The Coastal Plain League, a wooden bat baseball league that is home to the Asheboro Zookeepers, is set to be bought by Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC).
The league has been owned by the Petitt Family since 1997. Since 2017, CBC has owned and operated the circuit’s Holly Springs Salamanders since 2017.
CBC Chairman and CEO Jim Goodmon is the grandson of Ray Goodmon, who was president of the CPL from 1939-41 and again in 1946-52, so the acquisition has special meaning for the family.
“It is a rare opportunity to combine the legacy of a family with growing a business you love,” Goodmon said.
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAZ-TV, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WNGT-CD, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WC-MC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, WRAL Digital and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield) in Raleigh; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington; the Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality, the American Underground startup hub in Durham; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount.
Zookeepers' Youngblood is first-team all-CPL
Asheboro’s Trent Youngblood was named to the All-Coastal Plain League First Team. The first and second All-CPL teams were voted on by head coaches.
Youngblood, who also earned CPL All-Star honors, was named the the All-CPL First Team as a utility player. Youngblood hit .344 for the ZooKeepers, tied for second-best in the league. He added 36 runs, four home runs, 33 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.
The CPL Hitter of the Year was Ben Watson of Morehead City and Pitcher of the Year was Dalton Pence of Forest City.