BURLINGTON, N.C. – The Johnson City Cardinals beat the Burlington Royals 8-6 last night to become the 2019 Appalachian League champions.
The Royals took advantage of Cardinal errors to steal the lead away at 5-3 in the third. Jake Sommers got the start and took a no-decision, allowing five runs (one earned) in three innings.
This is the 11th Appalachian League title in franchise history. Mike Shildt managed them to their 2010-11 back-to-back championships.