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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Owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) are analyzing the Apex Department Store property on the city’s riverfront as one of several possible sites other than McCoy Stadium for a future new baseball venue. 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
PRESS RELEASE – The Chico Heat will host the 2017 Great West League All-Star Game. The marquee event of the GWL season will be played at Nettleton Stadium on Monday, July 24th at 6:35 pm. 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.