Tag Archives: Coastal Plain League

Steamers to be Sold, Moved

Frank Burke, owner of the Edenton Steamers (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League), confirmed last week that he’s in the process of selling the team he bought in 2016.  According to multiple sources, a buyer plans to purchase the franchise and move it from northeastern North Carolina.  Read more here.

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Editorial: Gastonia Wise to Explore Options for New Stadium’s Primary Baseball Tenant

The question now facing Gastonia (NC) city leaders as they move toward building a new multi-use stadium to serve as the anchor of the Franklin Urban Sports and Entertainment District, is whether the Gastonia Grizzlies (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) will be one of the primary tenants of the new facility or if a different baseball franchise will play that role.  Read more here.

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Blowfish to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of First Moon Landing

The Lexington County Blowfish (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) will honor the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing on Saturday, July 20th when they host the Forest City Owls.  The “Concert in the Sky” musical fireworks show will be moon-themed with songs such as “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Moondance,” and “Dancing In The Moonlight.”

Blowfish to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Man landing on the Moon-GM Theo Bacot is ready to take off!

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Grizzlies Promote ‘Ticket Leprechaun’ to Assistant GM

The Gastonia Grizzlies (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) have announced the promotion of long-time employee, Jake Brewer, to Assistant General Manager.  Brewer, also known as the Ticket Leprechaun, is going into his 6th season with the organization.  Read more here.

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Mint Hill Voters Reject Ballpark Bonding

Voters in Mint Hill (NC) this week rejected a bond proposal that would have funded a $15-million, 2,500-seat baseball stadium for a Coastal Plain League (Summer Collegiate) franchise.  Read more here.

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Blowfish Unveil 2019 Season Theme: Lexington County Fair

On Wednesday at the Annual World Series Luncheon, the Lexington County Blowfish (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) announced the theme for next season. 2019 is the 150th anniversary of the South Carolina State Fair, and to honor that anniversary, the team will be hosting the Lexington County Fair during the 2019 season. As part of the campaign, the Blowfish are creating County Fair-themed jerseys, along with food, fun and games all summer long at Lexington County Baseball Stadium.  Learn more here.

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Martinsville to Address Future of Mustangs

As costs continue to rise, while revenues remain flat, the city of Martinsville (VA) has tough budget decisions to make, including evaluating the future of the Martinsville Mustangs (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League).  First, over the last four years, the league has managed the team, as part of a five-year contract with the city that expires after the 2019 season.  Second, Hooker Field needs an estimated $1.5 million in repairs and renovations.  Read more here.

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