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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.

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,

Bluefield Ridge Runners announced as recipient of Lee Landers Community Service Award

Bluefield has contributed 866 hours to various community organizations
August 31, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that the Bluefield Ridge Runners have been named the recipient of the 2022 Lee Landers Community Service Award. The Lee Landers Community Service Award is presented to the club that demonstrates an outstanding, ongoing commitment to charitable service, support and leadership within

Johnson City announced as Promotional Award recipient

August 30, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that the Johnson City Doughboys are the recipient of the 2022 Promotional Award. The Promotional Award is given to the club that demonstrated outstanding promotional work during the season. The Doughboys led the Appalachian League in attendance this season by providing affordable

Burlington Sock Puppets named Appalachian League Organization of the Year

August 29, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that the Burlington Sock Puppets are the 2022 Organization of the Year. This award is given to the club that exemplifies the standards of the complete baseball franchise, based upon franchise stability, contributions to the league stability, contributions to baseball in the

Austin Scher named Appalachian League Executive of the Year

Otterbots General Manager named Executive of the Year
August 25, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Danville Otterbots general manager Austin Scher is the Executive of the Year. The award is presented to the executive who has made the most valuable contributions to their club and the league in the estimate of their peers. Under Scher's leadership,

Redden named Appalachian League Humanitarian of the Year 

Bluefield's Parker Redden awarded for his participation in the community
August 24, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced that Bluefield's Parker Redden (Delaware) was named the Humanitarian of the Year. 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

Doughboys announced as recipient of 2022 Patriot Award

Johnson City presented with 2022 Patriot Award
August 23, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced the Johnson City Doughboys as the recipient of the 2022 Patriot Award. The Patriot Award is presented to a club for outstanding support and engagement with the United States Armed Forces and veterans, both at the ballpark and in the community. “In

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

Feltner awarded Appalachian League Player of the Year

Ridge Runners first baseman Jackson Feltner hit .347 with eight home runs and 38 RBI
August 17, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced that Bluefield's Jackson Feltner (Morehead State) was named the Player of the Year. Feltner hit .347 with eight home runs and 38 RBI in 50 games played for Bluefield this season. The Ridge Runners first baseman went 67-for-193 with nine doubles, 44

Ruh named Appalachian League Pitcher of the Year

Sock Puppets pitcher Mason Ruh finished season 6-0 with a 2.66 ERA
August 16, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced that Burlington's Mason Ruh (Northern Illinois) was named the Pitcher of the Year. Ruh went 6-0 with one save in 18 appearances (four starts) for the Sock Puppets this summer. Ruh finished the season with a 2.66 ERA and 56 strikeouts in

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 Appy League All-Star Game: Scouting notes

August 11, 2022

The 2022 Appalachian League All-Star Game, played on July 26 at Burlington Athletic Stadium in Burlington, N.C., saw the East defeat the West, 6-5, on a two-out walk-off single in the ninth inning. There were many notable performances by rising prospects in the back-and-forth contest, as 10 different pitchers touched

McCrystal, Tarbert earn final 2022 Appalachian League weekly honors

Ryan McCrystal and Roan Tarbert were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
August 8, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Burlington's Ryan McCrystal (East Carolina) and Greeneville's Roan Tarbert (East Georgia State) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week of August 1-6, respectively. McCrystal hit .550 with one home run and eight RBI in five games for the Burlington

McCrystal, Wohlgemuth earn Appalachian League monthly honors 

Ryan McCrystal and Nate Wohlgemuth were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively
August 4, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Burlington's Ryan McCrystal (East Carolina) and Bluefield's Nate Wohlgemuth (Rogers State) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Month of July, respectively. McCrystal hit .410 with three home runs and 31 RBI in 22 July games for the Burlington Sock

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

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