The Coastal Plain League has announced its schedule for the 2020 summer season. Celebrating its twenty-fourth season, the CPL will feature 15 teams across Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
For a pdf of the full 2020 CPL schedule, please click here.
The regular season starts on Thursday, May 28 and runs through August 1. The league's annual All-Star Event will be held July 12-13 with the host city being announced in the coming weeks.
The league will return to a two division structure in 2020 with seven teams in the East and eight in the West. The East will include the league's newest team the Tri-City Chili Peppers, who will be joined by the Florence RedWolves, Holly Springs Salamanders, Morehead City Marlins, Peninsula Pilots, Wilmington Sharks and Wilson Tobs. In the West it will be the Asheboro Copperheads, Forest City Owls, Gastonia Grizzlies, High Point-Thomasville HiToms, Lexington County Blowfish, Macon Bacon, Martinsville Mustangs and Savannah Bananas.
All together, each team will play a 52-game regular season schedule, with 26 games per club in the first half and another 26 in the second half. Like in years past, the schedule will have a large concentration on divisional games but will also feature an unbalanced look.
The Petitt Cup Playoffs will again consist of three rounds beginning on August 2 and running through August 8. Last year the Morehead City Marlins repeated as champions, defeating the Macon Bacon in three games during the Championship Series.
About Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 24th season in 2020, the CPL features 15 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,600 alumni drafted and 131 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 www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.