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Asheville Plates 13 in Third Straight Victory

McKenna and Nova Each Hit First Home Run of the Season
May 7, 2021

ASHEVILLE- The bats remained hot for the Asheville Tourists on Friday night. Following an 11-run showing Thursday, the Tourists upped their output to 13 runs Friday en route to a third straight win over the Brooklyn Cyclones. At one point Asheville led 13-3 before settling for a 13-7 final.

Santana Flips Tourists to 11-4 Win

Tourists Infielder Blasts Two Home Runs; Drives in Five
May 6, 2021

ASHEVILLE- Luis Santana had himself a night on Thursday. The Asheville Tourists second-baseman went 3-for-5 with a pair of Home Runs, a double, three runs scored, and five runs batted in. Santana had plenty of assistance from his teammates as the Tourists made it two in a row over the

Bullpen Helps Lead Tourists to Their First Win

Relievers Combine to Throw Eight Innings in 6-1 Victory
May 5, 2021

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists earned their first win of the 2021 season on Wednesday night with a 6-1 victory over the Brooklyn Cyclones. Asheville’s bullpen carried a majority of the load when starting pitcher Cole McDonald left the game in the second inning with an injury.

Tourists Drop Opener as Baseball Returns to McCormick Field

Brooklyn Spoils Opening Day with 8-2 Win over Asheville
May 4, 2021

ASHEVILLE- Opening Day in 2021 was anticipated by fans, players, and coaches for a long time. Tonight was the first game at McCormick Field in almost 20 months and the start of a brand new season. Asheville played host to the Brooklyn Cyclones in game one of a six game

Asheville Tourists 2021 Opening Day Roster Set

Astros Select 29 Players to Represent Asheville's Move to High-A
April 30, 2021

ASHEVILLE- After 20 months without baseball in Asheville, the Houston Astros have assigned 29 players to represent the Tourists as baseball returns to McCormick Field in 2021. The Opening Day roster features top prospects, depth, and an upgrade in talent that Tourists fans are accustomed to, thanks to Asheville’s jump

Tourists are Hiring; McCormick Field Hosting Two More Job Fairs

Job Fairs Scheduled for Tuesday, April 6 and Saturday, April 10
April 2, 2021

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists are hosting two more seasonal employment Job Fairs for those interested in working at the ballpark. The two Job Fairs are scheduled for Tuesday, April 6 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm and Saturday, April 10 from 9:00am - 11:00am.

Nate Shaver Named New Tourists Manager

Asheville's Coaching Staff Announced by Astros
March 29, 2021

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists 2021 coaching staff was announced by the Houston Astros Player Development Department today. Leading the way, in his first season as Manager of the Tourists and third as the High-A Manager for the Astros, is Nate Shaver. Joining Nate on the Tourists staff this season is

2021 Asheville Tourists Schedule Release

Asheville Scheduled to Play 120 Games in 2021
February 18, 2021

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists Baseball Club has officially released its 2021 schedule. The Tourists will play 120 games; 60 at McCormick Field and 60 on the road. Opening Day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4 with a home contest against the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Tourists Sign Player Development League License with Astros

Partnership Official Through the Year 2030
February 12, 2021

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists have officially accepted their invitation to become the new Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Houston Astros. The Tourists signed a Player Development League License with the Astros that ensures the Tourists will be an integral part of the Houston Astros player development system through the year

Tourists Receive Affiliation Invite from Houston Astros

Asheville Would Move Up a Level to Advanced Class A
December 9, 2020

ASHEVILLE - The Houston Astros have invited the Asheville Tourists franchise to be their Advanced Class A affiliate for the 2021 season and beyond.

Minor League Baseball Statement

March 12, 2020

Minor League Baseball (MiLB) issued the following statement today:

National Anthem Auditions Postponed

March 9, 2020

ASHEVILLE - Nation Anthem auditions have been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

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.