Meet the Bogeys! - June 8

The Sandhills Bogeys finish their inaugural season as the Old North State League champions. 

The Old North State League is in its fifth season. The league is made up of college players who use wooden bats. The Sandhills Bogeys completed their first season with the league on Friday. 

The Bogeys ended their season 21-10-1 overall and 13-7 in the conference landing them the second seed.

The Bogeys hosted every game of the playoffs. In game one on Tuesday, the Bogeys defeated Oak City Gliders 6-3. Wednesday, they hosted the number one seed, Sanford Spinners, and won 14-6. 

In game one of the championship series against Hendersonville, hometown player, Riley Cameron, got the walk-off win. Cameron was also the first player to hit a home run at Bogeys Park in their home opener. You can read that story here: https://sandhillssentinel.com/big-home-opener-for-sandhills-bogeys/

The Bogeys won game one of the championship 10-9. 

Game two on Friday was a closer game until the eighth inning when the Bogeys scored two runs to take the lead 4-2. The Bogeys’ defense would hold strong in the ninth inning to claim their first championship.

League Director of Community Relations, Julie Borshak told Sandhills Sentinel: “We are so grateful to the fans for embracing this team in its inaugural season. The community really stepped up with sponsorships, donations and providing host families for the players. This win means so much to us because the building of the field was a labor of love by the Allred Family. We are already planning improvements to the facility and an expansion of fan friendly activities for the 2023 season.”

Contact Borshak, at [email protected], for ways to get involved with the Sandhills Bogeys. 

The Bogeys will begin their second season in June of 2023. The Bogeys Park is located at Sandhills Community College. 

File photo/Sandhills Sentinel Photographer Melissa Schaub.

Sandhills_Sentinel~Written by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Curtis Self.

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