A summer collegiate Coastal Plain League franchise will take up residence at Grayson Stadium when the Savannah Sand Gnats (Single-A, South Atlantic League) depart for a new ballpark in Columbia (SC) after the 2015 season. The team will be owned by Jesse Cole and Fans First Entertainment, who will continue to own the Gastonia Grizzlies and manage the Martinsville Mustangs in the CPL. Read more here. Watch news reports here and here.
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For those who didn’t hear this earlier, MKE Sports & Entertainment was forced to terminate its managed service contract with the Rockford Aviators (Indy Pro, Frontier League), after Frontier League Commissioner Bill Lee ruled that the contract violated the league bylaws because the owner of MKE, Michael Zimmerman, owns two teams in the summer collegiate Prospect League. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kingfish will be offering a FREE Miller Lite Fish Bowl ticket for the first 50 fans that get a Kingfish tattoo on Black Pearl Tattoo Night at Simmons Field on June 24th. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – THe Chico Heat announced today that Hunter Hampton has joined the organization as General Manager to bring baseball back to Chico. The Heat have joined the Great West League and will begin play next June. Continue reading
The Okotoks Dawgs (Summer Collegiate, Western Major Baseball League) opened their 2015 season at Seaman Stadium by shattering their previous opening homestand attendance record by an average of 1,000 fans per game, with 3,817 on opening night, June 5th, 3,801 on Saturday, June 6th, and 3,180 on Sunday, June 7th, for a total of 10,797. Read press release here.
For the first time in the team’s 16-year history, the Bend Elks (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) are under new management. But other than a few changes like Vinnie the Elk replacing Homer as the team’s new mascot and a new moose-inspired cap logo, it’s expected to be business as usual for the franchise. Read more here.