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Coastal Plain League

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 same 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 2016 addition of the Savannah Bananas being the most recent addition.[3][4] The Petersburg Generals withdrew from the league in 2017, reducing the membership to 15 teams.[5]

Coastal Plain League
Sport Baseball
Founded 1997
No. of teams 15
Country  United States
Most recent
Savannah Bananas (2016)
Most titles High Point Thomasville HiToms, Edenton Steamers (3)
Official website




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 this and the Coastal Plain league began play for the 1997 season.[6]

Past championsEdit

Petitt Cup yearsEdit

Year Pettit Cup Winner Runner-Up Series Result East Division winner West Division winner
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 CupEdit

Year Winner Runner-Up Series Result North Division winner South Division winner
2001 Durham[7] 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



  1. ^ Baseball Reference Coastal Plain League History
  2. ^ Keith Parsons, AP Sports, July 18, 2005
  3. ^ "Savannah Baseball Announces Team Name and Unveils Logo". Coastal Plain League. February 25, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  4. ^ College baseball league to replace Sand Gnats at, July 23, 2015
  5. ^ "2017 Schedule". Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Today’s CPL at, URL accessed November 24, 2009. Archived 11/24/09
  7. ^

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