The Coastal Plain League announced this afternoon, August 18, that the Holly Springs Salamanders have been awarded the 2017 CPL All-Star Game. The 19th annual All-Star event will make its first trip to the beautiful North Main Athletic Complex in Holly Springs July 9-10, 2017.

"We are very excited to award our 2017 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game to the Holly Springs Salamanders and the Town of Holly Springs," said CPL COO/Commissioner Justin Sellers. "The Salamanders have been a big hit since opening their gates in 2015. Not only will eyes be on the best players the CPL has to offer during the event, but the CPL will be able to showcase the state-of-the-art, $13 million stadium that the League's Salamanders call home. We know Tommy Atkinson (Salamanders GM) and his staff are already working on creating a memorable and fun experience for everyone involved; and we look forward to showcasing our biggest event of the year in Holly Springs in 2017!"

The event will kick off with the CPL All-Star Fan Fest and Home Run Derby on Sunday, July 9. Fans will have the opportunity to interact with the All-Stars during the Fan Fest, as well as other activities to be announced, before watching both the East and West All-Star teams square off in the Home Run Derby. An All-Star luncheon will be held the following day on Monday, July 10, with a special guest speaker, followed by a Major League style scout day for the All-Star participants. Finally, the main event - the 2017 CPL All-Star Game - will take place that evening.

"We are very excited to host the 2017 CPL All Star Game. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the town of Holly Springs," said Salamanders General Manager Tommy Atkinson. "Having the best players from across the Coastal Plain League all right here in the great baseball town of Holly Springs is going to be exciting for our great fans and community."

More details will be announced as they are finalized, as well as a full family of All-Star logos that will be designed by Skye Design Studios. SDS is a brand identity and design firm based in the greater New York City area with a satellite location in Winston-Salem, North Carolina that has designed logos for multiple CPL All-Star events as well as professional sports teams all over the nation.

For more information please visit and to see updates as they are posted. For ticket information please call the Salamanders at (919) 249-7322.

About the Salamanders:
The 2017 season will mark the Holly Springs Salamanders third season playing in the Coastal Plain League. The Salamanders have already seen four players drafted by Major League organizations, and expect to see many more from teams to come. For more information on the Holly Springs Salamanders, please visit their team website at, follow us on Twitter @HSSalamanders and like us on Facebook at Holly Springs Salamanders. Follow the tracks to where family and fun gather!

About the Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 89 of those - including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander - make their Major League debut; while another notable alum - Russell Wilson - won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at, like us on Facebook at Coastal Plain Leagye and follow us via Twitter and Instagram @CPLBaseball.

Shelby Hilliard