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CBL adds Alexandria

One immediate fallout from the demise of United League Baseball: The Continental Baseball League establishes operations in Alexandria, La.

The independent Continental Baseball League announced it would field a team in Alexandria, La. after the demise of the independent United League Baseball.

The Alexandria Aces — the same name used by failed teams in ULB and the defunct Central League — will be locally owned, with former Aces pitcher Eric Moran part of the local ownership group.

"Our ownership group is proud to be able to keep pro baseball live and in the hearts of our community," said Moran, who pitched for the Aces from 1994-99. "Being part of the Aces on the field for many years, I know what this franchise means to the local fans, and this organization will become more fan friendly in 2009 and will strive to improve on the quality-of-life in Central Louisiana."

The CBL plays a 60-game regular season schedule, and presently has franchises in Texarkana, Bay Area (Texas City, TX), McKinney and Corpus Christi.