This Week in the Association is a program that gives fans insights from around the American Association, Independent Baseball’s premier league. Hosted by Kevin Luckow and Robert Pannier, the show not only examines the happenings with the St. Paul Saints, but also looks at events going on throughout the league.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name Chicago Dogs first baseman Keon Barnum the American Association Most Valuable Player. Barnum finished the season with 31 homers and 90 RBI.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association select Winnipeg Goldeyes LHP Mitch Lambson as the American Association Pitcher of the Year. Lambson is coming off a season where he ranked in the top five in the league in several pitching categories.
The St. Paul Saints ended a 15 year championship drought, sweeping their series with the Sioux City Explorers thanks to a Chesny Young grand slam that gave the Saints a 6-3 victory. The Saints battled back from two runs down in the sixth, the fifth time in these playoffs that they have trailed or been […]
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name Kansas City T-Bones Manager Joe Calfapietra as American Association Manager of the Year. It is the second year in a row that the publications have chosen the T-Bones skipper.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name Sioux Falls Canaries OF/C Mike Hart as the 2019 American Association Rookie of the Year. Hart beats out Chicago Dogs RHP Kyle Halbohn and Milwaukee Milkmen/St. Paul Saints RHP Tanner Kiest.
Michael Lang continued his impressive playoff run on Thursday night, driving in two, including the game winner as the St. Paul Saints moved just one game away from winning their first championship since 2004 with a 3-2 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. St. Paul battled back from a 2-0 deficit to earn the victory. […]
The St. Paul Saints opened the 2019 American Association Championship series by scoring runs in each of the first six innings on their way to a 12-3 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. Josh Allen and Chesny Young combined to go 8-8 with four runs driven in and three runs scored as every player in […]
The 2019 NW League champion Hillsboro Hops have added another one to their trophy case. In their short seven season history in Hillsboro, the Hops have now won it all in 2014, 2015 and now: 2019. Winning it three years out of seven is hard to beat. The Bullpen After games with high scoring alternating […]
In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier previews the American Association Championship series between the Sioux City Explorers and the St. Paul Saints. These two teams begin their best of five series on Wednesday night at Mercy Field at Lewis & Clark in Sioux City. Games 1 and 2 will be in Sioux City before moving to St. Paul on Saturday.
In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier talks to the two guys who will be calling the American Association Championship series, the St. Paul Saints Sean Aronson and the Sioux City Explorers Connor Ryan, to get their thoughts on the series. They are each asked the same eight questions as part of the interview.
In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for September 10, 2019. There was just one playoff game on Tuesday, as the St. Paul Saints defeated the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks to advance to the American Association Championship series.
Matthew Acosta lifted a mighty swing and put the Tri-City Dust Devils onto the scoreboard. The Hillsboro Hops vainly tried to join them but were held down by the pitching trio of Jason Blanchard, Wen-Hua Sung (W, 1-0) and Ethan Elliott (S, 1). For the second time in the series, the Dust Devils evened the […]
The St. Paul Saints have been the comeback kids all season long, and they got another chance to prove that in the biggest game of the season, twice battling back to win Game 5 of the North Division Championship series, defeating the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 9-7. The Saints overcame a 5-0 deficit in the sixth and […]
In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier discusses the latest news surrounding the Milwaukee Milkmen and how this may have completely soured their first season in the American Association. This includes the firing of Manager Gary McClure and a legal battle over the naming rights to the team’s stadium.
The Jonny Homza grand slam in the first inning helped launch the Tri-City Dust Devils over the Hillsboro Hops 9-1. The six-run first proved to be enough as the visitors ruined the final home game of the year for the home team. Fast Start It didn’t take either team any time to reach the scoreboard. […]
Mailon Arroyo saved the tenous lead in one of the most exciting finishes of the year as the Hillsboro Hops defeated the Tri-City Dust Devils 2-1 and take a 2-1 lead in the championship series. Pressure Packed Arroyo walked to the mound in not the easiest of situations. The bases loaded and no outs and […]
Franklin, Wisconsin(September 9, 2019) – The Milwaukee Milkmen, coming off of their very first season in the American Association of Professional Baseball League, have dismissed manager Gary McClure. It was a bumpy first campaign that kicked off with “home” games in Kokomo due to weather related construction delays at brand-new Routine Field Stadium in Franklin, WI. […]
In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for September 8, 2019. There were two playoff games on Sunday, including the St. Paul Saints winning on a walk-off hit by Blake Schmit to force a Game 5 and the Sioux City Explorers advancing to the American Association Championship series.
For the second time in franchise history, the Sioux City Explorers are headed to the American Association championship series. Jose Sermo drove home two runs in the top of the 13th inning to lead the Explorers to the 5-2 victory over the Kansas City T-Bones, giving Sioux City the 3-1 series victory. Sermo had two […]
With their backs against the wall for the second straight night, the St. Paul Saints would pull out another dramatic late inning victory to down the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, this time 1-0. Blake Schmit’s walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth gave the Saints the victory, staving off a second straight elimination game to tie […]
In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for September 7, 2019. There were two playoff games on Saturday, including the St. Paul Saints rallying from four down to stay alive in their series and the Sioux City Explorers getting three RBI from both Jose Sermo an Nate Samson in their 8-2 victory.
Andy Yerzy stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with two men on base, two outs and down by one run in a perfect Hollywood script. In true casting call fashion, Andy Yerzy belted one over the right field fence just left of the foul pole to help the Hillsboro Hops […]
The Sioux City Explorers took a 2-1 lead in their best of five series with the Kansas City T-Bones, thanks to a big night by Jose Sermo Sermo and Nate Samson, coupled with a sensational performance by the team’s bullpen in the 8-2 victory. Samson and Sermo each drove in three and Tyler Fallwell, Jose […]
It looked like the St. Paul Saints season was about to come to an end on Saturday night as they seemed to have no answers for Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks starter Tyler Pike. However, the team would come from four runs down with nine outs left in the game to pull out a dramatic victory, 6-4. A […]
Larry Rivers (Jr.-Dearborn Heights, Mich.) posted one of the biggest rushing performances in school history but the Lakeland University football team was unable to duplicate an explosive first half and Carroll University rallied for a 44-34 win in both teams’ football season opener Saturday at Taylor Field. The Muskies built an 11-point halftime lead but […]
Ryan January drove home three of the six Hops runs in a continued hot streak of his own. Tonight, January’s efforts helped the Hillsboro Hops defeat the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 6-3 and sweep the Volcanoes in the first round of the playoffs. Now, the Hops move on to the second and final round for the NW […]
In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for September 5, 2019. Thursday there were two games in the American Association playoffs. The Sioux City Explorers won to even their series and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks took a 2-0 lead in the North Division series.
On a night that the Sioux City Explorers had to win, Eric Karch delivered his best performance of the season, tossing eight shutout innings to lead the Explorers to an 11-0 victory over the Kansas City T-Bones. Kyle Wren led the offense, driving in five, as Sioux City evened the series at one heading to […]
As they had the night before, the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks would find themselves trailing early, only to take the lead on their way to their second victory over the St. Paul Saints in this best-of-five series. Back-to-back homeruns in the bottom of the first-inning by Chris Jacobs and Correlle Prime led the way as the RedHawks […]