Webster Garrison is on his way back to the Stockton Ports.
The Class A California League franchise announced on Thursday that Garrison would be the manager for the 2019 season. He previously managed the Ports four three seasons (2011-13).
Garrison replaces Rick Magnante, who had a four-year stint as the Ports’ skipper and won the 2018 Cal League manager of the year award. Magnante is staying with the Oakland Athletics organization as a supervisor of player development.
Garrison managed the Class A Beloit Snappers last year.
“We are excited to have Webby back to manage the Ports. We had a great three year run with him at the helm before, and we look forward to another season working with him and his staff,” Ports president Pat Filippone said in a released statement. “Webby has always been a fan favorite and understands and supports our efforts to involve our team in the Stockton community as much as possible. We would also like to thank Rick Magnante for his four years in Stockton, and wish him well with his new position.”
Joining Garrison in Stockton will be hitting coach Brian McArn, pitching coach Chris Smith, coach Javier Godard, athletic trainer Shane Zdebiak, and strength and conditioning coach Matt Mosiman.
In another organizational move, Stockton resident and former Major Leaguer Ed Sprague Jr. has been promoted to assistant director of player development and coordinator of on-field analytics for the Athletics.
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Delta College goalkeeper Clay Maroney and utility player Caden Nord were selected to the All-Big 8 Conference first team.
Attacker Dalton Castro and middle Matt Anderson were named second team, and middles Logan Apley and Ryan Westerterp were named honorable mention.
The Mustangs play Sierra College today at the NorCal Championships in Saratoga.
Delta 63, Ohlone 52
At Fremont, Spencer Montiero had 23 points at the John Wallace Memorial Tournament as the Mustangs remained undefeated. Cameron Pieters had 16 points and Travis August had 15 for Delta (3-0).