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Honey Hunters name Ian McKinney as pitching coach

GASTONIA, NC – March 14, 2023 The Gastonia Honey Hunters have announced the signing of Ian McKinney as their Pitching Coach for the 2023 season. McKinney will serve as the team’s first player coach since the organization began in 2021.   An Orlando, Florida native, McKinney is no stranger to baseball. At only 29 years old, McKinney has nine seasons in the minors on his resume, pitching in the Cardinals system from 2013-18 and then joining the Mariners in 2019 following a brief stint in independent ball.    “I am very excited about this opportunity,” said Ian McKinney. “I look forward to working with the fearless and resilient Honey Hunters team. I’m anxious to hit the mound as we continue to provide Gaston County with first-rate baseball with dedication and perseverance.”   “The Honey Hunters are excited to provide Gaston County with family-friendly entertainment on Opening Day,” said Veronica Jeon, COO, The Momentous Group. “We are anxious to bring Gastonia’s baseball fans into our home, CaroMont Health Park, in the stands, tailgate and to enjoy the entire ballpark atmosphere.”   We look forward to seeing fan and sports enthusiasts on Opening Day Friday, April 28, 2023, at 6:35 P.M.   For more information about the Gastonia Honey Hunters 2023 schedule, visit  

About Gastonia Honey Hunters Baseball: Located in Gastonia, NC, just minutes west of Charlotte, the Gastonia Honey Hunters is one of the newest teams in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB). The Atlantic League is the first Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball, a leader in baseball innovation, and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Managed by Momentous Sports & Entertainment, Honey Hunters Baseball aims to continue providing Gaston County with family-friendly entertainment and first-rate baseball. The newly-constructed CaroMont Health Park is the team’s homefield, offering fans an intimate and memorable experience, as well as a year-long calendar of exciting events, including concerts, sporting events and community celebrations. For more information on Honey Hunters Baseball, please visit To sign up for Honey Hunters announcements, please join our mailing list here. Facebook: /GoHoneyHunters; Instagram: @GoHoneyHunters; Twitter: @GoHoneyHunters    About The Momentous Group: The Momentous Group is a cutting-edge experiential company that focuses on delivering memorable customer experiences through strategic business segments that include sports & entertainment, hospitality, venue management, and marketing. Together with its subsidiaries, The Momentous Group serves the diverse needs of a constantly growing and evolving sports and entertainment. Facebook: /ThisIsMomentouss; Instagram: @ThisIsMomentous;   About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB): Celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in 2023, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has sent over 1,200 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 45 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks throughout its 25-year history. Please visit

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