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Sounds Split Two in Front of Sellout Crowd

Bandy's Three-Hit Day Leads Sounds to Game Two Victory
May 5, 2019

Playing in front of a sellout crowd of 10,742, Nashville split a doubleheader with Memphis on Sunday. The Sounds lost 11-2 in game one but took game two 7-5.Willie Calhoun hit a home run in the bottom of the first inning to put Nashville up 1-0 early. It was his

Jeffrey Springs makes Major League debut

2018 Riders reliever becomes 145th former player to reach the big leagues
August 1, 2018

FRISCO, Texas (August 1, 2018) - 2018 RoughRiders pitcher Jeffrey Springs made his Major League debut with the Texas Rangers Tuesday night at Arizona, becoming the 145th former Riders player to debut in the big leagues.In his debut, the lefty from Belmont, NC worked two innings in relief, allowing one

Former DEWD Jeffrey Springs Promoted to the Rangers

The North Carolinian becomes the second Wood Duck to make the Bigs in two years
July 31, 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Tuesday the Texas Rangers announced the contract purchase of former Down East left-hander Jeffrey Springs to join the team in Phoenix, AZ as they prepare to face the Diamondbacks. Springs, from Belmont, NC, becomes the second Wood Duck in the team's history to reach the Major

Springs leads dominant night from bullpen in 6-1 defeat

Riders relievers work 8 1/3 scoreless frames after tough first inning
May 7, 2018

FRISCO, Texas (May 7, 2018) - Led by 4 1/3 scoreless frames from Jeffrey Springs, the bullpen took the spotlight for the Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, Monday night in a 6-1 loss to Midland at Dr Pepper Ballpark.BIG MOMENTS* Springs entered toward the end of Midland's six-run first

Wood Ducks Claim Game 1 of SDCS from Pelicans

Now the Woodies are one win away from the Southern Division title
September 7, 2017

KINSTON, NC - Thanks to another fantastic pitching performance from the staff, Down East won Game 1 of the Southern Division Championship Series over Myrtle Beach 4-1. In addition to the pitching, the Woodies had the lead two pitches into the contest thanks to Matt Lipka's leadoff home run.

Wood Ducks Sweep Blue Rocks in Doubleheader

Down East uses pitching and timely hitting to claim fourth straight win
August 30, 2017

WILMINGTON, DE - In a night of firsts, the Wood Ducks (34-31, 58-76) swept the Blue Rocks (28-36, 67-67) in a doubleheader on Wednesday night. While game one featured the 11th shutout of the year, it was the 4-2 victory in game two that claimed the first four-game winning streak

Down East Takes Advantage of Lynchburg's Mistakes in Home Finale

The Woodies closed Grainger Stadium for the regular season with a big series win
August 27, 2017

KINSTON, NC - A gritty outing from Kyle Cody and an opportunistic offense helped the Wood Ducks (32-31, 56-56) claim the series over the Hillcats (40-23, 80-52) with a 5-1 final. Yanio Perez's two-run single in the eighth inning created separation for the final inning of play.

Hernandez and the Staff Blank the Pelicans

Nine more strikeouts from the arms continue to lead the league in K's for August
August 23, 2017

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The tenth Down East (30-29, 54-74) shutout of the year set up a 2-0 victory over Myrtle Beach (26-33, 69-60). Jonathan Hernández worked a season-high seven and one-third innings with seven strikeouts before giving way to the bullpen effort of Jeffrey Springs and Adam Choplick to

Cody Impresses as the Woodies Sweep the Astros

In all, the pitching staff only allowed three hits in the finale
August 20, 2017

KINSTON, NC -Kyle Cody's dominant start led the Wood Ducks (29-28, 53-73) in the series finale with the Astros (33-23, 70-36) and also finished the first sweep of the year for Down East. With a 3-0 final, Cody only allowed one hit over seven shutout innings with eight strikeouts.

Woodies Claim Series from Astros and Move Into Second-Half Contention

Clark's bat and the pitching staff's strikeouts fuel the victory
August 19, 2017

KINSTON, NC - With a jump-start to the offense, the Wood Ducks (28-28, 52-73) claimed game two over the Astros (33-22, 70-55) with a 5-1 final. All five runs were scored in the first three innings, highlighted by LeDarious Clark's home run - his eleventh of the year.

Bullpen Stands Tall, but Woodies Fall to Mudcats

13 more strikeouts from the staff could not hold Carolina's bats completely back
August 16, 2017

KINSTON, NC - An early lead by Carolina (23-30, 59-62) was never relinquished in its 3-1 win over Down East (26-27, 50-72) on Wednesday night. The bullpen effort of Jacob Shortslef and Jeffrey Springs did not allow a run over the last five innings while collecting eight strikeouts.

Martinez Leads the Woodies to Victory

An eight strikeout night from the pitching staff helped claim the tight win
August 5, 2017

LYNCHBURG, VA - The tenth quality start of the year for Emerson Martinez led the Wood Ducks (21-22, 45-67) to victory 3-2 over the Hillcats (25-17, 65-47). He allowed two runs - one earned - and the bullpen did not allow a run behind him to seal the 16th one-run

Wood Ducks Fall in Game Three with Astros

Nine strikeouts from the pitchers and eight hits from the offense didn't create a win
July 29, 2017

KINSTON, NC - A big second inning overshadowed a terrific pitchers' duel in the Astros' (24-12, 61-45) win over the Wood Ducks (17-19, 41-63) on Saturday night 4-1. The bullpen effort of Grant Zawadzki and Jeffrey Springs struck out seven over four scoreless innings of relief in the defeat.

Springs Turns in Another Great Start, Wood Ducks Fall Late

Down East will look to split the series on Monday
July 9, 2017

KINSTON, NC - A pitchers' duel was spoiled on one pitch in the eighth inning as the Astros (11-6, 49-39) downed the Wood Ducks (9-8, 33-53) on Sunday afternoon.

Springs Dazzles, but Woodies Fall in Extras

The southpaw was terrific but leaves with a no decision in the pitchers' duel
June 17, 2017

KINSTON, NC - The Wood Ducks could not hang on in extras to reward a tremendous start by Jeffrey Springs in a 4-2 loss to the Pelicans on Saturday night. Springs worked a career-high nine innings while only allowing one earned run against Myrtle Beach.

Anderson wins Pitcher of the Week with 11 K's

Giolito secures IL honor after seven hitless innings for Charlotte
May 30, 2017

After a rough start to the year, Ian Anderson finally had his curveball working last week. It turned out to be award-winning.Anderson struck out a career-high 11 batters over six scoreless frames on May 25 to secure his second win for Class A Rome, earning him the South Atlantic League

Springs Named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week

The lefty makes it back-to-back weeks a Wood Duck claims the award
May 29, 2017

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The Carolina League announced their players of the week for games played May 22nd-28th awarding the player and pitcher of the week. Down East left-hander Jeffrey Springs was named as the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week.Springs, 24, claimed his first win and struck out 20 batters

Wood Ducks Can't Back Up Terrific Start by Springs

The lefty struck out ten for the third time this season in a no decision
May 28, 2017

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The Dash took advantage of the long ball on Sunday for the second consecutive game against the Wood Ducks to win 3-1. Jeffrey Springs matched his career-high in strikeouts for the third time this season with 10 in the no decision.

Ducks' Springs ties career high with 10 K's

Rangers left-hander allows two hits over six scoreless innings
May 22, 2017

Jeffrey Springs failed to make it out of the first inning in his last start for Class A Advanced Down East, but a strong support system helped him bounce back quickly."Last week was just one of those things," the Rangers left-hander said. "Baseball is a very humbling game and I've

Springs Leads the Way in Woodies Win

The lefty collects another 10 strikeouts and the offense matches with 10 hits
May 22, 2017

KINSTON, NC - Jeffrey Springs rebounded in a big way for the Wood Ducks, matching his career-high in strikeouts with ten over six shutout innings in an 8-1 win over the Astros. Not only does the win mark a split for the four-game series, it's the first win of the

Offense Shut Out in Loss to Nationals

Springs records 10 strikeouts in the tight loss
May 3, 2017

KINSTON, NC -Jeffrey Springs got the short end of the stick in a pitchers' duel with Jefry Rodriguez on Wednesday in a 1-0 loss to the Nationals. Springs struck out a career-high 10 batters in his six innings of work, but was out-dueled by Rodriguez who carried a no-hitter into

Wood Ducks Fall Just Short Against Mudcats

Springs worked into the sixth inning and Beras had three hits with a homer
April 27, 2017

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Pitching Rotation Set for Opening Weekend

Six-man rotation will feature three top-30 prospects
April 4, 2017

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