REDINGTON SHORES, Fla. - The Appalachian League has released its 2017 schedule. League play will begin on Thursday, June 22, 2017 for all ten teams in the advance rookie-level league. View Schedule
Bryce Denton homered, doubled and drove in a career-high five runs as Johnson City completed a two-game sweep of Burlington and won its fourth Appy League championship in seven years.
Most seasons, Chris DeVito's 50 RBIs would be alone at the top of the Appy League. Bradley Jones of Bluefield has 52, the first time two players have reached the plateau since 2011.
Alex Kirilloff was drafted 15th overall by the Twins in June, and the 18-year-old is already making an impact. His .320 batting average is among the Appalachian League leaders.
Twins first-rounder Alex Kirilloff and Royals lefty Cristian Castillo took home the league's top two honors when the circuit revealed its 2016 end-of-season All-Stars and award winners.
When Joshua Lowe was taken by the Rays in the first round of the 2016 Draft, he thought the chances they'd take his brother were slim. The team then took Nathaniel in the 13th round.