Category: Independent

This Week in the Association with Kevin Luckow & Rob Pannier

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. Hosted by Kevin Luckow and Robert Pannier,…

Umpire, Goldeyes Force Game 5, Winnipeg Wins in 17, 4-3

When Casey Turgeon grounded to third and T.J. Mittelstaedt threw over to first for the out, the Wichita Wingnuts had won their second American Association title. Or did they? Thanks to one of the most inexplicable calls in baseball history, the home plate umpire, Ed Stegner, stopped the celebration, declaring that Wingnuts closer Ryan Kussmaul…

Three-Run Eighth Sends Wichita Wingnuts to 5-3 Victory, 2-1 Series Lead

The two guys who have become a nemesis for the Wichita Wingnuts looked to be wreaking havoc once again, when Reggie Abercombie drove home a run and scored another in the first to give the Winnipeg Goldeyes a 2-0 lead, while Kevin McGovern dominated the visitors through the first four innings of Game 3 of…

Reggie Abercrombie Homers Twice to Lead Winnipeg to 7-1 Victory, Tie Series

A night after watching ace Charle Rosario get hit hard in a 12-7 loss, the Winnipeg Goldeyes turned to Edwin Carl, and the right-hander delivered an outstanding outing, holding the Wichita Wingnuts to a run in 6-innings of work. Wingnuts killer Reggie Abercrombie had an incredible night, blasting a towering drive for one of his…

Following in Hero’s Path Drives Josh Goossen-Brown toward Excellence

Right-hander Josh Goossen-Brown has established himself as one of the best pitchers on the Wichita Wingnuts staff, and could very well be on his way back to affiliate ball, thanks to his hero, his Uncle Greg Goossen, who has inspired him toward greater excellence. Introducing Josh Goossen-Brown A hero. In mythology, this has always been…

T.J. Mittelstaedt Helps Power Wichita Wingnuts to Game 1 Victory, 12-7

The Wichita Wingnuts entered Game 1 of the American Association Championship series looking to do something that no one else in the league has been able to do against Winnipeg Goldeyes starter Charle Rosario – put up runs. The right-hander allowed just 8-runs in his 47.1 innings since joining the team, but the Wingnuts knocked…

2017 American Association Championship Series Preview: Goldeyes vs. Wingnuts

The 2017 American Association Championship series begins Wednesday night as the Wichita Wingnuts will host the Winnipeg Goldeyes for the first two games of the series before moving to Winnipeg for the final three games, if needed. Winnipeg enters the championship after defeating the Lincoln Saltdogs in four-games. Wichita swept the Gary Southshore RailCats to…

Fan Interference with Wichita Wingnuts Manager Pete Rose, Jr. – Season 2

Welcome to season 2 of Fan Interference with Wichita Wingnuts Manager Pete Rose, Jr. Fan Interference is a weekly program that gives fans the opportunity to ask Pete questions or to send their comments into him to hear his response. Hosted by Rob Pannier of the Minor League Sports Report, Fan Interference will be recorded each…

Saltdogs Cameron McVey Speaks Softly, Carries a Big Arm

In his third season in the American Association, Lincoln Saltdogs right-hander Cameron McVey has clearly found a home, becoming a huge piece in the success the team had in winning the Central Division. He is truly a soft-spoken man off the field, but he is saying a whole lot with his powerful arm. Introducing Cameron…

Richard Prigatano Leads Wingnuts to American Association Title Series, 11-3

The Wichita Wingnuts entered Saturday night’s contest looking to sweep the Gary Southshore RailCats and advance to the American Association championship series for the second year in a row. After taking the first two games in Gary, Wichita sent Eddie Medina to the hill, and he was brilliant early on, keeping the RailCats off the…

Wichita Wingnuts Bullpen Shuts Down RailCats in 5-2 Victory

A night after watching starter Danny Gutierrez blank the Gary Southshore RailCats for seven innings, it was the Wichita Wingnuts bullpen that came up huge, tossing four scoreless innings to preserve a 5-2 victory, moving the Wingnuts one game from advancing to the American Association title series. Christian Stringer had a big two-out hit in…

Brotherhood Driving Wingnuts Brennen Salgado toward Success

In his second season with the Wichita Wingnuts, Brennen Salgado has helped the team to win their seventh straight division title. While success on the field has made the game enjoyable, it is the brotherhood within the game that has made playing baseball a whole lot more fun. Introducing – Brennen Salgado It does not…

Saltdogs Derek Gordon Proving There’s No Place Like Home

The Lincoln Saltdogs enter the American Association playoffs Wednesday night, the first time the team has been in the post-season since 2014. It has been there strong pitching that has carried the team, and Lincoln resident Derek Gordon has been a huge reason for the success, getting the dream opportunity to play in his hometown.…

2017 American Association Playoffs: Lincoln Saltdogs vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes

A year after winning the American Association title, the Winnipeg Goldeyes won the North Division and enter the postseason with the best record in the league. The Goldeyes are really in a prime position to make a run for their second straight title, as they have three of the top five hitters in the league,…

2017 American Association Playoffs: Gary Southshore RailCats vs. Wichita Wingnuts

The Gary Southshore RailCats open up the 2017 American Association playoffs against the Wichita Wingnuts starting Wednesday night. The RailCats enter the playoffs as the Wild Card winner, finishing with a 57-43 record, tied for the fourth best record in the league. The Wichita Wingnuts were 61-38, winners of the South Division and had the…

Eddie Medina, Bullpen Combine to Blank Salina; Wingnuts Win 13-0

It may be a few days before the American Association playoffs begin, but Eddie Medina looked in playoff ready form Saturday night, allowing just two hits in six innings of work and combining with two relievers to help the Wichita Wingnuts blank the Salina Stockade, 13-0. Brent Clevlen and T.J. Mittelstaedt both had huge nights…

Mound Talk with Sioux City Explorers Manager Steve Montgomery

Welcome to Mound Talk with Sioux City Explorers Manager Steve Montgomery. Mound Talk is a weekly program that gives fans the opportunity to ask Steve questions or to send their comments into him to hear his response. Hosted by Rob Pannier of the Minor League Sports Report, Mound Talk will be recorded each Thursday and posted later…

Brent Clevlen Continues to Rock in Wingnuts 3-1 Victory

Before every at-bat, “Cleveland Rocks” is played for Wichita Wingnuts veteran Brent Clevlen. He has starred for the team in each of the last four seasons and, as the playoffs loom, finds himself on a hot streak once again. A night after going 3-3, Clevlen homered to give his team the lead and the Wingnuts…

Patrick Mincey Conducts Railroaders to 2-1 Victory

Tuesday night’s matchup between Patrick Mincey and Tim Brown was one of the best pitchers’ duels of the season. The two starters were absolutely brilliant, but Mincey proved to be just a little better, shutting down the Wichita Wingnuts bats for seven innings to lead the Cleburne Railroaders to a 2-1 victory. Nick Van Stratten…