“Why Gastonia?” Moments following remaining introduced as operator of the city’s new expert baseball franchise, Brandon Bellamy designed his motives crystal clear.

“I want to make a long lasting influence in Gastonia,” reported Bellamy, a 49-yr outdated serious estate developer. “I think this is a terrific position with wonderful men and women and wonderful promise.”

Above the course of seven nights, community citizens and other individuals browsing from close by municipalities and counties noticed section of that vision, a lot more than 16,000 fans coming into CaroMont Health Park to see the Gastonia Honey Hunters just take their 1st swings in the Atlantic League of Specialist Baseball (ALPB). Alongside with a Gaston County viewers, a national one particular also obtained a glimpse of what Bellamy’s to start with phases as a experienced sports activities operator include things like.

Prior to and for the duration of the Honey Hunters’ opening homestand, ESPN video clip crews shadowed Bellamy and team officers as they geared up for the team’s inaugural contest Could 27. Offered as part of the SC:Featured collection on an edition of ESPN SportsCenter, the tale debuted Sunday morning.