SandhillsTribune.Com - The Sandhills has a new baseball team. The Carolina Enforcers are a 21 and over team playing in the Men’s Adult Baseball League (MABL), this is the same league as the Sandhills Sandgnats a local 30 and over baseball team.
The Men’s Senior Baseball League (MSBL)/Men’s Adult Baseball League (MABL) is the premier amateur baseball league for adults 18 years of age and older. Founded in 1988, it is the fastest-growing adult baseball organization in the country. The league has 325 local affiliates, 3,200 teams and 45,000 members who play organized amateur baseball in local leagues, 30 regional tournaments and six national tournaments.
The new local team consist mainly of Pinecrest and Union Pines graduates, such as player/coach Lawson Thomas who played baseball at Pinecrest High School and also went on to play in college; Josh Haley and Matt Key who played together at UNC-Pembroke , and many others. They have a wide variety of players on the team from all walks of life including nurses, teachers, police officers, firefighters and college students.
The team’s home field will be Union Pines High School and they will be playing all summer long on the weekends. The team is working to build a fun family environment. Food and concessions are available at all games. The team’s players are looking to “have a lot of fun, win some ball games and really get the community involved”.
Southern Software Inc., located in Southern Pines, is the official team sponsor. Southern Software is a leading provider of Public Safety and Municipal Financial Management software.
The Carolina Enforcers have their first official scrimmage game on March 23rd at 1:00 PM at Union Pines High School against the Sandhills Sandgnats. Admission is free so come out and support the Carolina Enforcers and the SadhillsSandgnats while you enjoy a family friendly day of baseball.
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