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Kingsport Axmen release 2023 schedule

November 7, 2022

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - The Kingsport Axmen announced their 2023 baseball schedule. The Axmen will host their first home game June 7 against the Elizabethton River Riders. The 2023 Appalachian League season begins June 6 and runs through July 31. The Axmen will celebrate Independence Day at Hunter Wright Stadium on

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

Kingsport Axmen name 2023 front office staff

October 3, 2022

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - The Kingsport Axmen have announced their front office staff for the 2023 baseball season effective Oct. 3, 2022. The team is now comprised of three full-time staff members. Jarrod Bowen takes over as assistant general manager. He enters the role with the Axmen after serving as a

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

Guinn named Appalachian League Manager of the Year

Kingsport manager Guinn led Axmen to 2022 Appy League championship
August 15, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced that Kingsport’s Mike Guinn was named Manager of the Year. Guinn led the Kingsport Axmen to a 37-17 record and the 2022 Appalachian League title. “I am so thrilled for Mike to be named Appalachian League Manager of the Year,” stated Axmen

Kingsport beats Burlington, claims 2022 Appy League title

Ryan Murphy earns Championship Game MVP
August 9, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. — The Kingsport Axmen defeated the Burlington Sock Puppets, 5-2, on Monday night at Burlington Athletic Stadium to win the 2022 Appalachian League Championship. The Axmen built an early 5-0 lead and relied on pitchers Ryan Murphy (James Madison) and Andrew Lindsey (Tennessee) the rest of the way.

2022 Appalachian League Championship preview

August 8, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. — The Burlington Sock Puppets will host the Kingsport Axmen in the 2022 Appalachian League Championship Game at 7 p.m. ET tonight at Burlington Athletic Stadium. The two teams will meet in the one-game, winner-take-all championship. The Sock Puppets come into the game at 38-18 while the Axmen

Axmen's ninth-inning comeback falls short vs. Otterbots

August 2, 2022

DANVILLE, Va. - The Danville Otterbots won the season series finale, 5-4, over the Kingsport Axmen. The first runs of the game came on a Pat Keighran two-RBI single in the bottom of the third. Kingsport (35-16) cut the lead in half on an Aaron Casillas sacrifice fly in the

Axmen shutout the Otterbots in largest win of the season

August 2, 2022

DANVILLE, Va. -- The Kingsport Axmen blew out the Danville Otterbots,17-0, on Monday night. Kingsport (35-15) got off to a hot start thanks to a three-run first inning. Nate Anderson scored on a wild pitch and Kyle Booker hit a two-run double. After scoreless second and third innings, Mayes White

Petersen, Wohlgemuth earn Appalachian League weekly honors

Sam Petersen and Nate Wohlgemuth were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
August 1, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced today that Kingsport's Sam Petersen (Iowa) and Bluefield's Nate Wohlgemuth (Rogers State) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week of July 25-31, respectively. Petersen hit .438 (7-for-16) with one home run and seven RBI in four games played for the

Greeneville wins series finale over Kingsport

July 31, 2022

Tusculum, Tenn. -- The Greeneville Flyboys beat the Kingsport Axmen by a final score of 4-1 in Sunday’s seven-inning game. The Axmen (34-15) entered the game on a five-game win streak and have been victorious in nine of their last ten games played. After scoreless first and second innings, the

Axmen win tiebreaker for fifth straight victory

July 30, 2022

The Kingsport Axmen won the tiebreaker over the Greeneville Flyboys on defense Saturday night. After a scoreless first inning, Greeneville (24-26) scored the first two runs of the game in the top of the second on a Jack O’Reilly RBI sac fly and a David Bishop solo home run. The

Axmen beat Flyboys to clinch Appy League West title

July 30, 2022

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- The Kingsport Axmen beat the Greeneville Flyboys. 8-4, to clinch a spot in the Appalachian League Championship Game against the Sock Puppets in Burlington on Aug. 8. This is Kingsport’s first Appy League title game appearance since 1996. Kingsport (33-14) scored the first run of the game

Kingsport smashes Johnson City in doubleheader

July 28, 2022

The Kingsport Axmen won Game 1, 15-2, and Game 2 by a final score of 11-4 in their doubleheader against the Johnson City Doughboys. In Game 1, the Axmen scored two runs in the first inning on a Kendall Diggs’ two-run infield single. Kingsport then took a commanding 11-0 lead,

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

Kingsport splits doubleheader in Pulaski

July 25, 2022

PULASKI, Va. - The River Turtles won Game 1, 7-2, and the Axmen won Game 2, 16-9, in a twin bill Sunday. In Game 1, the Axmen (30-14) held a 2-1 lead entering the bottom of the sixth, but the River Turtles scored six unanswered runs and won by five.

Kingsport wins fourth straight, completes sweep over Princeton

July 23, 2022

PRINCETON, W. V. - For the second night in a row, the Kingsport Axmen beat the Princeton Whistlepigs, 10-5. The Axmen (29-13) had the bats going early. Kingsport scored three runs on four hits in the top of the first, including a Kyle Booker RBI double and Gunner Gouldsmith RBI

All-Star Nate Anderson hits first home run in Kingsport’s third straight win

July 22, 2022

The Kingsport Axmen beat the Princeton Whistlepigs, 10-5, on Thursday night. Kingsport (28-13) scored 10 runs for the second straight game. The first run of the game was a Sam Petersen solo home run. This was Petersen’s fifth home run of the season. He went 2-for-5 with an RBI and

Axmen dominate River Riders to complete series sweep

July 20, 2022

The Kingsport Axmen crushed the Elizabethton River Riders, 10-3, on Wednesday night. Kingsport (27-13) won seven of ten games against Elizabethton in the completed season series. The Axmen had the bats going early, as they took a 3-0 lead after the first inning. Corbin Shaw singled home Nate Anderson, Kyle

Kingsport Axmen announce 2022 All-Star selections

July 20, 2022

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - The Appalachian League has announced its rosters for the second annual All-Star Game taking place 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 the league’s managers.

Axmen win series opener, snaps four-game skid 

July 19, 2022

The Kingsport Axmen beat the Elizabethton River Riders by a final score of 6-4 on Tuesday night. Elizabethton (19-20) scored first in the opening inning, but the Axmen (26-13) responded with two runs of their own in the bottom of the first. Jake Perry doubled home Sam Petersen and Shea

Axmen lose fourth straight in tiebreaker 

July 17, 2022

The Greeneville Flyboys and Kingsport Axmen were tied after the seventh inning, but Greeneville scored a run in the extra-innings tiebreaker to take home the victory Sunday. No runs and just one combined hit were recorded through the first three innings. Kingsport (25-13) scored first in the top of the

Axmen fall to Flyboys, lose third straight

July 17, 2022

The Greeneville Flyboys beat the Kingsport Axmen, 5-3, on Saturday night. All six meetings between Kingsport and Greeneville have been decided by three runs or fewer. After three scoreless innings to begin the game, Kingsport (25-12) scored in the top of the fourth on a Henry Hunter RBI walk. The