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Kingsport beats Burlington, claims 2022 Appy League title

Ryan Murphy earns Championship Game MVP
August 9, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. — The Kingsport Axmen defeated the Burlington Sock Puppets, 5-2, on Monday night at Burlington Athletic Stadium to win the 2022 Appalachian League Championship. The Axmen built an early 5-0 lead and relied on pitchers Ryan Murphy (James Madison) and Andrew Lindsey (Tennessee) the rest of the way.

2022 Appalachian League Championship preview

August 8, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. — The Burlington Sock Puppets will host the Kingsport Axmen in the 2022 Appalachian League Championship Game at 7 p.m. ET tonight at Burlington Athletic Stadium. The two teams will meet in the one-game, winner-take-all championship. The Sock Puppets come into the game at 38-18 while the Axmen

2022 Appy League All-Star Game: Scouting notes

August 11, 2022

The 2022 Appalachian League All-Star Game, played on July 26 at Burlington Athletic Stadium in Burlington, N.C., saw the East defeat the West, 6-5, on a two-out walk-off single in the ninth inning. There were many notable performances by rising prospects in the back-and-forth contest, as 10 different pitchers touched

McCrystal, Tarbert earn final 2022 Appalachian League weekly honors

Ryan McCrystal and Roan Tarbert were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
August 8, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Burlington's Ryan McCrystal (East Carolina) and Greeneville's Roan Tarbert (East Georgia State) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week of August 1-6, respectively. McCrystal hit .550 with one home run and eight RBI in five games for the Burlington

McCrystal, Wohlgemuth earn Appalachian League monthly honors 

Ryan McCrystal and Nate Wohlgemuth were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively
August 4, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Burlington's Ryan McCrystal (East Carolina) and Bluefield's Nate Wohlgemuth (Rogers State) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Month of July, respectively. McCrystal hit .410 with three home runs and 31 RBI in 22 July games for the Burlington Sock

Petersen, Wohlgemuth earn Appalachian League weekly honors

Sam Petersen and Nate Wohlgemuth were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
August 1, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced today that Kingsport's Sam Petersen (Iowa) and Bluefield's Nate Wohlgemuth (Rogers State) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week of July 25-31, respectively. Petersen hit .438 (7-for-16) with one home run and seven RBI in four games played for the

Johnson Jr. hits walk-off single, East tops West at 2022 Appy League All-Star Game

July 27, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- The East defeated the West, 6-5, at the 2022 Appalachian League All-Star Game presented by Visit Alamance on Tuesday night at Burlington Athletic Stadium. After Greeneville's Brock Daniels (Missouri) hit a game-tying two-run single with two outs in the top of the ninth, Danville's RJ Johnson Jr

Fondtain, Herrmann receive Appalachian League weekly honors

TJ Fondtain and Andrew Herrmann were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
July 25, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Pulaski's TJ Fondtain (San Diego State) and Danville's Andrew Herrmann (Wofford) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week of July 18-24, respectively. Fondtain hit .542 (13-for-24) with three home runs and nine RBI in six games played for the

Roster announced for 2022 Appy League All-Star Game presented by Visit Alamance

The Visit Alamance All-Star Game is scheduled for 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 26, in Burlington, N.C.
July 20, 2022

The Appalachian League announced the rosters for the second Appy League All-Star Game presented by Visit Alamance. The rosters will feature 44 of the league's top players from the East and West Divisions, as nominated and voted on by the league's managers. The Visit Alamance All-Star Game is scheduled to

McGeary, Wohlgemuth earn Appalachian League weekly honors

Haydn McGeary and Nate Wohlgemuth were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
July 18, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Bluefield's Haydn McGeary (Kentucky) and Nate Wohlgemuth (Rogers State) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week of July 11-17, respectively. McGeary hit .591 (13-for-22) with five extra-base hits and six RBI in six games played for the Bluefield Ridge

Zaborowski, Cumming earn Appalachian League weekly honors

Ryland Zaborowski and Dylan Cumming were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
July 11, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Pulaski's Ryland Zaborowski (Miami University) and Burlington's Dylan Cumming (Liberty) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week of July 4-10, respectively. Zaborowski hit .538 (7-for-13) with three home runs and 12 RBI in four games played for the Pulaski

River Riders-State Liners postponed due to COVID-19

Game will be rescheduled later this season
July 7, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- In accordance with Appalachian League guidelines, tonight's game between the Bristol State Liners and Elizabethton River Riders has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. The two teams are following Appy League and local public health guidelines to prioritize the health and safety of all athletes and

Owusu-Asiedu, Cumming earn Appalachian League weekly honors

Avery Owusu-Asiedu and Dylan Cumming were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
July 7, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Elizabethton's Avery Owusu-Asiedu (SIU Edwardsville) and Burlington's Dylan Cumming (Liberty) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week of June 27-July 3, respectively. Owusu-Asiedu hit .500 (12-for-24) with two home runs and eight RBI in five games played for the

Feltner, Cooper claim Appalachian League monthly honors 

Jackson Feltner and Trey Cooper were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively
July 1, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Bluefield's Jackson Feltner (Morehead State) and Burlington's Trey Cooper (NC State) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Month of June, respectively. Feltner hit .372 with four home runs and 22 RBI in 24 games played for the Bluefield Ridge

St. Laurent, Holmes earn Appalachian League weekly honors

Austin St. Laurent and Jackson Holmes were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
June 27, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Burlington's Austin St. Laurent (Appalachian State) and Elizabethton's Jackson Holmes (Saint Louis) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week of June 20-26, respectively. St. Laurent hit .615 (8-for-13) with two home runs and nine RBI in four games played

Feltner, Taylor earn Appalachian League weekly honors

Jackson Feltner, Riley Taylor named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
June 20, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Bluefield's Jackson Feltner (Morehead State) and Greeneville's Riley Taylor (Oklahoma State) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week of June 13-19, respectively. Feltner hit .458 (11-for-24) with two home runs, two doubles, and 11 RBI in six games played

Anderson, Neubeck earn Appalachian League weekly honors

Nathaniel Anderson, Anthony Neubeck named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
June 13, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Kingsport's Nathaniel Anderson (Gardner-Webb) and Johnson City's Anthony Neubeck (Missouri) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Anderson led the Appalachian League with 11 hits last week. In six games, Anderson hit .423 (11-for-26) with five doubles and

Carapellotti, Cornelius earn season's first Appalachian League weekly honors

Owen Carapellotti and Matthew Cornelius were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
June 6, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Elizabethton's Owen Carapellotti and Kingsport's Matthew Cornelius were named the season's first Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Carapellotti hit .455 (5-for-11) with three home runs and seven RBI in three games for the River Riders. He also scored five

Appalachian League games preview - June 3

June 3, 2022

Bristol State Liners (0-0) @ Princeton WhistlePigs (0-0) Game 1: 5 p.m./Game 2 to follow The State Liners and WhistlePigs were suspended with the game tied at one in the top of the sixth inning Thursday night. The two teams will resume the first game at 5 p.m. Friday. A

Appalachian League Opening Day preview

June 2, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The 2022 Appalachian League season begins tonight with a full slate of games. All five games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. The defending champion Greeneville Flyboys will begin the season on the road against the Kingsport Axmen. The 2021 runner-up Pulaski River Turtles will

Former Ridge Runners outfielder named Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist

May 25, 2022

CARY, N.C. - USA Baseball announced that former Bluefield Ridge Runners outfielder Kendal Ewell is a semifinalist for the 2022 Golden Spikes Award. The Golden Spikes Award honors the top amateur baseball player in the country. Kendal Ewell, a sophomore outfielder at Eastern Kentucky University, played in 45 games for

Appalachian League introduces new extra-innings format

Seven-inning Sundays to return
May 20, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced the addition of a "sudden death" extra-innings rule and the return of seven-inning games on Sundays. EXTRA INNINGS: Similar to the Frontier League and MLB Draft League, the Appalachian League will implement a "sudden death" extra-innings format. During the plate meeting prior

Burlington Sock Puppets to host 2022 Appalachian League All-Star Game

Two-day event will be held July 25 and July 26 at Burlington Athletic Stadium
March 22, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Burlington Sock Puppets will host the 2022 Appalachian League All-Star Game at Burlington Athletic Stadium on July 25 and July 26. The two-day event will feature a Fan Fest and Skills Competition on Monday and the All-Star Game on Tuesday. The All-Star Game will be

Appalachian League participates in MLK Week of Service 

January 29, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Appalachian League executives participated in a Week of Service, volunteering in 11 communities across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Jan. 17, 2022 marked the 27th annual MLK Day of Service. Tabbed as a “day on, not a day off” to celebrate the life and

Appalachian League celebrates 2021 charitable contributions

December 16, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced the league’s charitable outreach totaled more than $2.5 million of gift in kind and monetary donations this year. The league and its teams continued to be actively engaged in safely helping and assisting their local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The league’s