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Holly Springs moving ahead with ballpark, CPL team

Coastal Plain LeagueThe greater Raleigh-Durham area will see even more baseball, as Holly Springs moves ahead with a plan to build a new ballpark for a summer-collegiate Coastal Plain League team.

We reported on the potential of a new Holly Springs ballpark a year ago, when Pete Bock pitched local officials on an economic study of a new ballpark. Now, Holly Springs isn’t big — some 25,000 or so residents — but it’s growing, and with the popularity of baseball in the region and the continued economic expansion of the nearby Research Triangle area, building a ballpark and going summer collegiate makes economic sense for the city,

(Speaking of North Carolina baseball, here’s your Easter egg for the day: Mark Cryan is working on a second edition of Cradle of the Game, and we’re tentatively scheduling it for a 2013 release. The first edition sold out, and we’re excited about the release of a second edition.)

Plans for the new ballpark were downsized from an original 2,500-seat design to 1,800 seats. The press announcement is scheduled for later today; we’ll pass along more details when we have them.

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