Westfield, MA will field a team in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League starting this year, as an expansion club has been announced for 2019. The Westfield franchise was purchased by local entrepreneurs Christopher Thompson and Don Moorhouse.
The new ownership group brings over 40 years of experience in minor league sports, business management, marketing and promotions.
“We’re very fortunate to add such an experienced ownership group with great local ties to the Westfield community” said Futures Collegiate Baseball League Commissioner Chris Hall. “Chris and Donnie have the passion and love for the game of baseball but also the drive to make the Westfield team a winner not only on the field but in the community.”
“Westfield is a baseball town with a history that goes back to the very origins of the sport in America,” said Moorhouse, a Westfield resident. “Summer collegiate baseball is a natural fit in Westfield and an extension of that legacy.”
The Futures League was founded in 2011 and is a wood-bat, collegiate summer league featuring college baseball players from around the country.
The Westfield team will compete with other New England-based teams in Pittsfield, Worcester, Bristol, CT and Nashua, NH, among others.
“We identified the Futures League as a league that is aligned with our mission,” said Christopher Thompson. “The 56-game schedule gives us an opportunity to provide both affordable family entertainment while also offering great exposure for our corporate partners.”
The new organization will be holding a press conference next month to reveal the team name and logo. Prior to that, fans can follow the organization on Instagram through @westfieldbaseball.