Bristol's Tyler Brooks named PBATS 2018 Appalachian League Athletic Trainer of the Year

September 12, 2018 10:55 AM ET

REDINGTON SHORES, Fla. - Tyler Brooks of the Bristol Pirates has been selected as the 2018 Appalachian League Athletic Trainer of the Year, as announced by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) and the Appalachian League Wednesday.

The Appalachian League is a Rookie (Advance) league in Minor League Baseball that consists of 10 teams across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The league was established in 1911, and the modern Appalachian League began play in 1957. For more information about the Appalachian League, please visit appyleague.com or follow the league on Twitter (@AppyLeague). This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Pulaski Yankees earn top Sports Turf ranking in Appalachian League

2018 rankings revealed for Advanced-Rookie League

September 10, 2018 9:10 AM ET

REDINGTON SHORES, Fla. - The Appalachian League today announced the Pulaski Yankees have earned the top sports turf ranking in the Advanced-Rookie League for the 2018 season. The rankings are based on data gathered and compiled by the Sports Turf Managers Association.

The Appalachian League is a Rookie (Advance) league in Minor League Baseball that consists of 10 teams across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The league was established in 1911, and the modern Appalachian League began play in 1957. For more information about the Appalachian League, please visit appyleague.com or follow the league on Twitter (@AppyLeague). This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Appalachian League announces 2018 award winners

September 7, 2018 9:54 AM ET

REDINGTON SHORES, Fla. - Appalachian League President Lee Landers today announced the recipients of the league's annual awards, voted on by the general managers of each club in the Advanced Rookie league. Five of the league's nine awards include a nomination for Minor League Baseball national awards to be presented at the 2018 Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas in December.

The Appalachian League is a Rookie (Advance) league in Minor League Baseball that consists of 10 teams across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The league was established in 1911, and the modern Appalachian League began play in 1957. For more information about the Appalachian League, please visit appyleague.com or follow the league on Twitter (@AppyLeague). This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Cardinals' Leandro Cedeno named Appy League Player of the Month

By Betsy Haugh | September 6, 2018 2:21 PM ET

REDINGTON SHORES, Fla. - Minor League Baseball today announced Johnson City Cardinal Leandro Cedeno as the August 2018 Appalachian League Player of the Month. The Redbirds' rookie posted a .337 batting average for the month, playing in 30 games.

The Appalachian League is a Rookie (Advance) league in Minor League Baseball that consists of 10 teams across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The league was established in 1911, and the modern Appalachian League began play in 1957. For more information about the Appalachian League, please visit appyleague.com or follow the league on Twitter (@AppyLeague). This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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E-Twins go back-to-back, win 12th title

No. 14 prospect Celestino collects two hits, decisive RBI

Elizabethton celebrates its 12th Appy League title since its inception in 1974, the most by any team in that span. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Gerard Gilberto | September 5, 2018 11:40 PM ET

Twins No. 14 prospect Gilberto Celestino collected two hits, including a go-ahead double, to propel Elizabethton to its 12th Appalachian League championship with a 2-1 win over Princeton.

Gerard Gilberto is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @GerardGilberto4. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Williams powers E-Twins to Game 1 win

Appy League home run champ goes deep, singles in Finals

Chris Williams led the Appalachian League with 15 homers and ranked fourth with 51 RBIs this season. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Gerard Gilberto | September 4, 2018 10:54 PM ET

Twins prospect Chris Williams had two hits, including a two-run homer, to propel Elizabethton to a 7-4 victory over Princeton in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Appalachian League Championship Series.

Gerard Gilberto is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @GerardGilberto4. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Mets' Romero, Blue Jays' Perez named August 27 - September 3 Players of the Week

By Betsy Haugh | September 4, 2018 2:40 PM ET

REDINGTON SHORES, Fla. - Kingsport Mets' outfielder Yoel Romero and Bluefield Blue Jays pitcher Nathanael Perez have been named Appalachian League Players of the Week for August 27- September 3, as announced by Minor League Baseball Tuesday.

The Appalachian League is a Rookie (Advance) league in Minor League Baseball that consists of 10 teams across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The league was established in 1911, and the modern Appalachian League began play in 1957. For more information about the Appalachian League, please visit appyleague.com or follow the league on Twitter (@AppyLeague). This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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P-Rays rally, head to Appy League Finals

Princeton topples Bluefield late, will meet Elizabethton for crown

Osmy Gregorio collected two hits and drove in two runs in the clinching game for Princeton. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Vincent Lara-Cinisomo | September 2, 2018 9:47 PM ET

Rookie-level Princeton scored twice in the eighth inning to defeat Bluefield and head to a Championship Series matchup with Elizabethton.

Vince Lara-Cinisomo is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @vincelara. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Rays, Twins to meet in Appalachian League Championship Series

By Betsy Haugh | September 2, 2018 9:24 PM ET

REDINGTON SHORES, Fla. - The Princeton Rays and Elizabethton Twins will meet in the 2018 Appalachian League Championship Series. After an off day Monday, the best-of-three series will begin in Princeton on Tuesday with a 7pm first pitch. Elizabethton will host game two on Wednesday night and game three, if necessary, on Thursday.

The Appalachian League is a Rookie (Advance) league in Minor League Baseball that consists of 10 teams across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The league was established in 1911, and the modern Appalachian League began play in 1957. For more information about the Appalachian League, please visit appyleague.com or follow the league on Twitter (@AppyLeague). This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Franco, Liberatore keep P-Rays alive

Top prospects lead charge in Appy League semifinals

Matthew Liberatore, out of Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, Arizona, was the 16th overall pick in June's Draft. (Cliff Welch/MiLB.com)

By Chris Bumbaca | September 1, 2018 11:10 PM ET

Matthew Liberatore delivered 4 1/3 scoreless innings and fellow Rays prospect Wander Franco went 4-for-5 as Princeton beat Bluefield, 7-3, in Game 2 of the best-of-3 Appalachian League semifinals.

Chris Bumbaca is a contributor for MiLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter @BOOMbaca. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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