Last night’s opening game is one for the books with a 19-2 win over the East Bay Seals after a grand slam from Healdsburg Prune Packers shortstop Jourdan Weiks in the 3rd inning. “We appreciate the support of the Healdsburg community at our games. They bring passion and energy that encourage the players and make all of our games fun.” President Riley Sullivan told the Examiner.
The charming town of Healdsburg offers quality family entertainment with the historic semi-professional Healdsburg Prune Packers baseball team whose stories begin in 1921. The team is coached and managed by former professional baseball player and Casa Grande almuni Joey Gomes. They are entering their third year in the Golden State Collegiate Baseball League since their revival by Riley Sullivan in 2011. The team still plays at the original Packers home field, Recreation Park, where they are warmly welcomed by the community who roots them on.
The Prune Packers reciprocate this with a strong integration into the community and family events. They recently worked with the Rotary Club of Healdsburg and the Healdsburg Wonder League Baseball Program where the Packers helped special needs children with their baseball skills. That afternoon was followed by succesful pre-season games and a big win on opening day. Sullivan states “we are looking forward to a successful season with lots of new entertainment, new sponsors and great baseball. Our vision is to finish the season ranked in collegiate baseball. Our fans will watch tomorrow’s superstars play today.”