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  • Chop On: Bryce Ball Edition

    Chop On: Bryce Ball Edition

    If you’re trying to look into the future for one of baseball's next big stars, then look no further than in the Appalachian League for Bryce Ball. Ball, 21, was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 24th round of the 2019 MLB Draft from Dallas Baptist University. Ball hit …
  • Top 10 Appalachian League Players

    Top 10 Appalachian League Players

    Remember Wander Franco? What about Vlad Guerrero Jr.? Even Cristian Pache? They all three have one thing in common. They each passed through the Appalachian League at one point in their career. First the first time in the three-plus years I’ve spent covering the Appy League (this year being year …
  • Pulaski Yankees One-Hit Burlington

    Pulaski Yankees One-Hit Burlington

    Hey guys! Back again with an update on the Appalachian League. Had the privilege of taking in the Burlington Royals for the third time this year, and each time I’ve been highly impressed with their offense. However, if offense and scoring is your type of read then this one isn’t …
  • Star Wars Night in Pulaski

    Star Wars Night in Pulaski

    Before the season got rolling in mid-May, the Pulaski Yankees and the Danville Braves made an announcement that they are teaming up to raise funds for cancer research. After comments made by the Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager calling the Yankees a “fully-operational death star” and referring to …
  • Appy League: Royal Pain for Kingsport

    Appy League: Royal Pain for Kingsport

    Main Photo: Baseball Farm Between good pitching and timely offense, the Burlington Royals were able to fight off the enemy and protect home field with a victory over the Kingsport Mets. With their win, the Royals now hold the best record (5-2) in the Appalachian League. Monday’s game between the B-Royals …
  • Appy League: Ryder Green Lifts Pulaski Past Bluefield

    Appy League: Ryder Green Lifts Pulaski Past Bluefield

    Photo: James Gravley, Baseball Farm If you’re a fan of strikeouts, long balls, great defense, and comebacks, then Sunday’s game between the Pulaski Yankees and Bluefield Blue Jays is for you. Pulaski’s starter Leonardo Pestana was dealing from the start. He struck out five Bluefield batters in the first three innings. …
  • Appy League: Blue Jays Rout Yankees

    Appy League: Blue Jays Rout Yankees

    In their second game of the three game series, the Bluefield Blue Jays came out swinging early on and took it to the Pulaski Yankees, winning 12-5. Bluefield put up a three spot in the second inning thanks to a solo jack from Angel Camacho and a two-run oppo taco …
  • Appy League: Mets Fight Off Reds

    Appy League: Mets Fight Off Reds

    The Kingsport Mets scores 13 runs on 13 hits on their way to a 13-6 victory over the Greeneville Reds thanks to big bats from Sebastian Espino, Jaylen Palmer, Andres Regnault, and Gregory Guerrero. Espino went 1-3 with two RBI, Palmer went 2-4 with a homer and two RBI while Regnault …
  • Appy League: B-Royals Hold of BriBucs

    Appy League: B-Royals Hold of BriBucs

    Photo: James Gravley, Baseball Farm The Royals took advantage of a late mistake by the Pirates on Wednesday to squeak out a 1-0 win and move to 2-0 on the season. Driving 100 miles for a baseball game sounds rough and rightfully so whenever you get pulled over, like I …
  • Appy League: Elizabethton Walks Off

    Appy League: Elizabethton Walks Off

    Opening night of the Appalachian League was celebrated Tuesday with a walk-off by Elizabethton to win 3-2 over the Bluefield Blue Jays at Joe O’Brien Field. Eric Rivera doubled with one out in the eighth. It drove in the game-tying run Steward Berroa who had reached on a walk before stealing …