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River Riders announce 2022 coaching staff

Manager Jeremy Owens adds Lee Stevens, John Chalupa and Bree Nasti to the lineup
May 16, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The River Riders announce their 2022 coaching staff joining manager Jeremy Owens this season in Elizabethton. Leading the team this season includes hitting coach Lee Stevens, pitching coach John Chalupa and bench coach Bree Nasti. Stevens professional resume begins back in 1986 when he was the first-round

Appalachian League introduces new extra-innings format

Seven-inning Sundays to return
May 20, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced the addition of a "sudden death" extra-innings rule and the return of seven-inning games on Sundays. EXTRA INNINGS: Similar to the Frontier League and MLB Draft League, the Appalachian League will implement a "sudden death" extra-innings format. During the plate meeting prior

River Riders announce 2022 promotional schedule

May 11, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The Elizabethton River Riders have announced their promotional schedule for the 2022 Appalachian League season. The calendar is highlighted by postgame firework shows June 4, July 4 and Aug. 6. The River Riders will kickoff the summer fun with their Fan Fest at Northeast Community Credit Union

Elizabethton River Riders announce stadium renovations to Northeast Community Credit Union Ballpark

March 4, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The Elizabethton River Riders announced stadium renovations to Northeast Community Credit Union Ballpark. The Elizabethton River Riders are in the process of constructing new group outings and general admission seating areas to better improve the fan experience at the stadium, while also moving both bullpens to the

River Riders announce 2022 roster; Brewer, Soto return

February 28, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The Elizabethton River Riders have named their 34-man roster for the 2022 Appalachian League season. The roster is composed of 17 pitchers and 17 position players, all college freshmen and sophomores across the nation. Pitcher Alex Brewer and catcher Pepe Soto return from the 2021 roster. “I

River Riders announce Jeremy Owens as 2022 manager

February 2, 2022

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The Elizabethton River Riders announce Jeremy Owens as the manager for their 2022 season. Owens sports more than 20 years of playing and coaching experience at the professional level, most recently serving as the River Riders hitting coach last year. "I'm very excited to be coming back

Appalachian League participates in MLK Week of Service 

January 29, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Appalachian League executives participated in a Week of Service, volunteering in 11 communities across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Jan. 17, 2022 marked the 27th annual MLK Day of Service. Tabbed as a “day on, not a day off” to celebrate the life and

Boyd Sports, LLC recognized as a 2021 Best Employer in Sports by Front Office Sports

May 23, 2022

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. - Boyd Sports, LLC has received the honor of being a 2021 Best Employer in Sports by Front Office Sports. Any company who is involved in sports or the business of sports are eligible to be selected. This includes but is not limited to teams, leagues, venues, brands

Appalachian League unveils 2022 schedule

Opening Day set for June 2 with All-Star Game scheduled for July 26
November 19, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Appalachian League announced the schedule for the 2022 season. Opening Day is set for Thursday, June 2, for all 10 clubs ,featuring home series in Danville, Johnson City, Kingsport, Princeton and Pulaski. The Opening Day matchups for the Appalachian League are as follows: - Bluefield

Appalachian League alums earn MLB awards

November 17, 2021

Seven former Appalachian League players were among Major League Baseball's award winners this year, including the American League Hank Aaron Award winner and the NLCS MVP. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - AL Hank Aaron Award, Silver Slugger Guerrero Jr. hit .271 with eight home runs and 46 RBI in 62 games

River Riders name Maya Mathis as new general manager

September 13, 2021

ELIZABETHTON, TN – Boyd Sports, LLC has announced that Maya Mathis will be the general manager of the Elizabethton River Riders, effective today. Mathis spent the previous season with the River Riders as the assistant general manager. Before the Chattanooga native’s entrance into the Boyd Sports family, she worked with

Elizabethton general manager moves on from Boyd Sports

August 27, 2021

Elizabethton, TN – Brice Ballentine, former general manager of the Elizabethton River Riders and Elizabethton Twins, is moving on from the Boyd Sports Organization after three years of service. During his tenure, Ballentine increased fan attendance, increased sponsorship revenue and guided the recent rebrand of the club. “I am excited

Graham, Reed earn season's final Appalachian League weekly honors

Deric Graham and Lucas Reed were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
August 9, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Appalachian League announced that Elizabethton’s Deric Graham and Pulaski’s Lucas Reed were named the season’s final Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Graham batted .583 (7-for-12) with a pair of home runs in four games this week to lead Elizabethton’s offensive attack. The catcher