Holly Springs Salamanders

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OVERVIEW

Holly Springs Salamanders

The Holly Springs Salamanders is one of 16 teams in the Coastal Plain League, the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league.  The teams in the CPL play in four divisions scattered across Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  The Salamanders compete in the East Division.

The CPL is a collegiate wood-bat summer league that runs from the end of May to mid-August.  The players compete for their respective universities or colleges and then join their summer team in the league.  Players are not paid, so they can retain their collegiate eligibility.  They live with host families during the summer.

The CPL offers these collegiate players exposure to professional scouts; the players are hoping to be drafted by a Major League Team. The league boasts notable MLB alumni including Justin Verlander and Brandon Guyer.

The Salamanders play in the North Main Athletic Complex in Holly Springs.  Constructed in 2014 for the team, the 1,800 seat multi-sport stadium boasts a synthetic turf field.  The stadium hosts the Salamanders games as well as the Town of Holly Springs’ football, baseball, lacrosse and soccer programs.

HISTORY

Holly Springs SalamandersIn 2015, Jerry Pettit, the co-founder of the Carolina Plain League, establishes the Holly Springs Salamanders team.  The team played its initial season at Ting Park in Holly Springs, NC, an 1,800-seat facility owned and operated by the Town of Holly Springs.

In November 2017, Capitol Broadcasting Company purchased the Salamanders.  The Coastal Plain League celebrated its 22nd season in 2018.

Over the team’s short history, the Salamanders have had nine Major League Draft picks, including supplemental first rounder Brian Miller from UNC.

 

AWARDS

MISSION STATEMENT

Our Mission: To present baseball, The Great American Pastime, as affordable family entertainment with a commitment to customer and community service, ethical business practices and the professional growth of our employees.

STATEMENT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

Chip Hutchinson“As the Town of Holly Springs and the Triangle as a whole continue to grow, we look forward to growing as well. The Salamanders are still relatively new to the Triangle sports scene, but we’re excited to become a staple of the region with our commitment to affordable family entertainment throughout the year.”
– Chip Huntchinson, General Manager,  chutchinson@salamandersbaseball.com, (919) 249-7322 ext. 1