Osprey under new ownership

The Missoula Osprey will have new ownership under a deal announced by the franchise at a press conference Friday.

5b3af1b9c419f.image_-579x582Mountain Baseball LLC, ownership group since 1993, which sell the Osprey franchise to Big Sky Professional Baseball LLC, with a deal expected to be closed within the next 30 days.

Mike and Judy Ellis, majority stakeholders with Mountain Baseball, said they and their partners will pass the torch to new ownership with “new ideas, a fresh perspective and who share the passion to elevate the Missoula Osprey to new heights,” according to a press release issued following Friday’s announcement.

Peter Davis and Susan Crampton Davis, who comprise majority ownership of the new Osprey franchise, said they plan to maintain current Osprey front office staff.

Peter Davis is former chairman and chief executive officer at Washington-based manufacturing company Gaco Western. He sold the company to Firestone Building Products in 2017.

Susan Crampton Davis most recently worked in human resources for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The sale of the club will need final approval by the Pioneer League and Minor League Baseball as well as review by the Baseball Office of the Commissioner.

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