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Danville Otterbots, Ballad Brewing collaborate on Homerun Helles

May 22, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— Over the course of the 2022 season, Ballad Brewing’s Lagerbot found its way into the hearts and stomachs of Otterbots fans during each home game. As the team prepares for 2023 Opening Night on June 6th, Ballad Brewing and the Danville Otterbots are proud to announce their

Danville Otterbots Announce 2023 Roster

Four returners, four local products, 20 colleges from 15 conferences represented
May 4, 2023

Otterbots, roll out! With Danville hosting Appalachian League Opening Night in just 33 days, the Otterbots are proud to announce the club’s 2023 roster. 20 colleges and universities from 15 collegiate athletic conferences are represented, including Virginia Tech and Florida State (ACC), Missouri (SEC), and West Virginia (Big 12). Four

Otterbots announce the 'Analytic Experience' presented by Hargrave Military Academy

April 18, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— The “bots” in the Danville Otterbots brand is there for a reason. STEM-based educational initiatives and workforce pipeline development are paving the way to Danville and Southern Virginia’s future, and the hometown team is aligned with the vision. Now, in partnership with Hargrave Military Academy, fans of

Danville Otterbots announce 2023 promotional schedule

Six firework shows, two bobbleheads, five giveaways, two specialty jerseys highlight jam-packed season
April 10, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— Following the “7 Days of Promos” social media series, the Danville Otterbots are thrilled to release their complete 2023 promotional schedule. Featuring daily themes for all Tuesday-Sunday games, SIX firework shows, TWO bobblehead giveaways, FIVE total giveaways, and TWO specialty jersey nights, the 2023 season promises to

All four 2022 coaches and athletic trainer returning to Danville for 2023 season

March 31, 2023

With MLB Opening Day in the rear-view mirror, the Otterbots have kicked preparation for the 2023 Appalachian League season into hyperdrive. Today the club announced the return of all five members of the 2022 on-field coaching staff, led by third year manager Desi Relaford. Joining Relaford in their third seasons

Olympic-style competition, yard sale, fan fest, and live music coming to Otterbots ballpark

March 29, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— March 29, 2023 Can’t make it to your favorite music festival this summer? Have no fear, the Otterbots are here! Introducing Otterpalooza: on April 28th and 29th the Otterbots ballpark will transform into multi-purpose venue, providing fun for all ages six weeks before Appalachian League Opening Night.

Otterbots announce Caesars Virginia as Presenting Sponsor of the 2023 season

March 27, 2023

In what will be a banner year for the city of Danville, Virginia, the Danville Otterbots are proud to announce Caesars Virginia as presenting sponsor of the club’s 2023 season. Bookended by an Opening Night celebration on June 6 and a Fan Appreciation party on July 29, Caesars Virginia will

Pittsylvania County Schools, Danville Otterbots Partner on Educational Initiatives

March 24, 2023

As the Danville Otterbots are set to begin their 3rd season in the revamped Appalachian League, the club has formed a partnership with Pittsylvania County Schools (PCS) focused on educational initiatives for all K-12 students, faculty, and staff. Beginning in the spring 2023 semester, all PCS elementary and middle school

Appalachian League's 2023 managers set to take the helm

February 21, 2023

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Over the last several weeks, Appalachian League teams have announced their managers for the 2023 season. That group includes four brand-new faces with more than 150 years of combined experience in professional baseball. Former big league manager John McLaren, along with Dennis Cook, Bill Kinneberg and

Otterbots announce Relaford as manager

11-year MLB veteran returns for third season as Danville's skipper
February 1, 2023

As the Danville Otterbots inch closer to Opening Night of the 2023 Appalachian League season, the club announced today that Desi Relaford will return for his third season as Otterbots manager. The 11-year MLB veteran brings his experience on the field and in the dugout back to the Otterbots as

Appalachian League participates in MLK Day of Service 

January 18, 2023

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Appalachian League executives participated in the 28th annual MLK Day of Service on Jan. 16, 2023, volunteering in nine communities across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Tabbed as a “day on, not a day off” to celebrate the life and legacy of the Civil

Appalachian League celebrates 2022 charitable contributions

December 20, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced that the league’s charitable outreach grew to more than $3.4 million of gift-in-kind and monetary donations this year. Additionally, the league and its clubs volunteered more than 11,000 hours of community service. The league’s reach impacts the towns and cities their 10

Patriots Baseball calling American Legion Post 325 Field "home" for 2023.

December 12, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— Danville Otterbots to Host Patrick & Henry Community College 2023 Baseball Season P&HCC Patriots will play all 28 home games at American Legion Post 325 Field in Danville December 13, 2022 Danville’s American Legion Post 325 Field will serve as the Patrick & Henry Community College Patriots’

Appy League adds Justin Morgenstern as director of player personnel

October 7, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League is pleased to announce the hiring of Justin Morgenstern as the new director of player personnel. Morgenstern joins the Appalachian League from the Philadelphia Phillies, where he was an area scout since 2016. Morgenstern spent his first three years with the organization covering

Austin Scher named Appalachian League Executive of the Year

Otterbots General Manager named Executive of the Year
August 25, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Danville Otterbots general manager Austin Scher is the Executive of the Year. The award is presented to the executive who has made the most valuable contributions to their club and the league in the estimate of their peers. Under Scher's leadership,

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

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

Danville Otterbots, Ballad Brewing collaborate on LAGERBOT Pale Lager

Newest Ballad Brewing creation to be available at Otterbots games and in Ballad Brewing taproom
May 20, 2022

Just when you thought having a beer and a hot dog at an Otterbots game couldn’t get any better: Now stepping up to the plate, batting cleanup, playing every single one of your taste buds, LAGERBOT! In collaboration with Ballad Brewing, the Danville Otterbots are pleased to announce a team

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

Otterbots announce Goodyear’s Good Seats program

Twenty tickets to all 2022 Otterbots home games to be provided to local non-profit and youth-focused organizations
April 27, 2022

As the Danville Otterbots prepare to host Appalachian League Opening Night on June 2, the club is pleased to announce a new ticket donation program presented by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company: the Goodyear’s Good Seats program. Thanks to Goodyear, 20 tickets to all 2022 Otterbots home games will