Forest City to be site for CPL All-Star Game

HOLLY SPRINGS – The 2024 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game will be held in Forest City.

The Forest City Owls, a rival of the Asheboro ZooKeepers, will be the host team for two days of activities July 7-8 at McNair Field.

“Forest City’s vibrant baseball culture and outstanding facilities make it a superb choice for our league’s premier event,” CPL commissioner Chip Allen said in a statement. “We are confident the Forest City Owls and the local community will work together to create an unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impression on both players and fans.”

About 56 players will be selected to participate, representing the East Division and West Division.

The 2024 event will be the league’s 24 edition of the CPL All-Star Game. The two-day showcase includes clinics, a skills competition and a home run derby.

The regular-season schedules for CPL teams are expected to be released in October.

In other CPL-related news, the Lexington County Blowfish were selected as the CPL Organization of the Year for the second season in a row. That team was the host for the 2023 All-Star Game. The Blowfish have been dubbed Organization of the Year four times, also honored in 2006, when they were located in Columbia, S.C., and 2015.

By Randolph Record