We have a new franchise in the summer-collegiate Futures Collegiate Baseball League, as commissioner Chris Hall announced that the addition of the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs as the league’s fifth franchise, playing out of Leominster, Mass.
Owning the team: local businessman John Morrison, president of a privately held polymer lens manufacturer, Fosta-Tek Optics.
“My family and I are excited about bringing a high level of baseball and entertainment to the North Central area; Leominster and this region have been key to the success of Fosta-Tek,” Morrison said. “We plan to build a strong front office and baseball operations staff, drawing on the thriving Central Mass baseball community, field college players with regional connections, and be active in the area communities. The Futures League‟s inaugural season has been a tremendous success, and I am extremely excited the Dirt Dawgs are the first team added to the League for 2012.”
“John combines a passion for baseball, world class business experience and sense of community spirit which makes him a great asset to our league and the greater Leominster-Fitchburg area. We look forward to having him in the FCBL,” Hall said in a press release.
Morrison added: “While the Dirt Dawgs final field arrangements are in process, we have had constructive meetings with both the City of Leominster for the use of Doyle Field, and Fitchburg State on using Riccards Field, and expect to finalize the arrangements in the coming weeks. It would be great to have events at both, and build a ‘cross-border’ and regional fan base for the Dirt Dawgs.”
The Futures League currently has four teams: Martha‟s Vineyard Sharks, Torrington Titans, Nashua Silver Knights and the Seacoast Mavericks.
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