Gameday Promotions for 2023 Revealed
ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists have officially released the promotions scheduled at McCormick Field for the 2023 season. Fans can view and download the Promotional Calendar here.
Tourists '23 Coaching Staff is Official
ASHEVILLE- The Houston Astros Player Development Department has announced its minor league field staff for the 2023 season. Nate Shaver is coming back for his third season to manage the Asheville Tourists. Joining Nate on the Tourists staff is Pitching Coach Sean Buchanan, Hitting Coach Bryan Muniz, Development Coach Eric
Tourists to Honor the Asheville Blues this Season
ASHEVILLE- As part of MLB’s The Nine initiative, the Asheville Tourists will pay tribute to the Asheville Blues franchise this season. A commemorative Championship Flag will wave high atop McCormick Field in honor of the back-to-back Negro Southern League Championships won by the Asheville Blues in 1946 and 1947.
Zach Daniels Named to the End-of-the-Year All-Star Team
ASHEVILLE- Minor League Baseball has announced the 2022 High Class-A All-Star Teams for the three High-A leagues. In the South Atlantic League, the Asheville Tourists are represented by Zach Daniels, who was voted one of the top outfielders in 2022. Ballots were submitted by members of all 12 teams in
Santana Becomes Two-Time SAL Player of the Month Award Winner
ASHEVILLE- The legend of Luis Santana continues to grow. One month after the Asheville Tourists played their final regular season contest of the 2022 campaign, the South Atlantic League announced Santana as its September Player of the Month.
2022 Season Recap — Asheville Tourists
ASHEVILLE- The 2022 season of Asheville Tourists baseball was a unique year filled with highlights, standout individual performances, and opportunities for the Tourists to showcase their resolve in times of frustration. 2022 was truly a tale of two halves. Asheville began the season with wins in only four of its
Asheville Tourists 2023 Schedule Released
ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists Baseball Club has officially released its 2023 schedule. Opening Day is Thursday, April 6 vs. Bowling Green. The Tourists will play a total of 132 games; 66 at McCormick Field and 66 on the road. The regular season is scheduled to conclude on Sunday, September 10.
Santana Slams Drive in Season Finale
GREENVILLE- The Asheville Tourists took the field for the final time in 2022 on Sunday afternoon and wasted no time in jumping out to a big lead on the Greenville Drive. Asheville used a pair of early Home Runs and a stellar starting pitching performance from Colton Gordon to conclude
Close Calls Go Against Asheville in 2-0 Defeat
GREENVILLE- The Asheville Tourists were the recipient of a pair of tough calls on Thursday night, both of which cost Asheville runs and a chance to extend innings. The game against the Greenville Drive remained scoreless going into the bottom of the ninth and the home team took advantage with
Elimination Number Drops to One in Mistake Filled Loss
GREENVILLE- The Asheville Tourists picked a bad time to have a bad defensive game. The Tourists built a 3-0 lead on the Greenville Drive but the defensive miscues mounted and Asheville was unable to prevent Greenville from taking advantage.
Santana Strikes in Extras; Tourists Win 7-5 in 12 Innings
GREENVILLE- The Asheville Tourists entered new territory on Wednesday night; the 12th inning. It was the tenth extra-inning game of the season for Asheville, but the first that carried into the 12th. The Tourists used a two-run double from Luis Santana in the top of the 12th and held on
Daniels Delivers Two Deep Shots in 7-5 Win
GREENVILLE- The Asheville Tourists were challenged in their series opener in Greenville but they had all the answers. One of those answers was Zach Daniels. Asheville’s outfielder recorded his second multi-homer game of the season and helped lead the Tourists to a 7-5 win over the Drive.
Statement Made - Tourists the Team to Beat Down the Stretch
ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists played their final regular season home game on Sunday night and treated the McCormick Field faithful to a 16-6 blowout victory over the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Asheville won five of the seven games played this week and is 12-4 over their last 16 games. The
Gonzalez Jumpstarts the Tourists in Crucial Win
ASHEVILLE- Cristian Gonzalez was everywhere on Saturday night. The Asheville Tourists shortstop made plays in the field, threw out a runner at home plate, and clobbered a two-run Home Run in the Tourists 5-1 win over the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Gonzalez had plenty of assistance.
Tourists Come Up Short in Ten Inning Thriller
ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists gave the Bowling Green Hot Rods everything they had in the tank on Friday night. Asheville fell behind 6-0 before the sellout crowd could settle in but the team rallied back to tie the game 9-9. The Tourists nearly walked off in the bottom of the
Walk Off Home Run By Birthday Boy Borden
ASHEVILLE- Some birthdays are more memorable than others. Tonight, Tim Borden II celebrated his 23rd birthday and this one will be hard to top. Borden stepped to the plate with the Tourists trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning. Luis Santana led off from first base as Borden
Tourists Sweep Hot Rods in Wednesday Double-Header
ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists made a big move on Wednesday night when they swept a double-header from the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Asheville gained two full games on the Hot Rods and picked up a game-and-a-half on the Rome Braves. The Tourists took Game One 3-2 and held on to
Borden Hits Third Home Run in 5-2 Defeat
ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists fell to the Bowling Green Hot Rods 5-2 on Tuesday night. Both teams played a solid game in all three phases; however, the Hot Rods were able to push a few runs across during the middle stages of the game and hold on late.
Asheville Finishes Road Trip in Style
WINSTON-SALEM- The Asheville Tourists finished out a dominant week of baseball and a 13-game road trip with an 11-2 victory over the Winston-Salm Dash. Asheville scored all 11 of their runs off the Winston-Salem bullpen and the Tourists pitching trio of Ernesto Jaquez, Kasey Ford, and Ryan Gusto held the
Borden Belts First Pro Home Run, Batista Shines in Debut
WINSTON-SALEM- The Asheville Tourists bounced back in a big way on Saturday night with an 11-3 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash. Tim Borden II delivered a perfect day at the plate including his first career Home Run and Edinson Batista pitched five scoreless, hitless innings in his Tourists debut.
Tourists Blow Six-Run Lead, For the Sixth Time, Fall in 11
WINSTON-SALEM- The Asheville Tourists blew another big lead on Friday and lost 10-9 in 11 innings to the Winston-Salem Dash. Asheville led 7-1 going into the eighth inning and for the sixth time this season they were on the wrong side of the final score when leading a game by
Ninth Inning Rally Secures Come-From-Behind Win
WINSTON-SALEM- The Asheville Tourists scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning for a dramatic come-from-behind 6-3 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash on Thursday night. Asheville trailed 3-1 entering the top of the ninth; however, the Tourists loaded the bases for Jose Alvarez who hit a two-run double
Pitching Trio Combines for Shutout Victory
WINSTON-SALEM- The Asheville Tourists won for the fourth time in their last five games with a 9-0 drubbing over the Winston-Salem Dash. Rhett Kouba, Jose Betances, and Aaron Brown combined to pitch all nine innings without allowing a run. The trio struck out 14 Dash hitters.
Tourists Hang On to Beat the Dash 6-5
WINSTON-SALEM- The Asheville Tourists hung on late to defeat the Winston-Salem Dash 6-5 on Tuesday night for a series-opening victory. Asheville built a 6-1 lead and withstood a trio of Home Runs by the Dash. The home team had the tying run at second base in the bottom of the
Taveras and Gaither Fire a Shutout
ABERDEEN- The Asheville Tourists recorded their third shutout victory of the season with a 4-0 victory over the Aberdeen IronBirds. Diosmerky Taveras pitched a season-high six innings and Ray Gaither tossed the final three frames to earn his second save of the season.