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Osprey announce Hot Stove Banquet guests
01/26/2009 6:08 PM ET
MISSOULA, MONT - Play Ball Missoula in conjunction with the Missoula Osprey announced today that former Osprey players Houston Summers and Andrew Fie will be their guests at Play Ball Missoula's Annual Hot Stove Banquet & Auction this Friday January 30 at the Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park.

Summers and Fie were both members of the Osprey's last championship team in 2006. Summers started his professional career as a position player with the Osprey in 2005 bouncing between catcher, second base, third base and the outfield. Summers was then converted to a knuckleball pitcher in 2007 and has seen some success.

In 13 appearances for the Osprey in 2007, all of which were in relief, Summers went 1-0 with a 4.95 ERA. He had 14 appearances, all starts, in 2008 for short-season Yakima of the Northwest League, posting a 5-7 mark. Summers started 2008 by going 3-0 in his first four starts and finished the season 2-2 in his last four starts with just a 3.13 ERA. He was called up and made one start for Triple-A Tucson in 2008.

Fie, a 21-year-old third baseman out of Jacksonville, Fla., had his best professional season with the Osprey in 2006, hitting .259 with six home runs and 31 RBIs in 67 games. Fie was second in the Pioneer League in doubles with 25. The 12th-round draft selection returned to Missoula in 2007 and hit .235 with three homers and 12 RBIs. Fie and Summers were teammates in Yakima in 2008 where Fie led the Northwest League in triples with five.

The banquet is the annual fundraiser for Play Ball Missoula, allowing the non-profit organization to operate and maintain Ogren Park at Allegiance Field at no cost to the community.

The event begins at 5:30 pm with a silent auction and reception. The dinner and live auction portion will begin at 7:30.

Tickets for the event are available by calling Play Ball Missoula at 406-543-1007 or the Missoula Osprey at 406-543-3300. Tickets are $75 each with tables of 10 being sold for $750.