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Burlington Royals: The Best in the League

The Burlington Royals open a three game series with the Greenville Astros tonight at Burlington.  As I begin to type, the Royals have a 9-3 lead in the bottom of the 7th, well on their way to what will be their seventh straight win.  The Royals took first place from the Danville Braves last week, Keep Reading

Colin Rodgers turns in another dominant outing.

Burlington beats Danville, tied for first place

The Burlington Royals entered into a first place tie Tuesday night, on the strength of a 4-2 win over the Danville Braves.  For the second straight start, Colin Rodgers, the Royals 3rd round pick in this year’s Major League draft, was outstanding, giving up only one hit and one walk over five scoreless innings to Keep Reading


Bubba Starling Makes Professional Debut

Bubba Starling, the Kansas City Royals’ 2011 first round draft pick, played his first professional game Thursday against the Johnson City Cardinals. While Starling’s performance was mediocre at best, the Burlington Royals got their biggest win of the season with a 14-2 victory over the Cardinals. After losing their last series at home, the Royals Keep Reading

Royals Get Shutout in Tuesday Loss

Burlington’s Power Put on Hold, Bluefield Gets the Win

The Burlington Royals lost to the Bluefield Blue Jays for the second game in a row on Tuesday night. The defeat moved the Royals to 4-4 and is the first time the team has been at .500 in 2012. The Blue Jays confined the Royals to a season-low 4 hits on the night (even in Keep Reading

Burlington Stadium

Royals Win Rubber Match, Improve to 4-2

The Burlington Royals effectively wiped away the memory of an 18-2 rout on Saturday by taking two out of the three from the Elizabethton Twins in their first home stand of the season. After being down 2-0 after 4 innings, the Royals tied the game in the 5th, and took the lead on the strength Keep Reading

Burlington Athletic Stadium, Burlington, NC

Bangs Gets Banged Up, Burlington Suffers Its First Loss of the Season

The Burlington Royals plan on continuing their strong offensive output as they host their first home game this Friday. The Royals (2-1) will try to regroup after their first loss of the season to the Pulaski Mariners. The Royals had hoped to sweep the Mariners in their opening series and looked poised to do so through the Keep Reading


Royals 2011 #1 Draft Pick, Bubba Starling, to Start Pro Career in Burlington

The Kansas City Royals 2011 1st round draft pick (#5 overall), Bubba Starling is set to start his professional baseball career with Burlington Royals. The Royals gave the 6’4″  180 lb. outfielder from Gardner Edgerton High School a $7.5M bonus, wooing  him away from the football field and a Nebraska scholarship.  The Appalacian League begins Keep Reading

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