New Bern getting summer collegiate baseball team

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) – Another Eastern Carolina city is getting a summer collegiate baseball team.

New Bern aldermen last night approved a nine-year lease with New Bern Baseball, LLC for Kafer Park.

The New Bern Southpaws says it will start playing this summer after they make renovations to the park.

The Southpaws will be in the Northeastern Division of the Old North State League.

This morning, owners of a team planning to play at Greenville’s Guy Smith Stadium announced its team name and logo. That collegiate team will play in the Coastal Plain League.