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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

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

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

Ridge Runners announce Mike Weatherford as hitting coach 

February 14, 2022

The Bluefield Ridge Runners are pleased to announce that Mike Weatherford of Denton, Texas, has been named as the hitting coach for the 2022 season. Weatherford spent his collegiate days at Oklahoma. Weatherford joins the Ridge Runners staff for his first season in Bluefield. Weatherford spent the 2021 season with

Ridge Runners announce Garrett Schilling as pitching coach 

February 28, 2022

The Bluefield Ridge Runners extend a warm welcome to their pitching coach for the 2022 season, Bluefield’s own Garrett Schilling. Garrett has been promoted this year to the pitching coach position after serving as the player development coach in 2021 for the Ridge Runners. Garrett hails originally from San Diego,

Ridge Runners announce Aaron Mathews as new manager 

February 8, 2022

Bluefield Baseball Club and the Bluefield Ridge Runners would like to announce Aaron Mathews as the manager for the 2022 Ridge Runners. Aaron returns to Bluefield where he was the hitting instructor for the Bluefield Blue Jays in 2015 and 2016. Aaron, an Eastern Oregon native, attended Grant Union High

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

Former Bluefield Jay Vladimir Guerrero Jr. wins Hank Aaron Award

November 19, 2021

Major League Baseball announced that former Bluefield infielder Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been selected as the American League winner of the 2021 Hank Aaron Award. Guerrero is the youngest player in MLB history to earn the honor. Guerrero played in 62 games for the Bluefield Blue Jays in 2016. At

Appalachian League unveils 2022 schedule

Opening Day set for June 2 with All-Star Game scheduled for July 26
November 19, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Appalachian League announced the schedule for the 2022 season. Opening Day is set for Thursday, June 2, for all 10 clubs ,featuring home series in Danville, Johnson City, Kingsport, Princeton and Pulaski. The Opening Day matchups for the Appalachian League are as follows: - Bluefield

Appalachian League alums earn MLB awards

November 17, 2021

Seven former Appalachian League players were among Major League Baseball's award winners this year, including the American League Hank Aaron Award winner and the NLCS MVP. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - AL Hank Aaron Award, Silver Slugger Guerrero Jr. hit .271 with eight home runs and 46 RBI in 62 games

Appalachian League announces 2021 executive awards

Greeneville general manager Kat Foster named Executive of the Year
August 20, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League today announced its end-of-year awards for the 2021 season. Executive of the Year—Kat Foster, Greeneville Flyboys Kat Foster, general manager of the Greeneville Flyboys, has been named the 2021 Appalachian League Executive of the Year. The award is presented to the one executive

2021 All-Appalachian League Team, award winners announced

Marcus Brown and Bryce Mayer named Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively
August 4, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Appalachian League announced its 2021 All-Appalachian League Team prior to the completion of its inaugural season as a collegiate summer league as part of the MLB and USA Baseball Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP). The honorees were nominated and voted on by the league’s managers and

Kight, Peddycord earn weekly honors

Tate Kight and Sam Peddycord were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
August 2, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Appalachian League announced that Bristol's Tate Kight and Greeneville's Sam Peddycord were named Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Kight hit .455 (10-for-22) in six games this week to lead Bristol at the plate. The Homerville, Ga., native collected at least one hit in

Ewell, Leader earn weekly honors

Kendal Ewell and Grant Leader were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
July 26, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Appalachian League announced today that Bluefield’s Kendal Ewell and Danville’s Grant Leader were named Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Ewell led Bluefield’s offensive attack, batting .455 (10-for-22) with a home run and 13 RBI as the Ridge Runners went 6-1 for the week.