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Chicago Cubs Announce 2015 Pelicans Coaching Staff

Chicago Cubs Announce 2015 Pelicans Coaching Staff

EIGHT-YEAR BIG LEAGUER MARK JOHNSON TO SERVE AS TEAM’S SIXTH MANAGER MYRTLE BEACH, SC Dec. 17, 2014 – In conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, are pleased to announce the field staff for the Pelicans for the upcoming 2015 season. Mark Johnson leads the coaching staff as the manager in the team’s first year as a Cubs affiliate. Most recently, Johnson was named the Manager of the Year in the Midwest League for his work the Cubs’ Class-A Kane County Cougars in 2014. He is joined by David Rosario (pitching coach), Mariano Duncan (hitting coach), Chris Gutierrez (assistant coach), and Peter Fagan (athletic trainer). Rosario and Gutierrez both served […]

Wilson Tobs 3rd Annual Homerun for Hunger Food Drive!

Wilson Tobs 3rd Annual Homerun for Hunger Food Drive!

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Homerun for Hunger Food Drive! WILSON, NC Dec. 16, 2014 – The Tobs are proud to announce the date for the 3rd Annual Homerun For Hunger Food Drive. Come out July 28th to watch the Tobs take on the Gastonia Grizzlies. Gates open at 6 P.M. Bring your non perishable food items for free entry into the game! Mark you calendars and make plans to attend the largest food drive held in Wilson! The Tobs greatly appreciate your help and support and look forward to seeing you out at the game! Sincerely, Thomas Webb Wilson Tobs Baseball Club

Chad Holbrook Receives Contract Extension with South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball

Chad Holbrook Receives Contract Extension with South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball

COLUMBIA, SC Dec. 16, 2014 – The Board of Trustees at the University of South Carolina has approved a two-year contract extension for head baseball coach Chad Holbrook.  The contract extension puts Holbrook under contract through the end of the 2019 season. “It is an honor to be the head baseball coach at the University of South Carolina,” said Chad Holbrook.  I want to thank the Board of Trustees, Dr. Pastides and Coach Tanner for their unwavering commitment to the entire Gamecock baseball program and me.  It is really neat and comforting to be surrounded by such great leadership.  South Carolina is a special place with the best fans in the country and I am fortunate to work with an […]

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South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball To Host Leadoff Dinner

South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball To Host Leadoff Dinner

Night will include panel with former Gamecock coaches Bobby Richardson, June Raines & Ray Tanner COLUMBIA, SC Dec. 15, 2014 – South Carolina baseball will host the first-ever Leadoff Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Seawell’s highlighted by a panel of former Gamecock baseball head coaches Bobby Richardson, June Raines, Ray Tanner and current Gamecock head coach Chad Holbrook. Coach Richardson, Coach Raines, Coach Tanner & Coach Holbrook have combined for 30 NCAA Regionals , 11 College World Series trips to Omaha, five national championship appearances and two national championship titles. VIP tickets that include a reception before the event are $125.  Dinner tickets are $75.  Fans who want to purchase a table of 8 for $1000 will receive […]

Durham Bulls Athletic Park renovation earns top honor

Durham Bulls Athletic Park renovation earns top honor

DBAP’s Makeover Named “Best Ballpark Renovation” by Ballpark Digest DURHAM, NC Nov. 12, 2014 – Ballpark Digest, a leading online guide to ballparks and baseball, has recognized the upgrade to Durham Bulls Athletic Park as “Best Ballpark Renovation Over $2 Million” in its 2014 annual awards. The honor for the DBAP’s renovation comes a week after the franchise was named winner of the 2014 John H. Johnson President’s Award, Minor League Baseball’s highest annual accolade. “North Carolina truly is the Cradle of the Game, and the Durham Bulls are at the center of that baseball tradition,” said Kevin Reichard, Ballpark Digest publisher. “Going to a game at Durham Bulls Athletic Park is a great time, and the many improvements to […]

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ECU Baseball News: Gold Takes Game One Of World Series, 16-6

ECU Baseball News: Gold Takes Game One Of World Series, 16-6

Allen, Clinch, Lowery And Watkins Each Drive In Three Runs For Gold GOLD TAKES GAME ONE OF WORLD SERIES, 16-6 Box Score GREENVILLE, NC Nov. 6, 2014 – Travis Watkins’ bases clearing triple in the top of the third inning sparked a 13-run frame as Gold cruised to a 16-6 opening game win in the 2014 Purple-Gold World Series Thursday afternoon at Lewis Field inside Clark LeClair Stadium. Trailing 3-0 after two innings, Gold sent 17 hitters to the plate batting around twice taking a 13-3 lead. Parker Lamm reached on an error and scored on Hunter Allen’s single through the left side staking Gold to its first run of the afternoon. Luke Lowery and Jimmy Boyd followed with singles […]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Prostate Cancer Awareness Night named Promotion of the Year

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Prostate Cancer Awareness Night named Promotion of the Year

BALLPARK DIGEST HONORED PELICANS WITH BEST PROMOTION OF 2014   MYRTLE BEACH, SC Nov. 5, 2014  – On Wednesday, Ballpark Digest continued its announcement of the yearly awards, recognizing the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Prostate Cancer Awareness Night as the Promotion of the Year. Prostate Cancer Awareness night made local, regional, and national headlines when the Pelicans Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich accepted a challenge to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the team’s game on July 24. After being jokingly challenged by Dave Priest and Liz Callaway on WRNN Hot Talk 99.5, Milovich later agreed to the exam if the “Fierce Fallon” Facebook Page had to reach 10,000 ‘Likes’ by […]

ECU Pirates Baseball Reveals 2015 Schedule

ECU Pirates Baseball Reveals 2015 Schedule

Pirates Play Six Teams That Appeared In 2014 NCAA Regionals ECU Pirates Baseball 2015 Schedule (PDF) GREENVILLE, NC Nov. 5, 2014 – Thirty-four home games at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium, including the 12th-Annual Keith LeClair Classic, highlight the 2015 East Carolina baseball schedule announced Wednesday morning by first-year head coach Cliff Godwin. The 2015 slate features 11 games against six teams that earned a bid to the 2014 NCAA Regionals, 28 against squads with 30-plus wins and six that finished ranked in the national polls.   ECU will play 24 of its first 33 games at Clark-LeClair Stadium including its first two American Athletic Conference series (Memphis and Tulane) and will also stay in state of North Carolina for […]

Durham Bulls win John H. Johnson President’s Award

Durham Bulls win John H. Johnson President’s Award

Club to Receive Minor League Baseball’s Top Honor at Winter Meetings PETERSBURG, FL Nov. 3, 2014 – Minor League Baseball announced today that the Durham Bulls are the recipient of the 41st annual John H. Johnson President’s Award. The Bulls will receive Minor League Baseball’s top honor at the Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet Sunday, December 8, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California.   The John H. John’s President’s Award has been presented annually since 1974 to honor the complete baseball franchise. The award’s criteria are based on financial stability, contributions to league stability, contributions to baseball in the community and promotion of the baseball industry. This is the second time the Bulls have won this award, […]

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Durham Bulls to host Fall Fan Fest on Saturday, October 18, 2014

Durham Bulls to host Fall Fan Fest on Saturday, October 18, 2014

Free Event Gives Fans Opportunity to Meet Rays Outfielder Jerry Sands, Take Batting Practice on Field DURHAM, NC Oct. 8, 2014 – The Durham Bulls will host their annual Fall Fan Fest on Saturday, October 18.  The free event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.  Tampa Bay Rays outfielder and Smithfield, NC native Jerry Sands will be on hand to sign autographs and fans will be able to take batting practice and play catch on the field. Entry to Fall Fan Fest is free with the donation of three canned food items, which will be contributed to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. With that donation, fans will be […]

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