GCBL season opens at Greenville’s Sater Heights Park

Greenville Citizens Baseball League (GCBL) holds 2023 opening day ceremonies

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Young baseball players warm up for GCBL opening day games. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Greenville Citizens Baseball League (GCBL) held opening day ceremonies for the 2023 season Saturday morning at Sater Heights Park with Steve Brinley throwing out the first pitch.

Greenville Citizens Baseball League (GCBL) 2023 opening day at Sater Heights Park. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Brinley was responsible for the naming of Sater Heights Park in 1962 after winning a local drawing.

“When Steve lived on Central Avenue growing up he went to the Skating rink and his mother told him maybe you should call it Sater,” said GCBL Commissioner, Ron Kerg. “He said the skating rink is below the diamonds where Fred Coppock was going to put the diamonds so he said, Sater Heights because it’s above the skating rink – so that is where they come up with Sater Heights Ball Park.”

“Steve has 55 years as painter in Greenville area,” Kerg stated. “He is a wonderful man, very supportive of all Greenville activities so we honored Steve with throwing out our first pitch of the season.”

GCBL 2023 opening day. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Kerg noted the GCBL will be hosting three major tournaments for the upcoming season.

13th Annual Summer Kick-Off Bash | May 19-21

7th Annual Tyler Kuhn Memorial | June 9-11

36th Annual Annie Oakley Classic | July 7-9

“We have a great board,” Kerg said. “Our baseball diamonds are in great shape.”

The GCBL Board of Directors is comprised of eight dedicated volunteers who guide every aspect of the GCBL Programs

GCBL board members (L-R) Jim Weaver, TJ Powers, Ron Kerg and Scott Holzapfel. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Commissioner: Ron Kerg

Ron is in charge of all the ballpark operations.

Contact Ron @ 937-467-1603

Vice Commissioner:  TJ Powers

TJ is in charge of fundraising.

Contact TJ @ 937564-8401

Treasurer: Erin Eberwein

Erin is in charge of the ballpark finances.

Contact Erin @ 937-418-3515

Secretary: Holly Weaver

Concession Stand Manager: Seth Monnin

Equipment Manager: Matt Brinley

Business Manager: Kurt Labig

Tournament Director: Keith Heidrich

Board of Trustees

Adam Eberwein

Scott Holzapfel

Daniel Jones

Matt Oswalt

Jim Weaver

GCBL 2023 opening day. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
GCBL 2023 opening day. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
GCBL 2023 opening day. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
GCBL 2023 opening day. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
GCBL 2023 opening day. (Gaylen Blosser photo)