On Thursday, the Tri-Cities Baseball 2020 group hosted ‘Name the Team’ Night at Shepherd Stadium. The event was invite only for the Top 20 finalists in the Name the Team contest and other distinguished guests were in attendance. After a catered dinner, courtesy of Brocks Barbeque, the team’s new General Manager Steve Taggart began the announcement.
Coastal Plain League News
The Coastal Plain League has representation across the MLB Postseason in 2019, giving CPL fans plenty to root for.
After receiving hundreds of submissions, Tri-Cities Baseball 2020 released its Top 20 name list to the public Tuesday night.
Former Wilson Tob, Brian Moran, made his Major League debut September 5 for the Miami Marlins. Moran entered in relief in the fourth inning, not allowing a hit or a run and striking out one in his inning of work to earn the win in the Marlins 10-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Coastal Plain League has announced Brandon Raphael of the Macon Bacon as the 2019 CPL Executive of the Year. This marks Raphael's first Executive of the Year award, he serves as the Bacon's Team President.
Former Edenton Steamer, David Bednar, made his Major League debut September 1 for the San Diego Padres. Bednar entered in relief in the ninth inning, pitching one scoreless inning and allowing no hits or walks in the Padres 8-4 win over the San Francisco Giants.
2019 Coastal Plain League Standings
|Lexington County Blowfish||15-34||0.306|
|Morehead City Marlins||37-14||0.725|
|Holly Springs Salamanders||19-32||0.373|
|Forest City Owls||24-24||0.500|
|High Point-Thomasville HiToms||23-27||0.460|