Results tagged ‘ Asheville Tourists ’

SS Patrick Valaika turns a double play

Patrick Valaika, Tzu-Wei Lin

Shortstop Patrick Valaika (16) of the Asheville Tourists turns a double play as Tzu-Wei Lin (36) of the Greenville Drive tries unsuccessfully to break it up in a game against the Greenville Drive on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville won, 8-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

2B Michael Benjamin of the Asheville Tourists

Michael Benjamin

Second baseman Michael Benjamin (18) of the Asheville Tourists runs to first in a game against the Greenville Drive on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville won, 8-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Throwback Thursday: Russell Wilson as a Tourist

MiLB Baseball - Asheville Tourists vs. Greenville Drive - May 1, 2011

Infielder/second baseman Russell Wilson (3) of the Asheville Tourists, Class A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, in a game against the Greenville Drive on May 1, 2011, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Wilson was a fourth-round pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. (Tom Priddy / Four Seam Images)

Last Sunday Russell Wilson scored with the Seahawks in the Super Bowl. Here’s a photo of him scoring in 2011 with the Asheville Tourists.

 

Rosell Herrera of the Asheville Tourists

Rosell Herrera

Infielder Rosell Herrera (7) of the Asheville Tourists bats in a game against the Greenville Drive on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Asheville won, 9-8. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Herrera has been selected to play for the Southern Division in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game this Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J.

 

 

Tom Murphy of the Asheville Tourists

Tom Murphy

Catcher Tom Murphy (9) of the Asheville Tourists before a game against the Greenville Drive on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Murphy is the No. 14 prospect for the Colorado Rockies, according to Baseball America. Asheville won, 9-8. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Murphy has been selected to play for the Southern Division in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game this Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J.

Asheville Tourists manager Joe Mikulik released

Manager Joe Mikulik (20) of the Asheville Tourists is interviewed on the television broadcast during a game on June 11, 2009, against the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Just days after leading his team to the 2012 South Atlantic League championship, Asheville Tourists manager Joe Mikulik has been fired by the parent organization, the Colorado Rockies.

Some reports are indicating that Mikulik was let go just three days after winning the title, but the news was put under wraps until last Thursday when it was reported on an Asheville radio show.

“The news was reported by the Asheville radio station 1310 Big Wise during the local sports talk show ‘The Wise Guys,'” reports Hendersonville Times-News sports editor Dean Hensley.

Tourists manager for 13 years, Mikulik was named the SAL Manager of the Year for a fourth time after this season. He earned the manager of the year award also in 2001, 2007 and 2008, Hensley reported.

Tourists’ Trevor Story makes the tag at second

Shortstop Trevor Story (3) of the Asheville Tourists makes the tag on Jose Garcia (7) of the Greenville Drive attempting to steal second base in a game on May 14, 2012, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Asheville won 11-6. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)