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Sunbelt League adds Prospect Division

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Sunbelt Summer Collegiate Baseball League announced earlier this week the launching of a new branch of the league to begin play in the 2014 season.

The new branch will be called the Prospects Division and will consist of four new teams made up of players ranging from recently graduated high school seniors to rising college seniors that are not already assigned to one of the league’s other eight teams.

The new teams will play a 20-game schedule over five weeks, with the top two teams in the division standings playing in a championship game.

The new division will also serve to help the league’s other teams replace injured players or other roster openings throughout the season.

“We are excited to add the Prospect Division as an extension of the Sunbelt League,” SBL commissioner Bobby Bennett said. “The league will provide great opportunities to even more college players in Georgia.”