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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

WhistlePigs announce Jeff Carter as new manager

Hitting coach asked to lead team in 2022
March 1, 2022

PRINCETON, W.Va. -- The Princeton WhistlePigs announced that Jeff Carter will take over as manager for the 2022 season. “We anticipated some changes in our coaching staff prior to the season starting and that is why Jeff was in place as our hitting coach at the time,” explained Princeton WhistlePigs

Princeton WhistlePigs announce 2022 roster

Team returning one player from last season
February 25, 2022

PRINCETON, W. Va. — Summer is getting close and so is WhistlePigs baseball as the Princeton WhistlePigs would like to welcome their players for the 2022 season. The WhistlePigs finished one game out of first place in the eastern division in their inaugural season. Hopes are even higher for this

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 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

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

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

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,

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,

Rosters announced for Appy League All-Star Game presented by Pennzoil

The inaugural event is scheduled for 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 27, in Pulaski, Va.
July 19, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced today the rosters for the inaugural Appy League All-Star Game presented by Pennzoil. The rosters feature 46 of the league’s top players from the East and West Divisions, as nominated and voted on by the league’s managers. The 2021 Appy League All-Star

Princeton Rays alum, No. 1 overall prospect Wander Franco makes MLB debut

June 24, 2021

Former Princeton Ray and Major League Baseball’s top-ranked prospect Wander Franco is a Big Leaguer. Franco, who made his professional debut as a 17-year old with Princeton in 2018, made his Major League debut Tuesday night in Tampa Bay. He started at third base and batted second, cranking a three-run

Judge, Morris named Appy League Pitcher and Player of the Week

Danville’s Tyler Judge and Princeton’s Tre Morris earned the league’s weekly honors
July 19, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced today that Danville’s Tyler Judge was named Appy League Pitcher of the Week while Princeton’s Tre Morris earned Player of the Week honors. In two starts for the Otterbots, Judge finished the week with a 1.80 ERA, giving up just two earned

Blanchard, Rogers earn weekly honors

Beau Blanchard and Dylan Rogers were named Appy League Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively
July 12, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Appalachian League announced today that Princeton’s Beau Blanchard and Dylan Rogers earned Pitcher and Player of the Week awards, respectively. Blanchard threw five scoreless innings in Princeton’s 7-3 win over Bristol on Sunday. The right-hander allowed just one hit in the appearance, striking out eight