Category: Independent

Richard Prigatano Hustling Sets Up Wingnuts 4-3 Victory

Wednesday night’s affair had the makings of a great pitchers’ duel and it lived up to expectations. Jordan Cooper and Calvin Drummond both pitched excellent games, but it would be the bullpen that would decide this contest. Richard Prigatano scored the winning run on a wild pitch after hustling to get a double to start…

Charle Rosario, the Long Ball Help Goldeyes to 5-2 Victory

The Winnipeg Goldeyes sent left-hander Charle Rosario to the hill Wednesday night, making his second start since joining the Goldeyes. He tossed a one-hitter in his debut, and looked nearly as invisible against the St. Paul Saints, allowing just one-earned run in 7-innings to lead his team to the 5-2 victory. David Rohm had the…

Commitment to Relationships Making Joe Calfapietra Success with T-Bones

In his first season with the Kansas City T-Bones, Joe Calfapietra has already created a winning atmosphere in the organization that has the team fighting for a place in the playoffs. It has been his commitment to relationships that has helped to generate the success the team is having. Joe Calfapietra – Introduction In their…

Reggie Abercrombie Keeps Winnipeg Goldeyes Rolling Toward Division Title, 8-2

The Winnipeg Goldeyes continue to roll toward their first North Division title in three years, as Reggie Abercrombie homered and drove in 2 to lead the Goldeyes to an 8-2 victory over the St. Paul Saints. Mikey O’Brien won his eighth game of the season and both Abercrombie and Josh Romanski had 3-hits in the…

Tyler Kane Dominates Again in Leading Wichita Wingnuts to 7-1 Victory

As the Wichita Wingnuts roll toward their seventh straight South Division title, the team is trying to figure out exactly what their starting rotation will look like come playoff time. Right-hander Tyler Kane is making it clear that he should have one of those spots, making his third straight dominant appearance against likely playoff foes,…

Seven-Run Eighth Completes Stockade Comeback 9-6 Victory

A night after giving up three-runs in the ninth inning to fall to the Texas AirHogs 6-5, the Salina Stockade mounted their own rally to comeback from a 6-2 deficit to win 9-6. The victory came from a seven-run eighth inning that was aided by several Texas miscues, including two-walks, two-wild pitches, two-errors, and a…

Richard Prigatano Helps Wingnuts to Double-Header Split

Fans in Wichita got a little first round playoff preview as the South Division leading Wichita Wingnuts took on the Wild Card leading Kansas City T-Bones in a double-header. The T-Bones won the first matchup in 10 thanks to a 2-run homer by Jordan Edgerton, and Richard Prigatano hit one of three Wingnuts homers in…

Six-Run Eighth Helps Kevin McGovern Win His 8th, 6-3

The St. Paul Saints were riding the arm of ace Mark Hamburger Monday night, taking a 3-0 lead into the eighth inning, however, a six-run eighth propelled the Winnipeg Goldeyes to a 6-3 victory. Kevin McGovern earned his 10th win of the season and Reggie Abercrombie and David Bergin each drove in 2. This was…

Bo Hellquist Tosses a Gem as Sioux Falls Canaries Win 7-3

Bo Hellquist was making his second start of the season for the Sioux Falls Canaries and, if this outing was any indicator, he will surely be making a few more. The left-hander limited the St. Paul Saints to 4-hits over 7-innings, and Jabari Henry scored 2-runs and drove in another in the 7-3 victory. That…

Shawn Pleffner Leads Goldeyes Offense in 11-9 Slugfest

A night after watching their bullpen throwaway a brilliant performance by Charle Rosario, the Winnipeg Goldeyes relievers came up huge Saturday night, shutting down the Wichita Wingnuts bats over the final 3.1-innings in the 11-9 victory. Shawn Pleffner had 4-RBI for the Goldeyes, and Ryan Chaffee saved his 16th game of the year. The Wichita…

Wingnuts Austin Boyle Has the Right Balance Sheet for Success

In his first season with the Wichita Wingnuts, reliever Austin Boyle has become a key member of the team’s bullpen. His love of accounting and numbers combined with his passion for the game is helping to create the right balance sheet to help the team on their way to their seventh straight South Division title…

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,…

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…

Tanner Lubach Powers St. Paul Saints to 10-5 Victory

The St. Paul Saints had done almost nothing in three previous contests against Sioux Falls Canaries ace Joe Bircher this season, scoring just three-total runs in his three starts. However, they would rock the lefty on this night, thanks to three-homers, two off the bat of Tanner Lubach, in the 10-5 victory. Lubach not only…

Late Rally Ruins Charle Rosario Gem as Wingnuts Prevail 3-1

Charle Rosario made his first start for the Winnipeg Goldeyes since being acquired from the RailCats and he was absolutely brilliant, taking a no-hitter into the sixth while keeping the Wichita Wingnuts bats silent. But his removal from the game brought new life to the Wingnuts, who scored three in the eighth to down Winnipeg…

Miles Nordgren Blanks Saints as Canaries Win 7-0

It isn’t often that you see someone outduel St. Paul Saints ace Mark Hamburger, but that is exactly what Sioux Falls Canaries starter Mile Nordgren did on this night. The right-hander dominated this game, allowing a hit in the first and third, and then setting down all but one of the last 22 batters he…

Strike Zone with St. Paul Saints Manager George Tsamis – Season 3

Strike Zone with George Tsamis is a weekly show that will air each Monday during the American Association League season. This gives fans the opportunity to ask questions of the St. Paul Saints Skipper and hear his insights into the Saints, baseball, sports, and even life in general. Fans can ask the Saints Skipper questions by sending an email to…

Roche Woodard Continues Hot Streak in 6-3 Stockade Win

Some may not think that 13 is very lucky, but the Salina Stockade will take it earning their 13th victory of the season Tuesday night thanks to Roche Woodard. The Stockade centerfielder scored 2-runs and added an RBI in the 6-3 win over the Texas AirHogs. Kewby Meyer also drove in 2, and Brian Smith…

Matty Johnson Completes Saltdogs Comeback in 6-5 Victory

After falling behind 5-2, it looked like the Lincoln Saltdogs would drop their second straight game to the Wichita Wingnuts, dropping them from the top spot in the American Association. However, the team rallied to tie the score and got the lead when Matty Johnson drilled his fourth home run of the season in the…

Tony Thomas Sends St. Paul Saints to Fourth Straight Win, 6-4

A night after the St. Paul Saints needed 12-innings to down the Gary Southshore RailCats, they earned the victory in regulation, thanks to Tony Thomas, who had 3-hits and drove in 3. That helped to propel the Saints to the 6-2 victory, giving them their fourth straight victory. Anthony Gallas scored 2-runs and Jeff Malm…