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home : sports : local sports June 29, 2022

3/26/2022 8:49:00 AM
Gaston College Baseball Opens Sims Legion Park

Wayne Howard
Reporter


Years ago, this reporter remembers seeing future major leaguers and other hopefuls who never quite made it there play at Gastonia's Sims Legion Park.  Until last year, the park was home to Gastonia's minor league baseball team, the "Grizzlies."  Now, the CaroMont Health Park is home to a newer minor league outfit, the "Honey Hunters."

The old park on N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way (previously Marietta Street) that was used for high school and American Legion baseball is becoming the home for the Gaston College baseball team, the "Rhinos."  Not too long ago, competitive athletics wasn't a part of Gaston College's offerings, but that, too, has changed.

The renovated facility will have a ribbon cutting Saturday (March 26th) at 2 PM.  Admission to the game is free and food trucks will be on hand.  You can also meet (and get a photo with) the Rhinos mascot.

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