The Coastal Plain League has announced its schedule for 2021. Celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary season, the CPL will feature 15 teams across Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
For a pdf of the full 2021 CPL schedule, please click here.
The regular season starts on Thursday, May 27 and runs through July 31. The league will return to a four division structure in 2021. The East will include the Florence RedWolves, Holly Springs Salamanders, Morehead City Marlins and the Wilmington Sharks. In the West it will be the Asheboro Copperheads, Forest City Owls, High Point-Thomasville HiToms and Martinsville Mustangs. In the North will be the Peninsula Pilots, Wilson Tobs and Tri-City Chili Peppers who joined the league in 2020 yet did not play due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The South will include the Macon Bacon, Lexington County Blowfish, Savannah Bananas and the league’s newest franchise in Spartanburg, N.C (name and more information to be announced in the coming weeks.)
All together, each team will play a 44-game regular season schedule, with 22 league games per club in the first half and another 22 in the second half. Like in years past, the schedule will have a large concentration on divisional games but will also feature an unbalanced look. Many teams will schedule non-league exhbition matchups throughout the season as well, be on the lookout for those on a team-by-team basis.
About Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 24th season in 2020, the CPL features 15 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,600 alumni drafted and 139 alums – including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2017 World Series champion, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor – make their Major League debut. 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 Snapchat @CPLBaseball.