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Lawrenceville Lynx Joins the Sunbelt League

Date:  Source: Sunbelt Baseball League

Lawrenceville, Ga. – The Sunbelt League has announced the addition of the Lawrenceville Lynx for the 2021 season.  Leading the organization is owner Kirk Doyle and General Manager Dylan Schoknecht.

“I’m really excited about bringing our progressive approach to player development into the Sunbelt and be involved with this great league”, said Doyle on joining the League.  “We’re very involved in youth sports and have been doing so since 1978.  Having Doyle being a part of the Sunbelt League is an incredible opportunity for us, and to be able to serve the league in any way so we can help grow is something we can’t wait to do.”

Kirk is the owner of the NEXTLVL Sports Institute in Marietta, Georgia.  Established in 2009, NEXTLVL focuses on player development and training curriculum on a daily and weekly basis instead of seasonal.  They are a branch of the Doyle Baseball camp, which is owned by his father: former major league player, Brian Doyle, and his uncles Denny and former Rockies hitting coach, Blake.  Doyle Baseball Camp is based at the Detroit Tigers Spring Training Facility in Lakeland, Florida, and has helped train many current MLB players since 1978.  Over 300 MLB, 540 minor leaguers 6200 college players are alumni of Doyle Baseball and NEXTLVL. 

“We’re very happy and excited that Kirk Doyle and his organization is now a part of the Sunbelt League,” said Sunbelt Commissioner Todd Pratt.  “He comes from a great tradition of family baseball, and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”

Lawrenceville joins the soon-to-be-named Columbus baseball team as one of two new organizations entering the Sunbelt for the 2021 season.  That brings the total number of teams in the league back to eight for the first time since 2017.

The Lynx will play all of their home games at Grizzly Field on the campus of Georgia Gwinnett College. June 9th will mark the home opener, making it the league’s return to GGC after the Gwinnett Tides called it home from 2014-18.

“We’re excited about GGC as far as their fields, facilities, and coaching staff.  The program speaks for itself and we’re ecstatic to get involved with them, said Doyle.  “Being in this league, being in that area, and being at GGC, we hope to continue help bridge the gap for these guys from college to the professional level.  That’s what we’re doing this for, to help them on and off the field.  With development, but also getting them around the right people that have been there, done that, at every level.”

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