Category: AA Baseball

Wichita Wingnuts Six Run Inning Snatches Victory from Jaws of Defeat: American Association Playoffs

For six innings the Wichita Wingnuts had absolutely no answer for Laredo starter Ceasr Carrillo. The right-hander had a little trouble with his command, walking five through the first six-innings, but he had not been scored upon, despite loading the bases in the second with one out. Carrillo was hand-cuffing the Wingnuts batters while nursing…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Score Second Comeback to Take 2-1 Series Lead: American Association Playoffs

The Winnipeg Goldeyes jumped out to a 2-0 lead in Game 3 of their best-of-five series against the Lincoln Saltdogs. Then they saw Lincoln score six unanswered runs and were trailing 6-2 with more than half the game gone. No worries though. The Goldeyes just did what they do best; never quit, throw in that…

Kevin Hooper Named American Association Manager of the Year: Wingnuts Wire

While the American Association has not named their Manager of the Year for 2014, the Minor League Sports Report made their choice on Friday, selecting Wichita Wingnuts Skipper Kevin Hooper. Hooper is likely to be named the winner by the league as well, making it the second consecutive year that he is league’s choice. Hooper…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Envisioned a Championship Season from the Start: Goldeyes Gazette

They may be from Canada, but the Winnipeg Goldeyes have continuously proven that they are quite adept at America’s past-time. They have been in the playoffs 17 times in their 21 year history, and won the American Association championship in 2012. They play baseball well and they play well in all facets of the game.…

Marquis Fleming Puts Lincoln Saltdogs in the Driver’s Seat: American Association Playoffs

The Lincoln Saltdogs had to be a little discouraged after Wednesday’s loss. They had a four run lead coming out of the first inning, only to see it dwindle away in a 6-4 loss. Winnipeg starter Chris Salamida struggled through the first, then handcuffed the Saltdogs batters for seven scoreless innings before turning the game…

Casey Harman Handcuffs Wichita Wingnuts in 3-2 Laredo Lemurs Win: American Association Playoffs

Laredo Lemurs left-hander Casey Harman had been challenged. His team trailed 1-0 in the best-of-five series. After Game 2 the two teams were moving to Wichita for the final three, and a loss on Thursday would have all but eliminated the team from contention. The Lemurs had battled back the night before to tie the…

Controversial Call, Tim Brown Highlight Wichita Wingnuts Nail-Biter: American Association Playoffs

It isn’t often that fans get to see it, but every once in a while the Wichita Wingnuts have to battle a nail-biter all game long and pull out a very close win. It is good that they are able to win these kinds of games as well, because it is playoff baseball now, and…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Bite Back in 6-4 Victory over Lincoln Saltdogs: American Association Playoffs

Everything sure looked like it was going to go Lincoln’s way. They scored four runs in the first inning against Goldeyes starter Chris Salamida, and it looked like the Saltdogs were going to be barking up a storm. Winnipeg had much different plans however, as they rallied to take Game 1 of this series, 6-4.…

American Association Division Round Playoffs: Laredo Lemurs vs Wichita Wingnuts Preview

Wichita Wingnuts vs. Laredo Lemurs Game 1, Best of Five Laredo, Texas Tonight the first round of the American Association playoffs get underway with the Wichita Wingnuts visiting the Laredo Lemurs for the first game of their best-of-five game series. Wichita was the winners of the South Division and finished with the best overall record…

American Association Division Round Playoffs: Lincoln Saltdogs vs Winnipeg Goldeyes

Lincoln Saltdogs vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes Game 1, Best of Five Winnipeg, Manitoba Tonight the first round of the American Association playoffs get underway with Lincoln Saltdogs travelling to the Winnipeg Goldeyes to begin their best-of-five series. Lincoln finished with the fourth best record in the league at 54-46, and battled through a dramatic pennant race…

Wichita Wingnuts – Anatomy of a Record Breaking Season: Wingnuts Wire

The human body is one of the most complex and spectacular designs that God created. An examination of the anatomy of the human body shows how unique and detailed every aspect of the body is. If one were to examine the anatomy of person they would find 12 systems, all intricately working together to make…

Laredo Lemurs Evolve into Real Playoff Contenders: Lemurs Line

What does having the third best batting average and the third best ERA in the American Association earn the Laredo Lemurs these days? Well, naturally it earns the third best record overall. The problem is the team with the best ERA and the best batting average also have the best record, and that team happens…

Lincoln Saltogs – These Dogs Come with a Bite: Lincoln Line

For any team, there are two objectives that virtually any organization wants during a season. One is to get better as the season goes along, and two is to get hot when it really counts. The Saltdogs can say mission accomplished. They have truly blossomed out of a mediocre May and established themselves as a…

Minor League Sports Report Names First-Team American Association All-Stars

On Monday the American Association named its Post-Season All-Star team.  Today, I, Minor League Sports Report Senior Baseball Editor Robert Pannier, name my own selections for the top players at each position. While there are many selections I agree with, there are some where I have made different choices. Let’s start by establishing that my…

Wichita Wingnuts Deliver Final Message Heading Into Post-Season: Wingnuts Wire

On Wednesday the Wichita Wingnuts and the Laredo Lemurs will open their playoff series in Laredo. In the last four games of the season the two got a dress rehearsal for the upcoming series, to have one last chance to feel each other out prior to the beginning of the post-season. The Wingnuts not only…

Goldeyes Pound RailCats to End Playoff Run: RailCats Round-Up

While a cat may have nine lives, the Gary Southshore RailCats just ran out of their last one. The RailCats fell 18-5 Sunday night to be eliminated from the chase for the Central Division championship. While Gary had high hopes coming into the game, they were quickly dashed. The Goldeyes opened with three runs in…

Where There Is a Will to Win, There Are Wichita Wingnuts: Wingnuts Wire

The Wichita Wingnuts entered Sunday’s game with the Laredo Lemurs with 71 wins. They left it with 72. It may not seem like a big deal to watch this team find another way to win a game, but Sunday’s victory proves how difficult this team is to beat. The Lemurs scored 14 runs and led…

Wichita Wingnuts U. Teaches the Science of Never Letting Up: Wingnuts Wire

The Wichita Wingnuts have nothing to prove. They have set the American Association record for most wins in a season. They have the best record in the league. They are the first team to reach 70 wins in a single season in league history. They rank first in the league in batting average and runs…

Winnipeg Goldeyes, Hollingsworth Deal Tough Blow to RailCats Playoff Chances: Goldeyes Gazette

After seeing their pitching staff take a bit of a beating in St. Paul earlier in the week, and then dropping the first game of their series at home against Gary, the Goldeyes got an outstanding outing out of Ethan Hollingsworth in downing the RailCats 4-1. The loss dealt a crushing blow to the Gary…

Wichita Wingnuts Prove Threes a Charm in Win Over Laredo: Wingnuts Wire

In a game between two teams that will face each other next week again in the first round of the American Association playoffs, the Wichita Wingnuts proved the old adage that three’s a charm. Not only is the team going for the league championship for their third straight year, but on this night the team…