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Burlington Sock Puppets named Appalachian League Organization of the Year

August 29, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that the Burlington Sock Puppets are the 2022 Organization of the Year. This award is given to the club that exemplifies the standards of the complete baseball franchise, based upon franchise stability, contributions to the league stability, contributions to baseball in the

Appalachian League announces Humanitarian of the Year nominees

August 22, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced the 10 nominees for its 2022 Humanitarian of the Year award. The Humanitarian of the Year award is given to the Appalachian League player that has been judged to have made the most notable contributions in his community during the season through

2022 All-Appalachian League Team announced

Bluefield's Jackson Feltner and Burlington's Mason Ruh highlight All-Appy League Team
August 18, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced the 2022 All-Appalachian League Team. The honorees were nominated and voted on by the league’s managers. The All-Appalachian League Team is highlighted by Bluefield’s Jackson Feltner, who was named Player of the Year, and Burlington’s Mason Ruh, who earned Pitcher of the

Ruh named Appalachian League Pitcher of the Year

Sock Puppets pitcher Mason Ruh finished season 6-0 with a 2.66 ERA
August 16, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced that Burlington's Mason Ruh (Northern Illinois) was named the Pitcher of the Year. Ruh went 6-0 with one save in 18 appearances (four starts) for the Sock Puppets this summer. Ruh finished the season with a 2.66 ERA and 56 strikeouts in

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.

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

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

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

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

Visit Alamance presents the 2022 Appalachian League All-Star Game

Sockingly different two-day event set for July 25-26
July 7, 2022

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

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

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

Sock Puppets release new community piece, The Aviator 

The Aviation Industry is the 2nd community piece embodied in community brand
May 4, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Burlington and Alamance County have long been known for their textile heritage, but this industry was only part of what makes this community so special. When the Sock Puppets launched their new name in 2021, they did so to honor that very industry but saw the unique

Sock Puppets release 2022 promotional calendar

Calendar highlighted by firework shows, giveaways and specialty jerseys
April 6, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- The Burlington Sock Puppets, recipients of the 2021 Appalachian League Promotional Award, are kicking it up a bunch of notches for fans this upcoming summer. With 29 home games (plus two unique All-Star events), there is no shortage of opportunities for fun this year. So let's dive

Burlington to host 2022 Appalachian League All-Star Game

Get ready for a two-day, sockingly different All-Star experience
March 22, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- The 2022 Appalachian League All-Star Game will be held in Burlington this season on July 25 and July 26. Featuring a two-day event schedule, with a Fan Fest and Skills Competition on Monday and the All-Star Game on Tuesday, the Sock Puppets are looking to make this

Sock Puppets release 2022 roster

New season's roster boasts top talent in NCAA featuring 10 Power 5 players
February 22, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- It’s time to meet your 2022 Sock Puppets! It’s been just more than a year since the rebrand of the club, and this squad of 35 fits the new mold perfectly. The below .500 finish last season was not ideal, but change is on the way. The

Sock Puppets announce 2022 coaching staff

Burlington unveils new puppet master at the helm
February 8, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- After ushering a new era of baseball just over one year ago today, the Burlington Sock Puppets promised that their new brand would not be the only 'unique' thing about the organization and that the entertainment experience would surpass the previous 30+ year history of having home

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

Burlington Sock Puppets release 2022 schedule

Sock Puppets to launch 2022 season with Opening Night slated for June 6
November 18, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- The Burlington Sock Puppets released their official 2022 season schedule, presented by Visit Alamance. The 2022 season will mark the second year that Burlington will play under the Sock Puppets identity, as well as the second season under the newly reformed Appalachian League powered by Major League

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

Burlington Sock Puppets win Promotional Award

In their first season, Sock Puppets take home some hardware
August 20, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. - The Appalachian League powered by MLB and USA Baseball announced its league awards for the 2021 season with the Burlington Sock Puppets winning the Promotional Award for Excellence. This award is given out yearly to the Club with the most outstanding promotional work throughout the season. Criteria

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