Asheville Tourists 2019 Season Recap

Second Half Run, Individual Accomplishments,and Unforgettable Moments

By Doug Maurer | September 3, 2019 4:02 PM ET

The 2019 season of Asheville Tourists baseball is officially in the books but the memories created by this year's team will certainly be remembered. Asheville finished the season 68-72 and missed out on the post-season by only two games after a 39-31 stretch in the second half.

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Tourists Earn a Victory in Must Win Game

Schmidt Paces the Pitching and Montes Puts It Away Late

By Doug Maurer | September 1, 2019 5:11 PM ET

The Asheville Tourists defeated the Rome Braves 7-2 on Sunday afternoon in a must win matchup. Asheville entered the day two back of first place with two to play and the Tourists took care of business. The game was much closer than the final score indicates but a four-run top of the ninth gave Asheville the breathing room they were looking for.

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Season Reaches the Brink After Another Blown Lead

Tourists Squander Big Lead for the Third Time This Week

By Doug Maurer | September 1, 2019 12:06 AM ET

The Asheville Tourists have now suffered their three largest blown leads to lose a game this season in a five-day stretch. Asheville let a 4-0 lead get away from them and fell to the Rome Braves by a final score of 8-4. Just like in the previous two losses, the lead evaporated in one inning.

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Feltner Delivers in Big Tourists Win

Golsan Leads the Offense with Three-Hit Night

By Doug Maurer | August 30, 2019 11:35 PM ET

The Asheville Tourists picked up an impressive road win on Friday night to stay within a game of first place in the SAL Southern division. Asheville's 4-1 victory over the Rome Braves eliminated the Braves from playoff contention.

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MacIver's Two Home Runs Not Enough to Prevent Collapse

Charleston Puts Leadoff Man Aboard in Every Inning

By Doug Maurer | August 29, 2019 11:04 PM ET

The Asheville Tourists took a big lead early and the Charleston RiverDogs exploded to win comfortably. It sounds familiar because it is what happened 48 hours ago. The chapters were different but the ending was the same. Asheville suffered their second biggest blown lead of the season to lose 10-6 on Thursday. Their biggest blown lead was on Tuesday.

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Tourists Break All-Time Single Season Attendance Record

By Doug Maurer | August 29, 2019 9:50 PM ET

The 2019 season of Asheville Tourists baseball will go down in the record books. The Asheville Tourists organization broke the single season attendance record this year. McCormick Field welcomed 187,718 fans through the gates which broke the previous record of 184,019 set in 2017.

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Asheville Takes High Energy Game From Charleston

Decolati and Harris Each Drive in Three in the Win

By Doug Maurer | August 28, 2019 11:17 PM ET

Emotions were at an all-time high on Wednesday night with the Asheville Tourists fighting to stay in first place and the Charleston RiverDogs fighting for their playoff lives. The Tourists came out on top 8-5 and snapped a three-game home skid in the process.

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Schmidt's Return Soured in the Sixth

Tourists Suffer their Biggest Blown Lead of the Season

By Doug Maurer | August 27, 2019 11:13 PM ET

Everything seemed to be going right for the Tourists on Tuesday night. Their ace from earlier in the season, Colten Schmidt, was back; the offense jumped out to a hot start; the team was playing inspired baseball, and then it all came off the rails. Asheville blew a 5-0 lead to the Charleston RiverDogs and ended up losing 11-5.

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Vavra Voted Most Valuable Player; MacIver Top Catcher

Tourists Player Wins MVP for the Third Time in Four years

By Doug Maurer | August 27, 2019 10:35 AM ET

The South Atlantic League announced its End-of-the-Year All-Star Team this morning and two members of the Asheville Tourists, Terrin Vavra and Willie MacIver, were named the best in the league at their respective positions. Vavra was also named the South Atlantic League's Most Valuable Player.

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Big Swings From Charleston Sink Tourists

Montes Goes Deep for Asheville; Ties League Lead in RBI

By Doug Maurer | August 26, 2019 10:34 PM ET

The Asheville Tourists fell to the Charleston RiverDogs on Monday evening 6-2 to open up their final homestand of the 2019 regular season. The RiverDogs used a pair of Home Runs to build a 5-0 lead and the Tourists could not mount enough offense to overcome the deficit.

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