PRESS RELEASE – The Laconia Muskrats are excited to announce the release of the logo for the 2013 New England Collegiate Baseball League All Star Game. The Muskrats will host the All Star Game on Sunday, July 21st at Robbie Mills Field. The All Star Game will begin at 5:30PM and be preceded by the NECBL Home Run Derby at 2PM.
The Muskrats asked for the help of the Lakes Region Community College Graphic Arts Department in the creation of the All Star Game logo. Under the direction of Professor Gail Beane and Department Chair Mike Place, students were ask to design a logo for the All Star Game. After reviewing all of the submissions, the Muskrats chose the design created by Randall Bennett, a Graphic Arts major and Campton, NH native. “We received a number of excellent logos but ultimately we felt Randall’s design gave us everything we were looking for,” stated Muskrats General Manager, Noah Crane. When asked about his design being selected Bennett was, “very excited and proud the Muskrats chose my design.” In discussing the design process Bennett said that, “I wanted to create something simple yet eye catching.” In regard to the collaboration between the Muskrats and LRCC, GM Noah Crane added, “We are fortunate to have such skilled and willing partners in the faculty and students at LRCC.”
This is the second time The Muskrats have collaborated with Lakes Region Community College and the Graphic Arts Department. In 2009, needing a logo for the newly created organization, the Muskrats asked LRCC students for help. The distinctive snarling Muskrat over a blue L was the work of Lacey Mason and Cory Migneault. “The students did such an incredible job in 2009 that we knew we wanted to work with LRCC again,” said GM Noah Crane. Crane also stated, “We are a community supported non profit and we strive to do everything locally; (working with LRCC) we get a great product and the students get to hone their skills, it’s a win win.”
The Muskrats enter their fourth season in 2013 and open the season on June 6th against the expansion Plymouth Pilgrims. All Star Game Tickets will be available during Muskrat games all summer long.