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Kingsport bats go cold in Game 2 loss to WhistlePigs

June 11, 2023

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – For an offense that was ranked fourth in the Appalachian League in runs scored, the Kingsport bats simply just went cold Sunday night at Hunter Wright Stadium. Holding the Axmen to just two runs on three hits, the WhistlePigs picked up their second win on the season

Axmen flip the script, walk-off the WhistlePigs in thriller

June 11, 2023

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Just one night after being walked off by the Bristol State Liners, the Kingsport Axmen came back home in search of a big rebound. In a game where the lead changed hands five times, the Axmen created some magic of their own, taking a number out of

Battle of the bats goes the way of the Axmen

June 9, 2023

BRISTOL, Va. – In a game that featured two of the top offenses in the Appalachian League, the bats were expected to produce in a big way, and there was plenty of offensive firepower on display at Boyce Cox Field on Thursday night. Playing in their third consecutive home opener

Axmen bounce back in big way in home opener

June 8, 2023

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – After falling at the hands of the River Riders the day before by a score of 9-7, the Axmen needed a big turnaround, and that’s exactly what the defending champions did. The Axmen (1-1) got it done at Hunter Wright Stadium defeating the River Riders (1-1) by

Axmen comeback falls short on Opening Day 

June 7, 2023

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - Off the back of winning the Appalachian League Championship for the first time since 1995 just last season, the Kingsport Axmen looked to carry the momentum into the 2023 campaign. But Opening Night was not kind to the defending champs as the Axmen fell at the hands

Kingsport Axmen announce 2023 team roster

May 10, 2023

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Kingsport Axmen have announced their 31-man roster for the Appalachian League’s 2023 season. The roster is made up of college talent from across the country consisting of 16 pitchers and 15 position players. “I am very eager about the roster that we have for the upcoming

Kingsport Axmen to host 2023 Appalachian League All-Star Game, presented by Visit Kingsport

All-Star festivities run July 24 and July 25 at Hunter Wright Stadium
May 2, 2023

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Kingsport Axmen and the Appalachian League announced that the 2023 Appalachian League All-Star Game presented by Visit Kingsport will take place at Hunter Wright Stadium, home of the Axmen. This marquee event will be broadcasted on MLB Network and will bring together the Appalachian League’s top

Axmen announce 2023 season coaching staff

April 12, 2023

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Kingsport Axmen have announced their coaching staff for the 2023 season. Mike Guinn will return as manager for their 2023 season. Joining Guinn is pitching coach Josh Warner, hitting coach Aaron Guinn, fourth coach Tyrelle Harris and athletic trainer Ciara Celestino. “I am excited to have

Kingsport Axmen name Jarrod Bowen general manager

February 22, 2023

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Boyd Sports, LLC has announced that Jarrod Bowen will be the general manager of the Kingsport Axmen. Bowen spent the previous season with the Axmen as assistant general manager and as an account executive. A Kingsport native and graduate of Gate City High School, Bowen attended East

Appalachian League's 2023 managers set to take the helm

February 21, 2023

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Over the last several weeks, Appalachian League teams have announced their managers for the 2023 season. That group includes four brand-new faces with more than 150 years of combined experience in professional baseball. Former big league manager John McLaren, along with Dennis Cook, Bill Kinneberg and

Appalachian League participates in MLK Day of Service 

January 18, 2023

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Appalachian League executives participated in the 28th annual MLK Day of Service on Jan. 16, 2023, volunteering in nine communities across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Tabbed as a “day on, not a day off” to celebrate the life and legacy of the Civil

Kingsport Axmen name Mike Guinn manager for 2023 season

January 12, 2023

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Kingsport Axmen announce Mike Guinn will return as manager for their 2023 season. Guinn flaunts more than 25 years of playing and coaching experience at the professional level, most recently serving as the manager of the Axmen last year. “I am extremely anticipating another great season

Appalachian League celebrates 2022 charitable contributions

December 20, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced that the league’s charitable outreach grew to more than $3.4 million of gift-in-kind and monetary donations this year. Additionally, the league and its clubs volunteered more than 11,000 hours of community service. The league’s reach impacts the towns and cities their 10

Kingsport Axmen release 2023 schedule

November 7, 2022

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - The Kingsport Axmen announced their 2023 baseball schedule. The Axmen will host their first home game June 7 against the Elizabethton River Riders. The 2023 Appalachian League season begins June 6 and runs through July 31. The Axmen will celebrate Independence Day at Hunter Wright Stadium on

Appy League adds Justin Morgenstern as director of player personnel

October 7, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League is pleased to announce the hiring of Justin Morgenstern as the new director of player personnel. Morgenstern joins the Appalachian League from the Philadelphia Phillies, where he was an area scout since 2016. Morgenstern spent his first three years with the organization covering

Kingsport Axmen name 2023 front office staff

October 3, 2022

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - The Kingsport Axmen have announced their front office staff for the 2023 baseball season effective Oct. 3, 2022. The team is now comprised of three full-time staff members. Jarrod Bowen takes over as assistant general manager. He enters the role with the Axmen after serving as a

Appalachian League announces Humanitarian of the Year nominees

August 22, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced the 10 nominees for its 2022 Humanitarian of the Year award. The Humanitarian of the Year award is given to the Appalachian League player that has been judged to have made the most notable contributions in his community during the season through

2022 All-Appalachian League Team announced

Bluefield's Jackson Feltner and Burlington's Mason Ruh highlight All-Appy League Team
August 18, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced the 2022 All-Appalachian League Team. The honorees were nominated and voted on by the league’s managers. The All-Appalachian League Team is highlighted by Bluefield’s Jackson Feltner, who was named Player of the Year, and Burlington’s Mason Ruh, who earned Pitcher of the

Guinn named Appalachian League Manager of the Year

Kingsport manager Guinn led Axmen to 2022 Appy League championship
August 15, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced that Kingsport’s Mike Guinn was named Manager of the Year. Guinn led the Kingsport Axmen to a 37-17 record and the 2022 Appalachian League title. “I am so thrilled for Mike to be named Appalachian League Manager of the Year,” stated Axmen

Kingsport beats Burlington, claims 2022 Appy League title

Ryan Murphy earns Championship Game MVP
August 9, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. — The Kingsport Axmen defeated the Burlington Sock Puppets, 5-2, on Monday night at Burlington Athletic Stadium to win the 2022 Appalachian League Championship. The Axmen built an early 5-0 lead and relied on pitchers Ryan Murphy (James Madison) and Andrew Lindsey (Tennessee) the rest of the way.

2022 Appalachian League Championship preview

August 8, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. — The Burlington Sock Puppets will host the Kingsport Axmen in the 2022 Appalachian League Championship Game at 7 p.m. ET tonight at Burlington Athletic Stadium. The two teams will meet in the one-game, winner-take-all championship. The Sock Puppets come into the game at 38-18 while the Axmen

Axmen's ninth-inning comeback falls short vs. Otterbots

August 2, 2022

DANVILLE, Va. - The Danville Otterbots won the season series finale, 5-4, over the Kingsport Axmen. The first runs of the game came on a Pat Keighran two-RBI single in the bottom of the third. Kingsport (35-16) cut the lead in half on an Aaron Casillas sacrifice fly in the

Axmen shutout the Otterbots in largest win of the season

August 2, 2022

DANVILLE, Va. -- The Kingsport Axmen blew out the Danville Otterbots,17-0, on Monday night. Kingsport (35-15) got off to a hot start thanks to a three-run first inning. Nate Anderson scored on a wild pitch and Kyle Booker hit a two-run double. After scoreless second and third innings, Mayes White

Petersen, Wohlgemuth earn Appalachian League weekly honors

Sam Petersen and Nate Wohlgemuth were named Appy League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
August 1, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced today that Kingsport's Sam Petersen (Iowa) and Bluefield's Nate Wohlgemuth (Rogers State) were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week of July 25-31, respectively. Petersen hit .438 (7-for-16) with one home run and seven RBI in four games played for the