Elizabethton River Riders name 2024 opening roster

Elizabethton Opening Day Roster

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - The Elizabethton River Riders have named their opening day roster for the 2024 Appalachian League season. The roster is composed of college students from across the nation.

“We are ecstatic to welcome these young men to our community,” Elizabethton River Riders general manager Kiva Fuller said. “We have some of the youngest and greatest talent at the collegiate level coming to Elizabethton.”

The infield for the River Riders will consist of Austin Hartsell (Boston College), Carlos Irizarry (Penn State - Harrisburg), Adam Magpoc (Boston College), Colin Sloan (Yale), Justin Taylor (North Carolina A&T) and James Woody II (Grambling State).

The River Riders' outfield will be Kaden Peer (Missouri), Leandro Perez (Bethune-Cookman), Brady Picarelli (Eureka High School, committed to Missouri) and Trent Rice (Oakland).

Elizabethton's pitchers are Joe Alegre (Erskine College, SC), Adam Arther (Kansas State), Jace Behnke (Chandler-Gilbert JC, Ariz., committed to Grand Canyon), Nash Bingham (Virginia - Wise), Dane Bjorn (Tennessee), Austin Breedlove (Cleveland State CC, Tenn., committed to Tennessee), Cooper Casteel (Cleveland State CC, Tenn.), Brandon Haston (Jackson State), Alex Heintz (Erskine College, S.C.), Andrew Kribbs (Cleveland State CC, Tenn., committed to Charlotte), Blaze Lawson (Surry CC, N.C.), Aidan Manzella (Oakland), Johnny Montgomery (Allegany College of Maryland), Colin Murphy (Lincoln Memorial, Tenn.), Christian Pencek (Lincoln Memorial, Tenn.), Marcus Phillips (Tennessee) and Evan Saulys (Siena).

Kade Huff (Arizona), Jayden Lobliner (Kansas State) and Tanner Waldrop (Auburn High School, committed to Auburn) will be the River Riders' catchers.

The Elizabethton River Riders debut this season June 4 against the Greeneville Flyboys on the road. For more information on the team, go to elizabethtonriverriders.com or call the office at (423) 547-6443.


Elizabethton River Riders play their home games at Northeast Community Credit Union Ballpark. The River Riders are owned and operated by Boyd Sports, LLC. Boyd Sports owns and operates several teams in the East Tennessee region and is committed to growth of baseball and providing affordable and fun family entertainment.