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ChannelCats Announce Roster for First of Two 9U Teams

The Muskegon ChannelCats announced the roster for the first of their two 9U teams for the upcoming season.

The team is made up of 8-9 years old players from along the Lakeshore:

2013 9U Muskegon ChannelCats

Cole Crabtree, Owen DeLong, Michael Emmons, TJ Habetler, Kayden Hellmann, Ty Langlois, Ryan McNiff, Landon Patterson, Aaron Piasecki, Donovan Russell, Drew Sandberg, Bobby Wasserman

The 9U ChannelCats will be coached by Jason Piasecki, the son of ChannelCats founder, Len Piasecki.

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Neighborhood Gets a Boost From Spruced-up Marsh Field

By Mike Mattson | Muskegon Chronicle

April 25, 2010, 10:33PM


Muskegon varsity baseball coach Tom Lopez appreciates historic Marsh Field.

He’s heard the oldtimers’ stories.

He’s read articles about the baseball diamond that served as home field to the professional Clippers and Lassies in years gone by.

And he grew up with special childhood memories at the park.


“My dad always brought me to the field,’’ Lopez said. “And I chased foul balls for Les David. He’d pay us a hot dog and a couple bucks to chase foul balls.’’
In recent years, Lopez watched the decline of Marsh Field, which serves as the home field for the Big Reds.

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The Lakeshore Baseball Club making over Marsh Field in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - A city-owned baseball field in Muskegon will soon get a facelift, thanks to three businessmen who are also baseball enthusiasts.

The work at Marsh Field on Laketon Avenue will start this spring. The men have a new agreement with the city to take private control over the public park.

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Lakeshore Baseball Club goes to bat for Marsh Field

By Dave Alexander | Muskegon Chronicle

January 30, 2010

MUSKEGON — In a move they are hailing as a home run, Muskegon city commissioners have reached an agreement with the Lakeshore Baseball Club LLC to operate, maintain and improve Marsh Field.

Commissioners last week unanimously approved a three-year contract with an organization led by two local, longtime amateur baseball promoters. Money will not change hands between the club and city but both expect to benefit.

The city will get a group passionate about promoting baseball and willing to restore some of the glory to historic Marsh Field at Laketon Avenue and Peck Street. The Lakeshore Baseball Club will get a baseball field and revenues generated from the facility from tickets, concessions and advertising.

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Marsh Field and Lakeshore Baseball Club

City of Muskegon wants private group to maintain Marsh Field

By Dave Alexander | Muskegon Chronicle

November 20, 2009

The old field where Jesse Owens once dusted his toes and Satchel Paige trotted the bases is about to get a facelift.

Marsh Field, on the corner of Peck and Laketon, has hosted professional baseball stars, an Olympic track champion and high school games for nearly 100 years. But, it’s starting to show its age.

And officials from the cash-strapped city of Muskegon, which owns and cares for the field, think it might be time to forge a relationship for upkeep of the field with a private entity.

Enter the Lakeshore Baseball Club LLC. The new organization, led by Pete Gawkowski and Len Piasecki, hopes to make improvements to the facility so that it can host local and out-of-town youth baseball activities from tournaments to summer camps.

“Marsh Field has been in a state of decline over the past 10 years,” said Gawkowski, a West Michigan Subway sandwich shop franchise owner and developer of Extra Innings — a Norton Shores indoor baseball training facility.

Marsh Field also has a walking path as part of the recreational facilities at the city park. A formal three-year agreement having the Lakeshore Baseball Club take over the operation and maintenance of Marsh Field is being put in final form by attorneys. The field would remain the home and practice field for the Muskegon High School Big Reds baseball team.

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