The Forest City Owls have announced the release of their 2014 schedule. The 58-game schedule is highlighted by three exhibitions and three fireworks shows.
The Forest City Owls Baseball Club has announced that Owls General Manager Jeremy Boler will be leaving the Owls for the Minor Leagues. Boler recently accepted a management position with the Tennessee Smokies, the Southern League Double-A Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.
Former Forest City Owls skipper David Tufo will not return in 2014. Tufo recently accepted a new position at Santa Clara University, and his increased workload and new role will not permit him the opportunity to coach in Forest City for the upcoming season.
In case you missed it, and by the looks of the attendance numbers you might have, the Forest City Owls had a rough season.
A heap of struggles and close losses sent the Owls to a 17-32 record, the worst in the teams six-year history. It was also the teams first losing record and the first year they missed the Petitt Cup Playoffs.
The Forest City Owls may have finished the year with their worst record in team history at 17-32, but late-season addition Chris Orphanos lessened the blow earning the Rawlings Pitcher of the Week award as awarded by the Coastal Plain League.
FOREST CITY – It’s has been a subpar season for the Forest City Owls, but Hunter Bryant sent 3,962 fans home happy with a three-run walk-off homer to left to lift the Owls to a dramatic 9-6 win over the Asheboro Copperheads on the final game of the regular season Monday night at McNair Field.
The Forest City Owls were outhit 10-4, but thanks to a pair of Florence errors in the first inning, they still scored a 4-2 win over the Redwolves 4-2 Wednesday night at McNair Field.The win is the second in a row for the Owls as they improve to 16-29 on the year.
Forest City’s shortstop Nick Weybright committed three errors and the offense struggled against Ethan Stieble who only surrendered four hits in seven innings of work.
In the continuation of a suspended game, the Forest City Owls and the Martinsville Mustangs did battle for much of the night. A three-run inning in the seventh inning and superb pitching by Justin Ratte delivered an 11-8 win for the Mustangs.
The stakes for bragging rights were high as local and state public safety personnel engaged in friendly competition and camaraderie during the fourth annual Guns & Hoses softball game at McNair Field on Tuesday evening.