A well-placed source confirms that the Orem Owlz (Rookie, Pioneer League) are relocating to Pueblo (CO). A formal announcement is scheduled for Wednesday. Read more and watch news report here.
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When Utah Valley University started looking for a partner to step up and purchase the naming rights for the baseball facility, UVU president Matthew Holland said there was plenty of interest. And Utah Community Credit Union (UCCU) stepped up to the plate. The baseball stadium has been officially renamed UCCU Ballpark as part of a $5.5 million gift UCCU donated to support UVU athletics and other programs. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Missoula Osprey announced today the addition of Cooper Perkins as the new Voice of the Osprey. Perkins will also fill the role of media relations coordinator upon his arrival in Missoula prior to the season. Continue reading
Boyd Sports has completed its $250,000 installation of new synthetic turf on TVA Credit Union Ballpark’s infield and other areas well ahead of the Johnson City Cardinals’ (Rookie, Appalachian League) season. Read more and view photo gallery here.
Colorado Springs may not be finished with talks of a downtown baseball stadium. Addressing the City Council on Tuesday, Mayor John Suthers said Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) owner Dave Elmore indicated he would consider moving a Class-A team to the city, but only to a downtown stadium. As we suspected all along, Elmore is contemplating moving his Helena Brewers (Rookie, Pioneer League) to Colorado Springs to replace the Sky Sox, if they depart for San Antonio. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Voyagers are proud to announce the 2016 “Brewfest at the Ballpark” to take place on Friday, June 10th. This event will rock out country style with headliner Old Southern Moonshine Revival with opening acts Jessie Leigh and local stars Pollo Loco. Continue reading
The Billings Mustangs (Rookie, Pioneer League) and the city are in the process of negotiating a new lease agreement for Dehler Park. The team wants to build a three-thousand square-foot, glass enclosed “great Room” above the concessions stand and concourse down the third base line and a zip line in the area between left and center field to the sidewalk along 10th Avenue North. Read more and watch news report here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The Johnson City Cardinals have released the first renditions of their new Party Deck/Beer Garden addition to TVA Credit Union Ballpark for the 2016 season. Continue reading
After undergoing $6 million in renovations over the past couple of years, operators of Calfee Park, home of the Pulaski Yankees (Rookie, Appalachian League), are looking to keep the facility humming with more games and events. Read more and enjoy a news report/ballpark tour here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Orem Owlz are pleased to announce Dominic Cotroneo as the new “Voice of the Owlz”. Continue reading
A resolution to fund a $35,000 study to determine if Bristol needs a new Minor League baseball stadium for the Bristol Pirates (Rookie, Appalachian League) on the Tennessee side of town was approved by City Council Tuesday night. The Virginia side of town currently hosts the team at Boyce Cox Field at DeVault Memorial Stadium. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Appalachian League of Professional Baseball Clubs announced today the creation of a new logo for the 10-team Rookie-Advanced level league. Continue reading
The Orem Owlz announced that Rick Berry has been named General Manager. Berry will be assuming the duties of Justo Vazquez, who has left the Owlz to return to his native California. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Voyagers are proud to announce the return of a 2012 event “Brewfest at the Ballpark”. On Thursday June 4th Centene Stadium will return to the 1980’s with an all Rock N’ Roll lineup with headliner Hell’s Belles, an all women AC/DC cover band as well as Metal Steel, Mabel’s Rage. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – With the 17th Missoula Osprey Home Opener less than 50 days away, the club announced its 2015 Promotional Calendar that includes many customary staples including five low-level Fireworks Extravaganzas, Jake Lamb T-Shirt Night, Sparky the Fire Dog Bobblehead Night, Satuday Brewfests, and many other fun and affordable opportunities to see Osprey baseball. Continue reading
Dehler Park will be in for major upgrades if the new owners of the Billings Mustangs (Rookie, Pioneer League) accomplish even some of the amenities they have planned. Ideas include a children’s play area beyond the center field wall, installation of Wi-Fi throughout the park, an activity center off left field, a group area down the first-base line, and a community room behind home plate. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Music legends and Grammy Award winning artists Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas will be touring together in June and July of 2015. The tour will make a stop at Ogren Park Allegiance Field in Missoula, Mont. on Wednesday June 17, 2015. Continue reading
While pitchers and catchers don’t report for another few weeks, the Double-A Trenton Thunder’s (Eastern League) bat dog Rookie is already deep into spring training for the 2015 season. Read more and watch video here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The Missoula Osprey announced today the addition of Tyler Geivett as the new Voice of the Osprey. Geivett will also fill the role of media relations coordinator upon his arrival to Missoula in early June. Continue reading
The Rookie-level Appalachian League has been considering expansion, but it is off the table for 2015. The hope of securing an Appy club is reportedly one reason Kinston (NC) has held off bringing a summer collegiate Coastal Plain League franchise to Grainger Stadium after losing the Single-A Kinston Indians (Carolina League) after the 2011 season. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Main Street Baseball, LLC, has officially taken the reins of the Billings Mustangs, the rookie-level Pioneer League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, the team announced Tuesday. Major League Baseball has approved the team’s sale, formally bringing the Mustangs into the Main Street Baseball family, led by Dave Heller and Bob Herrfeldt. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Highlighting this year’s Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego was the Orem Owlz announcement of their new Assistant General Manager, promoting Julie Hatch to the role. Julie has been apart of the organization since it relocated to Orem in 2004 and has been a staple of the Organization ever since. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Main Street Baseball, LLC, has purchased the Billings Mustangs, the rookie-level Pioneer League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The ownership group and team will make a formal announcement at 3:00 pm mountain time this afternoon at Dehler Park. Continue reading
The Rookie-level Billings Mustangs (Pioneer League) have called a press conference for 3 p.m. Friday to make what the Pioneer League franchise is calling “a major announcement” about the team’s future. Attendees will include Mustangs President Woody Hahn, Main Street Baseball President Dave Heller and Main Street Baseball partner Bob Herrfeldt. Read more here.
The city of Pulaski (VA) voted Tuesday night to sell antiquated Calfee Park to Shelor Motor Mile — a car dealership owned by David Hagan. The Rookie-level Pulaski Mariners (Appalachian League) will not be returning in 2015. Hagan plans to renovate the park and is currently negotiating to bring in Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Pioneer Baseball League and Northwest League of Professional Baseball are pleased to jointly announce the scheduling of a 2015 PBL-NWL All-Star Game, hosted by the Spokane Indians in Spokane, Wash., at Avista Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The historic game is the first-ever meeting between the two leagues in their long standing history of play in the region. Continue reading
We were passing through Missoula (MT) on Sunday afternoon and stopped by Ogren Park at Allegience Field a few hours before the Rookie-level Missoula Osprey (Pioneer League) game to see if the “Float to the Ballpark” participants had docked yet. They hadn’t, but we took a few photos to give you a feel for the venue. We have yet to see a report from the Osprey on their website, Facebook or Twitter page that the promo actually took place, but we assume it did. View our photos here. Read about the float promo here. View photos from 2012 here.
A development team looking to transform an old sawmill site along the Clark Fork River in Missoula (MT) into a trendy urban village, complete with condominiums, office space, shopping, dining, student housing and senior living. That should be good news for next door neighbor Ogren Park Allegiance Field, home of the Rookie-level Missoula Osprey (Pioneer League). Read more here. View map here.
PRESS RELEASE – After twenty-five years of operating a team in the Appalachian League, the owners of Pulaski Baseball, Inc. have decided to retire. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – With Toby’s suggestion, the new Greeneville Astros’ lovable new mascot is named Gizmo. He is a furry neon-orange creature of the Homerunus Magnificentus species that hails from The Great Bullpens of the Grand Slam Galaxy in outer space. He sports a Greeneville Astros jersey and hat with baseball antennas extending above his head. The jersey has a patch on the sleeve Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Missoula Osprey in conjunction with The Knitting Factory announced today that ZZ Top and Jeff Beck will be live in concert at Ogren Park Allegiance Field on Friday, August 8. The gates will open at 5 p.m. with the show starting at 6. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Missoula Osprey announced today the addition of Nolan Alexander as the new “Voice of the Osprey.” Alexander will also fill the role of media relations coordinator upon his arrival to Missoula in early June. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – This June marks the 10th Anniversary of Owlz baseball in Orem, Utah. The Owlz have released their promotions schedule for the commemorative season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After nearly three weeks of fan input and voting, the Trenton Thunder’s bat dog of the future has a name. The Golden Retriever puppy, who is the son of team bat dog, Derby, and grandson of original bat dog, Chase, will be named, Rookie. Continue reading