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Burlington Wins Promotional Award

ApL Burlington Sock Puppets August 20, 2021 - Burlington, NC - The Appalachian League powered by MLB and USA Baseball announced its League Awards for the 2021 season today with the Burlington Sock Puppets winning the Promotional Award. This award is given out yearly to the Club with the most outstanding promotional work throughout the season. Criteria for the award includes In-Season and Off-Season marketing campaigns, Game Day Promotions, On-Field Activities, Radio, TV and Newspaper Exposure, community relations, and social media activity.... Full Story

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Puppets Best River Turtles in Home Finale

ApL Burlington Sock Puppets August 6, 2021 - BURLINGTON, N.C. -The Sock Puppets capped off the home slate of their inaugural season by defeating the Pulaski River Turtles 6-5 on Thursday after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at five with Burlington batting in the bottom of the sixth, when Marshall Raper singled on a 2-2 count, scoring the deciding run. The Sock Puppets earned the victory despite allowing Pulaski to score three runs in the sixth inning. Pulaski scored its runs on an error by Cameron Leary. Pulaski ... Full Story

Puppets Lose Despite Early Lead

ApL Burlington Sock Puppets August 4, 2021 - BURLINGTON, N.C. - The Sock Puppets stayed in it until the end, but the Pulaski River Turtles pulled away late in a 5-2 victory on Wednesday. The game was tied at one with the River Turtles batting in the top of the eighth when Evan Minarovic doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run. The Sock Puppets lost despite out-hitting the Pulaski River Turtles eight to three. Burlington got things started in the second inning when Nick Winkelmeyer singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. In the to... Full Story

Sock Puppets Shutout Doughboys

ApL Burlington Sock Puppets July 31, 2021 - BURLINGTON, N.C. - The Sock Puppets defeated Johnson City 2-0 on Saturday as four pitchers combined to throw a shutout. The pitching was strong on both sides. Sock Puppets pitchers struck out eight, while Doughboy pitchers sat down 14. Burlington got on the board in the second inning when Cole Reynolds singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run. A single by Alan Espinal in the second inning was a positive for Johnson City. Nick Gottilla got the win for Burlington. The lefty allowed four hits ... Full Story

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