The Coastal Plain League has announced a league partnership with Black Tie Transportation as the official transportation partner of the Coastal Plain League. Beginning in 2019, the CPL Petitt Cup Playoffs will now be brought to you by Black Tie - the road to the Petitt Cup has never been smoother.
The Coastal Plain League announced today that Cole Secrest of Peninsula was named Hitter of the Week, while Parker Thode of Holly Springs earned Pitcher of the Week honors for an abbreviated week six of the CPL regular season post All-Star break (July 10 - July 13.) CPL Players of the Week are brought to you by Trackman Baseball, providing players and coaches next-generation analytical data all season long.
After a round of umpire call-ups to Minor League Baseball, Greta Langhenry earned the assignment as the next highest ranked graduate of the MiLB Umpire Development Advanced Course - per the CPL's umpire partnership with MiLB.
The Coastal Plain League announced today that Paul Salata of Forest City was named Hitter of the Week, while Ian Fitzgerald of Edenton earned Pitcher of the Week honors for week five of the CPL regular season (June 30 - July 6.)
The 2019 Coastal Plain League All-Star Showdown, hosted by the Savannah Bananas, concluded Monday, July 8, with the semi-final and championship three-inning games. The East Division All-Stars took home the title after a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Fan Vote All-Stars in the Championship game.
The 2019 Coastal Plain League All-Star Showdown quarterfinals and Home Run Derby took place Sunday, July 7 at Historic Grayson Stadium in Savannah, Ga., home of the Savannah Bananas. A home run derby started the night with two three-inning quarterfinal matchups finishing off the night to set up the semi-final and championship game tomorrow.
Cole Secrest - Peninsula (Jr. Lamar)Week Six (July 10 - July 13) - Secrest, a junior at Lamar, managed a near incomprehensible 2.000 slugging percentage after notching three doubles and three home runs in only three games played. This left him at a .667 batting average to go along with seven runs driven in for the Pilots. The young outfielder also showed an eye at the plate striking out only once and drawing a walk to help his on-base percentage to .636 on his way to scoring five runs.
Parker Thode - Holly Springs (Jr. Grand View)Week Six (July 10 - July 13) - Thode narrowly missed a complete game, instead going a full eight scoreless innings in a close 2-0 victory over the Martinsville Mustangs on July 12. The Grand View junior allowed six hits and walked none while striking out seven for a 0.75 WHIP. This performance earned him his first win on the season and pushed his season ERA to an impressive 2.95 across 36 2/3 innings pitched for the Salamanders in 2019.