Traverse City Pit Spitters partner with Local Schools for special Springtime Promotion 


Traverse City, MI – The baseball season in Northern Michigan is fast approaching and the Traverse City Pit Spitters are already playing games, sort of. In this case, it’s Hide & Seek! 

 The back-to-back Northwoods League champions, together with area schools and businesses, are holding a special Easter egg hunt—called Hop N’ Hunt—with a unique “catch.” Instead of eggs, the team is hiding specially colored baseballs at select businesses around Traverse City. The entire community is invited to find them.  

 The Hop N’ Hunt will start on Monday, April 11th. The Pit Spitters will provide clues each day on their social media channels as to where the baseballs are “hiding.” Prizes include a customized jersey, a ceremonial first pitch and much more. 

 The ‘Hop N’ Hunt’ will culminate on Saturday, April 16th at 10:00am when the Pit Spitters join in the Blair Township Easter Egg Hunt held at the Blair Township Offices.  

 “It’s a fun way to kick off an exciting, new season,” explains Mickey Graham, the team’s General Manager. “I’m especially glad we can partner with local schools and businesses to make it a community wide event.” 

 Students from Blair Elementary, Homeschool Enrichment Network and Bridgeway are helping by coloring and decorating the “Easter baseballs” for the event.  

 The Pit Spitters begin their defense of the Northwoods League championship on Monday, May 30, in Battle Creek and their home opener is set for Friday, June 3, 2022, at 7:05pm. Season ticket and group packages are on sale now. Tickets for individual games will go on sale Monday, April 25.  

 For more information about group outings and season ticket packages, please visit the Pit Spitters website, or call (231) 943-0100.  

 The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 28th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 270 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (LAD), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019. 


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