2000 Chico Heat Roster

Western League (WL) - Independent
Team Record: 57-33
Finished 1st in the WL's North Division
Manager: Charlie Kerfeld (57-33)
Location: Chico, California
Ballpark: Nettleton Stadium
Attendance: 119,904, Avg. 2,665 in 45 home dates
2000 Chico Heat Statistics

Playoffs - Chico Heat 3 games, Solano Steelheads 2
Finals - Zion Pioneerzz 3 games, Chico Heat 1

The Chico Heat of the Western League ended the 2000 season with a record of 57 wins and 33 losses, finishing first in the league's North Division.

The Heat paced the league with just 442 runs allowed. Chico scored 582 runs. Buck McNabb led the team with 14 home runs and drove in 84 runs. Bo Durkac topped all regular batters with a .331 average. Reece Borges paced the squad with 10 wins and a team-best 3.33 ERA, best among regular hurlers.

Erik Bennett played in Major League Baseball during his career, the only member of the Chico Heat to do so.

Charlie Kerfeld served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Brian ArntzenRRJanuary 8, 19706'3"205Monterey, CA US
Erik BennettRRSeptember 13, 19686'2"205Yreka, CA US
Harold BettsRRAugust 16, 19785'11"195
Reece BorgesRRApril 4, 19766'3"195Honolulu, HI US
Ray BrownLRJuly 30, 19726'2"205Simi Valley, CA US
Kevin ClarkRRApril 30, 19736'1"200Henderson, NV US
Tim CooperRRMarch 10, 19716'3"190Sacramento, CA US
Lance DowningLRMarch 9, 19795'10"185Warren, AR US
Bo DurkacSRDecember 12, 19726'1"205Kittanning, PA US
Eric EstesRRSeptember 4, 19726'4"185Vancouver, WA US
Kris FrankRRSeptember 12, 19746'1"195Carmel, CA US
Hiroshi FujimotoLRMay 18, 19765'10"170
Brad GennaroLLAugust 2, 19716'1"175San Rafael, CA US
Aaron GordnierRRSeptember 4, 19745'11"185Carmichael, CA US
D. J. JohnsonRROctober 6, 19746'3"220Pawhuska, OK US
Joey MaddenRRFebruary 1, 19716'4"190San Francisco, CA US
Dallas MahanLLDecember 10, 19776'3"195Aberdeen, SD US
Buck McNabbLRJanuary 17, 19736'0"180Fort Walton Beach, FL US
Josh MontgomeryRRJanuary 14, 19716'5"210Redwood City, CA US
Ruben NieblaLLDecember 19, 19715'10"175Calexico, CA US
Nate PalmerRRFebruary 15, 19755'11"200Lemoore, CA US
Randy PhillipsRRMarch 18, 19716'3"210Little Rock, AR US
Nate RewersSRNovember 30, 19765'9"175Buffalo, NY US
Greg RomoLRMay 14, 19756'2"175Bakersfield, CA US
Shawn ScottSRJanuary 9, 19695'10"160Baton Rouge, LA US
Tony StoecklinRLSeptember 10, 19706'1"175Greenville, IL US
Bao VinhSRApril 15, 19775'11"180Saigon, VN
Mike ZipserRRSeptember 14, 19766'0"215Northridge, CA US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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