It won’t be long before Blazer fans will be rooting for Hood’s newest varsity team—baseball!
Hood College President Ron Volpe announced today that the College is preparing to field its first ever baseball team, which will bring the total number of varsity athletic team offerings at Hood to 21.
President Volpe and athletic director Tom Dickman enthusiastically rolled out the new venture to a crowd of nearly 50 local leaders, College administrators and staff and media representatives during a special luncheon in the campus athletic center. Supporters dined on traditional ballpark fare—hot dogs, burgers, cheese fries, popcorn, peanuts, soft pretzels and Cracker Jacks.
Dickman said he anticipates that the first games will take place during a nontraditional fall 2014 season and continue with an NCAA Division III varsity schedule in spring 2015.
Now the search begins for the program’s head coach, who will spend the fall and spring recruiting student-athletes for the newly formed team. Soon you’ll hear the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd cheering on the latest Blazer home run batter!