New wooden bat baseball team comes to Danville in 2021

Southside Virginia News

A baseball with MLB logo is seen at Citizens Bank Park before a game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies on June 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Danville can expect a new wooden bat baseball team in 2021.

Powered by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball, this team will exist as part of the newly restructured Appalachian League. The players will be the top freshman and sophomores from colleges throughout the country, coming to 10 cities throughout the Appalachian region.

This announcement for new wooden bat baseball team comes after the Danville Braves’ exit in 2020.

“We are so proud to be able to not only preserve baseball in Danville but to see it flourish for years. The best is yet to come—the staff that we are going to put in place will ensure an incredible family-friendly and affordable experience for all members of the community to enjoy.”.

Ryan Keur, Group Owner

Danville Baseball Club, LLC and The City of Danville have entered into a long-term MOU to lease American Legion Post 325 Stadium in Danville.

“We are thrilled to enhance our investment into the Appalachian League and usher in this new era of baseball within the Danville community,” said Ryan Keur. “Over the past several months, we have had many conversations with local stakeholders, city leaders, business leaders, and the reception has been nothing short of amazing.”

Ryan Keur, Group Owner

The team plans to announce a General Manager in the coming weeks and subsequent staff to follow under the team’s General Manager’s guidance.

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