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Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half the 160 teams were in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity injections.
The Wilmington Sharks have suspended play for the 2020 season as a result of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement on Wednesday, June 24 that the state’s Safer At Home Phase 2 policy will continue for another three weeks.
Columbus County has become a hot bed for baseball over the years and now another local kid will have chance to play professionally. West Columbus High School senior Jagger Haynes was drafted on Thursday night in the 5th round of the 2020 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres.
Sports in the Carolinas look a lot different this year, as far as rules are concerned.
Baseball might just be returning to the Cape Fear this summer. The Wilmington Sharks announced their 2020 season was not being cancelled, but instead the league is pushing back the start date to July 1st.
It will be at least two more months before the Major League Baseball schedule begins.
Coastal Carolina baseball coach Gary Gilmore confirmed he has a form of liver cancer, after the Chants won their season opener.
Former MLB player and Wilmington resident Trot Nixon will soon be recognized for his athletic achievements.
Fire broke out Saturday at the future home of the Texas Rangers, which is under construction in Arlington.