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Appalachian League Releases 2019 Community Report

League contributions exceeded $2.3 million for 2019 calendar year
January 22, 2020

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Appalachian League today announced it surpassed $2.3 million in charitable contributions for the 2019 calendar year. The multi-million dollar figure is a culmination of all community involvement from the ten teams in the Advanced-Rookie league, as well as efforts from the Appalachian League office. "As a

JOHNSON CITY CARDINALS WIN THREE LEAGUE AWARDS

September 9, 2019

JOHNSON CITY- The Appalachian League has announced the recipients of the league's annual awards, voted on by the general managers of each club in the Advanced Rookie league. The Johnson City Cardinals were selected for three awards including the Woman of Excellence Award, Executive of the Year, and the Promotional Trophy.In

CARDS CAPTURE APPALACHIAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

September 5, 2019

BURLINGTON, N.C. - The Johnson City Cardinals are the 2019 Appalachian League champions.The Cards downed the Burlington Royals 8-6 in a dramatic, winner-take-all, rubber match showdown at Burlington Athletic Stadium Wednesday evening. The Appalachian League title is the 11th in franchise history. Jhon Torres, Malcom Nunez, and Carlos Soler picked up

CARDS REBOUND IN BURLINGTON, CHAMPIONSHIP RUBBER MATCH SET FOR WEDNESDAY

September 4, 2019

BURLINGTON, N.C. - The Johnson City Cardinals forced a rubber match with a convincing 7-2 win in the second game of the Appalachian League championship series Tuesday in Burlington. Hector Soto fired 5.2 innings of three-hit, scoreless ball as the Cardinal starter to help force a decisive third game Wednesday.The Cards

CARDS LOOK TO EVEN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES TUESDAY

September 3, 2019

JOHNSON CITY - The Johnson City Cardinals dropped the opener of the Appalachian League championship series vs. the Burlington Royals 9-2 at TVA Credit Union Ballpark Monday. The series now shifts to Burlington, where the Cardinals will look to even the series Tuesday. Start time at Burlington Athletic Stadium is slated

CARDS PUNCH TICKET TO APPALACHIAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

September 1, 2019

JOHNSON CITY - The Johnson City Cardinals punched a ticket to the Appalachian League championship series with a a 7-5 win over the Bristol Pirates Sunday at TVA Credit Union Ballpark. The rubber match win clinched the divisional series. The Cards will meet either Burlington or Pulaski in the championship series. Due

CARDINALS DRAW LEVEL, DIVISIONAL RUBBER MATCH SUNDAY

September 1, 2019

JOHNSON CITY - The Johnson City Cardinals downed the Bristol Bucs 7-4 to even the three-game divisional playoff series Saturday at TVA Credit Union Ballpark. Jhon Torres and Chandler Redmond each went deep to power the victory. The Cards jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first on an two-out, two-RBI

CARDS LOOK TO EVEN DIVISIONAL SERIES SATURDAY VS. BRISTOL

August 30, 2019

BRISTOL, Tenn. - The Johnson City Cardinals took a 3-2 lead into the eighth but could not hold on Friday at Boyce Cox Field. The Bristol Pirates scored three runs in the penultimate inning to steal a win by a final of 5-4. The Bucs now lead 1-0 in the three-game

PLAYOFF FIELD SET, CARDINALS TOP SEED IN WEST

August 29, 2019

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The 2019 Appalachian League playoff matchups are set after the West Division was decided Wednesday on the final day of the regular season. The first round of the postseason for the Rookie-Advanced league begins on Friday, August 30 after an off-day Thursday. The Cardinals will host a playoff

THREE HOMERS PROPEL CARDS TO WEST DIVISION CROWN

August 28, 2019

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - The Johnson City Cardinals are the 2019 Appalachian West Division regular season champions. The Cards sealed the division crown with 9-7 slugfest win in Kingsport Wednesday.Diomedes Del Rio hit the first of three Johnson City homers in the second. Facing Mets starter Junior Santos (0-5), Del Rio

CARDINALS RECLAIM DIVISION LEAD WITH PIVOTAL KINGSPORT WIN

August 27, 2019

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - The Johnson City Cardinals surged back into first place in the wild Appalachian West with a convincing 9-4 win over the Kingsport Mets Tuesday at Hunter Wright Stadium. Hector Soto fired five scoreless innings as the starter to key the important victory.The Cards opened the game with

GIL, VARGAS EACH RECORD THREE HITS IN KINGSPORT OPENER

August 26, 2019

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Mateo Gil and Kevin Vargas each recorded three hits in the Cardinals series opener at Hunter Wright Stadium Monday. Gil also notched two runs and an RBI. The Cards fell to the Mets 15-6.Johnson City leapt out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first

GIL, REDMOND, LOTT GO DEEP VS. BRISTOL

August 25, 2019

JOHNSON CITY - Mateo Gil, Chandler Redmond and Todd Lott all went deep, but the Johnson City Cardinals fell in another close contest vs. the Bristol Pirates 10-8 Sunday. The game was the final of the regular season at TVA Credit Union Ballpark. 2,134 came through the turnstiles on Fan

CARDINALS LOOK TO WIN RUBBER MATCH SUNDAY VS. BRISTOL

August 24, 2019

JOHNSON CITY - The Johnson City Cardinals dropped a 5-4 contest vs. the Bristol Bucs Saturday night at TVA Credit Union Ballpark. 3,135 came through the turnstiles for Star Wars Night.The Cards (33-31) now sit 0.5 games ahead of Bristol (32-31) in the chase for Appalachian West crown. The Kingsport

PUELLO, GUAY PITCH CARDS PAST BUCS IN OPENER

August 23, 2019

JOHNSON CITY - The Johnson City Cardinals opened their most important series of the year to this point with a thrilling 2-1 win over the Bristol Pirates Friday evening. 2,458 came out to TVA Credit Union Ballpark to watch the Cards down the Bucs in a 1 hour, 58 minute

CARDS WRAP SEASON SERIES VS. TWINS, PREP FOR CRITICAL SET VS. BUCS

August 22, 2019

JOHNSON CITY - The Johnson City Cardinals will begin their most important series of the year vs. the Bristol Pirates Friday night at TVA Credit Union Ballpark. The Cardinals ended the season series vs. the Elizabethton Twins with a 14-4 loss Thursday in front of 3,258 home fans.Johnson City (32-30)

CARDINALS SET SINGLE-SEASON FRANCHISE ATTENDANCE RECORD

August 21, 2019

JOHNSON CITY - For the fourth consecutive season, the Johnson City Cardinals have set their single-season attendance record. On Wednesday evening, August 21st, the Cardinals welcomed their 69,632nd fan to TVA Credit Union Ballpark for the contest against the Elizabethton Twins. 1,813 fans entered the ballpark to see the game vs.

CARDS PULL OFF INCREDIBLE COMEBACK AT CALFEE PARK

August 20, 2019

PULASKI, Va. - Down to the last out in the ninth, the Johnson City Cardinals rallied for three runs to erase a 3-1 deficit and pull off an improbable 4-3 victory at Calfee Park Tuesday. Johnson City returns to TVA Credit Union Ballpark Wednesday vs. Elizabethton.Mateo Gil began the two-out

CARDS SURGE LATE, DOWN YANKEES IN EXTRAS

August 19, 2019

PULASKI, Va. - The Johnson City Cardinals won for the first time in extra innings this season Monday at Calfee Park, downing the Yankees 6-3 in 10 frames. Aaron Antonini and Jhon Torres each went deep to spur the 19th comeback win of the season for the Cards.Jake Sommers got

CARDS LOOK TO GET BACK ON TRACK MONDAY IN PULASKI

August 18, 2019

PULASKI, Va. - The Johnson City Cardinals dropped both games in their doubleheader in Pulaski Sunday evening. The Cardinals lost 7-6 in extra frames in Game 1 before falling 8-1 in Game 2.Jhon Torres went deep in the first inning of a back-and-forth first contest. His blast gave the Cardinals

CARDINALS SALVAGE IN BURLINGTON BEHIND MORE STRONG PITCHING

August 18, 2019

BURLINGTON, N.C. - The Johnson City Cardinals wrapped the three-game series at Burlington Athletic Stadium with a 4-2 win vs. the Royals Saturday evening. Luis Ortiz, Walker Robbins and John Witkowski limited the home team to just five hits en route to the victory.The Cardinals (29-27) head to Pulaski to

CARDINAL PITCHING BRILLIANT FRIDAY IN BURLINGTON

August 16, 2019

BURLINGTON, N.C. - Hector Soto, Francisco Justo and Tyler Peck combined for eight innings of one-run ball, but the Johnson City Cardinals dropped the second game of their three-game set in Burlington 1-0 Friday. The Cards look to salvage a game vs. the Royals Saturday before heading to Pulaski.Soto (0-1)

SABINO EXTENDS HIT STREAK TO 11 STRAIGHT GAMES

August 16, 2019

BURLINGTON, N.C. - Liam Sabino ran his hit streak to 11 straight games with an RBI double in Burlington vs. the Royals on Thursday. He has now hit safely in 14 of the last 15 contests.The Cardinals dropped the decision in the series opener vs. the Royals 14-4. The Royals

CARDS WIN RAINY FINALE VS. PRINCETON

August 13, 2019

JOHNSON CITY - The Johnson City Cardinals got back on track with a 6-4 win vs. the Princeton Rays Tuesday night at TVA Credit Union Ballpark. Raffy Ozuna and Trejyn Fletcher each went deep as the Cards took the finale in the three-game set. Heavy rain fell for much of the

DEL RIO GOES DEEP IN MIDDLE GAME VS. PRINCETON

August 12, 2019

JOHNSON CITY - Diomedes Del Rio went deep and the Johnson City Cardinals got four innings of one-hit scoreless relief from Blake Drake and Francisco Justo Monday at TVA Credit Union Ballpark. The Cards will look to salvage one in their three-game series vs. the Princeton Rays Tuesday after falling