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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

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

Kevin Mahoney named 2023 Johnson City Doughboys manager

Mahoney returns for second season at the helm
January 10, 2023

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Johnson City Doughboys announce Kevin Mahoney as their manager for the 2023 season. Mahoney has more than 15 years of playing and coaching experience at the collegiate and professional level. “I am thrilled to be returning to manage the Johnson City Doughboys for the 2023

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

Johnson City Doughboys announce 2023 season schedule

November 7, 2022

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Johnson City Doughboys announced their 2023 baseball schedule. The Doughboys will be home for Opening Day on June 6 and play against the Greeneville Flyboys. The 2023 Appalachian League season begins June 6 and runs through July 31. The Doughboys will celebrate Independence Day at

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

Johnson City Doughboys announce Patrick Ennis as general manager

September 30, 2022

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Boyd Sports, LLC announces Patrick Ennis as the general manager of the Johnson City Doughboys, effective Oct. 3. Ennis takes over the reins from Kiva Fuller after spending the 2022 season as the Doughboys' assistant general manager. Ennis will be entering his 12th year in baseball,

Johnson City Doughboys win 2022 Appalachian League Promotional Award

August 30, 2022

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- The Appalachian League has announced its award winner for the Promotional Award for the 2022 season. For the first time since 2018, the Johnson City Doughboys were crowned the winner of the Appalachian League Promotional Award. The Promotional Award is awarded to the club that demonstrates

Johnson City Doughboys win 2022 Appy League Patriot Award

August 23, 2022

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- The Appalachian League has announced the Johnson City Doughboys as its award winner for the Patriot Award for the 2022 season. The Patriot Award is awarded to the club that exhibits outstanding support of and engagement with the United States armed forces and veterans, both at

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

Doughboys take series opener over Bristol

August 2, 2022

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- For just the second time in five days, the Doughboys didn’t need to worry about the weather and came away with a 14-6 win over Bristol on Monday night. The game started off how most have recently for Johnson City, with both teams going quiet to

Doughboys christen new video board with win over Elizabethton

July 30, 2022

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- The Doughboys debuted a new video board Saturday and picked up a 4-1 win over Elizabethton. The game started off quiet, as both teams got settled in for what looked to be a pitcher’s duel. Justin Guliano settled in and was smooth sailing outside of one

Doughboys swept in doubleheader by Kingsport 

July 28, 2022

KINGSPORT, Tenn -- The Doughboys kicked off the second half in poor fashion, getting swept 15-2 and 11-4 to Kingsport in a doubleheader Wednesday. The first game would start quick for the Axmen, scoring a pair of runs right off the bat in the top of the first inning, giving

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

Doughboys swept in doubleheader by Bluefield

July 24, 2022

BLUEFIELD, Va. - A Sunday doubleheader went in favor of the Ridge Runners as the Doughboys fell 17-6 in Game 1 and 4-3 in Game 2 to Bluefield. Game 1 wouldn’t start well for Johnson City as Bluefield would score 11 runs with two outs in the second, creating a

Doughboys sweep Bristol to extend winning streak

July 22, 2022

BRISTOL, Va. - Offense would be at a premium for both teams Friday in Bristol, as the Doughboys would win their fourth straight, 3-1, over the State Liners. The game would be completely different from Thursday, starting slow with neither team scoring in the first. Johnson City would find the

Doughboys score 21 in win over Bristol

July 21, 2022

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Doughboys would ride five multi-run innings and an eight-inning start by Will Westbrock to a 21-1 win over Bristol, their largest margin of victory this season. Johnson City would get moving immediately, following a 1-2-3 top of the first, the Doughboys would explode for five

Three Doughboys and coaching staff named to 2022 All-Star Game 

July 20, 2022

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Appalachian League announced that RHP Gavin Bates, RHP Jacob Bockenstedt and 3B Roberto Peña have been named to the West Division All-Star team. The All-Star Game, taking place Tuesday in Burlington, will have players from all 10 Appalachian League teams. The three selections will match

Doughboys move back to .500 with win over Princeton

July 20, 2022

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Doughboys would come off the off day strong, scoring early and often to take a 10-7 win over the Princeton WhistlePigs. The Doughboys would start off fast, bringing in the first run of the day on a Scott Combs double, scoring McKay Barney. The lead

Doughboys drop rubber match to Elizabethton

July 17, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - Johnson City lost the final game of their series against the River Riders, 5-0, on Sunday. Both pitchers got going quickly, as nobody reached past second base in the first inning. The Doughboys tried to get on the board first, stringing together a pair of hits in

Doughboys' bats go cold in loss to Elizabethton

July 17, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - A fifth-inning grand slam would be the difference Saturday as the Doughboys lost, 7-3, to Elizabethton. The Doughboys would threaten in each of the first two innings, putting runners on second in both innings, but wouldn’t be able to score in either inning. Johnson City starter Ethan

Westbrock's complete game propels Doughboys to sweep of Greeneville

July 14, 2022

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn - Will Westbrock’s complete game, and a big third inning, helped propel the Doughboys to their third straight win after a 7-1 win over Greeneville. Johnson City would get started with an Isaiah Frost RBI double in the second, giving Johnson City a lead that wouldn’t be