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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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Mint Hill (NC) Ballpark Plan on Nov. 6 Ballot

A bond referendum will be on the ballot for Mint Hill (NC) residents on Nov. 6 for the public to vote on two bonds, including one that would fund a 2,500-seat ballpark would be the home of local youth baseball and a Coastal Plain League (Summer Collegiate) franchise.  If approved, construction would last approximately 13 to 15 months with a targeted opening date of May 2020.  Read more here.


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War Memorial Stadium to Host Craft Beer Bash

From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, historic War Memorial Stadium in Hampton (VA), home of the Peninsula Pilots (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League), will host the third annual Craft Beer Bash, featuring more than a dozen local breweries. Popular food trucks Stuft, Flame and Pie, and Sinful Treats will provide edibles, and there will be games, activities and live music.  Read more here.  Learn more and buy tickets here.

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Gastonia Officials Get a VR Look at Proposed New Ballpark

Gastonia (NC) Mayor Walker Reid donned a virtual reality headset this week to take a stroll through the proposed multi-use stadium that will anchor the FUSE District on the city’s western side.  Read more and view photos here.

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