ABOUT THE TERRIERS
The Stark County Terriers Baseball Club, founded by local businessman Dennis Biery, joined the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League in 1999. During its 13-year existence, the Terriers’ roster has been represented by college players from 42 different states and Canada coming from 64 different colleges and universities. The Terriers played their home games at Glen Oak High School Baseball Stadium, but moved to Walsh University in 2007.
The Terriers recruited college baseball players from across the United States to be a part of their roster. Once a player signed a contract, they were assigned to a host family to live with during their stay in Stark County.
Over the span of 11 years, the Terriers qualified for the Great Lakes League post-season tournament from 2001 to 2005, 2008 and again in 2010. In 2001, the Terriers advanced to the league championship game but lost to Northern Ohio. Four years later, the Terriers returned to the league championship game and defeated the Columbus All-Americans for the league title. In 2008, the Terriers established a new team record for wins in a season with 26. The 2010 Terriers finished the regular season with a 21-19 record to earn the fourth seed in the playoffs. The Terriers exited the playoffs early that season with a 7-6 loss to the Delaware Cows.
The Terriers left the GLSCBL and have played in the Tri-State Collegiate League since 20??. The team made it to 3 straight Tri-State League Championship games from 2014-2016, winning the championship in 2015. This team is now made up of local Stark County collegiate players.
Since 1999, Stark County has had 34 players drafted by Major League Baseball and 10 additional players sign contracts with Independent League baseball teams. 5 Terriers' players have played in the Major Leagues. Most recently, Percy Garner, with the Cleveland Indians.
The 2019 season marks the 19th season for the organization.
The organization also sponsors an 18U, 15U and 14U Terriers baseball teams, which are comprised of mostly local Stark County high school baseball players. The Terriers 18U & 15U teams will be members of the Diamond League and participate in six tournaments.
The Collegiate and high school teams play their home games at North Canton Hoover High School.