The possibility of a summer collegiate baseball team in Greenville (NC) will be one of the topics discussed during the City Council’s annual planning retreat on Jan. 27. Justin Sellers with the Coastal Plain League recently discussed the possibility of adding a Greenville team to the circuit. According to Sellers:
“We will be adding an additional five teams by 2018.”
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Rick DeStefane, co-owner of the Hannibal Cavemen (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League), hopes a meeting on Tuesday can be the first step toward bringing summer collegiate baseball back to the city in 2018. The city of Hannibal filed a lawsuit last Monday alleging that Clemons Field Management LLC is in breach of its lease agreement. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The summer home of collegiate baseball’s most elite players, The Prospect League, has adopted its 2017 schedule. Once again, each team will play a 60-game regular-season in the summer collegiate wood-bat league, opening Tuesday, May 30. Continue reading
Solicitors from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties say they’re interested in discussing a settlement of their dueling litigation over the region’s Triple-A baseball franchise. Read more here.
The former St. Croix Meadows Dog Track in Hudson (WI) could be turned into a 131-acre mixed-use development anchored by a ballpark that could host a summer collegiate Northwoods League franchise. Read more here.
The independent Pecos League announced on Friday it will have franchises in Bakersfield and Adelanto (CA) in 2017, bringing professional baseball back to two markets that lost affiliated minor league teams to relocation after this past season. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Yuba City is back in baseball after a long absence and looks to resume its historic rivalries as it was announced today they will be joining the Great West League for 2017. The soon to be named ball club will be the league’s sixth franchise, making its home at Colusa Casino Stadium in Marysville where it will share venue headquarters with the league counterpart Marysville Gold Sox. Continue reading