Dill takes reins as Stompers manager

In the return of professional baseball to the Valley with the newly formed Sonoma Stompers Baseball Club, a crucial decision on who should be the manager was made and the independent, minor league franchise got just the person it wanted.

On Wednesday, the Sonoma Stompers’ General Manager Theo Fightmaster formally introduced Casey Dill as the team’s field manager for its inaugural season.

“Casey is a proven game manager and has a keen eye for talent,” Fightmaster said. “We’re fortunate to have Casey as a part of our organization, and I think the baseball fans in Sonoma County will reap the benefits of his hard work in building a talented, professional club.”

Dill, 30, takes the Stompers reins after managing the previous two seasons in the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, first with the 2012 Las Cruces Vaqueros, and then with the Las Vegas (New Mexico) Train Robbers in 2013.

While with Las Cruces, Dill’s team set the all-time league record for total offense, and the Train Robbers set the all-time league record in ERA under his guidance.

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