The summer collegiate St. Cloud Rox (Northwoods League) have announced that they will unveil their new mascot on Thursday, March 20th at Brothers Bar & Grill in St. Cloud (MN). The mascot unveiling event will start at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public. There will be no charge for admission and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
PRESS RELEASE – The Medford Rogues have announced their full promotions schedule for the 2014 season at Harry and David Field. Highlighted promotions include five bobble head giveaways, baseball giveaways, three fireworks shows and additional premium dates. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers are giving fans the opportunity to put their selfie skills to productive use with a Salute To Selfie Night during the 2014 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – CO Brown Stadium in Bailey Park, home of the Battle Creek Bombers, is set to receive new renovations this spring to precede the 2014 Bombers season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Southern Illinois Miners have announced the hiring of their new radio voice Jason Guerette. Guerette joins the Miners after spending last summer as the voice of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen of the Midwest Collegiate League. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Thunder Bay Border Cats organization is proud to announce that Tbaytel has obtained the exclusive field naming rights for Port Arthur Stadium. Starting with the 2014 baseball season, all home games will now be played at the newly named Tbaytel Park. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers are handing over naming rights to the community once again, this time for the team’s official name of the new mascot. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Mainers are excited to announce their new Director of Broadcasting and Media, Jeff Bowe. Bowe, 29, graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and has since worked for the California Winter League as a baseball broadcaster, stat keeper and P.A. announcer in Palm Springs. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – There will be a new voice calling all the action this summer for the Wenatchee AppleSox. Trevor Williams, who currently attends the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, has been hired at the team’s radio broadcaster for the 2014 season. Fans can hear Williams announce all 58 AppleSox game this summer on the team’s new Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – For the past few weeks, the Madison Mallards have been working with Madison Area Middle School students in hopes to find an artistic design for the 2014 alternate jersey. The Mallards received over 175 submissions from 14 different schools throughout the Madison area. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – We are pleased to announce the formation of a brand new summer collegiate baseball league for the summer of 2014. The Mid-Plains League [originally introduced as the Great Plains League in November] will open play in early June with six member teams located in Northeast Kansas and Western Missouri. Continue reading
The Kenosha Area Visitors and Convention Bureau wasted no time marketing the Kenosha Kingfish, a new baseball franshise from the summer collegiate Northwoods League making renovated Simmons Field home starting the 2014 season. The Kingfish appear on Page 5 and Page 14 of the Kenosha Area Visitors Guide. View guide here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Express front office today announced the hiring of Eric Nielsen as the new public address announcer for the 2014 season. Nielsen replaces Paul Schommer, who had been the PA voice of the Express since the 2006 season. Continue reading
Commissioners in New Hanover County (NC) voted 4-0 Monday in favor of spending about $50,000 to help with improvements to Buck Hardee Field, home of the summer collegiate Wilmington Sharks (Coastal Plain League). The Sharks will pay for half of the $325,000 renovation project, with three government entities picking up the tab for the other half. Read more here and here.
The new summer collegiate baseball team in Muskegon (MI) will be known as the Muskegon Clippers. The team will begin play at Marsh Field this season as a member of the inaugural Michigan Collegiate Baseball League, an affiliate of sorts of the summer collegiate Great Lakes Collegiate Baseball League. Read more here.
As teams are putting together their 2014 promo schedules or looking to make updates to those already in place, we took the liberty of pulling some of the more prominent movies that are having 10-, 20-, and 30-year anniversaries this year. If you are interested in doing a movie promo, there are plenty of options. See below: Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Okotoks Dawgs Baseball Club is proud to announce the creation of the Okotoks Dawgs/Seaman Stadium Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame has been established to recognize individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the development of: Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards were in search of a new alternate jersey for the 2014 season. The club enlisted the help of local middle school students and the results were extraordinary. Continue reading
Interested in gaining more insight into the summer collegiate West Coast League? WCL president Dennis Koho makes a few comments about league expansion and takes a bit of a Dick Radatz, Jr.-type shot at the summer collegiate Cape Cod League in a recent interview with Best Coast Baseball. Read more here.
An attorney for the Casper Legion Baseball Club alleged misconduct by Casper (WY) city officials Monday and threatened to sue the city if a lease agreement for Mike Lansing Field, home of the summer collegiate Casper Cutthroats (Mountain Collegiate Baseball League), is cut short for the organization. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Express front office today announced the hiring of Pete Knutson as the fifth radio broadcaster in team history. Knutson replaces Doug Raftery, who departed from the Express in November of 2013 after serving as Play-by-Play Announcer in 2012 and Director of Broadcasting and Media Sales in 2013. Knutson enters his first season in the Northwoods League but has a variety Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Forest City Owls Baseball announced on Tuesday that Cory Dirksen, who had most recently been the Associate General Manager for UTEP/IMG, is the new Owls General Manager. Dirksen’s wife, Christina Dirksen will join the team as Director of Group Sales. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Tonight the Green Bay City Council approved the Green Bay Bullfrogs proposed improvements to Joannes Stadium for the 2014 season. The Council unanimously approved the improvements the new owners proposed. All projects will be funded entirely by the new ownership group of the Green Bay Bullfrogs and will not disrupt any games scheduled at the ballpark this spring. Continue reading
The Columbia (SC) City Council on Tuesday night is scheduled to give a second reading approval to an agreement that would bring the summer collegiate Columbia Blowfish (Coastal Plain League) back to Capital City Stadium for the 2014 season. The city is currently considering a plan to build a new ballpark for an affiliated club. Read more here. UPDATE: City approves one more year for Blowfish. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Today is an exciting day for the entire Wilmington Sharks organization and its fans as we reveal our new branding for the 2014 season and beyond. Continue reading
A proposed new $7 to $11 million baseball stadium in the Milwaukee suburb of Franklin (WI) received a generally favorable response from city officials at a Thursday meeting. Mayor Tom Taylor and the six aldermen all expressed support for the project. But some council members also said they would be hesitant to support city financing for the stadium. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers are thrilled to announce a multiyear partnership agreement with Bell’s Brewery. Bell’s Brewery has agreed to become the official craft beer provider of the expansion Kalamazoo Growlers franchise. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – At tonight’s meeting of the City of Green Bay Parks Committee, the Green Bay Bullfrogs proposed several improvements to Joannes Stadium that would be completed in time for the 2014 season. The proposed improvements were approved unanimously with a 3-0 vote and will now be considered at the February 4th City Council meeting. Continue reading
The owners of the summer collegiate Champion City Kings, the rebranded Prospect League franchise that recently relocated from Slippery Rock (PA) to Springfield (OH), plan to purchase and install an approximately $200,000 video scoreboard at Carleton Davidson Stadium, the team’s new home. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Wenatchee AppleSox will wear commemorative jerseys in 2014 which will include a new 15th anniversary logo. The jerseys will be auctioned off at the end of the season with the proceeds being donated to charity. Fans will be able to purchase limited edition 15th anniversary t-shirts and sweatshirts at games this year. Continue reading
Mike Zimmerman, owner of The Rock sports complex in the Franklin suburb of Milwaukee (WI), is seeking city permission to develop a $7-$11 million baseball stadium at the complex for an affiliated, indy pro Frontier League or summer collegiate club. The park would have 2,500 to 3,000 seats and use around 20 to 30 acres. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced today that Darren Besch has joined the front office as the team’s Director of Outside Ticket Sales. The team also announced that Jake Serwe, who has been with the team since 2012, has been named Inside Sales and Operations Manager. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Edenton Steamers announce today the hiring of former Steamer player Kevin Whitehead as their new General Manager for the upcoming 2014 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Woodchucks are about halfway through a major renovation of Athletic Park. On the field Woodchucks are adding more seats behind home plate to provide a new fan experience. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wilson Tobs have named Danny Will as their Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting effective immediately. Will, 26, will be responsible for a multitude of roles within the Tobs organization including providing the play-by-play for all 32 home games during the 2014 season. Will will also host “Tobs Talk,” the team’s televised pregame show before every home contest. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods league, are excited to announce a new addition to their front office. Brandon Grengs will serve as the Coordinator of Sales and Marketing for the MoonDogs for the 2014 season. Grengs will assist with the MoonDogs’ sales efforts as well as coordinate all marketing and community outreach initiatives for the team. Continue reading
The summer collegiate LaCrosse Loggers (Northwoods League) are getting a new Daktronics video board that is expected to be installed by April. Here is a look at the current scoreboard that was erected when Copeland Park (“The Lumberyard”) was built for the Loggers in 2003.
Rendering of new video board at Copeland Park, LaCrosse Loggers Twitter page
Congratulatory remarks were exchanged Tuesday night after a meeting in which the Joplin City Council approved the lease of Joe Becker Stadium for a professional baseball development that will bring the indy pro El Paso Diablos (American Association) to town in 2015. Read more here. Meanwhile, the summer collegiate Joplin Outlaws (MINK League) will play on (for now). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Torrington Titans are excited to announce the newest addition to the front office staff, Michelle Cowels, as Assistant General Manager for the 2014 season. Michelle worked as a Media Relations intern in Nashua during the 2013 season, helping her gain knowledge to lead her to this position. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Yakima Valley Pippins launched their official website, PippinsBaseball.com, on January 21st, 2014. PippinsBaseball.com will be the central hub for fans when they want to buy Pippins tickets andgear, listen to live games, and up-to-date news on the Yakima Valley Pippins. Continue reading