Tag Archives: Summer Collegiate

Expedition League Targeting Laramie

Laramie’s (WY) demographics, Cowboy Field on the campus of the University of Wyoming, and a 14-year run for the former Laramie Colts (Summer Collegiate, Rocky Mountain Baseball League/Mountain Collegiate Baseball League) could make the city next up in the expansion of the Expedition League (Summer Collegiate).  Read more here.  Read about Colts here.

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Prospects Make Pitch for Lease Extension, Future Unclear

With its four-year lease expiring in March 2020, the Edmonton Prospects (Summer Collegiate, Western Canadian Baseball League) has submitted a tenancy proposal for a 10-year lease of Re/Max Field.  But it’s not the only group vying for the anchor space around a larger redevelopment of the surrounding neighborhood.  Read more here.

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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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Annual Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks (AK) Tonight

The 114th annual Midnight Sun Game will be played Sunday, June 21, starting at 10:00 p.m. AKT/2:00 a.m. ET at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks (AK).  The Alaska Goldpanners (Summer Collegiate, Independent) will play host to the Seattle Studs (Summer Collegiate, Pacific International League) under the natural light of the summer solstice sun.  Learn more here.  Watch 2018 highlights here. Tune in here (we think?).

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Despite Higher Cost, No Changes to Plans for New Lafayette Ballpark

Lafayette’s (IN) mayor doesn’t plan major changes to plans for a new city baseball stadium even though construction bids totaled nearly $4 million more than expected.  The new 2,500-seat stadium would be built at the same site as the current Loeb Stadium in Columbian Park southeast of downtown Lafayette.  Read more here.


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Ridgefield Raptors’ Inaugural Home Opener

The first-year Ridgefield (WA) Raptors (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) held their inaugural home opener at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex in Ridgefield (WA) on Tuesday night in front of an estimated crowd of 2,200.  Read more and view eight photos here.

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