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Eco-friendly turf gem of FredNats stadium

Fredericksburg park also features LED, solar-powered lighting
@brianjstultz
October 12, 2020

When you install a turf system in a brand new stadium, questions of whether or not the players will end up liking it has to be near the top of concerns for the team’s front office staff. Luckily for the Class A Advanced Fredericksburg Nationals, who played host to the

Carolina League announces 2019 off-the-field awards

Myrtle Beach Pelicans lead the way with three honors
October 14, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Oct. 14, 2019) - Following another incredibly successful season on and off the field, the Carolina League has announced its honorees for several off-the-field awards:Calvin Falwell Executive of the Year: Myrtle Beach's Ryan MooreFemale Executive of the Year: Myrtle Beach's Kristin CallJohn H. Johnson President's Award Nominee: Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem's Weil named Broadcaster of the Year

Dash's second-year voice honored by his peers
October 8, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Oct. 8, 2019) - Joe Weil, the play-by-play broadcaster for the Winston-Salem Dash, has earned the Carolina League's eighth-annual Broadcaster of the Year award. Weil received the most votes among the league's lead broadcasters and broadcast assistants.Weil, 26, has been a member of the Dash's broadcast team since

Potomac's Teel earns CL Player of the Month award

Left-hander shined as one of MiLB's best pitchers in August
September 5, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Sept. 5, 2019) - For the first time since August of 2017, the Uncle Ray's Carolina League Player of the Month is a pitcher. Potomac's Carson Teel paced all CL hurlers with a 0.87 earned run average en route to his first professional monthly award, Minor League Baseball

SDCS foes claim league's final weekly awards

Down East's Martinez, Fayetteville's Dubin honored for big weeks
September 3, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2019) - With Down East and Fayetteville preparing for their Southern Division Championship Series matchup, the Carolina League has honored Wood Ducks outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez as the Player of the Week and Woodpeckers right-hander Shawn Dubin as the Pitcher of the Week for the final

Hicklen, Politi rewarded for MiLB-leading weeks

Hicklen's home runs, Politi's hitless frames earn weekly awards
August 26, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 26, 2019) - Wilmington's Brewer Hicklen led Minor League Baseball with five home runs en route to the Carolina League's Player of the Week award, while Salem's Andrew Politi was the only Minor Leaguer to throw nine innings without allowing a hit to collect the Pitcher of

Feliciano, Zavolas highlight Year-End All-Star roster

Mudcats teammate claim league's MVP, Pitcher of the Year awards
August 22, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 22, 2019) - For the first time since 2006, one team boasts the Carolina League's Most Valuable Player and Pitcher of the Year. Carolina Mudcats catcher Mario Feliciano is the Most Valuable Player, while teammate Noah Zavolas is the Pitcher of the Year, the league office announced

Playoff-bound teams earn awards for August 12-18

Down East's Perez, Wilmington's Bubic rewarded for stellar weeks
August 19, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 19, 2019) - The Carolina League's two first-half division champions boast the circuit's weekly award winners for August 12-18, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. Down East's Yanio Perez led the league in several categories en route to the Player of the Week honor,

Kwan, Lugo claim weekly awards for August 5-11

Hillcats outfielder, Blue Rocks southpaw lead Carolina League in several categories
August 12, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 12, 2019) - During the week of August 5-11, no hitter posted a better batting average than Lynchburg's Steven Kwan, and no pitcher logged more innings without giving up a run than Wilmington's Rito Lugo. As a result, Kwan has collected his first career Player of the

Down East's Terry named July's Player of the Month

Wood Ducks outfielder led the Carolina League with a 1.002 OPS
August 6, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 6, 2019) - The Down East Wood Ducks have been the league's best team so far this season despite significant turnover, and one of the Woodies' midseason pickups, first baseman Curtis Terry, dominated last month to claim the Uncle Ray's Carolina League Player of the Month for

Walker, Zavolas earn second weekly honors of 2019

Winston-Salem outfielder, Carolina righty shine last week
August 5, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 5, 2019) - Before this week, only one Carolina Leaguer had claimed two weekly awards, but both Winston-Salem outfielder Steele Walker and Carolina right-hander Noah Zavolas have now accomplished that feat thanks to stellar performances for the week of July 29-August 4, the league office announced on

Carolina League honors Salem's Castellanos, Fayetteville's Torres

CL names Player, Pitcher of the Week for July 22-28
July 29, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 29, 2019) - A homer-happy weekend powered Salem first baseman Pedro Castellanos to the Carolina League's Player of the Week award for July 22-28, while a landmark achievement propelled Fayetteville right-hander Jojanse Torres to the circuit's Pitcher of the Week honor, as announced Monday afternoon.Castellanos posted a

Bowlan, Dedelow honored with CL's weekly awards

Bowlan recorded Wilmington's first no-hitter in 19 years last Monday
July 22, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 22, 2019) - Thanks to a nine-inning no-hitter last Monday, Wilmington's Jonathan Bowlan is the Pitcher of the Week for July 15-21, while league highs in several offensive categories propelled Winston-Salem's Craig Dedelow to the Player of the Week honor, the Carolina League office announced on Monday

Freeman, Hanifee claim league's weekly honors

Potomac infielder, Frederick righty shine during week of July 8-14
July 15, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 15, 2019) - Potomac infielder Cole Freeman led the Carolina League in batting average and stolen bases en route to the Player of the Week honor, while Frederick right-hander Brenan Hanifee recorded two dominant starts--including a nine-inning shutout--to earn the Pitcher of the Week award, the league

Reyes, Eubanks named Player, Pitcher of the Week

League honors Frederick third baseman, Down East right-hander
July 8, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 8, 2019) - Frederick third baseman Jomar Reyes and Down East right-hander Alex Eubanks have earned the first weekly honors for the month of July, the Carolina League office announced on Monday afternoon.Reyes paced the Carolina League with a .500 average last week, delivering 11 hits in

Wilson named Uncle Ray's CL Player of the Month

A Salem outfielder claims the award for the second straight month
July 3, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 3, 2019) - Thanks to a sensational 21-game performance, Salem outfielder Marcus Wilson is the Uncle Ray's Carolina League Player of the Month for June, Minor League Baseball announced on Wednesday afternoon. Wilson and Jarren Duran, who claimed the honor in May, helped Salem become the first

Reeves, De Jesus earn final weekly honors of June

State of Virginia sweeps awards for June 24-30
July 1, 2019

Thanks to outstanding performances, Lynchburg's Mitch Reeves and Salem's Enmanuel De Jesus have claimed the Carolina League's Player and Pitcher of the Week awards, respectively, for June 24-30, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.Reeves collected his first professional weekly award in his first full week within the Carolina League.

Wilson, Zavolas dominate en route to weekly awards

Salem slugger, Carolina righty excel in first week of second half
June 24, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 24, 2019) - Even though the Carolina League had a short week following the All-Star Classic, Salem outfielder Marcus Wilson and Carolina right-hander Noah Zavolas posted remarkable weeks to claim the Carolina League's Player and Pitcher of the Week awards, respectively, the league office announced on Monday.Wilson

Milestone performances rewarded with weekly honors

Walker, King earn awards after cycle, nine-inning complete game
June 17, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 17, 2019) - With a cycle highlighting a monster week, Winston-Salem outfielder Steele Walker has earned the Carolina League's Player of the Week award, while a nine-inning complete game propelled Down East left-hander John King to the circuit's Pitcher of the Week award, as announced by the

Carolina League All-Star rosters announced

Frederick to host league's showcase event on June 18
June 11, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 11, 2019) - Some of the brightest stars in Minor League Baseball will converge in Frederick, Md., next Tuesday, June 18, when the Northern Division meets the Southern Division in the Carolina League All-Star Classic, presented by Visit Frederick. The league office announced the full rosters for

Feliciano, Pena collect first career weekly honors

Carolina catcher, Potomac right-hander shine during the week of June 3-9
June 10, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 10, 2019) - Carolina catcher Mario Feliciano and Potomac right-hander Malvin Pena have earned the Carolina League's Player and Pitcher of the Week awards, respectively, for the week of June 3-9, the league office announced Monday afternoon. Both Feliciano and Pena have claimed the first weekly honors

Duran named Uncle Ray's CL Player of the Month

Former Salem star boasts MiLB's highest batting average
June 5, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 5, 2019) - One of the most productive hitters in Minor League Baseball has collected his first professional Player of the Month award. Thanks to a .388 average last month, former Salem outfielder Jarren Duran is the Uncle Ray's Carolina League Player of the Month for May,

First-place Wood Ducks sweep weekly awards

Arias, Latz shine for MiLB's third-best team
June 3, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 3, 2019) - The Down East Wood Ducks put together a 5-1 week to push their league-best record to 39-18 behind infielder Diosbel Arias and southpaw Jake Latz, who have earned the Carolina League's Player and Pitcher of the Week awards for May 27-June 2.Entering Monday's action,

First-place teams sweep weekly awards for May 20-26

Down East's Dorow, Wilmington's Lynch recognized for big weeks
May 28, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (May 28, 2019) - Down East slugger Ryan Dorow and Wilmington left-hander Daniel Lynch have earned the Carolina League's Player and Pitcher of the Week honors for May 20-26, the league office announced on Tuesday.Dorow paced both the Carolina League and all of High-A baseball with four home

Assad, Duran claim CL's weekly honors

Assad earns award for second consecutive week
May 19, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (May 20, 2019) - Myrtle Beach right-hander Javier Assad is the Carolina League's Pitcher of the Week for a second straight week, while Salem outfielder Jarren Duran pushed his overall batting average north of .400 en route to the league's Player of the Week honor, the league office