MOREHEAD CITY, NC - The Coastal Plain League announced this morning that the start of the 2020 season would be delayed until July 1st in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The Coastal Plain League has closely monitored the COVID-19 announcements of the Federal, State and Local authorities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia and has delayed the league's 2020 season start until July 1. Depending on governmental guidance, teams may begin to form in mid-June to prepare for the season and may play some exhibition games in June. It is expected that this schedule will allow the league's teams and host cities to properly prepare to give the fans and the country's finest collegiate baseball players a safe and enjoyable environment. We look forward to an exciting 2020 baseball season."
The Morehead City Marlins are coming off back to back Coastal Plain League championships and will begin their quest for a third title on Wednesday, July 1st. Marlins owner Buddy Bengel said, "We are continuing to monitor the situation and we will do everything we can to play baseball as long as it is safe for our fans, players, and staff."