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Atlantic League In, Coastal Plain League Out in Gastonia?

Gastonia (NC) leaders are leaning toward a new partnership that would bring a professional baseball franchise to the city, with the team playing in a new stadium just west of downtown and the ownership group also managing the multipurpose facility.  Read more here.

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Coastal Plain League Announces Expansion

With an estimated 25 million television and livestream viewers tuning in to the 2019 Coastal Plain League All-Star Showdown, Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Justin Sellers made the exciting announcement that the league plans to expand to Colonial Heights (VA) in 2020.  Shepherd Stadium is being targeted as the home ballpark for the team.  Read more here.  Read about ballpark renovations here.

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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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