Chico Heat Front Office

Hunter Hampton – General Manager


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  • Favorite Christmas Movie: Diehard
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean: Very Cherry
  • Celebrity I most resemble: Alec Baldwin
  • Favorite MLB team: Houston Astros
  • I am a sucker for: Cheeseburgers
  • If I had a “walk up” song it would be: I am #1 – by Nelly
  • Favorite Superhero: Batman
  • Favorite Movie: Bull Durham
  • Coke or Pepsi? Coke


George Laver – Assistant General Manager


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  • Favorite Christmas Movie:It’s A Wonderful Life
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean:Green Apple
  • Celebrity I most resemble:Christopher Reeves
  • Favorite MLB team: San Francisco Giants
  • I am a sucker for: My Family
  • If I had a “walk up” song it would be: Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Favorite Superhero: My Dad
  • Favorite Movie: Field of Dreams, Sandlot, For The Love of the Game
  • Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi


Fred Ludwig – Field Manager


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  • Favorite Christmas Movie: The Grinch
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean: Cherry
  • Celebrity I most resemble: Nolan Ryan
  • Favorite MLB team: Texas Rangers
  • I am a sucker for: My Kids
  • If I had a “walk up” song it would be: Ring of Fire – by Johnny Cash
  • Favorite Superhero: Thor
  • Favorite Movie: For The Love Of The Game
  • Coke or Pepsi? Diet Pepsi


Regi Huber – Office Manager


  • Favorite Christmas Movie: Miracle on 34th Street
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean: Popcorn
  • Celebrity I most resemble: Drew Barrymore
  • Favorite MLB team: Indians
  • I am a sucker for: My Toddler
  • If I had a “walk up” song it would be: MGMT – Electric Feel
  • Favorite Superhero: Khaleesi (Mother of Dragons)
  • Favorite Movie: Closer
  • Coke or Pepsi? Carbonated Water


Mike DiGiordano – Host Family Coordinator


  • Favorite Christmas Movie: White Christmas
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean: Strawberry Bannana
  • Celebrity I most resemble: Sam Elliott
  • Favorite MLB team: Oakland As
  • I am a sucker for: Grandchildren
  • If I had a “walk up” song it would be: Another One Bites The Dust
  • Favorite Superhero: Superman
  • Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption
  • Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi


Kim Robins – Team Photographer


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  • Favorite Christmas Movie: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean: Pear
  • Celeb you most resemble: Melissa Benoist
  • Favorite MLB Team: Seattle Mariners
  • I am a sucker for: Disney movies
  • If I had a “walk up song” it would be: “No Good” by Kaleo
  • Favorite Super Hero: Peter Quill (aka Star Lord)
  • Favorite Movie: Blues Brothers
  • Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi if there isn’t any Dr. Pepper around 🙂
  • Hire me: http://kimiegracephoto.com/


Leigh Langerwerf – Medical Staff


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  • Favorite Christmas Movie: Die Hard
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean: Cinnamon
  • Celebrity I most resemble: Walton Goggins (Billy “Downtown” Anderson from Major League: Back to the Minors)
  • Favorite MLB team: Seattle Mariners
  • I am a sucker for: My wife and kids
  • If I had a “walk up” song it would be: Layla (Eric Clapton) or Baker Street (Foo Fighters)
  • Favorite Superhero: Lion o (Thundercats) or He-Man
  • Favorite Movie: Bull Durham
  • Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi
  • In case you need physical therapy: www.bpptchico.com


Mike Metzger – Medical Staff


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  • Favorite Christmas Movie: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean: Mango Chili
  • Celebrity I most resemble: Chuck Norris
  • Favorite MLB team: SF Giants
  • I am a sucker for: SF Giants games
  • If I had a “walk up” song it would be: Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
  • Favorite Superhero: Jesus Christ
  • Favorite Movie: Bull Durham
  • Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi
  • www.chicotherapywellness.com

Gary Adams – Web Master


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  • Favorite Christmas Movie: Krampus
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean: Red
  • Celebrity I most resemble: David Arquette
  • Favorite MLB team: SF Giants
  • I am a sucker for: web design  &  SEO
  • If I had a “walk up” song it would be: D-Sane – Hotdog.jpg
  • Favorite Superhero: Arm Fall Off Boy
  • Favorite Movie: Hackers (because it’s so realistic)
  • Coke or Pepsi? Coke

GWL Attendance Grows Year Two

Extreme Heat Burns Chico

September 28, 2017, Chico, CA:  Following a stellar inaugural season, Great West League overall attendance showed an increase in 2017.  "We're extremely happy with how our infant league is growing," said GWL Commissioner Ken Wilson.  "We had more fans attend our games this season than last."

Attendance in the recently completed regular season totaled 192,115, for an average of 1,076 per game.  In 2016, the league drew 191,629 in 17 fewer dates.  The 2017 post-season featured 8-games and drew 9,625, for an average of 1,203.  "With a total attendance of 201,740, it's the first time we've passed 200,000," noted Wilson.

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The Portland Pickles drew 50,514 fans, an average of 1,684 per game, to lead the league.  The Pickles average attendance increased 8% over 2016 and ranked #18 in the Summer Collegiate Top 100 Per Game Average Attendance, published by Ballpark Business.

In the 2016 season , the Chico Heat lead the Great West League in both total attendance and average game attendance. The Heat also set the GWL single game attendance record with 4,415 people on the 4th of July. Nationally, in their inaugural season Chico ranked 15th in total attendance and 21st in the country for average attendance.

In 2017, due to the hottest summer in decades, Chico attendance faltered a bit. “We had twice as many triple digit temperatures at game time than we had all of last season which resulted in large numbers of people choosing to stay inside” said Heat GM Hunter Hampton. Despite the extreme temperatures of 2017, the Chico Heat finished second in the GWL attendance derby, setting a new league record for single game attendance of 4,473, averaging 1,337 per game and ranking #38 in the Top 100 ranking

ABOUT THE GREAT WEST LEAGUE: The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America, providing a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers, while providing affordable family entertainment and enriching the quality of life in its member communities.