General Manager, Arden Rakosky, of Omaha Diamond Spirit Collegiate Summer Baseball, of the M.I.N.K League, continues to fill their 2014 Staff. As previously announced, returning for their second summer will be Head Coach Adam Steyer (Midland University) and Pitching Coach, Chris Williamson (Bellevue University). Intern Jack Doty (Missouri University) will return for his 3rd summer and take over the duties as the Sports Information Director, along with other game day duties. Assisting Rakosky with the internet Broadcasts and other press box duties will be former Spirit player and Broadcast Degree holders Bryce Johnston and Dustin Koca. We are still waiting to see what plans our 2014 trainer, Kelli Florio, has and the looking for the addition of a marketing person and one more announcer (if anyone is interested).
Also, The Spirit is proud to announce the continued Sponsorships of Ultimate Baseball Academy, Athletes Training Center, Just Good Meat, ITEX (the barter company) and Mid-America Expositions (Corporate Cycle Challenge and Balloon and Wine Festival) with new sponsors coming soon. Please check out the sponsor are of our web site for opportunities.
Well, our 2014 summer season is coming sooner than you think!!! The league has added a 9th team from Branson Missouri (Midwest Nationals), we wish them luck against everyone except us of course. Coach Steyer and myself have been working hard on the roster and we think we have a great group of young men signed to represent Omaha Diamond Spirit this summer. Our Heroes' Night Celebration will be opening day June 1st (more details are to follow) and we will be finalizing our Hall of Fame Banquet soon. Still finalizing the deal for our Internet Broadcasts and signing up Sponsorships. With the added team our travel costs have risen dramatically so Ruben and I will have our work cut out to find ways to help finance our budget. Anyone interested in how they can help us let me know (THANKS) More info to follow soon!!!!
After 2 good victories in a row the Spirit looks to continue with a game Saturday in St Joe then back home on Sunday with a 7:00 contest with St Joe (sponsored by the Ultimate Baseball Academy with $1.00 hot dogs provided by Just Good Meat- 84th & J St!!!.COME OUT AND WATCH SOME OF THE BEST COLLEGIATE SUMMER BASEBALL IN THE MIDWESTNext week after a game in Clarinda on Wednesday we return home, so come and join us for our biggest test of the summer with 10 games in 6 days but luckily all at home. Starting on July 11th with a doubleheader against the Ozarks Generals starting at 6:00 followed by an afternoon game on July 12th with them at 1:00. The Highlighted Event will be a Doubleheader with the Joplin Outlaws starting at 6:00 on Saturday the 13th Sponsored By ITEX- The Bartering Company who will be providing special giveaways, prizes and promotions (along with a Bouncy House for the kids) and the Corporate Cycle Challenge on August 19th- sign your company up now to participate). This will be followed by another doubleheader on Sunday the 14th with Joplin at 4:30- Wear any MLB apparel and get a discount on your entry fee. Winding out the Home Stand will be a Doubleheader with the Nevada Griffons on Monday the 15th starting at 6:00 and another 1:00 game on Tuesday the 16th.All our games are played at the Historic JJ Isaacson Ball Complex in Seymour Smith Park located at 68th and Harrison. Also, remember every game is Old Timers/Senior Citizen Day with $2.00 admission for anyone over 65.
Because of some technical difficulties our game will only be available tonite June 28th and sunday June 30th on pointstreak- sorry for the inconvenience