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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.

Williams Comes to the Rescue in Extra-Inning Win

Swanson Pitches Five Shutout Innings in His Final Outing of '23
September 8, 2023

ROME- Justin Williams played hero for the Asheville Tourists on Friday night. Asheville built a 4-0 lead on the Rome Braves in large part due to Williams’ un production. Rome rallied back late to force extras. In the top of the 11th, Williams struck with a go-ahead two-out RBI single

DeVos, Roberts, and Cobos Limit Braves in Close Loss

Tourists Held to Two Hits for the Second Straight Game
September 6, 2023

ROME- The Asheville Tourists dropped a one-run game to the Rome Braves on Wednesday night by a final score of 2-1. Asheville’s trio of pitchers; Nolan DeVos, Max Roberts, and Franny Cobos kept the Tourists in the ballgame. Offensively, the struggle continued with only two hits and a total of

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

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.

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

Tourists Go Quiet Against Crawdads Bullpen

Hickory Takes Game Four by a Final Score of 7-3
August 11, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists offense jumped out to a quick start on Friday night; however, the bats had a tough time down the stretch and Asheville fell to the Hickory Crawdads 7-3. The Tourists were held without a hit during the game’s final four innings and the Crawdads used a

Hippies Hang Tough but Fall in the End

Starting Pitcher Nic Swanson with another Brilliant Outing
August 10, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Hippies took the field on Thursday night in front of a rowdy Thirsty Thursday crowd at McCormick Field. Asheville fell behind the Hickory Crawdads before they battled back to tie the game late. Hickory converted a ninth-inning Home Run and held on for a 5-3 win over

Santos II Spins Four Scoreless in Asheville's 11-5 Win

Melton and Wrobleski Combine for Six Hits, Five RBI
July 28, 2023

ASHEVILLE- Alex Santos II set the tone for the Asheville Tourists on Friday night. The right-handed starting pitcher stifled the Rome Braves for four innings and Asheville’s offense provided plenty of run support. The Tourists built a 7-0 lead and cruised to an 11-5 victory over the Braves.

Pitching Staff Strikes Out a Season-Best 17 Braves Hitters

Six-Same Home Win Streak Snapped in Close Loss
July 27, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists came up a little bit short on Thursday night in their 6-3 loss to the Rome Braves. The outcome snapped a six-game home win streak for Asheville; however, the Tourists stayed within striking distance of the Braves the entire game.

Four Asheville Home Runs Help Sink Rome 8-3

Clifford Nets His Third Multi-Homer Game of the Year
July 27, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists won their sixth straight home game and eighth in their last 11 overall with an 8-3 victory over the Rome Braves Wednesday night. The Tourists fell behind 3-0 but reeled off eight unanswered. Ryan Clifford hit two of Asheville’s four Home Runs in the win.

Seven-Run Second Inning Highlights Bounce Back Win

Melton and Clifford both Homer for Asheville
July 25, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists won their fifth straight home game on Tuesday night with a 13-7 victory over the Rome Braves. Asheville opened the six-game series with a statement win in large part because of their seven-run second inning. It is the second most runs the Tourists have scored in

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

Asheville Blues are Still Dominant with 6-1 Victory

Blues Hit a Pair of Home Run and Pitch a Gem in Series Opener
July 14, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Blues defeated the Winston-Salem Dash 6-1 on Friday night in front of another sellout crowd at McCormick Field. The Blues used the Home Run ball, timely hitting, and quality pitching to earn the series opening win.

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

Fireworks Extravaganza Begins with Seven Home Runs, 19-3 Win

Tourists Deliver their Best Offensive Performance of the Season
July 3, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists hitters were ready to go on Monday night. Six of the nine players in the starting lineup hit a Home Run while Logan Cerny belted a pair in Asheville’s 19-3 win over the Greenville Drive. The seven Home Runs hit was a season-high as were the

Unlucky 12; Tourists Drop Fifth Straight in Rough Fashion

Longest Game of the Year Goes to the Crawdads
June 24, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists lost a 12-inning marathon to the Hickory Crawdads on Saturday night, 13-8, in front of a standing room only crowd at McCormick Field. The Tourists outscored the Crawdads 7-2 over the first six innings and were outscored 11-1 over the final six.

Tourists Fall to Crawdads in Second Half Opener

Miley Strikes Out Eight in Four Shutout Innings
June 23, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists fell to the Hickory Crawdads 8-2 in the second half opener. Asheville allowed three multi-run innings and the Tourists had a hard time cashing in with their offensive opportunities.

Melton and Blubaugh Shine; Tourists Lose Third Straight

Asheville Drops Series Opener to Winston-Salem 9-2
9:49 PM EDT

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.

Weekend Woes; Tourists Drop Second Straight

Asheville Falls to Aberdeen 8-3 in Sunday Series Finale
June 11, 2023

ABERDEEN- One day after falling to the Aberdeen IronBirds by ten runs, the Asheville Tourists were on the wrong side of another one-sided affair. Aberdeen held Asheville to only four hits and Jud Fabian drove in five runs for the home team. The Tourists fell by a final score of

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

Clifford Crushes Walk-Off Homer; Tourists Win 12-11

Comeback Tourists Show Off in Front of Sellout Crowd
June 2, 2023

ASHEVILLE- Ryan Clifford became the fourth Asheville Tourists player to hit a bottom of the ninth, walk-off Home Run in the last two-and-a-half-weeks. Yes, the Tourists have four walk-off wins, all on Home Runs, all within a 16-day span. Additionally, all four walk-off Home Runs have come with Asheville trailing

Tourists Pull Off Biggest Comeback Win of the Year

Asheville Downs Hickory 12-9 in Ten Innings
May 25, 2023

HICKORY- The Asheville Tourists overcame a six-run deficit to defeat the Hickory Crawdads in extra innings on Thursday night by a final score of 12-9. Asheville pounded out a season-high 23 hits and stunned the Crawdads home crowd with a thrilling Game Three victory.