noon

Thursday, May 25 - vs San Rafael, noon

Friday, May 26 - vs Black Sox, noon
Saturday, May 27 - vs East Bay Lumberjacks, noon

Sunday, May 28 - at Vallejo, 11 AM

Monday, May 29 - vs San Rafael, noon
Tuesday, May 30 - vs Black Sox, noon
Wednesday, May 31 - vs Black Sox, 4 PM

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Rapacz Hopes To Patrol Diamonds Outfield

Zach Rapacz, George Fox University

Zach Rapacz has seen much in his baseball career. His accomplishments include winning a state championship in high school and being named all-conference first team his senior season at NCAA Division III George Fox University in 2015. Now his goal is to play professional baseball - he hopes in Pittsburg.
Following his college career at George Fox, where he played 80 games in two seasons hitting .323 while collecting 57 RBI, Rapacz has been many places trying to find the right fit.
"I graduated 2015 and since I have been trying to get signed by going to tryouts all over the country," commented Rapacz. It seems this summer his hard work could pay off.
Rapacz spent time in the Arizona Winter League playing for Normal CornBelters manager Brooks Carey, who signed him in March. As spring training approached the CornBelters outfield became a crowded place and Carey suggested Rapacz tryout in the Pacific Association, where the Pittsburg Diamonds drafted him after the league-wide open tryout.
On May 4 Pittsburg acquired the playing rights from the CornBelters, who will have an eye on his progress.
“He’s another kid I had in Arizona who could easily be here sometime during the summer, " said Carey.
With just 11 days remaining until opening day time to impress manager Aaron Miles is now.
Pittsburg begin their regular season on Friday, June 2 when they will host defending league champion Sonoma Stompers. Tickets are on sale now.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Diamonds Complete Broadcasting Crew For 2017

PITTSBURG – The independent professional minor league baseball Pittsburg Diamonds announced today that they have filled out the broadcast booth for the upcoming season by hiring veteran play-by-play announcer Scott Macdonald as the number two sportscaster behind the voice of the Diamonds, Tony Schultz.

“With Scott now joining the voice of the Diamonds Tony Shultz. I'm sure our fans will be thrilled with every exciting broadcast,” said Pittsburg Diamonds president VJ Stauffer in announcing the hiring.

Macdonald said the new opportunity means “returning to the county where I grew up and the chance to be a part of what promises to be a great season of baseball for the Diamonds and the Pacific Association as a whole.”

Beginning with the Diamonds’ opener at Winter Chevrolet Stadium on June 2, Schultz and Macdonald will be covering Diamond games on radio station KLSN-92.9 FM and on Pittsburg’s cable access channel Delta TV and the internet.