The Coastal Plain League is excited to announce a new partnership with PrestoSports for league and team websites, as well as a new stat platform. All will be live for the upcoming 2018 season.
"We are pleased to announce this partnership with PrestoSports," said Coastal Plain League COO/Commissioner Justin Sellers. "As our league continues to grow, being able to umbrella all of our clubs under the same company for our website and statistical needs was a logical next step. Working with PrestoSports, we were able to create some common elements across the board, while also allowing for each team's creativity to shine through on their respective sites."
One of the largest improvements fans will see this season is through the league's new live stats service as this will offer a more in depth look at player stats both during games, and all season long via the websites stat database. Included in this is real time updates so player stats on the website change in the moment instead of the following day.
All of which was the focus of this rebuild, as the CPL's goal was to make the site more user-friendly while providing a larger database of sharable content for fans.
"Our league website in particular features a revamped look that better highlights our member clubs, the high-level baseball, and family-friendly entertainment that our fans have come to enjoy and associate with the Coastal Plain League," said Sellers. "There is also a new emphasis on the multimedia side of our operation - everything from updates on our social media platforms to video highlights - as well as a more detailed statistical interface that we feel everyone will appreciate."
Over the coming weeks fans will see a shift for all Coastal Plain League teams as their sites go live. While each team was allowed to maintain their own style, each team page will include league-wide elements such as a banner included all team logos and live scoreboard.
"PrestoSports is thrilled to be working with the Coastal Plain League," said Ted Bardach, Vice President of Business Development at PrestoSports. "The League has made a commitment to enhancing its online presence and experience for fans, and we are happy to play a part in that development. Coastal Plain League fans will now have access to press releases, social content, player stats, standings, game broadcasts, and live stats all in one spot on a mobile-friendly site. The League has taken advantage of some of our most user-friendly features and created an engaging layout that's easy to navigate"
Fans can expect to see all team sites updated before the start of the season with many already having gone live, including the league website itself. Stay tund to www.coastalplain.com for updates about more exciting features for fans that the CPL will debut in the coming weeks.
About Coastal Plain League
The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL features 16 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 113 alums – including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2017 World Series champion, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor – make their Major League debut. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at CoastalPlain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.