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Sunbelt Baseball League

Sunbelt Baseball League
Sport Baseball
Founded 2009[1]
Commissioner Bobby Bennett
Motto Georgia's Premier Collegiate Summer Baseball League
No. of teams 8[2]
Country United States
Most recent
champion(s)
Atlanta Crackers (2016)
Official website SunbeltLeague.com

The Sunbelt Baseball League (SBL) is a non-profit collegiate summer baseball league with teams located in North Georgia and East Alabama in the United States of America. The SBL is a member of the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball, which is partially funded by Major League Baseball.[3] Games are played with wooden bats. The season starts in early June and runs through the end of July/early August, with playoffs determining the league champion.

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Current League Teams[4]Edit

Division Team Head Coach Location Home Field Website Established
West Carrollton Clippers Beau Welborn Carrollton, GA Central Carroll High School Facebook.com/CarrolltonClippersBSB 2009
Sunbelt Patriots Gil Navarro Waleska, GA Reinhardt University Facebook.com/SunbeltPats 2014
Norcross Astros Marty Kelly Norcross, GA Norcross High School Facebook.com/NorcrossAstros 2016
Phenix City Crawdads Mike Getkin Phenix City, AL Glenwood School PhenixCityCrawdads.com 2014
East Alpharetta Braves Brandon Boggs Alpharetta, GA Veterans Field (American Legion Post 201) Facebook.com/AlpharettaBraves 2010
Atlanta Crackers Kevin Miestickle Suwanee, GA Peachtree Ridge High School Facebook.com/AtlCrackerBaseball 2009
Brookhaven Bucks Corey Patterson Brookhaven, GA Oglethorpe University BrookhavenBucks.com 2011
Gwinnett Tides Jeff Moyer Lawrenceville, GA Georgia Gwinnett College Facebook.com/GwinnettTides 2009

Past Champions & Runners-UpEdit

Year Champion Runner-Up
2016 Atlanta Crackers Carrollton Clippers
2015[5] Atlanta Crackers Phenix City Crawdads
2014[6] Atlanta Crackers Phenix City Crawdads
2013[7] Atlanta Crackers 6-4-3 DP Cougars
2012[8] Douglasville Bulls Windward Braves
2011[9] Berkeley Lake Tides Douglasville Bulls
2010[10] Berkeley Lake Tides Douglasville Bulls
2009 Rockdale A's Atlanta Crackers

Former League TeamsEdit

  • Douglasville Bulls (2009-2015) became Carrollton Clippers
  • East Cobb Patriots (2014-2015) became Marietta Patriots
  • Home Plate Chukars (2010-2014) became Peachtree City Chukars (2015)
  • Windward Braves (2010-2014) became Alpharetta Braves
  • Berkley Lake Tides (2009-2013) became Gwinnett Tides
  • 6-4-3 DP Cougars (2011-2013)
  • OTC Bearcats (2012-2013)
  • Rockdale Roadrunners (2011)
  • South Atlanta Bearcats (2011)
  • Rockdale A's (2009-2010)
  • Signature Park Grizzlies (2010)
  • South Atlanta Phillies (2010)
  • Atlanta Astros (2009-2010)
  • Fulton Grizzlies (2009)
  • Alpharetta Phillies (2009)
  • Johns Creek Wood Ducks (2009)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sunbelt wooden-bat league grows in metro area". Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sunbelt Baseball League Teams". Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ "National Alliance of College Summer Baseball". Retrieved September 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sunbelt Baseball League Teams". Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Crawdads swept by Crackers in Sunbelt Championship series". Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Crackers win second consecutive Sunbelt title". Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Atlanta Crackers win the Sunbelt League Championship". Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Coach Todd Pratt". Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Bulls Fall Short in Championship". Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Marshall helps Berkeley Lake to title". Retrieved December 3, 2014. 

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