The Coastal Plain League (CPL) is a collegiate summer league, featuring top-notch college players from across the nation.  The league began in 1997 filling a void in summer baseball in the Southeastern United States.  The original six teams who began play in 1997 were all based in North Carolina and included teams in Durhan, Manteo, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Wilmington and Wilson.

The Coastal Plain League has rapidly grown to be among the premier summer collegiate baseball leagues in the country.  The CPL prides itself on creating a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for all its players, coaches, umpires, and fans.

Celebrating its 28th season in 2024, the CPL currently features 15 teams across Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  Many of the CPL teams play in former minor league stadiums and cities, as well as in newly constructed stadiums that meet Class A standards.  

Teams in the CPL play in front of large crowds of passionate fans throughout the summer months – as league attendance has averaged above 500,000 fans over the last six seasons (with the exception of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic).  Players come from all over the country to take part in the best summer collegiate baseball experience each year.  

With a 48-game league schedule (running from late-May to early-August), annual Pro Scout Day and All-Star Game, and championship playoffs system, the Coastal Plain League prides itself in returning players to their respective schools as better, well-rounded individuals who can instantly help their program succeed on and off the field; as well as be successful at the next level of baseball.

Highly ranked and thought of by players, coaches, and baseball publications and scouting notebooks such as Baseball America, Perfect Game Crosschecker, and Ballpark Digest, the Coastal Plain League also ranks high in the eyes of Major League Baseball and its scouts.

Heading into the 2024 summer season, the Coastal Plain League has seen over 1,750 alumni drafted by Major League teams; and even more impressive is that more than 185 alums have made it to the Majors.  Some of the most notable alumni include Justin Verlander, Ryan Zimmerman, Mark Reynolds, Kevin Youkilis, Alec Bohm, Nicky Lopez, Jake Cave and NFL Super Bowl XLVIII champion quarterback Russell Wilson.