Las Vegas Aviators® Isaiah Lienau Named 2022 Pacific Coast League Groundskeeper of the Year
(Las Vegas, NV) – December 7, 2022 – The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, are proud to announce that Head Groundskeeper Isaiah Lienau was named the 2022 PCL Groundskeeper of the Year. The award was selected by Major
Congratulations to our very own Isaiah Lienau for being named Groundskeeper of the Year for the Pacific Coast League! pic.twitter.com/wDCcNrwBSy— Las Vegas Aviators (@AviatorsLV) December 7, 2022
(Las Vegas, NV) – December 7, 2022 – The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, are proud to announce that Head Groundskeeper Isaiah Lienau was named the 2022 PCL Groundskeeper of the Year.
The award was selected by Major League Baseball, in conjunction with Pacific Coast League field managers and umpires.
“This is a great honor and I’m super excited to be recognized for this award as PCL Groundskeeper of the Year,” Lienau said. “I thank my staff who have done an outstanding job with the playing surface at Las Vegas Ballpark.
“I would also like to thank Don Logan (Aviators President/COO), Chuck Johnson (Aviators GM) and the entire Aviators organization for all of their support during the 2022 season. We have high expectations here at Las Vegas Ballpark, as being named once again ballpark of the year. It’s my goal to continue to display an outstanding playing surface for these tremendous Triple-A players in the PCL to compete on.”
Lienau began as head groundskeeper at Las Vegas Ballpark in April of 2020. The Aviators have played the last two seasons (2021-22) on the outstanding playing services under his guidance.
2022 Minor League Baseball Groundskeepers of the Year:
Charlie Weaver, League and Overall Groundskeeper of the Year, (Rocket City Trash Pandas, Southern League)
Kyle Calhoon (Hartford Yard Goats, Eastern League)
John Packer (Carolina Mudcats, Carolina League)
Pat Skunda (Dunedin Blue Jays, Florida State League)
Ben Hartman (Wichita Wind Surge, Texas League)
Mitch Hooten (West Michigan Whitecaps, Midwest League)
Greg Burgess (Greenville Drive, South Atlantic League)
Matt Parrott (Charlotte Knights, International League)
Isaiah Lineau (Las Vegas Aviators, Pacific Coast League)
David Jacinto (Fresno Grizzlies, California League)
Sam King (Hillsboro Hops, Northwest League)
The Aviators will open their 40th anniversary season (1983-2023) in the Silver State against intrastate rival, the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in Northern Nevada on Friday, March 31. The 2023 home opener will be on Tuesday, April 4 against the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, at Las Vegas Ballpark.
The Aviators led the PCL in 2022 home attendance with a total of 518,221 for an average of 6,910 in 75 dates which included 11 sellouts.
2023 Las Vegas Aviators season tickets, including suites and party decks are available by calling the Aviators administrative offices at (702) 943-7200.
Official licensed Aviators team merchandise is available on the “Team Shop” section of the website at www.aviatorslv.com.
About Las Vegas Aviators®
The Las Vegas Aviators® have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada. The 2022 campaign marked the 40th calendar season in the Silver State as a proud member of Triple-A professional baseball of the Pacific Coast League and the third season in Las Vegas Ballpark (8,196). The Aviators led all minor league baseball in 2019 attendance with a total of 650,934 for an average of 9,299. Las Vegas recorded 47 sellouts and 23 crowds of 10,000+.
In 2021, Las Vegas led Triple-A West in home attendance with a total of 428,369 for an average of 6,590.
The Aviators were the recipient of the 2021 Baseball America Triple-A Freitas Award, given to the organization of the year at each level of the Minor Leagues.
In 2022, Las Vegas led the PCL in home attendance with a total of 518,221 for an average of 6,910. It marked the second-highest attendance total for a single season in franchise history.
The Stars (1983-2000)/51s (2001-18)/Aviators (2019 - present) have reached the 300,000 mark in “home” attendance in all 39 seasons (36 seasons at Cashman Field, 1983-2018; Las Vegas Ballpark, 2019, 2021-22). The Aviators have played three seasons as the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics and the franchise won the PCL championship in 1986 and 1988.
About Las Vegas Ballpark®
Las Vegas Ballpark®, located on eight acres in Downtown Summerlin® just south of City National Arena – practice facility for the Vegas Golden Knights, is the home of the Las Vegas Aviators®, the city's professional Triple-A baseball team of the Pacific Coast League and affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The team is wholly owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation®, developer of the award-winning master-planned community of Summerlin® and developer of Las Vegas Ballpark. With a wide range of seating options including 22 suites, club seats, berm seating, party zones and decks, picnic tables, kids' zone, bars and a pool beyond the outfield wall, Las Vegas Ballpark boasts a capacity of 8,196. Designed to host a variety of events in addition to baseball, the site is landscaped to complement the surrounding master-planned community. The site is easily accessed from all regions of the valley via the 215 Beltway. For more on Las Vegas Ballpark, visit www.thelvballpark.com.
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