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Hurricane Florence Curtails Carolina League Playoffs

Carolina League logoWith Hurricane Florence approaching the East Coast, the High-A Carolina League is altering the Mills Cup championship from a five-game run to a winner-take-all match tonight in Buies Creek, NC.

The game sees the Buies Creek Astros host the Potomac Nationals.

“The safety and well-being of our players, coaches, fans and the employees of the teams is our primary concern and moving this series to a one-game playoff is the right thing to do,” said Carolina League President Geoff Lassiter. “We appreciate the cooperation of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros organizations on this matter and we wish the best for those in the path of Hurricane Florence.”

The hurricane is also forcing a delay in the announcement of the name of the Buies Creek Astros next season, as the team moves to a new downtown Fayetteville ballpark.

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