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 Woodies Quack the Hillcats

May 15, 2022

5/15/22 Game Recap by: Jackson Pass Woodies pitcher Winston Santos was called on to start the game and started off strong with two strikeouts to the first two batters in the top of the first, ending the inning with another strikeout on the last batter, after giving up two singles.

Tensions Flare in Kinston

May 14, 2022

5/14/22 Game Recap by: Jackson Pass Mitch Bratt started on the mound for the Woodies tonight in game five of the six game series between the Lynchburg Hillcats and the Down East Wood Ducks. The Hillcats threatened early with a walk and single allowed two on, where a wild pitch

Lynchburg Wins in Ten

May 14, 2022

5/13/22 Game Recap by: Jackson Pass Woodies were first on the board tonight with a solo shot to right field by Jose Rodriguez in the bottom of the first. The Lynchburg Hillcats quickly scratched back putting three runs on the board in the bottom half of the inning against Woodies

Hillcats Hit

May 13, 2022

5/12/22 Game Recap by: Jackson Pass After an hour rain delay tonight's game was underway with the Lynchburg Hillcats playing the Down East Wood Ducks in the third game of the series. The Hillcats started off hot by putting two runs on the board by the way of a triple

Hillcats Starter Stuns Woodies

May 12, 2022

5/11/22 Game Recap by: Jackson Pass The heat throwing right hander Emiliano Teodo started on the mound for the Wood Ducks tonight, allowing one hit and racking up his first strikeout of the night on the opening batter. On the other side Rodney Boone struckout two Woodies batters in the

Late Inning Rally

May 11, 2022

5/10/22 Game Recap by: Jackson Pass Gavin Collyer on the bump tonight for the Wood Ducks, came into the game with a 5.14 ERA. Collyer started dealing by striking out the first batter and retiring the first three Lynchburg Hillcats batters of the night. The Hillcats started Franco Aleman on

Yosy Galan named Carolina League Player of the Week

May 10, 2022

Kinston, N.C. – The Down East Wood Ducks, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball, are thrilled to announce that outfielder Yosy Galanhas been named the Low-A East Player of the Week for the week of May 2 – 8. Galan is the first Wood Ducks position player to earn Player

Mudcats Win in Extras

May 1, 2022

5/1/22 Game Recap by: Jackson Pass Winston Santos started on the bump for the Woodies, in the ealy 1:00pm Sunday game. Santos gave up one hit to Jeferson Quero, moving Hendry Mendez to third, where they were left stranded on a Santos strikeout to end the inning. The Mudcats starter,

Benches Clear Once Again in Kinston

April 30, 2022

4/30/22 Game Recap by: Jackson Pass Mitch Bratt pitching for the Woodies tonight, fresh off the plane from out west in Arizona makes his debut. Bratt starts off strong, striking out the first three Mudcats batters. On the opposite end, Alexander Cornielle, pitching for the Mudcats, allowed one hit to

 Monster Mudcats Innings

April 29, 2022

4/28/22 Game Recap by: Jackson Pass In game one of the night, the resumption of Tuesday night's rainout, after 8 pitches and the conclusion of the top of the first, we are back underway. The Woodies started the game off getting one on with a walk but could not get

Wood Ducks Run Wild

April 28, 2022

4/28/22 Game Recap by: Jackson Pass Jose Corniell on the bump tonight for the Wood Ducks, as the Mudcats threatened in the first with a runner on second and a single up the middle by Eduardo Garcia sends the ball out to center fielder, Daniel Mateo, who threw a pretty

Woodies Lose in a Close One to the Mudcats

April 27, 2022

4/27/22 Game Recap by: Jackson Pass The starting pitcher for the Woodies on Education Day at Grainger Stadium was Emiliano Teodo. Teodo started the game well, striking out two Mudcats batters in the first, and had excellent defense behind him, as Maximo Acosta made a diving play to take away

Woodies Walk It Off 

April 17, 2022

4/16/2022 by: Jackson Pass Tonight was a Saturday night doubleheader starting at 4:00pm in the afternoon, drawing in 2743 people, for the first jersey giveaway of the season. In game one, Kannapolis got off to a quick start, scoring on a wild pitch from third, after a double by the

Woodies Win to Kick Off Easter Weekend

April 16, 2022

4/15/2022 by: Jackson Pass The Woodies tie the series up with the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers after the Wood Ducks pitching staff leads them to victory in a 3-1 win. Josh Stephan got the start this Friday night and retired the first eight Cannon Ballers he faced, ascending to only ten

Kannapolis Strikes Back Against Woodies

April 14, 2022

04/14/2022 by: Jackson Pass The Kannapolis bats from two nights ago returned to Grainger Stadium as the Cannon Ballers recorded 12 hits in the win versus Down East. The Cannon Ballers tallied up two singles with two outs in the first, but were unable to capitalize, leaving runners on first

Wood Ducks Pitching Dominates 

April 14, 2022

4/13/22 Written by: Jackson Pass Wood Ducks cruise to their first win of the season with spectacular pitching, under Steve Mintz, who earned his first win as a manager in minor league baseball. The Woodies started off hot with Emiliano Teodo throwing a one, two, three inning in the top

Woodies Fall in Home Opener

April 13, 2022

The Woodies battled the Cannon Ballers in their home opener, falling 7-2. It was an early pitching duel between Simas of the Cannon Ballers and Collyer of the Wood Ducks, as the Woodies scored first with Osuna reaching base on a single, advancing to second on a balk, stealing third

2022 Opening Day Roster

April 8, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] Tuesday, April 8th, 2022 Kinston, N.C. – The Down East Wood Ducks, today announced their Opening Day 2022 roster. The group that will kick-off the Wood Ducks fifth season is packed with young talent, including 1 top 30 Texas Rangers’ prospect. Fans will also see

2022 Wood Ducks Break Camp Roster

March 30, 2022

Kinston, N.C. – The Texas Rangers released the break camp roster that will be arriving in Kinston to start the season. The initial 31-man roster includes 17 pitchers (4 left handers), 3 catchers, 6 infielders, and 5 outfielders. One of the Ranger’s top thirty prospects is on the Wood Ducks

Wood Ducks to Host High School Girls Soccer Game at Grainger Stadium

Arendell Parrott Academy Patriots vs. North Lenoir Hawks
March 11, 2022

Kinston, N.C. – The Down East Wood Ducks announced today they will be hosting a neutral site high school soccer game between the Arendell Parrott Academy Patriots and the North Lenoir Hawks on Monday, March 14. Grainger Stadium will be transformed into a soccer field with gates opening at 3:00

Wood Ducks Individual Tickets On Sale March 15

March 2, 2022

Kinston, N.C. – Amid the current lockout between Major League Baseball owners and the Major League Players Association, the Down East Wood Ducks today confirmed that their 2022 season will begin on time as scheduled on April 12 at Grainger Stadium, regardless of the status of the Major League labor

Down East Wood Ducks Announce 2022 Season Coaching Staff

January 10, 2022

Kinston, N.C. – Earlier today, the Texas Rangers announced their 2022 minor league coaching staffs. The Down East Wood Ducks will feature an entirely new staff except for one familiar face, who has been in Kinston since the Wood Ducks came to town in 2017. Steve Mintz will manage Down

Down East Wood Ducks Announce 2022 Regular-Season Game Times

November 15, 2021

Kinston, N.C. – Today, the Down East Wood Ducks have announced the first pitch times for their 66 home games in 2022. Similar to 2021, Tuesday – Friday games will start at 7 p.m. and Sunday games are scheduled for 1 p.m. starts. Saturdays are now slated for 5 p.m.

White Tosses Seven No-Hit Innings in Woodies Win

Down East wins 2021 season finale
September 21, 2021

Kinston, N.C. – Thanks to a three-run first inning, the Down East Wood Ducks took the 5-2 win against the Charleston RiverDogs, Sunday afternoon. Owen White took a no-hitter to the eighth inning and finished with 11 strikeouts to earn the Suddenlink Player of the Game. Down East (72-48) opened

Inoa Drives in Four As Woodies Take Win Over Charleston

Bullpen tosses three scoreless innings
September 16, 2021

Kinston, N.C. – Thanks to six runs over the first two innings, the Down East Wood Ducks came away with a 6-5 win over the Charleston RiverDogs, Thursday night. Cristian Inoa tallied three hits with four RBIs, including a home run to earn the Suddenlink Player of the Game. Charleston