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Express Blank Dodgers 6-0 as Baseball Returns with a Bang

Round Rock Clubs a Pair of Homers in Season-Opening Victory over Oklahoma City
May 7, 2021

ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Round Rock Express (1-0) rode a strong start by LHP Wes Benjamin and two-run homers from both 3B Charles Leblanc and C John Hicks to a 6-0 victory over the Oklahoma City Dodgers (0-1) in Thursday’s Opening Day at Dell Diamond. The victory came in

Leblanc tees off in series finale

Riders score six in sixth but fall 13-9 to Cards
August 29, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Aug. 29, 2019) - Charles Leblanc continued his recent surge at the plate in a 13-9 loss to Springfield Thursday night.SYNOPSIS* Leblanc finished 4-for-5 with three RBIs and fell a triple shy of the cycle. It was his second-career four-hit game.* The Riders scored six times in the sixth,

Leblanc stars in final home game of 2019

Riders set single-weekend attendance record to cap home season
August 25, 2019

FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 25, 2019) - Charles Leblanc had a home run and all three RBIs for the RoughRiders, who lost 5-3 to Northwest Arkansas Sunday in their final home game of 2019.SYNOPSIS* Leblanc's homer was a solo shot off rehabber Danny Duffy in the second. * He added a two-run

Big sixth inning falls short in finale

Leblanc homers to jolt rally
July 14, 2019

FRISCO, Texas (July 14, 2019) - A four-run sixth inning gave the Riders a late lead but Amarillo prevailed 10-6 in Sunday's series finale.SYNOPSIS* Trailing 5-2, Charles Leblanc tied the game with a three-run homer before Brendon Davis put the club ahead with a sacrifice fly.* Rehabber Hunter Pence went 2-for-4

Six Riders selected to All-Star Game

Game to be played June 25 in Tulsa
June 14, 2019

FRISCO, Texas (June 14, 2019) - Six Riders have been selected to the 2019 Texas League All-Star Game, the league announced Friday. The selections include infielders Juremi Profar (starting 1B) and Charles Leblanc (reserve), along with pitchers Edgar Arredondo, Emmanuel Clase, James Jones and Walker Weickel .Arredondo has been one

Leblanc stays hot Sunday afternoon

Riders fall 8-6 to Cards after rallying from behind
May 5, 2019

FRISCO, Texas (May 5, 2019) - Charles Leblanc continued his electric start to the season Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in an 8-6 loss to the Springfield Cardinals.SYNOPSIS* Leblanc collected his third consecutive multi-hit game Sunday, pushing his hitting streak to 11 games.* Trailing 6-5 in the

Rangers have strength in foundation

Taveras, Thompson lead prospects showing off at lower levels
December 17, 2018

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.Just two years removed from a 95-win season, the Rangers have finished under .500 in consecutive

Two Wood Ducks Named to Arizona Fall League Roster

Athletic Trainer Alex Rodriguez will join the DEWDs in Surprise, AZ
August 30, 2018

KINSTON, NC - On Thursday the Texas Rangers announced their prospects headed to Surprise, AZ to participate in the Arizona Fall League - a de facto all-star league of the minors' top prospects. Of the six representatives from the Rangers to the Surprise Saguaros, two have suited up for the

Wood Ducks Dominate in Victory over the Mudcats

12 strikeouts and 12 hits to go along with zero errors and zero runs allowed snapped the losing streak
August 14, 2018

KINSTON, NC - An offensive barrage backed up the fifth shutout of the season in the Wood Ducks' 8-0 win over the Mudcats. All nine batters for the Woodies had a hit and six had at least one RBI in the victory. Joe Palumbo, Kaleb Fontenot, and Tyler Thomas combined

Wood Ducks Rally in the Eighth, Win Big Over the Dash

A huge two-out stretch of hits opened up a pitcher's duel in Winston-Salem
July 7, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - An incredible two-out rally in the eighth inning propelled the Wood Ducks (7-10, 42-45) ahead in a 7-1 victory over the Dash (11-5, 52-34). All six runs in the big inning were scored with two outs and highlighted by a three-run home run by Josh Altmann.

Tejeda stars in Ducks' defensive showcase

Rangers No. 11 prospect uses quick thinking for wild DP
July 6, 2018

Pop flies along the outfield line are never a guaranteed out, particularly when the ball travels to the opposite field and an area that's home to a bullpen mound and a crowd of relievers, much like the setup at Winston-Salem's BB&T Ballpark.That's the situation that presented itself in the eighth

Altmann and the Bullpen Carry the Wood Ducks to Series Win

Five Woodies tally multiple hits and eight starters reach base
June 29, 2018

KINSTON, NC -Josh Altmann's torrid June continued with his third multi-homer game of the season in the Wood Ducks' (4-5, 39-40) victory over the Nationals (3-5, 40-35). The 23-year-old accounted for four of the five runs in the 5-3 win on Friday night.

Wood Ducks Sweep Doubleheader with Blue Rocks

Tuesday marked the second twin-bill sweep of the year for the Woodies
June 12, 2018

KINSTON, NC - The Wood Ducks (34-30) used a combined total of 21 hits in the doubleheader to earn a sweep over the Blue Rocks (28-37) on Tuesday night. Leody Taveras led the way going 5-for-8 on the night with three extra-base hits and three runs scored.

Three Wood Ducks Earn Rangers Players of the Month Awards for May

Hernandez claims his second straight Pitcher of the Month, along with first-time awards for Leblanc and Jenkins
June 11, 2018

KINSTON, NC - The Texas Rangers announced their Minor League Player of the Month Awards for the month of May on Monday. RHP Jonathan Hernández, INF Chuck Leblanc, OF Eric Jenkins, and recently added LHP Sal Mendez swept the awards from the club.Hernandez earns his second consecutive Pitcher of the Month

Six Wood Ducks Named to the 2018 Carolina League All-Star Classic

Down East is tied for the most representatives from a single team at this year's game
June 11, 2018

KINSTON, NC - The 2018 Carolina League All-Star Classic rosters were announced on Monday morning and six Down East Wood Ducks have made the southern division team. RHP Edgar Arredondo, INF Andretty Cordero, INF Charles Leblanc, LHP C.D. Pelham, OF Leody Taveras, and INF Anderson Tejeda were named to the

Bullpen Stands Tall and Offense Emerges in Carolina

Down East gains a game in the first half race with the win
June 5, 2018

ZEBULON, NC - The Wood Ducks (31-26) never trailed as the bats found their mojo in a 6-4 victory over the Mudcats (27-30). Chuck Leblanc had a pair of RBI doubles, but Franklin Rollin's solo homer in the fifth was the game-winning RBI in the contest.

Leblanc's Homer and Weickel's Great Start Lead to Win

Weickel carried a no-hitter into the seventh in the victory
May 25, 2018

KINSTON, NC - While it wasn't a walk-off, Chuck Leblanc hit another clutch home run as the Wood Ducks (27-21) defeated the Keys (20-27) for the first time in franchise history 4-2. Walker Weickel also worked into the seventh and opened the game with six consecutive no-hit innings.

Wood Ducks Sweep the Dash in Sunday Doubleheader

Winners of six of their last seven series, the Woodies move into first place
May 20, 2018

KINSTON, NC - The Wood Ducks (25-18) swept the Dash (23-19) behind 20 hits and 17 runs scored, all while only allowing three earned runs in the two victories. Down East moves into first place in the south division by a game and a half, and owns the best record

Pitching Staff Shines Again in Series-Clincher

A 13-strikeout performance from the staff only included two runs allowed
May 16, 2018

KINSTON, NC -Jonathan Hernández turned in a stellar performance on the mound as the offense came alive late in a 4-2 Wood Ducks (22-17) victory over the Mudcats (18-21). The right-hander struck out a career-high 11 batters while only allowing five hits on the night. His offense supported him with

Wood Duck Offense Starts Hot; Weickel Collects First Win of 2018

16 hits from the lineup matches a franchise record in the victory
May 11, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The Down East (19-16) offense jumped out to a hot start that proved to be plenty behind Walker Weickel's third consecutive quality start. Blaine Prescott matched a career-high with four hits and six-of-nine starters had multiple hits in the 10-6 victory.The Woodies tagged Dash (20-15) starter Dylan

Leblanc Walks Off, Woodies Claim the Series

The Canadian hits two homers and drives in all four runs for the DEWDs
May 9, 2018

KINSTON, NC - Chuck Leblanc supplied all of the offense in Down East's (17-16) first extra-inning win and fourth walk-off of the season. He clocked two homers for the first time in his career, including the game-winning three-run shot in the tenth inning to win 4-2 over Myrtle Beach (13-20).

Offense Collects 15 Hits in Victory Over Mudcats

Leblanc's four hits and Cordero's four RBIs were plenty for the Wood Ducks
May 6, 2018

ZEBULON, NC - Five different Wood Duck hitters had a multi-hit day, led by the four-hit effort by Chuck Leblanc in a 9-3 victory over the Mudcats. Six-of-nine starters scored a run as Andretty Cordero led the way with four driven in.Down East jumped out to a 4-0 lead in

Leblanc Homers, but Woodies Fall as the K-Tribe

The six-game winning streak comes to a halt with the loss
May 3, 2018

KINSTON, NC - The Wood Ducks became the Kinston Indians for the night, but could not continue their six-game winning streak as the K-Tribe in a 4-2 defeat to the Astros. Chuck Leblanc hit his fourth homer of the year in the loss as he moved into a tie for

Wood Ducks Smash Six Homers in Sixth Straight Win

Down East has claimed back-to-back series wins
May 2, 2018

KINSTON, NC - The Wood Ducks slugged a franchise-record six homers and claimed their second straight series win with a 15-3 drubbing of the Astros. Josh Altmann's grand slam and Blaine Prescott's pair of homers highlighted the action for the Woodies.Along with Altmann and Prescott, Anderson Tejeda, Franklin Rollin, and

Kowalczyk Hits Walk-Off Homer, Wood Ducks Stun Astros

Down East wins via walk-off for the third time in four games
May 1, 2018

KINSTON, NC - For the third time in four games, the Wood Ducks claimed a walk-off victory to up their winning streak to five games. Alex Kowalczyk's solo homer with two outs in the ninth sealed the victory for Down East over Buies Creek on Tuesday night.Kowalczyk now has a