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The Pittsburg Mettle's Andre White, in No. 21 jersey, above, is welcomed back to the dugout by teammates after scoring in the third inning of the team's 4-2 win over the Sonoma Stompers in Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs action at City Park on June 18. It was the first home win for the new team, which is led by former major league pitcher Wayne Franklin as player-manager. The Mettle, shown during the same game at left, came away with two wins in the six-game home series against the Stompers. For more on the Mettle, see Page 7.


Pittsburg Mettle’s Andre White (21) is welcome back in the dugout by teammates after scoring against the Sonoma Stompers in the third inning of their
Pittsburg Mettle's Andre White (21) is welcome back in the dugout by teammates after scoring against the Sonoma Stompers in the third inning of their Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs at City Park in Pittsburg, Calif., on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)


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Pittsburg Mettle’s Mark Leacox (3) hits an RBI single against the Sonoma Stompers in the fifth inning of their Pacific Association of Professional
Pittsburg Mettle's Mark Leacox (3) hits an RBI single against the Sonoma Stompers in the fifth inning of their Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs game at City Park in Pittsburg, Calif., on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)