Coastal Plain League

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Coastal Plain League
No. of teams16
Country United States
Most recent
Morehead City Marlins (2018)
Most titlesHigh Point-Thomasville HiToms, Edenton Steamers (3)

The Coastal Plain League (CPL) is a wood-bat collegiate summer league, featuring college players recruited from throughout the nation. The league takes its name from a Class D minor league baseball league which operated in the area from 1937 to 1952.[1] The modern league was formed with six teams in 1997.[2] The league has expanded over the years with teams across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia, with the 2018 addition of the Macon Bacon being the most recent addition.[3]



The league was founded in 1997 by Pete Bock. Bock conceived the idea in the early 1990s while traveling long distances to the Valley Baseball League in Virginia to see his son, Jeff, play summer baseball. Bock, an experienced sports executive, wanted a collegiate summer league closer to his home. He acted on it and the Coastal Plain league began play for the 1997 season.[4]

Past champions[edit]

Petitt Cup years[edit]

Year Pettit Cup Winner Runner-Up Series Result East Division winner West Division winner
2018 Morehead City Thomasville 2 games to 0 Morehead City Savannah
2017 Gastonia Wilmington 2 games to 0 Peninsula Forest City
2016 Savannah Peninsula 2 games to 1 Peninsula Forest City
2015 Edenton Gastonia 2 games to 0 Edenton Asheboro
2014 Peninsula Florence 2 games to 1 Peninsula Florence
2013 Peninsula Columbia 2 games to 0 Edenton Asheboro
2012 Columbia Fayetteville 2 games to 1 Edenton Forest City
Year Pettit Cup Winner Runner-Up Series Result North Division winner South Division winner West Division winner
2011 Gastonia Edenton 2 games to 1 Edenton Fayetteville Thomasville
2010 Forest City Edenton 2 games to 1 Wilson Morehead City Forest City
2009 Forest City Peninsula 2 games to 0 Peninsula Wilson Forest City
2008 Thomasville Florence 7-4 Edenton Florence Thomasville
2007 Thomasville Peninsula 4-3 Edenton Fayetteville Thomasville
2006 Thomasville Peninsula 6-1 Edenton Fayetteville Martinsville
2005 Edenton Florence 9-1 Edenton Fayetteville Spartanburg
2004 Edenton Outer Banks 13-2 Edenton Wilson Thomasville
2003 Outer Banks Florence 7-2 Petersburg Durham Thomasville
2002 Outer Banks Petersburg 10-6 Outer Banks Wilmington Gastonia

Playoff seedings based on overall record, so division champions listed are based on overall record.

Pre-Petitt Cup[edit]

Year Winner Runner-Up Series Result North Division winner South Division winner
2001 Durham[5] Wilson Wilson Fayetteville
2000 Petersburg Asheboro Petersburg Asheboro
Year Winner Runner-Up Series Result First Half winner Second Half winner
1999 Wilmington Outer Banks Wilmington Outer Banks
1998 Wilmington Rocky Mount Rocky Mount Wilmington
1997 Raleigh Wilson 2 games to 0 Raleigh Wilson


Coastal Plain League
Northeast Region Southwest Region
Team City Stadium Team City Stadium
Edenton Steamers Edenton, NC Historic Hicks Field Asheboro Copperheads Asheboro, NC McCrary Park
Fayetteville SwampDogs Fayetteville, NC J. P. Riddle Stadium Florence RedWolves Florence, SC Sparrow Stadium
Holly Springs Salamanders Holly Springs, NC North Main Athletic Complex Forest City Owls Forest City, NC McNair Field
Martinsville Mustangs Martinsville, VA Hooker Field Gastonia Grizzlies Gastonia, NC Buddy Lewis Field at Sims Legion Park
Morehead City Marlins Morehead City, NC O'Neal Field at Big Rock Stadium High Point-Thomasville HiToms Thomasville, NC Historic Finch Field
Peninsula Pilots Hampton, VA War Memorial Stadium Lexington County Blowfish Lexington, SC Lexington County Baseball Stadium
Wilmington Sharks Wilmington, NC Buck Hardee Field at Legion Stadium Macon Bacon Macon, GA Luther Williams Field
Wilson Tobs Wilson, NC Fleming Stadium Savannah Bananas Savannah, GA Grayson Stadium

Former teams[edit]


  1. ^ "Coastal Plain League (D) Encyclopedia and History".
  2. ^ Parsons, Keith (July 18, 2005). "CPL not just a Cape Cod imitation". The Daily Advance. Associated Press. Archived from the original on May 12, 2006.
  3. ^ "Coastal Plain League Announces Expansion Into Macon, Georgia For 2018 Season". Coastal Plain League. June 20, 2017. Archived from the original on June 25, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Today's CPL". Archived from the original on November 24, 2009. Retrieved November 24, 2009.
  5. ^ "RTRP: Sports". Research Triangle Regional Partnership. Archived from the original on May 4, 2007. Retrieved May 24, 2010. The Americans have found success in recent years, including a league championship in winning the 2001 Petit Cup (as the Durham Braves).

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