Category: Independent

This Week in the Association with Kevin Luckow & Rob Pannier – Season 2

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.

Second Team American Association All-Stars Named

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name the second team all-stars for the American Association from the 20o18 season. The third team will be named on Wednesday.

Jose Sermo Named American Association Player of the Year

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name Sioux City Explorers infielder Jose Sermo as the American Association Player of the Year, defeating teammate Nate Samson and former Texas AirHogs outfielder Dillon Thomas.

Tommy Collier Named American Association Pitcher of the Year

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name Kansas City T-Bones starter Tommy Collier American Association Pitcher of the Year, edging out the Wichita Wingnuts Travis Banwart and the St. Paul Saints Eddie Medina for the award.

Joe Calfapietra Named American Association Manager of the Year

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name their Manager of the Year in the American Association, as Kansas City T-Bones skipper Joe Calfapietra narrowly defeats the Sioux City Explorers Steve Montgomery and the St. Paul Saints George Tsamis to earn the honors.

Kansas City T-Bones American Association Champions; Alay Lago Series MVP

The Kansas City T-Bones found themselves trailing for the second straight night but, as they had done the night before, the team rode a huge home run to retake the lead. Alay Lago delivered the big hit, a two run blast in the sixth, helping the T-Bones to the 5-3 victory over the St. Paul…

Todd Cunningham Homers Twice to Power T-Bones to 7-3 Victory

They say baseball is a game of inches, and the Kansas City T-Bones were finding themselves on the bad side of that cliché on Friday night as two balls fell a mere inch or two from being home runs early. However, Todd Cunningham left no doubt about his shots, blasting his first two home runs…

Saints Even Series Behind Dominating Performance by Eddie Medina, 6-0

On Tuesday night, the St. Paul Saints were only able to hold the Kansas City T-Bones off the scoreboard in three innings, as their pitching staff was pounded for 11 runs and 20 hits. On Wednesday night, Eddie Medina accomplished that feat in just three innings as he dominated Kansas City by allowing three hits…

Noah Perio, Jr. Bedevils Old Mates as T-Bones Dominate Game 1, 11-4

The American Association Championship got underway on Tuesday night, but it was not the kind of contest the St. Paul Saints had been hoping for as former Saint Noah Perio, Jr. hit a pair of home runs and the Kansas City T-Bones crushed St. Paul 11-4. Every player in the Kansas City lineup had at…

American Association Championship Series: St. Paul Saints vs. Kansas City T-Bones

In American Association Daily, it’s time from the American Association Championship series, and Robert Pannier analyzes the series between the St. Paul Saints and the Kansas City T-Bones, breaking down the two teams, while providing who he believes will win the title. 

Tommy Collier Rebounds to Send T-Bones to Championship Series, 4-2

Tommy Collier had struggled in Game 1 of the South Division Championship series, allowing two home runs and four total runs in a 4-2 loss to begin the series. However, he redeemed himself in the most spectacular of ways, holding the Sioux City Explorers to one run in seven innings of work, helping the Kansas…

Ian McKinney Forces Game 5 as Explorers Prevail, 5-0

Ian McKinney hasn’t really been considered one of the big guns of this Sioux City Explorers staff, but he came up with his best outing of the season on Saturday night, blanking the Kansas City T-Bones for seven innings as Sioux City forced a Game 5 with a 3-0 victory. Daniel Jackson had the big…

Trevor Foss, Three Relievers Send Saints to American Association Championship, 1-0

It had been seven seasons since the St. Paul Saints had reached the American Association championship series. One of the longest droughts in the league. However, that drought came to an end on Saturday night as Trevor Foss combined with three relievers to blank the Gary Southshore RailCats 1-0, helping St. Paul to win the…

Ryan Brett Helps Lead T-Bones Comeback, Down Explorers, 5-2

The Kansas City T-Bones found themselves trailing twice on Friday night, but both times responded right away, and would eventually take the lead in their 5-2 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. Ryan Brett had a huge night, recording three hits and scoring two runs, and Noah Perio, Jr. scored two runs as well to…

Jeff McKenzie Keeps RailCats Alive, Blanking Saints in 5-0 Victory

The Gary Southshore RailCats returned home hoping that the confines of U.S. Steel Yard would help to reinvigorate a team that scored just two runs in the first two contests of the North Division playoffs. That proved to be the case, as the team wrapped out 11 hits in a 5-0 victory over the St.…