Summer leagues provide an excellent opportunity for college players to work on their skills, typically using wooden bats.
The Coastal Plain League, a 14-team league covering Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina is one of those leagues. The CPL has had 51 players go on to play in Major League Baseball, including Justin Verlander and Kevin Youkilis.
One of the CPL’s teams plays right here in Columbia, the Blowfish. This could potentially be the Blowfish’s final season in Columbia, depending on what the city decides to do with the Capital City Stadium site.
Regardless, for those interested in following current Gamecocks throughout the summer, here is where they might be playing. You might get a chance to see them in action this summer, right here in Columbia. Players on the Gamecocks’ active roster will not report until after the team finishes its season. The list is based on the college listed on the roster according to the CPL.
Asheboro Copperheads – none
Columbia Blowfish – RHP Joshua Knab (RS-Jr.), SS/2B Graham Saiko (RS-Jr.), RHP Joel Seddon (Fr.), IF/OF Zack Smith (Jr.)
Edenton Steamers – none
Fayetteville SwampDogs – none
Florence RedWolves – UTL Connor Bright (Fr.), 1B/LHP Kyle Martin (Fr.)
Forest City Owls – RHP Hunter Privette (Jr.), RHP Drake Thomason (RS-Fr.), LHP Adam Westmoreland (Jr.)
Gastonia Grizzlies – none
Martinsville Mustangs – none
Morehead City Marlins – none
Peninsula Pilots – none
Petersburg Generals – none
Thomasville Hi-Toms – IF/OF T.J. Costen (Fr.)
Wilmington Sharks – none
Wilson Tobs – none
Last updated: 7-21-2012