PRESS RELEASE – The Great West League is proud to announce the addition of the Marysville Gold Sox to the league. For the last eleven seasons the Gold Sox hosted the Horizon Air Summer Series, primarily playing all home games.
The Gold Sox join the Lodi Crushers, Chico Heat and Portland Pickles in the new summer college wood-bat league. The league will begin play next June with six teams and play a 60-game schedule.
“The Gold Sox have a great history and have been very well managed over the years,” said GWL President Ken Wilson. “The team is a big part of the Marysville/Yuba City community and will be a key member of our league.”
The Gold Sox play their home games at Colusa Casino Stadium, which has a capacity of 3,510.
“We’re looking forward to playing in the Great West League,” said Kevin Knight, one of the team’s owners. “We are always looking to improve our product for our great fans, and we feel the GWL will do that in a number of ways.”
The Great West League plans on announcing the final two members of the league in the near future. The 2016 season opens on June 3.
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The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America, providing a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers, while providing affordable family entertainment and enriching the quality of life in its member communities.