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Former Tourists Infielder, Zach Osborne, to Coach Hitters

January 29, 2020

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists coaching staff is gaining more South Atlantic League experience and championship pedigree this season. Former Tourists infielder Zach Osborne will serve as the hitting coach and join Robinson Cancel, Mark Brewer, Randy Ingle, and Kelsey Branstetter to round out Asheville's veteran leadership group for 2020. Osborne

Asheville Tourists 2019 Season Recap

Second Half Run, Individual Accomplishments,and Unforgettable Moments
September 3, 2019

ASHEVILLE- 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.The Tourists led

Tourists Earn a Victory in Must Win Game

Schmidt Paces the Pitching and Montes Puts It Away Late
September 1, 2019

ROME- 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

Season Reaches the Brink After Another Blown Lead

Tourists Squander Big Lead for the Third Time This Week
August 31, 2019

ASHEVILLE- 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,

Feltner Delivers in Big Tourists Win

Golsan Leads the Offense with Three-Hit Night
August 30, 2019

ASHEVILLE- 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.Ryan Feltner set the tone in his final start of the regular

MacIver's Two Home Runs Not Enough to Prevent Collapse

Charleston Puts Leadoff Man Aboard in Every Inning
August 29, 2019

ASHEVILLE- 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

Tourists Break All-Time Single Season Attendance Record

August 29, 2019

ASHEVILLE- 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.

Asheville Takes High Energy Game From Charleston

Decolati and Harris Each Drive in Three in the Win
August 28, 2019

ASHEVILLE- 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.Both teams were scoreless in the

Schmidt's Return Soured in the Sixth

Tourists Suffer their Biggest Blown Lead of the Season
August 27, 2019

ASHEVILLE- 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

Vavra Voted Most Valuable Player; MacIver Top Catcher

August 27, 2019

ASHEVILLE- 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.In addition to the

Big Swings From Charleston Sink Tourists

Montes Goes Deep for Asheville; Ties League Lead in RBI
August 26, 2019

ASHEVILLE- 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.Frederis Parra

Come From Behind Win Keeps Asheville in First

Tourists Erase Three-Run Deficit; Hang On to Win by One
August 25, 2019

GREENVILLE- The Asheville Tourists pulled off a come-from-behind victory over the Greenville Drive in Sunday afternoon. They had to hang on late in order to ensure one win over the three-game series against the Drive. Asheville used a pair of late Home Runs to defeat Greenville 7-6.The Tourists fell behind

Wake Up Call; Last Place Drive Pounce on Tourists

Division Lead Shrinks to One after Blowout Loss
August 23, 2019

GREENVILLE- When the Asheville Tourists and the Greenville Drive get together you can throw out the records. Asheville came into play on Friday in first place and Greenville sat in the cellar. The game result was the opposite of what one might expect, unless you are familiar with this rivalry.

Bush Outpitches Corry to Clinch Series for Asheville

Tourists Push Their Lead to Two Games with Second Shutout Win of the Series
August 22, 2019

NORTH AUGUSTA - The Asheville Tourists defeated the Augusta GreenJackets 3-0 on Thursday night to claim their three-game series against Augusta two games to one. Asheville allowed a total of one run over the three games and extended their lead in the SAL Southern division to two full games.Nick Bush

Parra Fires CG in Losing Effort at Augusta

Tourists Manage Only Two Hits in Loss
August 21, 2019

NORTH AUGUSTA- The Asheville Tourists received a spectacular starting pitching performance from Frederis Parra on Wednesday night but it was not enough in their 1-0 loss to the Augusta GreenJackets. Asheville managed only two hits and totaled four base-runners throughout the game.Parra was without a doubt the lone bright spot.

Feltner, Tourists Set the Tone with Shutout Win

Round One in Battle for First Goes to Asheville
August 20, 2019

NORTH AUGUSTA - The Asheville Tourists opened up their six-game road trip this evening with game one of a three-game series against the second place Augusta GreenJackets. Asheville held a one-game advantage entering tonight's contest and fired a 4-0 shutout to increase their lead in the SAL Southern division to

2020 SCHEDULE RELEASE: ASHEVILLE TOURISTS

August 19, 2019

ASHEVILLE- With the 2019 season of Asheville Tourists Baseball hitting the home stretch, the Tourists have officially released the 2020 baseball season schedule. Asheville plays 140 games with 70 of them coming at McCormick Field. Asheville's home Opening Day is Thursday, April 16th vs. the Columbia Fireflies   The Tourists host the

Tourists Fall to RiverDogs; Still Manage Strong Homestand

August 18, 2019

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists settled for a 5-2 record over this seven-game homestand which actually matches their last seven-game homestand. Asheville fell on Sunday afternoon to the Charleston RiverDogs by a final score of 9-5.The Tourists once again were put in an early hole. Charleston plated two runs in the

MacIver Provides the Magic at McCormick Field

Tourists Backstop Hits Walk Off Bomb to Cap Biggest Comeback Win of the Season
August 17, 2019

ASHEVILLE- This Asheville Tourists team did it again on Saturday night. They found a new way to win and it came in a come-from-behind effort. This was Asheville's 26th come-from-behind win this year but it was the first when the Tourists faced at least a four-run deficit. The way they

Offense Slams RiverDogs as Tourists Keep Rolling

Bush Delivers Dominant Outing from the Mound
August 16, 2019

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists won for the fifth time in their last six games with a statement victory over the Charleston RiverDogs. Asheville pounded their opponents to a tune of a 12-3 final score. The Tourists scored nine of their 12 runs in the first two innings and tied a

Home Field Edge Continues with Tourists Win

Asheville Runs Second Half Home Record to 19-9
August 15, 2019

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists entered Thursday night with the best home record in the South Atlantic League since the All-Star Break. Asheville improved that record with a 6-3 series opening win over the Charleston RiverDogs; their third win in four games this homestand.The Tourists jumped out to a 2-0 lead

Important Series Goes Asheville's Way

Tourists Take Finale from Braves
August 14, 2019

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists won Wednesday's rubber-match against the Rome Braves 7-3 to claim another series at McCormick Field. The victory keeps the Tourists in a tie for first place in the SAL Southern division. Asheville has dropped only one series since June 27th.The scoring began when Max George raced

Two Big Innings the Difference for Rome

Tourists Fall Behind by 11; Lose by Five
August 13, 2019

ASHEVILLE- The Rome Braves did all of their damage on Tuesday night in just two innings. Rome scored seven runs in the second inning and added six more in the sixth to build a big lead on the Asheville Tourists. The Braves held off the Tourists when Asheville attempted to

Tourists Catch Braves Napping to Open Series

Lavigne Goes Deep and MacIver Steals Home
August 12, 2019

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists defeated the Rome Braves 11-6 on Monday night to take sole possession of first place in the South Atlantic League's Southern division. The win runs Asheville's second half home record to 17-8; the best in the entire league.Asheville plated a trio of runs in the bottom

Kyle Datres Takes Home Player of the Week Award

August 12, 2019

ASHEVILLE- Earlier today the South Atlantic League announced its weekly award winners and the Asheville Tourists were once again represented. Kyle Datres , the Colorado Rockies' 12th round draft selection in 2018 out of the University of North Carolina, was named the SAL Player of the Week during the week