The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League owners met in Elmira, NY prior to the PGCBL All Star Game on July 14th and named Marty Radford as the owner of the new team that begins play in Saugerties, NY in 2015.
Working as a "friend of the program" with the Village of Saugerties to receive a state grant to install lights at Cantine Field, the PGCBL Board of Directors approved an agreement in 2013 to place a team at the sports complex. The village recently finished installing lights and is already hosting night time games. The team will open its office in town in the near future.
Radford, who resides in Asheville, NC, has plenty of experience operating collegiate level summer teams. He is the owner/operator of The Beach League in Myrtle Beach, SC.
"I have been greeted so warmly by the people I met in Saugerties. It is a real baseball community. We can't wait to get started," stated Radford. "The PGCBL is one of the top rated summer collegiate baseball leagues in the country. The baseball is really competitive. We have already let coaches across the country know what a great facility and community we have in Saugerties. The Stallions are ready to gallop."
"We are very excited to have Marty join our group of owners. He is another seasoned operator who will run the Saugerties franchise in a professional manner," stated PGCBL President Jeff Kunion.
The PGCBL is affiliated with Perfect Game, the largest independent scouting service in the country. This year more than 1,400 professional players will have worn the uniform or participated in a Perfect Game event.
For more information about the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League visit www.pgcbl.com.