|North Adams SteepleCats Name Manager|
|07:13AM / Saturday, December 09, 2017|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The North Adams SteepleCats Friday named Justin Sumner as their manager for the 2018 season.
Sumner is from Rich Hill, Mo., and is currently the head assistant coach with Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. He holds a degree in sports mnagement from the University of Saint Mary and has 11 years of coaching experience at the high school, college and collegiate summer league levels.
“It's very exciting to represent the SteepleCats organization in one of the premier summer collegiate baseball leagues," Sumner said. "We're going to play hard on a daily basis and enjoy the experience of the league and North Adams."
He has previously coached in three collegiate summer leagues: the Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas (M.I.N.K.) Collegiate Summer Baseball League, the Mid-Plains Collegiate Summer League, and the New York Collegiate Summer League. In 2014, Sumner helped guide the Geneva Red Wings to a 32-19 record and an Eastern Division championship.
P“Justin brings a professional attitude and work ethnic to our organization," North Adams General Manager Andrew Agostini said. "He has experience coaching summer ball and understands what is needed and expected out of the coaching staff and players. We are incredibly excited to have Justin as our coach this summer."
The SteepleCats play at historic Joe Wolfe Field. The North Adams SteepleCats will compete in the exclusive New England Collegiate Baseball League for their 17th season this summer. For more information please visit www.steeplecats.org.