The Seacoast Mavericks (summer collegiate; Futures Collegiate Baseball League) are shifting operations to Leary Field, located in downtown Portsmouth, N.H.
Originally home to the Portsmouth Baseball Club and the powerhouse Atlantic Corporation league in the late 1800s, Leary Field also played host to the Sunset League, the oldest amateur baseball league in the country. Serving as the home for the Portsmouth Middle School baseball teams, Portsmouth Babe Ruth and American Legion Booma Post 6 Baseball organizations, Leary Field will provide another opportunity for the outstanding local collegiate baseball players to hone their talents in front of family and friends.
“Last year our organization was able to play a handful of games at Leary Field,” said Mike Daboul, president of the Seacoast Mavericks. “It was amazing to see how the collegiate baseball players responded to the environment that Leary provides. Whether talking with the younger fans from the dug-outs, or seeing the lighted steeple of the North Church over the center field fence, Leary Field is an amazing place to play and watch a baseball game.”
“As the attendance at the games played at Leary Field during the 2012 season easily surpassed the turnout the Seacoast Mavericks received at Bert George Field in Rochester, NH, the decision to reach out to the city to relocate the collegiate team was an easy one,” said Dave Hoyt, principal and founder of the Seacoast Mavericks. “But in calling Leary Field our new home, we wanted to demonstrate how vested we were in this opportunity. As a result we have committed to over $30,000 of improvements and upgrades to Leary Field for the 2013 season. These improvements will provide a better playing environment for all of the teams that call Leary home.”
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