LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. — Team president and general manager Travis Heiser is now also the owner of the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs.
Heiser announced the purchase from David Dittman in a press release Thursday evening.
“I am very excited at the opportunity to become owner of this great franchise,” Heiser said in the release. “We have worked very hard over the last several years to build this franchise into what it is today — the Mohawk Valley’s team. 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.”
A Canajoharie native and teacher at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Elementary School, Heiser has served the team in his previous capacities for six seasons. A former baseball player at Fulton-Montgomery Community College and Endicott College, Heiser coached the sport at St. Johnsville High School and was an assistant coach for the New York Collegiate Baseball League’s Little Falls Miners in 2007.
As president of the DiamondDawgs, Heiser has seen attendance at Veterans Memorial Park rise steadily over the past few years during the transition from the NYCBL to the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.