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2021 Tri-City Chili Peppers Schedule
(Home Games in BOLD)
FRI 28 at Holly Springs Salamanders TBA
SAT 29 vs Wilson Tobs Home Opener **Fireworks** 7:00 PM
SUN 30 at Morehead City Marlins TBA
TUE 01 vs Morehead City Marlins 7:00 PM
THU 03 at Wilson Tobs (Thirsty Thursday) 7:10 PM
FRI 04 vs Martinsville Mustangs 7:00 PM
SAT 05 at Wilson Tobs Beer & BBQ Festival 7:00 PM
SUN 06 vs TBA 5:45 PM
WED 09 vs Wilson Tobs 7:00 PM
THU 10 vs Peninsula Pilots 7:00 PM
SAT 12 vs TBA 7:00 PM
SUN 13 vs Peninsula Pilots 5:45 AM
WED 16 at Wilson Tobs Super Splash Day 1:00 PM
THU 17 vs Peninsula Pilots 7:00 PM
SAT 19 vs Peninsula Pilots 7:00 PM
TUE 22 vs Wilson Tobs 7:00 PM
THU 24 vs Peninsula Pilots 7:00 PM
SAT 26 vs TBA 7:00 PM
SUN 27 vs Holly Springs Salamanders 5:45 AM
THU 01 vs Holly Springs Salamanders 7:00 PM
FRI 02 at Holly Springs Salamanders 7:00 PM
SAT 03 vs Peninsula Pilots **Fireworks** 7:00 PM
TUE 06 vs Peninsula Pilots 7:00 PM
THU 08 vs Morehead City Marlins 7:00 PM
FRI 09 at Morehead City Marlins TBA
SUN 11 vs Peninsula Pilots 5:45 AM
WED 14 vs Wilson Tobs 7:00 PM
FRI 16 vs Peninsula Pilots 7:00 PM
SAT 17 vs Wilson Tobs 7:00 PM
SUN 18 at Wilson Tobs (Cash Saver Sunday) 6:00 PM
THU 22 vs Martinsville Mustangs 7:00 PM
FRI 23 vs Peninsula Pilots 7:00 PM
TUE 27 at Wilson Tobs (All You Can Eat Tuesday) 7:00 PM
FRI 30 vs Martinsville Mustangs 7:00 PM
SAT 31 vs TBA 7:00 PM
SAT 31 at Wilson Tobs 7:00 PM
Tri-City Chili Peppers Announce Plans for 2021 Inaugural Season
Contributed by Tri-City Chili Peppers
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - The Tri-City Chili Peppers are one step closer to making their Coastal Plain League (CPL) debut in the summer of 2021. The organization is pleased to release the schedule for the 2021 regular season.
The 48-game slate will kick off Friday, May 28 on the road in Holly Springs, North Carolina against the Salamanders. One day later, the Chili Peppers will host their first ever home game at Shepherd Stadium as they take on the Wilson Tobs on Saturday, May 29.
Another notable game early in the season has the Chili Peppers hosting the 2018 & 2019 CPL champions, the Morehead City Marlins, for the team’s second home game on June 1. The Chili Peppers will include four exhibition games for the 2021 season featuring teams outside of the CPL.
The regular season wraps up on Saturday, July 31. The Pettit Cup Championship series will begin on August 1 and run through August 7 to crown a 2021 CPL champ.
The Chili Peppers are also happy to annouce they have added two full-time members to the oragnization’s front office. Austin Sizemore is now the team’s Director of Operations and TJ Wengert is the Director of Media Relations & Group Tickets.
Sizemore is a class of 2019 graduate of Marymount University where he played for the Saints for four years and majored in Health Sciences. He attended Matoaca High School in Chesterfield and played for RISE Baseball where he now coaches.
Wengert is another Chesterfield native, attending Manchester High School before gradutating from Longwood University this past May. He received a degree in Communication Studies and was the voice for a number of broadcasts for Longwood athletics. Wengert previously served as the “voice of” the Morehead City Marlins during their 2019 championship season.
ABOUT THE CPL: The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league consisting of 15 teams stretching from Virginia to Georgia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,650 alumni drafted into the Majors with 131 alums making their MLB debuts – including Cy Young, MVP award winner and World Series Champion Justin Verlander as well as World Series Champions Ryan Zimmerman and Chris Taylor.