Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Cheshire finds new life pitching for Blue Wahoos

Cheshire finds new life pitching for Blue Wahoos

Jonathan Cheshire stepped out onto the mound last Monday night with the fans cheering and the excitement building inside Blue Wahoos Stadium. It was the ninth inning. Pensacola led the Jackson Generals 4-2 in a must-win game to keep its Southern League playoff hopes alive. Cheshire was in the game to close it out. He […]

Top pick of Twins embraces high expectations

Top pick of Twins embraces high expectations

Drafted No. 1 by the Minnesota Twins in 2017, Royce Lewis went into the pro ranks with high hopes and a $6.7 million signing bonus in the bank. Yet, he will tell you the pressure on his shoulders to live up to the hype isn’t weighing him down. He embraces the journey of life in […]

Blue Wahoos set franchise record for home runs

Blue Wahoos set franchise record for home runs

Somewhere in the bay behind the stadium wall there are baseballs still floating around from the record-setting home run tear the Pensacola Blue Wahoos have been on this summer. They rewrote the record book Thursday night, crushing four in a 13-0 win over Chattanooga, pushing the season total to 111, five more than the 2018 […]

Larnach using Double-A ball as a learning experience

Larnach using Double-A ball as a learning experience

If the name Trevor Larnach sounds familiar, it’s because he’s the player from Oregon State who belted the go-ahead home run in Game 2 of the 2018 College World Series national championship series. He hit the two-run shot off former Navarre Raider Matt Cronin, the closer for Arkansas at the time and now with the […]

Bray thriving in role as reliever for Blue Wahoos

Bray thriving in role as reliever for Blue Wahoos

Adam Bray began his professional baseball career in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Drafted in the 33rd round in 2015 out of South Dakota State, the 26-year-old righthander is in his fifth season of minor league baseball, including his first with the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Bray got traded last spring. And not just to […]

Wahoos Stadium dealing with water issue

Wahoos Stadium dealing with water issue

Blue Wahoos Stadium has a reputation for having one of the best fields in minor league baseball. But the field looks more worn down than usual this season, in part because of the additional games played on the surface in the offseason.   Read the full article in the July 11 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Rortvedt plays key role in wild comeback win

Rortvedt plays key role in wild comeback win

Ben Rortvedt has been one of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos’ better hitters since being promoted to Double-A in late April. But lately, he’s been in cool-off mode, having tallied just two hits in the previous four games entering last Wednesday night’s showdown with the Mississippi Braves at Blue Wahoos Stadium. The 21-year-old catcher and highly […]

Navarreto delivers clutch hit on emotional night

Navarreto delivers clutch hit on emotional night

His heart was heavy, his mind was somewhere else, but his bat was exactly where it needed to be Friday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Brian Navarreto delivered the biggest hit for Pensacola in its battle with Biloxi here on a warm summer evening in Northwest Florida. His double went screaming down the third-base line […]

Baseball right choice for Blankenhorn

Baseball right choice for Blankenhorn

Travis Blankenhorn was a pretty good high school athlete in Pennsylvania. He was a star on the football field, playing both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. He was also a 1,000-point scorer in basketball. In fact, he finished his prep hoops career ranked second all-time in school history. But he knew […]

Vizcaya taking advantage of pro ball opportunity

Vizcaya taking advantage of pro ball opportunity

Anthony Vizcaya faced seemingly impossible odds of ever finding his way back to minor league baseball in the United States. Cut by Cleveland in 2015, he then bounced around the world playing the game he loves. The 25-year-old reliever from Venezuela made stops in his own country. He also spent time in Spain and with […]

Kranson bounces back from slow start

Kranson bounces back from slow start

April was a tough month for Pensacola Blue Wahoos catcher Mitchell Kranson. He ended up with more strikeouts (8) than hits (6) in the first month of the Southern League season. Yet, in a game known for being one of failure, the ninth-round pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2016 never let the slow start […]

Davis fights through adversity to find success

Davis fights through adversity to find success

Jaylin Davis has faced more than his fair share of adversity during his pro baseball career. Drafted in the 24th round by the Minnesota Twins in 2015, Davis never had a chance to play that season after tearing the labrum in his right shoulder during his junior season at Appalachian State. The 24-year-old outfielder has […]

Player development more than just crunching numbers

Player development more than just crunching numbers

Jeremy Zoll was a college baseball player at NCAA Division III Haverford outside of Philadelphia. But he had no plans to get into pro baseball. He became more intrigued with the opportunity over time, particularly with several alums having experience in the game from a front-office standpoint. “I didn’t know how easy or hard it […]

May the fur be with you! Adopt-a-thon

May the fur be with you! Adopt-a-thon

Furry friends are looking for fur-ever homes in a galaxy not so far away. May the fur be with you! Join Santa Rosa County Animal Services, 4451 Pine Forest Road in Milton, for a Star Wars themed adopt-a-thon, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dress in your best space-themed costume and find your new […]

Silver Airways unveils Kazoo plane

Silver Airways unveils Kazoo plane

Silver Airways unveiled its first themed aircraft for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. The plane, named after the team mascot, Kazoo, flew out of Orlando Thursday and landed at Pensacola International Airport. Silver Airways is the official airline of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Read the full article in the […]

Air Force Academy grad chasing his Olympic dream

Air Force Academy grad chasing his Olympic dream

Griffin Jax plays professional baseball for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. But that just scratches the surface for Jax, a starting pitcher for the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Read the full article in the April 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – or sign up to receive a digital […]

Kerrigan goes from long shot to having a shot in pro ball

Kerrigan goes from long shot to having a shot in pro ball

Jimmy Kerrigan was playing independent baseball in 2017. Pro ball seemed out of reach while in Missouri playing for the Frontier League’s River City Rascals. Until one day in July when he walked into the stadium and discovered his name was scratched off the lineup card. The Minnesota Twins purchased his rights, earning him a […]

Twins Winter Caravan Pensacola

For the first time ever, the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan will venture outside of the Midwest, coming to Hoosville from 5-7 p.m. at Studer Community Institute to celebrate the Blue Wahoos new affiliation with the Twins and offer Pensacola baseball fans an exciting night of meet and greets, autographs, special announcements, and prizes. This event […]

Kazoo ramps up excitement about reading By Brian Lester

Kazoo ramps up excitement about reading  By Brian Lester

Cheers erupted when Kazoo strolled into the cafeteria at West Navarre Intermediate School Monday morning. The famed Pensacola Blue Wahoos mascot was in town to help kick off Literacy Week. Read the full article in the Jan. 31 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or sign up to receive a […]

Baseball secondary to the Blue Wahoos experience

Baseball secondary to the Blue Wahoos experience

Quint Studer is in his downtown office on a fall afternoon talking about the Double-A baseball franchise he owns. This isn’t a conversation about the Pensacola Blue Wahoos revolving entirely around the great players who have come through here in the first seven years of the team’s existence. Read the full article in the Jan. […]

Kazoo’s Rockin’ Eve Celebration

The famed Pensacola Pelican Drop returns to the Blue Wahoos Stadium on New Year’s Eve as part of Kazoo’s Rockin’ Eve hosted by the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the City of Pensacola, and Pensacola Parks and Recreation. The family-friendly celebration will run from 6-8 p.m. featuring entertainment from two local bands, mascot appearances, on-field activities for […]

Field of Screams

For the second year in a row, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Pensacola Little Theatre are teaming up to present Field of Screams, Terror Under the Stadium. Family-friendly hours are from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $6 each. Adult-only hours from 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Cost is $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased at BlueWahoos.com and at […]

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