Disco Turkeys join Southern Collegiate Baseball League

The Carolina Disco Turkeys have joined the Southern Collegiate Baseball League, an established league headquartered in North Carolina, and begin play in their new Major League Baseball-supported circuit this summer.

The Southern Collegiate Baseball League, known as the SCBL and “The Southern Cape,” was founded back in 1999 and has had over 100 alumni go on to play professional baseball.

The Disco Turkeys, with their national brand and passionate local fanbase, join the league along with their rival, the Uwharrie Wampus Cats of Albemarle, giving the league eight teams now mostly based in the Charlotte area-- also including the Mooresville Spinners, Statesville Owls, Queen City Corndogs, Lake Norman Copperheads, Concord A’s and Regulators Baseball Club.

The league is a non-profit and is partially funded by MLB. The teams play 30-game league schedules this summer, followed by a league tournament. Teams in the league also send top prospects to a showcase at Liberty University in June to play in front of several pro scouts. The Disco Turkeys will also be playing additional games outside of league play.

The Disco Turkeys finished their third year 21-13-1 last summer as an independent team and played a tough schedule featuring Coastal Plain League opponents and other top regional teams.

“We’re very excited about being in the league and how this league now looks with the Disco Turkeys and Wampus Cats in it,” said Disco Turkeys co-owner and president Greg Sullivan. “Fans should expect to see some great competition this summer in Winston-Salem.”

The SCBL is part of the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball, a group of summer leagues which also includes the prestigious Cape Cod League and Valley League.

The Disco Turkeys play from late May to late July.