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Old North State League to Play 2020 Games at BB&T Point

By Christian Heimall, 06/22/20, 1:00PM EDT

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Deep River Muddogs to Call Rockers Stadium Home for 2020 Season

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Old North State League has reached an agreement with BB&T Point for a member of their summer collegiate baseball league to play all of its home games at the multipurpose stadium in downtown High Point. The Deep River Muddogs, based out of Ramsuer, N.C., will play the entirety of its 2020 home schedule at the home of the professional independent league High Point Rockers. This would be in conjunction with any plans the Rockers are finalizing for a 70-game professional season in 2020.

“We have worked hard to create additional activity at BB&T Point and in downtown High Point,” said Pete Fisch, Rockers Team President. “This only adds to the growth of baseball in the area and allows these talented collegiate players to perform on a first-class field.”

The Old North State League (ONSL) is a new collegiate summer league based solely out of North Carolina. Entering their second season of operation in 2020, the non-profit league is made up of eight teams located across the states. The teams in the league are the Muddogs, Bull City Crash, Carolina Coyotes, Lexington Flying Pigs, Mocksville Muscadines, Swepsonville Sweepers, and the Triad Tribe. The league is made of college players from around the country, but with three-quarters coming from the state of North Carolina. The league looks to expand in 2021 with the goal of having an East and West division along with teams in every corner of the state.

“The Old North State League and Deep River Muddogs are incredibly excited for the opportunity to work with BB&T Point and the High Point Rockers,” said Alec Allred, Director of Operations for the Old North State League. “The Rockers are a first-class organization and we greatly appreciate their efforts in allowing the Muddogs to use BB&T Point as their home field for the 2020 season. The Old North State League looks forward to working with the Rockers for years to come!”

The Muddogs season consists of 31 games with nine home games played at BB&T Point. Those nine games will be played as a full nine-inning contest on Thursday, June 25th, along with four, seven-inning doubleheaders on the following dates: Tuesday, June 23rd, Monday, June 29th, Thursday, July 2nd, and Monday, July 6th. The full schedule, as well as more information on the ONSL, can be found online at www.oldnorthstateleague.com.

Fans will only be allowed in the stadium to watch after Phase 3 goes into effect in North Carolina, no sooner than Friday, June 26th, unless another announcement is made. Ticket pricing and availability will be made available at a later date.

 

About High Point Baseball, Inc

High Point Baseball aka the High Point Rockers began their inaugural season in the Atlantic League in 2019 with their home opener on May 2, in a brand new approximately $36M downtown ballpark named BB&T Point. Enhancing the rich baseball history in North Carolina, High Point Baseball is part of the fastest growing family sport in America. High Point Baseball is committed to providing superior customer service and quality, affordable family entertainment experiences for the Triad of North Carolina. With seven players having their contract purchased and earning the 2019 Ballpark of the Year as well as Mascot of the Year (HYPE, The Rocking Horse), the High Point Rockers have built a fun and competitive atmosphere in both High Point and the Atlantic League.