Major League Baseball might play games this year.
Or, given the ongoing standoff between owners and players over a host of money-related issues, ballparks from Truist in Atlanta to Fenway in Boston may stand dark and silent.
But… no worries for local fans of the summer game.
Gastonia’s very own baseball franchise — the Honey Hunters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball — will play 66 home games at CaroMont Health Park this spring and summer.
Season ticket packages and individual game tickets are already on sale, even though Opening Day won’t occur until Thursday, April 21, against the Lancaster Barnstormers.
Among the visiting teams coming to CaroMont Health Park this season are:
Tickets may be ordered online at or by calling the box office at 704-874-1810.
Last year, in their inaugural 2021 season, the Honey Hunters drew 114,416 fans to CaroMont Health Park, an average of 1,973 per game.
Gametime for Honey Hunters games, Monday through Saturday, is 6:15 p.m., with the gates opening at 5:30 p.
Start time for Sunday contests is 4:15 p.m., with the gates opening at 3:30 p.m.
Want to be even more involved with the Honey Hunters this season?
The team is looking for host families to provide housing for its young players.
Host families must commit to the entire season — April 1 to Oct. 1 — and provide each player with his own room, access to bathroom, kitchen, and laundry, establish a clean, safe, and healthy home environment, and be understanding of the player’s hectic schedule.
Host families are not financially compensated, but do receive season tickets to Honey Hunter games.
For more information on becoming a host family, email or call 704-1810, extension 109.
Bill Poteat, who has for decades extolled the glories of minor league baseball, may be reached at 828-448-0195 or


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