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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

Danville Otterbots announce ballpark sensory room, expand inclusivity efforts

First sensory room in the Appalachian League set to be unveiled April 29, presented by The Hughes Center
April 21, 2022

The Danville Otterbots will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new Ballpark Sensory Room, presented by The Hughes Center, on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 10 a.m. Since the club’s inception in January 2021, the Otterbots have been dedicated to providing a welcoming and inclusive ballpark for every member

Danville Otterbots announce 2022 promotions schedule

Weekly specials and daily theme nights for every home game promise to bring excitement all season long
April 13, 2022

Bigger, Better, BOTter! With the June 2 Appalachian League Opening Night in Danville approaching, the Otterbots are proud to announce the first wave of their 2022 promotions schedule. With weekly specials recurring all seven days a week and daily theme nights planned for all home games, the Otterbots unique brand

Danville Otterbots announce 2022 coaching staff

Relaford, Fulton and Keller return as manager, hitting coach, pitching coach
February 28, 2022

Danville, Va. – As the second season of Otterbots baseball inches closer, the club has announced that the manager, hitting coach and pitching coach from their inaugural campaign will all return in the same roles. Manager Desi Relaford will be joined in the dugout by hitting coach Ed Fulton and

Danville Otterbots announce 2022 roster

Collegiate stars from across the country set to take the Appalachian League
February 22, 2022

Danville, Va. – The 2022 Danville Otterbots are here! Players from 26 schools and hometowns in 14 states (and British Columbia) are gearing up to spend their summers in Danville. Highlighted by four returners from the 2021 roster, the 2022 Otterbots are shaping up to take the league by storm.

Danville Otterbots announce ‘Official Otterbots Ambassador Seat Upgrade’ program

Almost 30 Otterbots ambassadors from around the country to provide nightly seat upgrade to local fans
February 11, 2022

The BOTS heard round the world! As the Otterbots approach their 100-day countdown to Opening Night, the club is proud to announce the latest impact made on the Southside Virginia community by fans around the country. Almost 30 official Otterbots ambassadors from across the nation have come together to purchase

Danville Otterbots announce staff addition

Wyatt Sutton becomes Otterbots' coordinator of fun
February 8, 2022

You know him, you love him, you wish you had his hair – the unforgettable and unmatched on-field emcee from the Otterbots inaugural season, Wyatt Sutton, has joined the front office as coordinator of fun. The Ringgold, Va., native and graduate of Dan River High School will play an instrumental

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

Danville alum Ozzie Albies wins Heart and Hustle Award 

November 23, 2021

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced former Danville Braves infielder Ozzie Albies as the overall winner of the 2021 Heart and Hustle Award. Albies is the first Appalachian League alum to earn this honor. This award is given to the player that best embodies the values, spirit and

Otterbots announce 2022 Appy League schedule

Fan-friendly dates and unmatched entertainment highlight the second season of Otterbots baseball
November 19, 2021

Danville, Va. – Time to start planning the summer of 2022 around Danville Otterbots baseball! The Otterbots will kick off their second season by hosting Appalachian League Opening Night on Thursday, June 2, welcoming the Bluefield Ridge Runners to American Legion Field at Dan Daniel Memorial Park in Danville. After