Florence Red Wolves
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|Florence Red Wolves|
|League||Coastal Plain League (West)|
|Location||Florence, South Carolina|
|Year founded||1997 (Relocated 1998)|
|Petitt Cup championships||1997|
|Former name(s)||Raleigh Red Wolves: 1997|
|Ownership||Kevin and Donna Barth|
The Florence Red Wolves are an amateur baseball team that plays in Florence, South Carolina. The Florence Red Wolves are part of the Coastal Plain League, the collegiate summer baseball league located in the American Southeast.
The then Raliegh Red Wolves won the first Petitt Cup title in 1997. Before the 1998 season the Red Wolves relocated to Florence, SC. In 2001 a local Florence attorney, Kevin M. Barth, and his wife purchased the team. Since 2001 the Florence Red Wolves have made the playoffs every year.[when?] The Red Wolves were first half champions in 2003 and went on to play the Outer Banks Daredevils in a game for the Championship, where they were defeated. The Florence Red Wolves were also named Coastal Plain League 2004 "Organization of the Year." Florence won both the first and second half West Division titles in 2014 to claim the top seed in the West in the playoffs before losing in the Petitt Cup 2 games to 1. Since their championship in 1997 the Red Wolves have been to four more Petitt Cup Championship games losing all four.
The Florence Red Wolves have some of the state's top players on its roster from many highly ranked colleges, such as Clemson, Duke, University of North Carolina, University of South Carolina, and Florida. Over 30 of the Red Wolves former players now play on a professional level.
The Florence Red Wolves play their home games at Sparrow Stadium on the campus of Francis Marion University.