Blue Ridge Spring Dinger
No Dates set; negotiations continue with field owner
The Blue Ridge Spring Dinger will use fields that are normally used for youth events. We will have mounds at 60′ and bases at 90′ on artificial infields with 320′ outfield fences. It is a Three day event that will play 5, 7-inning games. The idea is to give the 50+ players from up north a place to shake off the rust before they begin their own league. But with the shortened fences, a homerun is a possibility.
The event will be held at Bob Lewis Park, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful Candler, NC. It is very close to Asheville, which has a wonderful downtown designed for pedestrians. It is also very close to the one and only Biltmore Estates, which may be the closest thing we have to a castle on American soil. And, maybe the Asheville Tourists will have a home game while you are there.
We will hold a home run contest on day 1 of each group after the second game on the small field, 285′ fence all the way around. No extra fee will be required to compete. The plan is to give each batter 12 swings at pitches from their own pitcher. That’s right, it is a bring your own arm event. Note, the number of pitches may change depending on number of competitors.
Bob Lewis Ballpark – Asheville, NC
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