The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League will be welcoming the Montauk Mustangs to its lineup in the summer of 2014.
The Mustangs will become the seventh team in the East End league, joining squads on the North Fork, Riverhead, Westhampton, Southampton, Sag Harbor and Shelter Island. The season begins in early June.
“Establishing a team in Montauk has been on the league’s radar even from the very start, and we’re so pleased that it has come to fruition,” said HCBL President Brett Mauser. “We look forward to bringing free family entertainment to Montauk each summer in the form of high-caliber college baseball action, and thank those in the community and with the school district for pledging their support.
“In addition,” he said, “none of this would be possible without our major sponsors—Hampton Jitney, Emil Norsic & Son, and Bridgehampton National Bank—all of whose backing is truly indispensable.”
The Mustangs, whose name is a salute to the mascot of the Montauk Public School, will be headed by general manager Robert Aspenleiter, a Montauk resident, and will play its home games at the Montauk Public School. Aspenleiter credited Lynden Restrepo, Perry “Chip” Duryea III, Dave Rutkowski, Lee White, Bill McKee and Margaret McKeon for helping establish and develop the Mustangs, building on the blocks laid by Suffolk County Legislator and Montauk resident Jay Schneiderman.
With their admittance into the league, the Mustangs will work with area businesses to renovate the Montauk Public School baseball field, including the construction of “the Montauk Monster,” a high fence to be erected in left-center field. In addition, Aspenleiter and Co. hope to begin building a network of families to host players for the two-month season.
For more information about hosting a player to become a part of the Mustangs committee, email Robert Aspenleiter at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at (631) 903-1010.