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⚾ Gastonia's New Baseball Team Announced

The owners of Gastonia’s new baseball team have been announced.

Why it matters: The announcement of the new team's owners is important because it signifies the beginning of a new era for professional baseball in Gastonia.

The big picture: Zawyer Sports & Entertainment, founded by CEO Andy Kaufmann, will own the new Gastonia Baseball Club, which will start its inaugural season on April 25.

What's next: The team is currently being called the Gastonia Baseball Club, but the community has the opportunity to submit ideas for the team name and share the story behind it. You can submit your idea for the team name, along with the story behind it here.

Gastonia is “the kind of community that if you love them, they’ll love you back,” Kauffmann says while being introduced Wednesday at the city-owned stadium, CaroMont Health Park.

Zawyer Sports (named for Kaufmann’s sons Zachary and Sawyer) has sports ownership experience. The company made up of Jacksonville investors owns several hockey teams that play in the East Coast Hockey (AA) League, including franchises in Savannah, Georgia, Jacksonville, Florida, and Allen, Texas.


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