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Bristol Pirates 2020 Field Staff Announced

February 5, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the 2020 field staff for the Bristol Pirates, with Stephen Morales set to lead the way as Bristol's fifth manager since becoming an affiliate of Pittsburgh in 2014.Morales was drafted as a catcher by the Florida Marlins in the 23rd round of the 1996 MLB

Bristol Pirates receive 2019 Appalachian League Community Service Award

September 9, 2019

The Appalachian League announced on Monday afternoon that the Bristol Pirates are the recipient of the league's annual Community Service Award.The award is presented annually to the team that, "demonstrates an outstanding, ongoing commitment to charitable service, support and leadership within their local community and within the baseball industry". This

Bristol Pirates end season with 7-5 loss in Appy League semifinals

September 2, 2019

The Bristol Pirates' 2019 season came to a close on Sunday evening, as the Pirates were defeated 7-5 by Johnson City in Game 3 of the Appalachian League semifinals.The Cardinals scored the first runs of the night in the bottom of the fourth inning when first baseman Chandler Redmond hit

Pirates fall in Game 2 of Appy League semifinals 7-4

September 1, 2019

The Bristol Pirates dropped the second game of the Appalachian League semifinals 7-4 to the Johnson City Cardinals to force a deciding Game 3 on Sunday evening.A two-out single by Cardinals designated hitter Todd Lott put Johnson City ahead 2-0 in the bottom of the first, but the Pirates would

Eighth inning rally leads Pirates to 5-4 victory in Game 1 of Appy League playoffs

August 31, 2019

A three-run rally in the eighth inning propelled the Bristol Pirates to a 5-4 victory in Game 1 of the Appalachian League semifinals against the Johnson City Cardinals.Seventeen years after Bristol White Sox shortstop Pedro Lopez's championship-winning walk-off single, right fielder Daniel Rivero recorded Bristol's first postseason hit since 2002

DROUGHT OVER: The Pirates are in the playoffs

August 29, 2019

For the first time since 2002, the Bristol Pirates are heading to the Appalachian League playoffs after a 4-2 victory over the Danville Braves in the season finale.The Pirates finish with a 34-33 record for their first winning season since 2008, as they end the year in second place in

Pirates fall 5-4 to Braves to force "must-win" scenario on Wednesday

August 28, 2019

A late rally fell short for the Bristol Pirates on Tuesday night, as they fell 5-4 to the Danville Braves in the second-to-last game of the regular season.With the loss, the Pirates are now tied with the Elizabethton Twins for third place in the Appalachian League West Division, and they

"Ruff" sixth inning costs Pirates in 3-1 loss on Bark in the Park Night

August 26, 2019

The Bristol Pirates dropped into second place in the Appalachian League West Division on Monday night with a 3-1 loss in the series opener against the Danville Braves.The Kingsport Mets moved into first place with the Pirates' loss, as Bristol sits 1/2 game behind the Mets and 1/2 game ahead

Bissonette bunts Bristol to first place in Appy West Division

August 26, 2019

The Bristol Pirates moved into sole possession of first place in the Appalachian League West Division with a 10-8 victory over the Johnson City Cardinals on Sunday night.The Pirates now hold a 1/2 game lead over the Cardinals and the Mets who are tied for second place and they hold

Mendoza, Roth lead the way in 5-4 victory at Johnson City

August 24, 2019

Starter Dante Mendoza tossed five scoreless innings on Saturday night as the Bristol Pirates rallied late in the game to defeat the Johnson City Cardinals 5-4.At the conclusion of Saturday's games, the Pirates remain in second place in the Appalachian League West Division and sit 1/2 game behind the Cardinals.

Snider's first homer not enough in 2-1 loss at Johnson City

August 23, 2019

Despite a leadoff home run to start the evening, the Bristol Pirates dropped the series opener 2-1 to the Johnson City Cardinals on Friday night.Left fielder Jake Snider drove the second pitch of the game over the left field fence for his first career home run to give the Pirates

Thomas earns first win to lead Pirates to series split

August 22, 2019

Tahnaj Thomas threw six innings of one-run ball on Thursday night for his first career win as he led the Bristol Pirates in a 2-1 victory over the Pulaski Yankees.The Pirates scored first on a two-out home run by designated hitter Jesus Valdez, but the Yankees tied the game in

Pirates fall in series opener with Pulaski, remain in second place in Appy West

August 21, 2019

A late rally by the Bristol Pirates would tie the game in the seventh, but the Pulaski Yankees would score four runs over the final two innings to defeat the Pirates 6-2 on Wednesday night.The Yankees scored the first run of the night on a sacrifice fly in the first

Florez dominates Bluefield in 10-0 finale win

August 20, 2019

A career-best outing by starter Santiago Florez helped lead the way for the Bristol Pirates in a 10-0 series-finale victory against the Bluefield Blue Jays on Tuesday night.The Pirates moved above .500 for the season after Tuesday's victory, as they own a winning record for the first time since July

Abernathy's fifth save keeps Pirates in second place in Appy West division

August 20, 2019

The Bristol Pirates staved off a late comeback attempt by Bluefield on Monday night, as they evened up the series with a 6-5 victory over the Blue Jays.One night after getting a two-out game-tying hit, first baseman Matt Morrow drove in the first run of the evening on a two-out

Pirates drop opener in Bluefield on walk-off single

August 18, 2019

Despite a late rally that tied the game in the eighth inning, the Bristol Pirates dropped their series opener with the Bluefield Blue Jays in a walk-off 4-3 defeat.The Pirates jumped ahead early on a two-run single by center fielder Daniel Rivero in the second inning, but a three-run outburst

Pirates take sole possession of second place with 7-2 victory

August 17, 2019

Bristol Pirates starter Jose Maldonado fired five shutout innings on Saturday night to lead the Pirates in a 7-2 series-finale victory over the Princeton Rays.With the Elizabethton Twins loss to the Danville Braves on Saturday, the Pirates now sit in sole possession of second place in the Appalachian League West

Rivero, Troutman help lead Pirates to second-place tie on Friday night

August 17, 2019

The Bristol Pirates moved into a tie for second place in the Appalachian League West Division with an 8-3 victory over the Princeton Rays on Friday night.With a loss by Elizabethton on Friday, the Pirates are now tied with the Twins for second place in the division and they hold

Pirates drop opener with Rays in extras

August 16, 2019

The Bristol Pirates rallied to tie the game after a five-run deficit on Thursday night, but a passed ball proved the difference in a 7-6 loss to the Princeton Rays.Designated hitter Jesus Valdez drove in the first run for the Pirates on a single to center in the first inning,

Shackelford's near-cycle not enough in series finale with Bluefield

August 14, 2019

The Bristol Pirates closed out their home stand with a loss on Tuesday night, as they dropped the series finale with the Bluefield Blue Jays 7-5.Designated hitter Aaron Shackelford hit his seventh home run of the season to put the Pirates up 2-0 in the bottom of the first, but

Pirates move to one game out of first in 6-4 win Monday

August 12, 2019

The Bristol Pirates moved to one game out of first place on Monday night with a 6-4 victory over the Bluefield Blue Jays.The win moves the Pirates up to a .500 record, making it the latest in a season Bristol holds a .500 record since they were 25-25 on August

Valdez leads Pirates for second straight night in 14-5 victory

August 12, 2019

Third baseman Jesus Valdez led the way for the Bristol Pirates for the second night in a row, as the Pirates defeated the Bluefield Blue Jays 14-5 in the series opener on Sunday.Valdez put the first runs of the night on the board with one out in the first, when

Acuna, Rivero, Valdez lead Pirates in 19-5 finale blowout

August 11, 2019

Three batters combined to drive in 12 runs on Saturday night, as the Bristol Pirates took the series finale with the Kingsport Mets in a 19-5 victory.It was the highest scoring game for Bristol since July 1, 2010 when the then-Bristol White Sox defeated the then-Greeneville Astros 21-0. Saturday's victory

Six-run inning sinks Pirates on Friday night

August 9, 2019

A six-run outburst in the eighth inning proved costly for the Bristol Pirates on Friday night, as they fell 8-6 to the Kingsport Mets.The Pirates took a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning on an RBI double by catcher Eli Wilson and an RBI single by right fielder Daniel Rivero.