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Monday, April 1, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Comets from Snellville played against the Bears of Lawrenceville at the home of minor league baseball's Gwinnett Braves.
Coolray Field welcomed the top high school baseball teams in Gwinnett for a special showcase this weekend. On Friday afternoon, the South Gwinnett Comets faced off against the Mountain View Bears . It was a close game as the Comets beat the Bears by one run with a final score of 7-6. Be sure to watch the video of South Gwinnett Senior Drew McCarthy as he hits a triple in our photo and video gallery. The showcase continues Saturday as Providence Christian Academy High School takes on Duluth at 2p.m. Then at 4:30p.m., Collins Hill and Brookwood will face off. The final game will be between North Forsyth and Peachtree Ridge.
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Gwinnett County Public School Foundation for Excellence inducted six more deserving Gwinnett graduates to the Sports Hall of Fame at Coolray Field.
The third annual Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony honored six deserving Gwinnett graduates who excelled as athletes this weekend. Taking place May 5 at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, this year’s ceremony included a roster of inductees: former Brookwood High School and Falcons placekicker Jason Elam; one-time South Gwinnett and University of Georgia quarterback David Greene; Wesleyan’s longtime basketball coach Jan Azar; and all-around athlete Susan Brandau Hawkins, wrestler Scott Hage, and Coach Karl Bostick, who are all honorees with ties to Parkview. “We are fortunate to have so many who excelled in sports,” remarked GCPS Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks. “We also appreciate what the …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
In a video you'll only see on Patch, current Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and former manager Bobby Cox said they both enjoyed playing in this matchup between the Braves All-Stars and Future All-Stars.
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez got a look at the future. Baseball fans got a chance to watch their major league favorites play in their own backyard. A record-setting crowd of 10,568 came to Coolray Field Tuesday night to watch The Atlanta Braves take on the Future All-Stars -- a team made up of the best talent from the major league team's farm clubs. The future looks bright for many of the up-and-coming players, Gonzalez said. "They've got some good young position players there and some of those arms that came out of the bullpen, it was pretty impressive to see," said Gonzalez. "If I ever get fired, I'm gonna go out there and manage the Lynchburg Hillcats this year," he joked. "It's a pretty good club they've got out there!" The …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Record Coolray Field crowd of 10,568 sees parent club survive Future Stars, 4-3. Rain halts play in seventh.
Updated April 4 "We're not pretty," Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said of his team before Tuesday's exhibition game at Coolray Field. "We're like hyenas -- they hunt in packs." Not pretty would describe Atlanta's 4-3 victory Tuesday. The parent club, which opens its season Thursday in New York, had to come from behind to lead the Future Stars team of minor leaguers. Then the rain that had been falling intensified in the seventh, forcing play to be called. A record Coolray Field crowd of 10,568 watched the game, which included legendary former Manager Bobby Cox leading the Future Stars. A double by All Star Brian McCann, a Duluth High grad, scored pinch-runner Luis Durango to put Atlanta ahead 4-3 in the fifth. McCann struck out in …
Lawrenceville Patch interviewed retired Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox as he prepped for his one-game return at Coolray Field.
Legendary Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox will make a return to the dugout tonight, although it's only for one game. Cox will lead the Future All-Stars team in a match up against his old team, the Atlanta Braves. Lawrenceville Patch talked to Cox in the dugout before his team's practice at Coolray Field Monday afternoon. Watch the video to hear what he had to say about the exhibition game.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Team falls short of playoffs, and season finale is rained out.
It was supposed to be a beautiful Labor Day at the ol' ball park. The game was switched from a night game to a day game. But mother nature had other plans. The Gwinnett Braves came into Monday's finale at home just one game out of the playoffs. And, needing a Syracuse victory over Lehigh Valley Knights to force a one-game playoff game with the Iron Pigs, Gwinnett had to wait almost two hours before finding out Lehigh had defeated Syracuse 4-1 in a rain-shortened game knocking the Braves out of the playoffs. It wasn't official until the bottom of the first inning after Lehigh and Syracuse waited 45 minutes. Then the Braves had their own rain problems. After a nearly two-hour delay and the Braves trailing 2-1, the team got hit by another …
Monday, June 20, 2011
The August concert has been called off.
The Gwinnett Braves and Coolray Field announced today the cancellation of The Boston Pops' Hollywood Hits Tour with guest Kenny Loggins scheduled for August 19th. Ticket purchases, including service charges, will be fully refunded. Organizers say the cancellation is a result of the current unfortunate economic climate, including corporate sponsorship that did not materialize. The Pops appreciate the fan support in these special communities and are eager to perform at Minor League ballparks in the future. For more information about refunds, please contact the Coolray Field Box Office at 678-277-0340.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Conference officials have checked Coolray Field as a possible venue.
Feeling like they will be spurned by the Southeastern Conference, Gwinnett County is instead turning its attention to the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament. A Gwinnett tourism official confirmed that a delegation of county officials is in Durham, N.C., this week to view the ACC tournament. Also, ACC officials have visited Coolray Field in Lawrenceville as a possible site. The soonest that Gwinnett could host the tournament is 2014, said Lisa Anders of the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau. The conference has not issued formal proposal requests. Gwinnett officials also had made an official bid for the SEC tournament, which is in the final year of its contract with its longtime home of Hoover, Ala. However, indications are …