Columbus’ new wood-bat baseball team announced Thursday it will begin its first season this summer under head coach Adam Thomas and with Bobby Howard as vice president of field operations.
The aptly named Columbus Woodbats have a 42-game schedule that begins June 3 at Golden Park, which will serve as home for the team and host the Great South League playoffs in August.
Thomas is the head coach at Chattahoochee Valley Community College and Howard coaches Columbus High.
The team is owned by the Columbus Baseball Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization founded by Howard “Bo” Callaway and Jim White, who also is general manager.
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Tickets for individual games will be $5 and season tickets will cost $90. They go on sale May 15.
The 25-team Great South League provides college players an opportunity to continue playing in a competitive environment through the summer and allows them to get a better feel for playing with a wood bat.
The Woodbats’ roster has 19 players, but the team is expected to add five or six more in the coming weeks, according to Thomas.
For more information on the team, roster and league, visit www.greatsouthleague.com.