Hamilton Joes

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Hamilton Joes
Information
League Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League
Location Hamilton, Ohio
Ballpark Foundation Field
Year founded 2009
Nickname(s) Joes
League championships 2010, 2016
Colors Red, black, yellow
Manager Adam Grissom
General Manager Darrel Grissom
Media Hamilton Journal News
Website hamiltonjoes.com

The Hamilton Joes are a collegiate summer baseball team that competes in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League (GLSCL), one of eight leagues formed under the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball (NACSB).[1] The team plays at Hamilton's Foundation Field.

History

The Hamilton Joes were founded in 2008 as a non-profit organization by their then President/GM, Hamilton native Mike Brennan,[2] along with their manager/head coach, Darrel Grissom. The team's namesake is Joe Nuxhall, a Hamilton native and Cincinnati Reds pitcher who is a member of the team's hall of fame. The team played its first season in the Great Lakes League in 2009.

In March 2011, Brennan resigned from his positions and named assistant general manager Joshua Manley as his successor. The following year, in 2012, Manley carried his coaching duties over from the collegiate spring season to the collegiate summer season. Manley took over as Vice President and General Manager of the Hamilton Joes, while Darrel Grissom was promoted to President and remained Director of Baseball Operations.[3] Manley left the team before the 2014 season.

Coaching staff

The Joes' general manager and head coach Darrel Grissom also coaches the Miami University Hamilton baseball team.[4]

Playoff history

In only their second season in operation and their first playoff appearance, the Joes won the league championship. The Joes entered the playoffs as the 2 seed, and defeated the Southern Ohio Copperheads in two games (of a best-of-three series). In the Championship Series, the Joes faced the number 1 seeded Licking County Settlers and also defeated them in two games, capturing the franchise's first championship. In 2015, they again advanced to the championship round but lost to the Lima Locos, though they would defeat Lima the following year for another championship.[5]

Season records

Records not available before 2011.

Records[6]
Season Wins Losses Ties Pct Playoffs
2011 24 18 0 .571 Lost first round
2012 13 26 0 .333 Did not make playoffs
2013 17 23 0 .425 Did not make playoffs
2014 19 21 0 .475 Lost first round
2015 24 11 0 .686 Lost championship
2016 27 15 0 .643 Won championship
2017 14 26 0 .350 Did not make playoffs

References

  1. ^ "Official Site". greatlakesleague.org. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Hamilton Joes Baseball Team". journal-news.com. Archived from the original on 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  3. ^ http://www.journal-news.com/hamilton-sports/collegiate-baseball-team-has-big-goals-1132573.html
  4. ^ "Baseball Coaching Staff | Harriers | Regionals - Miami University". miamioh.edu. Retrieved 2018-06-21. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Champions | Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League". www.greatlakesleague.org. Retrieved 2018-06-22. 
  6. ^ "Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League | Pointstreak Stats". greatlakesleague_bb.wttbaseball.pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2018-06-22. 

External links

  • Hamilton Joes
  • Hamilton Joes 2009-2010 Photo Gallery
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