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Elizabethton River Riders unveil 2023 season schedule

November 7, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - The Elizabethton River Riders announced their 2023 baseball schedule. The River Riders will host their first home game June 6 against the Kingsport Axmen. The 2023 Appalachian League season begins June 6 and runs through July 31. The River Riders will celebrate Independence Day at Northeast Community

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

Elizabethton River Riders announce Kiva Fuller as general manager

September 30, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - Boyd Sports, LLC announces Kiva Fuller as the general manager of the Elizabethton River Riders, effective Oct. 3. Kiva joins the River Riders coming from the Johnson City Doughboys as the general manager for the past two seasons, earning the Appalachian League Patriot Award and Promotional Award.

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

River Riders come from behind to defeat Pulaski

August 5, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – An early lead by the Pulaski River Turtles was not enough Friday night in Elizabethton, as the River Riders came back from a two-run deficit with a four-run seventh inning to beat Pulaski 8-4. The River Turtles got on the board first with a sacrifice fly in

River Riders split doubleheader against Bristol

August 3, 2022

BRISTOL, Va. - The Elizabethton River Riders split a seven-inning doubleheader Wednesday night against the Bristol State Liners. They won the first game, 11-3, but dropped Game 2, 7-2, to Bristol. Bristol struck early in Game 1, with three first-inning runs, but the Blue and Yellow hit back. Carlo Zorola

Greeneville downs Elizabethton, 7-2

August 1, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - Following a week in which the Elizabethton River Riders played just one game, they fell, 7-2, to the Greeneville Flyboys on Monday night at NCCU Ballpark. Greeneville pounded out 10 hits on the night, including seven combined hits from Myles Smith and Cameron LaLiberte to push the

River Riders, Ridge Runners canceled due to rain

July 28, 2022

BLUEFIELD, W.V. - The Elizabethton River Riders and Bluefield Ridge Runners will not play this week due to rainouts on both July 27 and July 28, with the games not being made up due to no other availability for a makeup game. The River Riders (21-23) are still looking to

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

Basler's walk-off helps Elizabethton down Burlington, 6-5

July 24, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - Down 4-0 in the fourth inning, the Elizabethton River Riders battled all the way to the end and earned a 6-5 victory over the Burlington Sock Puppets on Saturday night thanks to a walk-off single by Peyton Basler. One night after a four-hour-plus win over Pulaski, the

River Rider bats explode, score 22 in win over Pulaski

July 23, 2022

22-16. No, that is not a football score. The Elizabethton River Riders won a wild, high-octane offensive affair at Calfee Park in Pulaski over the River Turtles, 22-16, on Friday night. It was a night in which Elizabethton managed to get 31 runners on base and have multiple players with

River Riders can’t complete comeback, drop game to Pulaski

July 22, 2022

PULASKI, Va. - The Elizabethton River Riders fell into a 5-0 hole after two innings Thursday night against Pulaski, and despite clawing all the way back to lead in the sixth inning, they couldn’t hold on as the Blue and Yellow fell to the River Turtles, 8-7. Elizabethton was behind

Early deficit dooms River Riders as Axmen sweep

July 20, 2022

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Nothing seemingly went right on Wednesday night for the Elizabethton River Riders, as they were swept in a critical two-game series by the Kingsport Axmen, 10-3, on Wednesday night. The Axmen were off and running early, scoring three runs in the first with the help of a

Elizabethton River Riders announce Appalachian League All-Star selections

July 20, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The Appalachian League has announced its rosters for the second annual All-Star Game taking place on Tuesday, July 26 at Burlington Athletic Stadium in Burlington, N.C. The game is presented by Visit Alamance, and will feature 44 of the league’s top players. Selections were made by the

Rothermel’s pitching gives the River Riders series win over Doughboys

July 17, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – Collin Rothermel delivered six shutout innings on Sunday afternoon which, combined with timely hitting, helped Elizabethton cruise to a 5-0 victory over the Johnson City Doughboys on a seven-inning Sunday game. Rothermel had everything working, keeping the Doughboys to just four hits and three walks in his

Rodgers’ grand slam powers River Riders past Doughboys

July 16, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – Good pitching, timely hitting and an overall well-rounded performance gave the Elizabethton River Riders a 7-3 victory over the Johnson City Doughboys. Jackson Holmes got the ball for the Blue and Yellow and was very solid all night. He threw six innings and allowed just one runs

River Riders complete huge comeback, beat Kingsport

July 15, 2022

Elizabethton, Tenn. – In a game of wild twists and turns, the Elizabethton River Riders weathered the storm and downed the Kingsport Axmen, 17-14, on Thursday night on the banks of the Wautaga River. It was a game in which Elizabethton led by five runs, then Kingsport by five runs

River Riders-State Liners postponed due to COVID-19

Game will be rescheduled later this season
July 7, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- In accordance with Appalachian League guidelines, tonight's game between the Bristol State Liners and Elizabethton River Riders has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. The two teams are following Appy League and local public health guidelines to prioritize the health and safety of all athletes and

River Riders complete series sweep against Greeneville

July 12, 2022

Greeneville, Tenn. – Good pitching, timely hitting and near mistake-free baseball powered the Elizabethton River Riders past the Greeneville Flyboys, 6-3, on Tuesday night. Elizabethton sent Jacob Hollister to the mound and the right-hander from Presbyterian College rewarded them with five innings of two-run baseball, scattering seven hits while striking

River Riders win wild one over Greeneville, 12-7

July 12, 2022

Greeneville, Tenn – Six lead changes made for a wild game, but fortunately the Elizabethton River Riders came out on top by a score of 12-7 on Monday night at Pioneer Park. Harrison Rodgers came a home run tie of the cycle while Issac Williams knocked in four runs to

Avery Owusu-Asiedu wins Appalachian League Hitter of the Week

July 7, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - River Rider outfielder Avery Owusu-Asiedu has won the Appalachian League Hitter of the Week. The 6-foot-4 outfielder from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville is the second River Rider hitter to win the award (Owen Carapellotti), and had arguably the best week for any hitter in the Appalachian League this

River Riders pour it on, sweep Kingsport

July 3, 2022

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - The Elizabethton River Riders set a team high in runs on the year on Sunday night as they raced past the Kingsport Axmen by a score of 12-6 in front of a large crowd at Hunter Wright Stadium. An offensive barrage helped pave the way to the

Elizabethton wins wild game against Kingsport

July 2, 2022

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - The Elizabethton River Riders traveled to Kingsport Saturday night to take on the West Division-leading Axmen, and came out on top thanks to a four-run rally in the ninth inning and take the win by a score of 11-9. Elizabethton roared ahead early. With a runner on