Batter swinging
HEAD DOWN Logan Sutter (#13) uncorks a long fly ball to center in the June 8 game against the Athletic Edge. The fielder lost it in the grass at the base of the fence, and Sutter came all the way around for an inside-the-park home run.

The Healdsburg Prune Packers, renowned for their storied history and recent dominance in the collegiate summer baseball circuit, continued their strong performance this past week. Here’s a recap of their latest games, highlighting key moments and standout players.

The Prune Packers kicked off their 2024 season with a commanding victory over the San Francisco Seals on June 5, a game that set the tone for the week. The match, held at Rec Park, saw an enthusiastic turnout with Mayor David Hagele throwing the ceremonial first pitch.

The Packers dominated from the outset, ultimately securing a 15-1 victory. This game featured impressive performances, notably from the starting pitcher, Wyatt Tucker, who stifled the Seals’ offense effectively​.

Following their opening-day success, the Packers faced a more challenging opponent in the West Coast Kings Gold team on Thursday, June 6. The game got off to a strong start offensively with five runs in the first and second innings combined, while stellar defense helped the Packers secure the 6-1 victory.

Baseball manager
RETURNING COACH Starting his 11th season as coach of the Healdsburg Prune Packers is Joey Gomes, seen here at the June 8 game while Logan Sutter (#13) takes his turn at bat.

Coach Joey Gomes said, “Right from the start, this group was ready to work and win.”

Continuing their momentum, the Prune Packers played a series of games over the next few days, securing victories in all against the Bercovich Baseball Club (7-1), Athletic Edge (3-2) and the Alameda Anchors (26-2). These games saw the team showcasing its depth and versatility, with different players stepping up in crucial moments. The Packers’ pitching staff proved particularly effective, consistently keeping opposing offenses in check. 

This period also saw significant contributions from returning players such as Tyler Stasiowski, Robert Aivazian and Connor Sullivan, whose performances were instrumental in maintaining the team’s winning streak​. 

In Saturday’s game against the Athletic Edge, Logan Sutter clobbered a spectacular inside-the-park home run to add to his overall home-run total—three so far—showcasing his ability at the plate and setting high expectations for the rest of the season.

Wrapping up the week, the Prune Packers played a defensively sound game against the Alameda Anchors on Sunday, June 9, allowing only two runs. But the highlight was on the offensive side as the Packers scored a total of 26 runs. This game was characterized by stellar pitching and flawless fielding, culminating in an overwhelming victory. 

The Packers’ defense turned several double plays, and the pitchers combined for a three-hitter, demonstrating their dominance on the mound and in the field. This game highlighted the team’s all-around capabilities and their potential for the rest of the season​.

Looking Ahead

The Healdsburg Prune Packers will continue their summer season with a busy schedule through the end of July, facing various opponents in the newly formed Pacific Empire League (PEL). With a strong start and a talented roster, the Packers seem poised to make a significant impact this season.

Week 2 of this season’s play includes five more games, including the June 11-15 meetings with Kings Gold, the California Red Tails, Alameda Anchors and Menlo Legacy. The first PEL meeting takes place Sunday, June 16, against the Solano Mudcats. Game time is 12:30pm at Rec Park.

For more information and updates on the Healdsburg Prune Packers, visit their official site at

Cannon Fritz is a journalism major at Baylor University, and a sports analytics intern with the Healdsburg Prune Packers.

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