CELINA, Ohio, Nov. 23, 2021 — The Grand Lake Mariners Baseball Club recently held their annual organizational meeting for the purpose of electing board members and officers. The board elected a new member, John Lazarich, and re-elected returning members at the Nov. 20 meeting.

The Grand Lake Mariners Baseball Club Board of Directors gather for their annual meeting. Back left to right: Mike Overman, Joe Hoying, Dave Maurer, Jeff Ingraham and Bill Montgomery. Front left to right: Mark Wulfhorst, Jason Andrew, Betty Feliciano, Barb Delzeith, John Dormer and Bill Rockwell. Not pictured: Chad Altstaetter, Carl Huber and John Lazarich.

Lazarich has years of baseball experience at collegiate and professional levels. He played baseball at the University of Oregon, where he was a three-year varsity letter winner. After his time with the UO, he was signed by the Montreal Expos and reached AA level. Lazarich went on to a career in business and is now retired.

Bill Montgomery, President of the Grand Lake Mariners

“The Mariners organization is pleased to have John join the Board of Directors. He brings a fresh perspective, a deep appreciation of the sport and enthusiasm for the Mariners.”

In addition to Lazarich, the following board members were elected to three-year terms pursuant to the organization’s bylaws: Jason Andrew, Chad Altstaetter, Barb Delzeith, Betty Feliciano, Joe Hoying, Carl Huber, Jeff Ingraham, Dave Maurer, Bill Montgomery, Mike Overman, Bill Rockwell and Mark Wulfhorst, and General Manager John Dorner.

The following board members were also elected officers for the Grand Lake Mariners: Montgomery, President; Huber, Vice President; Hoying, Treasurer and Andrew, Secretary.

Plans call for the 2022 Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League (GLSCL) season to proceed as usual. The Mariners’ roster for the 2022 season will be finalized soon.

The Grand Lake Mariners were founded in 1989 and played their first game in 1990. The team will enter its 33rd season in 2022. They are the second oldest franchise in the GLSCL. The Great Lakes League is one of eight summer leagues approved by the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball (NACSB) and the only summer collegiate league sponsored by Major League Baseball, which requires the use of wood bats.