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Futures League News: Seacoast Maverick officials agree to a five-year lease to play at Bert George Field at Spaulding High School.

POSTED March 11, 2011
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

Mavs officials agree to a five year lease to play at Bert George Field at Spaulding High School

Dave Hoyt, owner of the Seacoast Mavericks of the newly formed Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) has announced that the Mavs have signed a five year lease with Rochester (NH) school officials to call Bert George Field at Spaulding High School their home.  “This is a huge day for our organization.  We are really excited to call Spaulding High School our home,” said Hoyt. 

Home is exactly what Hoyt calls Rochester as he is a long time resident of the city and a graduate of Spaulding High School (1977).  “I have been a Rochester guy for most of my life.  I played baseball on this field as a kid and I have coached a lot of games here.  Rochester is a baseball city.  There have been so many outstanding players that have come from Rochester it seemed only fitting that some of the country’s top collegiate players come here now and play.”

Playing a large role in getting the Mavericks to call the Lilac City home was the city's Economic Development Advisor Karen Pollard.  Hoyt said Pollard was an instrumental part in getting the Mavericks proposal in front of the right audiences in Rochester.  "Without Karen there is no way this would have been completed in such a timely manner.  We owe her a lot."

As part of the lease agreement the Maverick’s organization will make capital improvements to Bert George Field.  Hoyt said, “We are going to build new dug outs, re do the entire infield playing surface, build bull pen mounds, and more.”  These improvements will make the field at Spaulding High School one of the best in the state of New Hampshire.  These improvements will also aid the Spaulding Red Raiders high school team as they will now play on a revamped field.  “That is part of what we want to do here”, said Hoyt.  “We are here to play games but we are also here to be part of this community and give back to them.  Rochester has been so supportive of me and has welcomed our organization with open arms.  We are really happy to be here.”

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