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Blue Rocks Lose Series To Hillcats On 8th Inning Homerun

After recovering from a disastrous 1st half of the season to winning the 2nd half title in roaring fashion, this year’s edition of the Wilmington Blue Rocks overcame a lot to put themselves 1 game away from advancing to the Carolina League finals. But at the end it was another one of those 1 run Keep Reading


Blue Rocks Win 2nd Half Division Title; Begin Playoffs At Home Versus Hillcats

At one point a little over 2 weeks ago the Blue Rocks had lost a 2.5 game lead to the Frederick Keys but after splitting a series with Lynchburg, they came home, won 11of 13 games and punched their ticket to the playoffs. This team started to come come together in the 2nd half after Keep Reading


Brooks Pounder Named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week

After having two outstanding starts and  giving up only 1 unearned run between both games, Brooks Pounder was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for August 13-19. Against Potomac on August 13th, Brooks pitched 7 innings of shutout baseball, giving up an unearned run on 4 hits with 5 strikeouts and no walks Keep Reading


Blue Rocks Begin Playoff Push With A Series Win and 1st in Division

Jason Adam looks like a whole different pitcher when he gets run support and that was evident as the Blue Rocks won the rubber match to win the series versus the Potomac Nationals. In fact over Jason’s last 6 starts, he’s 4-2 with an ERA of 3.36 and getting an average of 4.8 runs of Keep Reading


1B Mark Fields Named Topps Carolina League Player of the Month

If being named the Royals Organization Blue Rocks’ Offensive Player of the Month wasn’t enough, Mark Fields wins an award that two former Blue Rocks/current major leaguers have won. Thanks to our friend in the Blue Rocks Media Dept Jeff O’Connor for compiling these stats, Mark had a blistering month of July hitting .355 with Keep Reading


Blue Rocks Aim to Find Consistency Heading Into Final Month of Season

This season must be driving Blue Rocks manager Vance Wilson crazy. Last Saturday night (Monkey Rodeo Night) the team completes a sweep of the Potomac Nationals for their 5th win in a row and the team is playing well in all phases of the game. Head out on the road against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Keep Reading


Royals & Blue Rocks Renew Player Development Contract For 2 More Years

Thursday it was announced that Kansas City Royals and Wilmington Blue Rocks have renewed their player development contract for 2 more seasons. This means the Blue Rocks will continue to the Advance ‘A’ minor league baseball affiliate of the Royals through the 2014 season. Courtesy of Blue Rocks assistant director of media relations Jeff O’Connor, Keep Reading

Yordano Ventura

Yordano Ventura Heads off to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals

In a move that really shouldn’t surprised anyone following the Blue Rocks, RHP Vordano Ventura was officially promoted to the Kansas City Royals AA team, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, after having a spectacular run in Wilmington. In a little over half a season with the Blue Rocks Yordano was 3-5 in 16 games, had a Keep Reading


Blue Rocks are Hitting Their Way To the Top

After starting out the second half of the season with a 2-5 mark, the Blue Rocks have amassed a 4-3 record. The reason? The team has brought their hitting shoes and they are getting in the grove, win or loss. After being the statistical worst offense team in the Carolina League in the 1st half Keep Reading


New Blue Rocks Make Notable Contributions on 1st Road Trip of 2nd Half

One of the best things about the minor league baseball season that if you didn’t finish in 1st, there’s always the 2nd half to start over. And with many teams making roster moves during the All Star break, dividing the season up isn’t such a bad idea. The Blue Rocks were also making some wholesale Keep Reading

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