Category: AA Baseball

American Association Capsule – 8/10: Gary, Lincoln Win to Stay Tied, Amarillo Finally Falls

Gary 7, Fargo-Moorhead 1 Gary Southshore was desperately in need of a win to remain atop the Central Division of the American Association, and they got it in a big way Sunday afternoon. The RailCats dominated the RedHawks all game long on route to a 7-1 victory. Morgan Coombs went the distance for Gary, giving…

Big Innings Sink St. Paul Saints: Saints Summary

Big Innings Sink St. Paul Saints: Saints Summary The Winnipeg Goldeyes had the Wichita Wingnuts in town, and had their hands full. It was a perfect opportunity to make some ground in the North Division, but instead the Saints lost the last three to the Sioux City Explorers, a team they had beaten seven straight…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Prove They Learned Lessons, Beat Wichita Wingnuts 5-1: Wingnuts Wire

After watching the Wichita Wingnuts school them for the last three nights, the Winnipeg Goldeyes finally got into the win column, beating the team from Kansas 5-1. The win not only broke a four-game losing streak, but since the St. Paul Saints lost, it improved their lead in the division to three games. The Goldeyes…

Wichita Wingnuts School Winnipeg Goldeyes on the Fine Art of Winning: Wingnuts Wire

The Winnipeg Goldeyes are being schooled on the fundamentals of baseball. The problem is that they are having to lose to learn those lessons. For the third night in a row the Wichita Wingnuts defeated the Goldeyes, precariously leaving the North Division leaders on the verge of dropping out of first. The Goldeyes lost their…

St. Paul Saints Bullpen Crumbles in 10-1 Loss to Sioux City Explorers: Saints Summary

With the first-place Wichita Wingnuts visiting Winnipeg, the St. Paul Saints had to feel pretty good about their chances of at least grabbing a share of the Northern Division lead. Now they simply have to worry about whether they can hold off the hot Laredo Lemurs to at least make the playoffs. For the second…

American Association Capsule – 8/9: Lincoln, Gary Lose, Remain Tied

Laredo 10-13, Kansas City 9-5 In the continuation of last night’s suspended game, the Laredo Lemurs plated a run in the bottom of the 11th to win 10-9. Laredo was ahead 3-1 entering the fourth, but Kansas City scored four over the next two innings to jump in front 5-3. In the bottom of the…

Wichita Wingnuts Proving to Be Cardiac Kids, Win Late: Wingnuts Wire

For the fourth time in the last five games the Wingnuts used a rally in the eighth or ninth inning to win a road game. What was different about this night is that Kansas’ finest team used a rally in both innings to gain the victory. One in the eighth to tie it up, and…

Sioux City Explorers Shutdown St Paul Saints Offense, Cabrera Streak Ends: Saints Summary

On a night of excitement in St. Paul, where the momentum was going the Saints way, the Twin Cities favorite baseball team was downed by the Explorers 6-2, as the Sioux City pitching staff dominated the Saints. It was a night that saw the Saints muster just three hits while their pitchers were giving up…

American Association Capsule – August 8: Gary, Lincoln Remain Tied Atop Central

Gary 6, Fargo-Moorhead 5 The Gary Southshore RailCats got a win that they desperately needed, coming from behind to beat the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 6-5 in 10. The RailCats trailed by one heading into the top of the ninth, but tied the game when Drew Muren led off the ninth with his fifth home run of…

Wichita Wingnuts Skin Slumping Winnipeg Goldeyes: Wingnuts Wire

The Winnipeg Goldeyes and Wichita Wingnuts are both leading their divisions, but now Winnipeg finds themselves precariously holding onto first place in the North Division, while Wichita has moved their lead into double-digits. The 10-3 Wingnuts win was a microcosm of the way the two teams are playing, and further demonstrates to the whole league…

Keith Brachold Delivers in Big St. Paul Saints Win: Saints Summary

St. Paul Saints manager George Tsamis made some adjustments to his lineup Thursday night, but one thing did not change – Keith Brachold in right field, and thankfully for Tsamis Brachold came through for him for the second game in a row, as the Saints beat the Sioux City Explorers 4-2 in a Thursday matinee.…

Wichita Wingnuts Rally Late for Third Straight Time: Wingnuts Wire

While not waiting until the ninth inning to pull out the late victory, the Wichita Wingnuts did wait until the eighth inning to plate the tying and go-ahead runs on their way to a 4-3 win over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. The win gave the Wingnuts a four-game series sweep of the RedHawks, and made them…

American Association Capsule – August 6: Winnipeg Finishes Sweep, Lincoln One Game Out

Amarillo 7, Sioux Falls 6 The Canaries and Sox battled through a pitchers’ duel for nine innings, but that did not last long in the tenth. Tied at 2, Sioux Falls got four in the top of the 10th. With runners on first and second Sam Lind tripled to deep center field to give the…

Wichita Wingnuts Win Late Again: Wingnuts Wire

For the second night in a row the Wichita Wingnuts used a ninth inning rally to break a tie and take the team to victory. One night after a single by Ryan Khoury drove home two to give the Wingnuts a 3-1 win over Fargo-Moorhead, David Amberson’s single would put Wichita in the win column…

Drew Gay Dominates T-Bones in 5-0 Shutout: Saints Summary

Drew Gay was making just his fourth start of the season, but he showed that maybe he deserves a more regular turn in the rotation. The right-hander pitched 7-plus innings of shutout ball to lead the Saint Paul Saints to a 5-0 win over the Kansas City T-Bones. Gay was solid from the start, allowing…

American Association Capsule – August 5: Lincoln Closing Gap, Amarillo Slugs Out Win

Winnipeg 5, Sioux City 2 (Susp.) The Winnipeg Goldeyes and Sioux City Explorers were postponed due to rain, with Winnipeg winning 5-2. The game will be continued on Wednesday. Grand Prairie 5, Laredo 4 The AirHogs gave up three in the ninth to blow a 3-0 lead and then gave up a run in the…

Late Rally Gives Wichita Wingnuts the Win: Wingnuts Wire

The Wichita Wingnuts won their 50th game the season, and they did it in dramatic fashion. The pitcher’s duel came down to the ninth inning where the Wingnuts found another way to win the game. Something that they have just become experts at – winning. Frank Del Valle made his third start for Wichita and…

Nick Barnese Dominates Kansas City T-Bones for St. Paul Saints Win: Saints Summary

After being roughed up by the Wichita Wingnuts at home last Thursday, right-hander Nick Banese got his stuff back in Kansas City and dominated the T-Bones on the way to a 6-1 win. The big righty had his best stuff on display, and gave his bullpen a much needed break. Barnese went seven innings to…

American Association Capsule – August 4: Laredo, Lincoln Remain Hot; Gary, Winnipeg Slumping

Sioux City 8, Winnipeg 0 The Winnipeg Goldeyes are putting themselves in a very dangerous position. They are dangling the first place lead in the North Division in St. Paul’s face, and may find themselves battling for the wild card spot if they don’t get their game back together. Winnipeg fell again Monday night to…