Buies Creek Gets Extra Innings Of Minor League Baseball
The Carolina League season is over and the Buies Creek Astros are no more. However, in what was a poetic ending to the two year history of the Buies Creek Astros, they won the Carolina League Mills Cup Championship in extra innings over the Potomac Nationals. The Astros were behind 1-0 when Jake Adams tied it at 1-1 with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. http://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20180912/astros-win-carolina-league-championship
Neither teams scored in the ninth, and the small town of Buies Creek, NC got a couple extra innings of minor league baseball. In the bottom of the eleventh, the Astros scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly and the celebration ensued at Jim Perry Stadium.
Now that the single A affiliate of Astros two-year stay in Buies Creek is now over, they will move to their new permanent home in Fayetteville, NC next year. The Astros were playing in Buies Creek while their new state of the art stadium was being built in Fayetteville. The new ballpark will feature a 25x70 LED scoreboard, six luxury suites, four field boxes, a club level, and an outdoor party deck.
While the Astros’ stay on the campus of Campbell University was only two years, and the Buies Creek Astros are now history, they will no doubt be remembered as they are the 2018 Carolina League Champions.
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