Around the Appy League: June 9th Edition

By Betsy Haugh | June 8, 2017 9:10 PM

Catch up on all the news and notes from the Appalachian League for the week ending June 9th! Follow @AppyLeague on Twitter for more updates and information from all ten Appalachian League teams.

Bristol teamed up with its parent club, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Pirates Charities to support the Bristol Challenger League, which helps give children with special needs a chance to play baseball.

Tweet from @BriBucs: Thanks @Pirates Charities for teaming up with us to support @BrivaLLbaseball challenger league! #GoBucs #BristolBSB

Tweet from @news5wcyb: The league, which gives kids with special needs a chance to play baseball, will continue and grow with this money.


Burlington hosted a Single-A baseball game for the first time since 1964 with a South Atlantaic League matchup between the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Miami Marlins) and the Hagerstown Suns (Washington Nationals). 

Tweet from @BRoyalsKC: Single-A Baseball will be back in Burlington tomorrow for the first time since 1964!


The Danville Braves announced the dates for their 2017 youth baseball camp, to be held July 17-19.

Tweet from @DanvilleBraves: The #DBraves 2017 Youth Baseball Camp will be held July 17-19 at Legion Field! Registration & more information:


 The Johnson City Cardinals hosted Challenger League games and also announced an upcoming job fair.

Tweet from @JC_Cardinals: We had a great time hosting the Challenger League of JC out for some ������! #GivingBack

Tweet from @JC_Cardinals: JOB FAIR��Tuesday, June 13��TVA Credit Union Ballpark���5pm - 6pmLooking for #Concessions, #Stats, #Ushers!


Princeton announced that its Junior Rays kids club is now accepting applications.

Tweet from @PrincetonRays: CALLING ALL KIDS!!! The Junior Rays is now accepting applicationsCome by tomorrow June 8, 2017 from 5:00-6:30 to pick-up an application


The Pulaski Yankees celebrated PLAY BALL weekend - an MLB and MiLB initiative - and also announced a bobblehead giveaway of Blake Rutherford, the New York Yankees' first round pick in last year's MLB Draft.

Tweet from @pulaskiyanks: @pulaskiyanks are excited to celebrate #PlayBall Weekend while hosting the PCMSBA tournament here at Calfee Park.

Tweet from @pulaskiyanks: First 500 fans at #throwbackthursday game August 24th - will receive a Blake Rutherford bobblehead! #blakerutherford #milb @ChasRiverDogs 

More about PLAY BALL: 

Tweet from @AppyLeague: Teams across @MiLB and @MLB are celebrating #PlayBall Weekend this weekend! Read more about PLAY BALL: Tweet from @AppyLeague: The @pulaskiyanks are the first #AppyLeague team to host a #PlayBall initiative. Others will do so thru the weekend of July 8-9.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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