Updated June 27 2015
Gastonia moved into a first-place tie with Florence by virtue of an 11-4 victory over Forest City at Sims Legion Park and the RedWolves loss to Asheboro earlier Friday night.
The Grizzlies (15-11) and Florence meet Monday in Gastonia with a first-half division crown and automatic playoff berth on the line.
Gastonia pounded Owls’ pitching with 16 hits and scored runs in every inning except two to beat Forest City for the fifth time in 2015.
Blake Edwards (Columbus State) 3-for-6 including a homer to lead the Grizzlies at the plate. Ryan Whitt (King) went 2-for-5 with two RBI.
Logan Cook improved to 3-0 on the mound by pitching 7.2 innings in which he allowed four runs on six hits with eight strikeouts and three walks.
The Grizzlies travel to Forest City Saturday night.The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,400 alumni drafted and 106 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.Contact: