HOLLY SPRINGS – The Coastal Plain League (CPL), the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league, announced today the addition of the Boone Bigfoots to the circuit for the upcoming 2023 campaign.
“The Boone Bigfoots are excited to be a part of a great league,” said Bigfoots Team Owner Bob Wilson. “The CPL is a great opportunity for the ‘Foots. We hope to bring excitement, entertainment, and great baseball to the league and the high country.”
“We’re very excited to be adding the Boone Bigfoots to the Coastal Plain League for the 2023 season,” said CPL Commissioner Chip Allen. “The Bigfoots pride themselves on providing an entertaining, fun family-friendly, centered around a great baseball atmosphere, making them a perfect fit for the CPL.”
Prior to joining the CPL, the Bigfoots have been a 501(c3) non-profit Independent baseball organization, playing home games at Appalachian State University’s Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium in Boone, North Carolina. The Bigfoots finished their 2022 campaign with a 28-12-2 record. For more information on the Bigfoots, please visit www.bigfootsbaseball.com.
With the addition of the Bigfoots, the Coastal Plain League will be comprised of 14 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia for the 2023 season. The full slate of games for next year will be announced in the near future.
To date, the CPL has had nearly 1,750 alumni drafted and 163 alums make their Major League debut. Most notable alumni include Justin Verlander, Ryan Zimmerman, Mark Reynolds, Kevin Youkilis, Chris Taylor, Alec Bohm, Jake Cave and NFL Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok @CPLBaseball.