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Durham Bulls Athletic Park renovation earns top honor

Durham Bulls Athletic Park renovation earns top honor

DBAP’s Makeover Named “Best Ballpark Renovation” by Ballpark Digest DURHAM, NC Nov. 12, 2014 – Ballpark Digest, a leading online guide to ballparks and baseball, has recognized the upgrade to Durham Bulls Athletic Park as “Best Ballpark Renovation Over $2 Million” in its 2014 annual awards. The honor for the DBAP’s renovation comes a week after the franchise was named winner of the 2014 John H. Johnson President’s Award, Minor League Baseball’s highest annual accolade. “North Carolina truly is the Cradle of the Game, and the Durham Bulls are at the center of that baseball tradition,” said Kevin Reichard, Ballpark Digest publisher. “Going to a game at Durham Bulls Athletic Park is a great time, and the many improvements to […]

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ECU Baseball News: Gold Takes Game One Of World Series, 16-6

ECU Baseball News: Gold Takes Game One Of World Series, 16-6

Allen, Clinch, Lowery And Watkins Each Drive In Three Runs For Gold GOLD TAKES GAME ONE OF WORLD SERIES, 16-6 Box Score GREENVILLE, NC Nov. 6, 2014 – Travis Watkins’ bases clearing triple in the top of the third inning sparked a 13-run frame as Gold cruised to a 16-6 opening game win in the 2014 Purple-Gold World Series Thursday afternoon at Lewis Field inside Clark LeClair Stadium. Trailing 3-0 after two innings, Gold sent 17 hitters to the plate batting around twice taking a 13-3 lead. Parker Lamm reached on an error and scored on Hunter Allen’s single through the left side staking Gold to its first run of the afternoon. Luke Lowery and Jimmy Boyd followed with singles […]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Prostate Cancer Awareness Night named Promotion of the Year

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Prostate Cancer Awareness Night named Promotion of the Year

BALLPARK DIGEST HONORED PELICANS WITH BEST PROMOTION OF 2014   MYRTLE BEACH, SC Nov. 5, 2014  – On Wednesday, Ballpark Digest continued its announcement of the yearly awards, recognizing the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Prostate Cancer Awareness Night as the Promotion of the Year. Prostate Cancer Awareness night made local, regional, and national headlines when the Pelicans Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich accepted a challenge to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the team’s game on July 24. After being jokingly challenged by Dave Priest and Liz Callaway on WRNN Hot Talk 99.5, Milovich later agreed to the exam if the “Fierce Fallon” Facebook Page had to reach 10,000 ‘Likes’ by […]

ECU Pirates Baseball Reveals 2015 Schedule

ECU Pirates Baseball Reveals 2015 Schedule

Pirates Play Six Teams That Appeared In 2014 NCAA Regionals ECU Pirates Baseball 2015 Schedule (PDF) GREENVILLE, NC Nov. 5, 2014 – Thirty-four home games at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium, including the 12th-Annual Keith LeClair Classic, highlight the 2015 East Carolina baseball schedule announced Wednesday morning by first-year head coach Cliff Godwin. The 2015 slate features 11 games against six teams that earned a bid to the 2014 NCAA Regionals, 28 against squads with 30-plus wins and six that finished ranked in the national polls.   ECU will play 24 of its first 33 games at Clark-LeClair Stadium including its first two American Athletic Conference series (Memphis and Tulane) and will also stay in state of North Carolina for […]

Durham Bulls win John H. Johnson President’s Award

Durham Bulls win John H. Johnson President’s Award

Club to Receive Minor League Baseball’s Top Honor at Winter Meetings PETERSBURG, FL Nov. 3, 2014 – Minor League Baseball announced today that the Durham Bulls are the recipient of the 41st annual John H. Johnson President’s Award. The Bulls will receive Minor League Baseball’s top honor at the Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet Sunday, December 8, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California.   The John H. John’s President’s Award has been presented annually since 1974 to honor the complete baseball franchise. The award’s criteria are based on financial stability, contributions to league stability, contributions to baseball in the community and promotion of the baseball industry. This is the second time the Bulls have won this award, […]

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Durham Bulls to host Fall Fan Fest on Saturday, October 18, 2014

Durham Bulls to host Fall Fan Fest on Saturday, October 18, 2014

Free Event Gives Fans Opportunity to Meet Rays Outfielder Jerry Sands, Take Batting Practice on Field DURHAM, NC Oct. 8, 2014 – The Durham Bulls will host their annual Fall Fan Fest on Saturday, October 18.  The free event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.  Tampa Bay Rays outfielder and Smithfield, NC native Jerry Sands will be on hand to sign autographs and fans will be able to take batting practice and play catch on the field. Entry to Fall Fan Fest is free with the donation of three canned food items, which will be contributed to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. With that donation, fans will be […]

Augusta GreenJackets Quiet Charleston RiverDogs in 2014 Finale

Augusta GreenJackets Quiet Charleston RiverDogs in 2014 Finale

Augusta avoids sweep, setting down 22 straight RiverDogs at one point Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1u9NdJS AUGUSTA, GA Sept. 1, 2014 – Claudio Custodio’s leadoff single provided a great start for the Charleston RiverDogs on Monday afternoon, but the Augusta GreenJackets retired the next 22 batters in a row and grabbed a 2-0 three-hit shutout at Lake Olmstead Stadium in the South Atlantic League regular season finale. The contest was played at a brisk pace of one hour and 54 minutes. Charleston ended the year by going 38-32 in the second half and 71-69 overall. Augusta finished at 28-42 and 62-76, respectively. The RiverDogs went 10-9 against the GreenJackets this season and won this four-game series by a 3-1 margin. The GreenJackets […]

Durham Bulls extend affiliation with Tampa Bay Rays

Durham Bulls extend affiliation with Tampa Bay Rays

Bulls, Rays to Continue Player Development Relationship Through 2018 DURHAM, NC Sept. 1, 2014 – During today’s regular season finale at the DBAP, the Durham Bulls announced the extension of their Player Development Contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, which will lengthen the Bulls’ affiliation with the Rays through the end of the 2018 season. The four-year contract comes on the heels of a four-year deal signed in August, 2009, that went in to effect after the 2010 season. In the last four years of the affiliation, the Bulls have captured three International League South Division titles and the 2013 Governors’ Cup Championship. The Rays have been Durham’s only affiliate since the team jumped to the Triple-A classification in 1998. […]

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Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Wolff earns ninth win of the season (8-2) vs. Winston-Salem Dash

Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Wolff earns ninth win of the season (8-2) vs. Winston-Salem Dash

MYRTLE BEACH’S FIVE-RUN FIRST LEADS WAY TO VICTORY   MYRTLE BEACH, SC August 29, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, defeated the Winston-Salem Dash 8-2 on Friday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans decreased their magic number to two in order to clinch the second half Southern Division title. Myrtle Beach scored three runs before Dash starter Nick Blount recorded an out in Friday’s five-run first inning. The Pelicans led the rest of the way, and the lead never shrunk to fewer than four runs. The Pelicans (36-31, 80-55) opened up the contest in the first inning with five runs. Chris Grayson extended his hitting streak to six games, leading […]

Charleston RiverDogs at Augusta GreenJackets (Game 2 of this 4-game series)

Charleston RiverDogs at Augusta GreenJackets (Game 2 of this 4-game series)

Last RiverDogs Game: August 29th DAVIS STRIKES DOWN GREENJACKETS, 6-1 Rookie Davis bookends his 2014 campaign with road wins at Augusta AUGUSTA, GA August 29, 2014 – Rookie Davis posted a career-high nine strikeouts in a quality start,leading the Charleston RiverDogs to a 6-1 victory against the Augusta GreenJacketson Friday evening at Lake Olmstead Stadium inSouth Atlantic Leagueaction. MichaelO’Neill led the RiverDogs offense with three hits while also scoring a run and driving inanother.The RiverDogs jumped up to 36-31 in the second half and 69-68 overall. TheGreenJackets fell to 27-40 and 61-74, respectively. Charleston evened the seasonseries at eight wins apiece and garnered a 1-0 edge in this four-game series.Davis wrapped up his third career quality start with a phenomenal […]

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