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Holmes battles, offense produces in win over Greeneville

July 1, 2022

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Jackson Holmes was in a tough predicament. With two outs in the second, already down 3-0 and the bases loaded, Holmes fell behind 3-0 in the count. But he found a way to rip and claw back, and got a fly out to end the inning, and

River Riders get swept by Bristol

June 29, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - It was a tough two-game set at home against the Bristol State Liners, who came into the series a league-worst 5-18, but it did not seem to matter as Bristol blew out Elizabethton 10-3 on Tuesday and 16-7 on Wednesday. On Tuesday, things got tough pretty quick.

Jackson Holmes wins Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week

June 28, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - Following a no-hit performance on Sunday night, it only made sense that River Rider right-handed pitcher from Saint Louis University would win the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week. Holmes had had a good season coming into this past week, but nobody expected what was coming. It

Jackson Holmes fires no-hitter to beat Greeneville

June 26, 2022

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Jackson Holmes has been good as of late. The right-handed from Saint Louis University threw 6 2/3 innings of one-run baseball in Tuesday’s win over Bluefield. However, nobody could have been prepared for what happened on Sunday afternoon at Pioneer Park. He fired a no-hitter against Greenville

River Riders unable to slow down Flyboys in 11-1 loss

June 25, 2022

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The Elizabethton River Riders struggled to find their footing all night against the Flyboys, as Greeneville poured on 11 unanswered runs en route to an easy 11-1 victory on Saturday night at Pioneer Park. The River Riders had the bases loaded twice in the first three innings

River Riders bats catch fire, split series with Princeton

June 24, 2022

Elizabethton, Tenn. - On a hot night, the Elizabethton River Rider bats proved hotter as they picked up a 9-7 win over Princeton on Friday. Things got going early, after a Princeton run in the first, Avery Owusu-Asiedu hit an opposite-field home run to tie the score at one. In

River Riders fall victim to late home run vs. Whistlepigs

June 23, 2022

Elizabethton, Tenn. - Elizabethton looked to have the ballgame wrapped up with one on and one out up 2-1 over the Princeton Whistlepigs on Thursday, however, a two-run home run off the bat of Irvin Weems III spelled doom for the River Riders as they have now lost nine of

River Riders can't hold back Bluefield offense in loss

June 22, 2022

Elizabethton, Tenn. - The Elizabethton River Riders' recent struggles continued Wednesday as they dropped their latest contest to Bluefield, 13-4. Bluefield’s offense was on fire all night as the Ridge Runners took a three-run lead into the bottom of the third, but Brendan Jones smacked a two-run home run to

River Riders snap losing streak with win over Bluefield

June 21, 2022

Elizabethton, Tenn. - The Elizabethton River Riders found a way to snap their seven-game losing streak Tuesday night as they defeated the Bluefield Ridge Runners by a score of 9-5. Jackson Holmes got the ball for Elizabethton and the right-handed from Saint Louis University set the tone, pitching 6 2/3

Walks doom Elizabethton as losing skid continues

June 18, 2022

Elizabethton, Tenn. - The losing streak for the River Riders has now hit five games as they dropped a 15-7 game to the Axmen on Friday night. The River Riders led in the game by as many as six runs, but 16 walks on the night doomed the River Riders

River Riders continue skid, swept in Burlington

June 17, 2022

Burlington, N.C. - The Elizabethton River Riders continued their struggles on the road this week, as the Burlington Sock Puppets swept them by an 11-2 score on Wednesday and handed them a 5-4 walk-off loss Thursday. The River Riders struggled to get off the mat Wednesday as they had to

River Riders swept in Danville

June 14, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - It was a tough couple of days for the Elizabethton River Riders as they were swept in Danville, Va., against the Danville Otterbots, on Monday by a 3-3 score with the Otterbots winning on a tiebreaker and then Tuesday afternoon by a score of 10-3. Game 1

River Riders continue hot streak, defeat Bristol in extra innings

June 11, 2022

It was never easy, but the Elizabethton River Riders managed to knock off the Bristol State Liners, 8-8, in extra-innings Friday night. The River Riders used two big innings, which included a three-run first and a five-run sixth inning, to power their offense. On the contrary, Bristol scored two in

Carapellotti’s walk-off bomb gives River Riders the win over Johnson City

June 7, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, TENN. - Owen Carapellotti had an unconventional night being the Appalachian League’s best hitter. He had been held off the board in the hit column and had been struck out three times. However, he changed that in a big way in the bottom of the ninth. The Georgetown Hoya

River Riders complete comeback, take down the Doughboys

June 6, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, TENN. - The Elizabethton River Rider bats struggled to get going through four innings on Monday night, and things looked even worse following a bases-loaded situation with nobody out in the bottom of the fifth in which they failed to score. The Doughboys put up two runs in the

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

River Riders walk-off Otterbots, 2-1

June 5, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, TENN. - Issac Williams already had two hits on the day, and came up in a big spot with men on first and second with one out in the seventh. He delivered. The New Orleans Privateer knocked an RBI single right back up the box to score pinch-runner Marcus

River Riders go down against Otterbots, 10-5

June 5, 2022

Elizabethton - The Danville Otterbots could not figure out River Rider pitching through five innings. It did not deter a furious comeback and ultimately scoring double-digit runs for the Otterbots, as they came from behind to win 10-5. Left-hander B.J Bailey (Clemson) drew the start for the River Riders and

Bats explode once again as River Riders sweep Doughboys

June 4, 2022

Johnson City, Tenn. - The Elizabethton River Riders have now scored double-digit runs in both of their games to open the 2022 Appalachian League season, a feat that they did not accomplish in 2021. The visitors in blue and yellow got things rolling early as they scored twice in the

Offensive onslaught powers River Riders past Doughboys

June 3, 2022

Johnson City, Tenn. - As Year 2 of the new Appalachian League kicked off, the Elizabethton River Rider bats made a big impression in a dramatic 11-9 season-opening win over the Johnson City Doughboys at TVA Credit Union Ballpark. The River Riders got behind the eight-ball in the first inning

River Riders announce 2022 coaching staff

Manager Jeremy Owens adds Lee Stevens, John Chalupa and Bree Nasti to the lineup
May 16, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The River Riders announce their 2022 coaching staff joining manager Jeremy Owens this season in Elizabethton. Leading the team this season includes hitting coach Lee Stevens, pitching coach John Chalupa and bench coach Bree Nasti. Stevens professional resume begins back in 1986 when he was the first-round

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

River Riders announce 2022 promotional schedule

May 11, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The Elizabethton River Riders have announced their promotional schedule for the 2022 Appalachian League season. The calendar is highlighted by postgame firework shows June 4, July 4 and Aug. 6. The River Riders will kickoff the summer fun with their Fan Fest at Northeast Community Credit Union

Elizabethton River Riders announce stadium renovations to Northeast Community Credit Union Ballpark

March 4, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The Elizabethton River Riders announced stadium renovations to Northeast Community Credit Union Ballpark. The Elizabethton River Riders are in the process of constructing new group outings and general admission seating areas to better improve the fan experience at the stadium, while also moving both bullpens to the

River Riders announce 2022 roster; Brewer, Soto return

February 28, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The Elizabethton River Riders have named their 34-man roster for the 2022 Appalachian League season. The roster is composed of 17 pitchers and 17 position players, all college freshmen and sophomores across the nation. Pitcher Alex Brewer and catcher Pepe Soto return from the 2021 roster. “I