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Asheville.com and Hendersonville.com are proud sponsors of the Asheville Tourists, and we are excited to offer our viewers an opportunity to win tickets to the Asheville Tourists’ games. The season’s over, but we hope to see you again next year!

In their 2018 season, Asheville as a whole put together a tremendous turnaround from the first half of the season to the second half. Asheville entered the All-Star break with a 27-42 first half record. The second half brought a renewed energy and a winning spirit that saw the Tourists finish with a 37-31 record following the break. Asheville finished the season 64-73 which is impressive when you consider the fact the Tourists won only three of their first 16 games.

The team was managed by Robinson Cancel who eclipsed the 100 career wins mark as a professional manager. Cancel entered the season with 58 wins over two seasons in short-season ball and currently has 122 wins under his belt. Paco Martin oversaw the hitters and helped lead the Tourists to the league’s second-best batting average (.260) and second best on-base percentage (.321). Asheville paced the circuit in Home Runs (156) and finished second in runs scored (680).

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