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Anderson, Neubeck earn Appalachian League weekly honors

Nathaniel Anderson, Anthony Neubeck named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
June 13, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Kingsport's Nathaniel Anderson (Gardner-Webb) and Johnson City's Anthony Neubeck (Missouri) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Anderson led the Appalachian League with 11 hits last week. In six games, Anderson hit .423 (11-for-26) with five doubles and

Carapellotti, Cornelius earn season's first Appalachian League weekly honors

Owen Carapellotti and Matthew Cornelius were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
June 6, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Elizabethton's Owen Carapellotti and Kingsport's Matthew Cornelius were named the season's first Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Carapellotti hit .455 (5-for-11) with three home runs and seven RBI in three games for the River Riders. He also scored five

Appalachian League games preview - June 3

June 3, 2022

Bristol State Liners (0-0) @ Princeton WhistlePigs (0-0) Game 1: 5 p.m./Game 2 to follow The State Liners and WhistlePigs were suspended with the game tied at one in the top of the sixth inning Thursday night. The two teams will resume the first game at 5 p.m. Friday. A

Appalachian League Opening Day preview

June 2, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The 2022 Appalachian League season begins tonight with a full slate of games. All five games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. The defending champion Greeneville Flyboys will begin the season on the road against the Kingsport Axmen. The 2021 runner-up Pulaski River Turtles will

Former Ridge Runners outfielder named Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist

May 25, 2022

CARY, N.C. - USA Baseball announced that former Bluefield Ridge Runners outfielder Kendal Ewell is a semifinalist for the 2022 Golden Spikes Award. The Golden Spikes Award honors the top amateur baseball player in the country. Kendal Ewell, a sophomore outfielder at Eastern Kentucky University, played in 45 games for

Appalachian League introduces new extra-innings format

Seven-inning Sundays to return
May 20, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced the addition of a "sudden death" extra-innings rule and the return of seven-inning games on Sundays. EXTRA INNINGS: Similar to the Frontier League and MLB Draft League, the Appalachian League will implement a "sudden death" extra-innings format. During the plate meeting prior

Burlington Sock Puppets to host 2022 Appalachian League All-Star Game

Two-day event will be held July 25 and July 26 at Burlington Athletic Stadium
March 22, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Burlington Sock Puppets will host the 2022 Appalachian League All-Star Game at Burlington Athletic Stadium on July 25 and July 26. The two-day event will feature a Fan Fest and Skills Competition on Monday and the All-Star Game on Tuesday. The All-Star Game will be

Appalachian League participates in MLK Week of Service 

January 29, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Appalachian League executives participated in a Week of Service, volunteering in 11 communities across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Jan. 17, 2022 marked the 27th annual MLK Day of Service. Tabbed as a “day on, not a day off” to celebrate the life and

Appalachian League celebrates 2021 charitable contributions

December 16, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced the league’s charitable outreach totaled more than $2.5 million of gift in kind and monetary donations this year. The league and its teams continued to be actively engaged in safely helping and assisting their local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The league’s

Danville alum Ozzie Albies wins Heart and Hustle Award 

November 23, 2021

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced former Danville Braves infielder Ozzie Albies as the overall winner of the 2021 Heart and Hustle Award. Albies is the first Appalachian League alum to earn this honor. This award is given to the player that best embodies the values, spirit and

Former Bluefield Jay Vladimir Guerrero Jr. wins Hank Aaron Award

November 19, 2021

Major League Baseball announced that former Bluefield infielder Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been selected as the American League winner of the 2021 Hank Aaron Award. Guerrero is the youngest player in MLB history to earn the honor. Guerrero played in 62 games for the Bluefield Blue Jays in 2016. At

Appalachian League unveils 2022 schedule

Opening Day set for June 2 with All-Star Game scheduled for July 26
November 19, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Appalachian League announced the schedule for the 2022 season. Opening Day is set for Thursday, June 2, for all 10 clubs ,featuring home series in Danville, Johnson City, Kingsport, Princeton and Pulaski. The Opening Day matchups for the Appalachian League are as follows: - Bluefield

Appalachian League alums earn MLB awards

November 17, 2021

Seven former Appalachian League players were among Major League Baseball's award winners this year, including the American League Hank Aaron Award winner and the NLCS MVP. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - AL Hank Aaron Award, Silver Slugger Guerrero Jr. hit .271 with eight home runs and 46 RBI in 62 games

Appalachian League announces new hires 

November 17, 2021

The Appalachian League has announced the additions of Casey Fahy and Frank La Sala to the front office staff. Casey Fahy joins the Appy League as the director of baseball development. He will oversee the player identification and recruitment process, manage the hiring process for all managers and coaches and

Appalachian League announces 2021 executive awards

Greeneville general manager Kat Foster named Executive of the Year
August 20, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League today announced its end-of-year awards for the 2021 season. Executive of the Year—Kat Foster, Greeneville Flyboys Kat Foster, general manager of the Greeneville Flyboys, has been named the 2021 Appalachian League Executive of the Year. The award is presented to the one executive

Flyboys walk-off to win 2021 Appy League Championship

Williams’ walk-off double lifts Greeneville past Pulaski, 9-8
August 9, 2022

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Chris Williams hit a walk-off, two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead Greeneville past Pulaski, 9-8, in the 2021 Appalachian League Championship Game on Monday night at Pioneer Park in Greeneville, Tenn. The Flyboys close out the 2021 season with a 34-16-1 record,

Crist, Trembley to manage Appy League All-Star teams

Pulaski’s Clark Crist to lead East Team; Bristol’s Dave Trembley to manage the West Team
July 9, 2022

The Appalachian League announced today that Pulaski’s Clark Crist and Bristol’s Dave Trembley will manage the East and West teams for the Appalachian League All-Star Game, respectively. The inaugural All-Star Game is set to take place Tuesday, July 27, at Calfee Park in Pulaski, Virginia. The managers will be joined

Feltner, Taylor earn Appalachian League weekly honors

Jackson Feltner, Riley Taylor named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
June 20, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Bluefield's Jackson Feltner (Morehead State) and Greeneville's Riley Taylor (Oklahoma State) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week of June 13-19, respectively. Feltner hit .458 (11-for-24) with two home runs, two doubles, and 11 RBI in six games played

Tony Neubeck named Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week

June 13, 2022

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- The Appalachian League announced Tony Neubeck as the league’s Pitcher of the Week. Neubeck made one start, throwing five innings, striking out 13 hitters, with no walks while allowing just two runs in a no-decision against Elizabethton last Tuesday. Neubeck comes from Missouri, where he threw

Former Greeneville Red named NL Rookie of the Year 

November 16, 2021

The Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Monday that former Greeneville Reds infielder Jonathan India has been named the 2021 National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year. India appeared in 14 games for the Greeneville Reds in 2018. The fifth overall pick in 2018 hit .261 (12-for-46) with three

Graham, Reed earn season's final Appalachian League weekly honors

Deric Graham and Lucas Reed were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
August 9, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Appalachian League announced that Elizabethton’s Deric Graham and Pulaski’s Lucas Reed were named the season’s final Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Graham batted .583 (7-for-12) with a pair of home runs in four games this week to lead Elizabethton’s offensive attack. The catcher

2021 All-Appalachian League Team, award winners announced

Marcus Brown and Bryce Mayer named Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively
August 4, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Appalachian League announced its 2021 All-Appalachian League Team prior to the completion of its inaugural season as a collegiate summer league as part of the MLB and USA Baseball Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP). The honorees were nominated and voted on by the league’s managers and

Rice and Dyball earn Appy League monthly honors

Pulaski’s Garrett Rice and Princeton’s Tyler Dyball were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively
August 3, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Appalachian League announced that Pulaski’s Garrett Rice and Princeton’s Tyler Dyball were named July Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively. In 20 games for the River Turtles, Rice batted .347 (26-for-75) while posting a .456 on-base percentage and slugging .667. Of his 26 hits,

Kight, Peddycord earn weekly honors

Tate Kight and Sam Peddycord were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
August 2, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Appalachian League announced that Bristol's Tate Kight and Greeneville's Sam Peddycord were named Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Kight hit .455 (10-for-22) in six games this week to lead Bristol at the plate. The Homerville, Ga., native collected at least one hit in

Power on display in inaugural Appy League All-Star Game presented by Pennzoil

West wins tiebreaking home run derby to secure All-Star victory
July 27, 2021

PULASKI, Va. – Dylan Rogers (Princeton) blasted a three-run homer in the first inning – the first of the game’s six total homers ­– as the East and West All-Stars played to a 6-6 tie in the 2021 Appalachian League All-Star Game presented by Pennzoil at Calfee Park in Pulaski,