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Asheville Tourists 2023 Season Recap

September 13, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The 2023 season of Asheville Tourists Baseball is in the books. The campaign was filled with memorable games, down-to-the-wire finishes, and a record number of fans that came out and saw the Tourists play.

Tourists Hit Season-High Six Doubles, Fall 8-6

Borden II Drives In Three, Whitaker Stands Out
September 2, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourist tied a single-game season-high with six doubles on Saturday night against the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Kobe Kato hit his team leading 18th and 19th doubles of the season while four other players added a two-bagger. The offense was not quite enough to overcome a big

Kato Homers in Closely Contested Loss

Tourists Fight to the End but Hot Rods Prevail 5-3
September 1, 2023

ASHEVILLE- One thing that cannot be debated is that this year’s Asheville Tourists team fights to the very last out. Asheville trailed the Bowling Green Hot Rods by four runs late in Friday’s game. The Tourists scored two runs in the eighth and brought the winning run to the plate

Game of the Year Candidate Goes to Brooklyn, 13-12

Tourists and Cyclones Play Ten Inning Classic
August 24, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists and the Brooklyn Cyclones played perhaps the game of the year in the South Atlantic League on Thursday night. The two teams traded punches back and forth for nine innings, then needed a tenth frame to decide the winner. Both teams had chances to win the

Tourists Fall to Cyclones 12-5, Series Evened Up

Garcia, Cole, and Borden II All With Multi-Hit Nights
August 23, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists took on the Brooklyn Cyclones on Wednesday night in Game Two of this week’s series. Asheville built a 4-1 lead but Brooklyn outscored the home team 11-1 down the stretch and defeated the Tourists 12-5.

Palma's Fifth Hit Walks Tourists Off in the Ninth

Asheville Overcomes a Seven-Run Deficit to Beat Brooklyn
August 22, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists overcame a seven-run deficit to beat the Brooklyn Cyclones in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night. Asheville scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth and stunned Brooklyn 10-9. The victory was the Tourists largest come-from-behind win this season.

Tourists Stun BlueClaws Late, Win 6-4 in Extras

Wrobleski Belts Two-Run Home Run in the Tenth
August 19, 2023

LAKEWOOD- The Asheville Tourists pulled off a thrilling come-from-behind win against the Jersey Shore BlueClaws on Saturday night. Asheville scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to force extras and added two more runs in the tenth to secure a 6-4 win. The victory was Asheville’s sixth

Comeback Bid Falls Short in One-Run Loss

Jersey Shore's First Inning Grand Slam the Big Blow
August 16, 2023

LAKEWOOD- The Asheville Tourists were forced to play come-from-behind against the Jersey Shore BlueClaws right from the start on Wednesday. Jersey Shore built a 4-0 lead before an out was recorded in the bottom of the first. The BlueClaws then held off a strong comeback attempt by the Tourists; Asheville

Dynamic Duo! Blubaugh and Santos II Pitch a Gem

Asheville's Pitchers Cool Off the BlueClaws
August 15, 2023

LAKEWOOD- It was Asheville’s A.J. Blubaugh versus Jersey Shore’s BlueClaws on Tuesday night and A.J. along with his piggyback pitcher Alex Santos II pitched the Tourists to a thrilling 2-1 win. Both teams had a hard time generating offense but Asheville had just enough to take Game One of the

Cole's Four RBI Night Paces Tourists to 9-3 Win

Santos II and Blubaugh Quiet the Crawdads
August 9, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists snapped the Hickory Crawdads seven-game win streak with a 9-3 victory at McCormick Field on Wednesday night. In the process, Asheville extended their home stretch to ten wins in their last 12 games. Zach Cole drove in four runs and Logan Cerny hit a two-run Home

Tourists Drop Series Opener to Crawdads, 4-1

Mancini and Ullola Combine for 13 Strikeouts
August 8, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists entertained the team with the best second half record on Tuesday night, the Hickory Crawdads. The series opener was highlighted by excellent pitching from both sides. Ultimately, Hickory’s Jose Corniell was too much for Asheville and the visitors held on to win 4-1.

Williams Helps Lift the Tourists to another Win

Asheville Takes Five of Six from Rome
July 30, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists finished out their series with the Rome Braves on Sunday with a thrilling 6-5 victory in front of the home crowd. Justin Williams plated three runs late in the game and the bullpen secured the win. Asheville took the series from Rome five games to one.

Diamond Defended; Tourists Top Braves on Marvel Night

Sandle and Borden II Both Homer in the Win
July 29, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists took care of business on Defenders of the Diamond night with an 8-5 victory over the Rome Braves. Jacob Melton tied a Tourists single-game high with four hits. The Asheville offense finished with 13 hits, seven of which went for extra-bases.

Tourists Split DH in Two Opposite Games

Asheville Pounds Greenville 11-3 then Falls Flat 6-0
July 21, 2023

GREENVILLE- Friday night in Greenville both the Asheville Tourists and the Greenville Drive had something to cheer about. Asheville reeled off 11 unanswered runs, including their biggest run-scoring inning of the year on their way to an 11-3 drubbing of the Drive in Game One. In the second game, the

Sandle and Wrobleski Pace the Offense in Fourth Straight Win

Cobos and Garcia Spin Five Strong Innings Out of the Bullpen
July 18, 2023

GREENVILLE- The Asheville Tourists snapped their four-game road skid and won their fourth straight game overall with a series opening 6-4 victory over the Greenville Drive. Asheville plated three runs in the top of the seventh to take a two-run lead and held off the league’s top offense down the

Offense Bounces Back with a Monster Performance

Seven Players Record Multi-Hit Games
July 5, 2023

BOWLING GREEN- The Asheville Tourists bounced back in a big way Wednesday night. One night after suffering a shutout loss, the Tourists jumped on the Bowling Green Hot Rods early and outslugged the home team for a 16-9 win. Seven players in the Asheville lineup had two hits or more

Melton Hits his 13th Home Run in Blowout Loss

Greenville's Alex Erro Drives in Eight
July 2, 2023

ASHEVILLE- Sunday afternoon at McCormick Field belonged to the visitors. The Greenville Drive steamrolled the Asheville Tourists 13-2 and clinched a series victory in the process. Greenville’s Alex Erro drove in eight runs; the most RBI in a game at McCormick Field since Cristian Gonzalez plated nine on June 14,

Clifford Slams Tourists Back in the Win Column

Asheville Ends Losing Streak with 7-5 Win over Drive
July 1, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists snapped their nine-game losing streak with an impressive 7-5 win over the Greenville Drive on Saturday night. Asheville trailed 3-1 before the offense plated six runs in the sixth inning and the pitching held on for the win. Ryan Clifford’s Grand Slam was the back-breaker for

Dash Steal Finale from Tourists, 6-5

Asheville's Comeback Ruined by Winston-Salem's Three-Run Eighth
June 18, 2023

WINSTON-SALEM- The Asheville Tourists were so close to finishing off a come-from-behind effort and earning a series split with the Winston-Salem Dahs on Sunday. It was not to be. The Dash rallied with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to score three runs and beat the Tourists

Melton and Clifford Homer in the Ninth; Tourists Down Dash 4-2

Ullola Tosses Five Hitless Innings for His First High-A Win
June 17, 2023

WINSTON-SALEM- The Asheville Tourists bounced back from a tough loss on Friday with an emotional win on Saturday night. The Tourists broke a 2-2 tie game with a pair of ninth inning solo Home Runs. Add in excellent pitching and Asheville ended up with a 4-2 victory.

Melton and Blubaugh Shine; Tourists Lose Third Straight

Asheville Drops Series Opener to Winston-Salem 9-2
June 13, 2023

WINSTON-SALEM- The Asheville Tourists fell to the Winston-Salem Dash 9-2 on Tuesday night in a game that was much closer than the final score indicated. Asheville led for most of the game but Winston-Salem took advantage of a few fielding miscues and recorded some timely hits to seize control.

Asheville Uses Extras to Sneak Past Aberdeen

Kobe Kato's Two-Run Single in the Tenth Ends Up as the Difference
June 9, 2023

ABERDEEN- The Asheville Tourists and the Aberdeen IronBirds needed ten innings on Friday night to decide a winner. Tied up 3-3 after nine, the Tourists rallied for three runs in the top of the tenth thanks to a two-out bases loaded walk drawn by Collin Price and a two-run single

Price Knocks In Four as Tourists Hold Off IronBirds 8-6

Asheville Overcomes Four-Run Deficit to Even Series
June 7, 2023

ABERDEEN- Collin Price drove in the final four runs of the game for Asheville and A.J. Blubaugh notched a career-high nine strikeouts in the Tourists 8-6 victory over the Aberdeen IronBirds. Price blasted his second Home Run of the season and added an RBI single late while Blubaugh dominated on

Tourists Blanked by IronBirds, 11-0

Asheville Suffers Second Shutout Loss of the Year
June 6, 2023

ABERDEEN- The Asheville Tourists were shut out by the Aberdeen IronBirds 11-0 on Tuesday night. It is the second time this year the Tourists have been shut out by an opponent and it is also the largest margin of defeat Asheville has endured this season.

Sandle Strikes for Two Homers in 9-6 Tourists Win

Deylen Miley Pitches Five Strong Innings
June 4, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists earned their series split with the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Sunday afternoon with a 9-6 triumph at McCormick Field. Asheville jumped out to a big lead and held on late for the win.