LITTLE FALLS - The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs of the Perfect Game Collegiate League announced Thursday that Mohawk Valley resident and Team President and General Manager Travis Heiser has purchased the team and is the new majority owner.
Heiser, a native of Canajoharie, has served as president and general manager of the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs for the last six seasons. He is an elementary school teacher and resides in Canajoharie with his wife, Emily, daughter, Sofia and son, Frankie. Heiser is the former head baseball coach at St. Johnsville High School; Heiser spent 2007 as the Mohawk Valley assistant coach. He played collegiately at Fulton-Montgomery Community College and at Endicott (Mass.) College.
As president of the team, Heiser has seen attendance at Veteran's Memorial Park rise steadily.
"I am very excited at the opportunity to become owner of this great franchise. We have worked very hard over the last several years to build this franchise into what it is today - the Mohawk Valley's team," Heiser said in a news release. "I am committed to the Mohawk Valley and will continue to build and foster relationships with our fans, sponsors, current and past host families, community leaders, and our ball players. The Mohawk Valley has been nothing but supportive of the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs and I am proud and excited to own this great team and work tirelessly to bring the fans and our supporters a championship. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you at the ball park this summer."
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