Jim Hoynes says he’s folding the North County Cannons (independent; American West Baseball League) after failing to come to a lease agreement with Cal State San Marcos.
“It was the best thing to do right now,” Hoynes told the Union-Tribune. “It’s still my dream and goal to bring minor-league baseball to the county. I’m new to this, but I’ve certainly learned a lot in the last 10 months.”
It’s not as though San Marcos would have been the ideal place for a team: Hoynes was pledging to temporarily expand the grandstand and erect temporary lights.
The loss of the Cannons doesn’t bode well for the AWBL, now down to three teams: the Nogales Desert Ghosts, an unnamed Las Cruces team (playing at Apodaca Park, a former Pecos League home) and the Fullerton Flyers, which in the past was slated as a road team.
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