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Nashville Thumped in Series Opener

Sounds Tie Franchise Record with 24 Hits Allowed
May 3, 2019

Nashville lost the series opener against Memphis Friday night in a 17-2 affair. Memphis knocked 24 hits, tying Nashville's franchise record for most hits allowed.Nine of Memphis' runs came in the top of the second inning. Adolis García led with a single and Rangel Ravelo hit a double to put

C.D. Pelham makes Major League debut with Rangers

Lefty becomes 148th former Riders player to reach big leagues
September 5, 2018

FRISCO, Texas (Sept. 5, 2018) - Former Frisco RoughRiders pitcher C.D. Pelham made his Major League debut with the Texas Rangers Wednesday night, becoming the 148th Riders player to debut in the big leagues.Pelham worked 2/3 innings in his debut, allowing a run on four hits. The southpaw joined the

Former Wood Duck C.D. Pelham Called Up to the Rangers

The southpaw is set to become the third Wood Duck to reach the bigs
September 5, 2018

KINSTON, NC - On Tuesday the Texas Rangers announced the contract purchase of former Wood Duck reliever C.D. Pelham to the 40-man roster. Upon his first appearance in a game, Pelham will make his big league debut. Pelham, 23, was named a Midseason All-Star for the southern division of the Carolina League.

Two Wood Ducks Named to 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game Roster

Leody Taveras and C.D. Pelham will join top prospects in Washington, DC for the annual showcase of American and International talent
July 6, 2018

KINSTON, NC - The 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game rosters were released on Friday afternoon featuring Down East outfielder Leody Taveras on the World Team, and former Wood Duck C.D. Pelham representing the U.S. Team. The game features Minor League Baseball's top prospects in a USA vs. World contest.Taveras, 19,

C.D. Pelham selected to Futures Game

Riders reliever will participate in prospect showcase July 15
July 6, 2018

FRISCO, Texas (July 6, 2018) - Frisco RoughRiders left-handed pitcher C.D. Pelham has been selected to the 2018 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game, played Sunday, July 15 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.Rated as the 19th-best prospect in the Rangers organization by MLB Pipeline, Pelham is off to a fantastic

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.

Arredondo Delivers Spotless Start, Wood Ducks Prevail Late

Despite a one-for-ten night with runners in scoring position, the Woodies found a way
May 23, 2018

ZEBULON, NC - Another strong start from Edgar Arredondo kept the Wood Ducks (26-19) ahead of the Mudcats (22-23) in a 4-2 victory on Tuesday night. Eric Jenkins and Leody Taveras added multi-hit nights in the win, and Melvin Novoa clocked his first home run as a Wood Duck.

Wood Ducks Combine for First Shutout of 2018

Arredondo has now tossed 12.2 consecutive scoreless innings
May 15, 2018

KINSTON, NC - An entertaining pitcher's duel swung in the Wood Ducks' (21-17) favor on Tuesday night in their 2-0 victory over the Mudcats (18-20). Edgar Arredondo tossed his second straight scoreless start by completing seven innings with eight strikeouts. A two-run bottom of the sixth was all the staff

Down East Rides Out Another Hot Start in Win Over the Dash

The Woodies scored at least five runs in the first two innings for the second straight night
May 13, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - For the second straight game, the Wood Ducks (20-16) jumped out to an early lead against the Dash (20-16) and never relinquished it to win 7-5. Andretty Cordero had his team-leading 12th multi-hit game with a pair of RBIs in the victory.Down East also received another strong

Taveras and Tejeda Homer in Win over Pelicans

Thanks to the homers, the Woodies only needed six hits in the win.
May 8, 2018

KINSTON, NC - The long ball returned for the Wood Ducks (16-16) in a 5-3 victory over the Pelicans (13-19) as Leody Taveras and Anderson Tejeda connected on homers. Edgar Arredondo added five and two-thirds of shutout work on the mound to push the Wood Ducks back to .500.Josh Altmann

Wood Ducks Sweep the Mudcats with Three Homers

Tejeda hits a 400+ foot blast to start the home run derby
April 29, 2018

KINSTON, NC - Three homers in five batters catapulted the Wood Ducks ahead on Sunday in their 6-3 victory over the Mudcats. The victory clinches the first sweep of the season for the Woodies and they have won four in a row.Anderson Tejeda got things going in the sixth for

Wood Ducks Complete Legendary Comeback, Walk-Off on Mudcats

Down six runs in the second and four in the ninth, the Woodies found a way
April 27, 2018

KINSTON, NC - Just over two weeks after the Wood Ducks pulled off the biggest come-from-behind victory in team history, they topped it. The Woodies were behind 7-1 to the Mudcats in the second inning of Friday night's contest, then surged with a five-run ninth inning to win 9-8.Alex Kowalczyk

Wood Ducks Hang on to Defeat Pelicans

Five early runs carried the Woodies to the series-opening win
April 19, 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Down East had just enough offense in a 6-5 victory over Myrtle Beach on Thursday night. Anderson Tejeda stole the throne from Chuck Leblanc atop the league's RBI leaderboard with three on the night.

Down East Claims One-Run Win and the Series Over Winston-Salem

One big inning is all the Woodies needed to hang on for the win
April 17, 2018

KINSTON, NC - The Woodies used a four-run third inning to take hold of the lead and never let go in the 5-4 victory over the Dash on Tuesday night. Leody Taveras had two doubles - including a go-ahead shot off the wall in right to give the Wood Ducks

Rangers Prospect Primer: Tool time in Texas

Healthy Matuella on the rise, Calhoun looks to master outfield
April 3, 2018

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2018 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Major League-ready: Willie Calhoun, 2B/OFCalhoun's

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.