Category: Sioux City Explorers

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.

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.

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…

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…

Mound Talk with Sioux City Explorers Manager Steve Montgomery – Season 2

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 that day. Enjoy!

Barrett Astin Solid in Helping T-Bones Even Series, 4-2

A night after the Kansas City T-Bones saw their ace fall in the opening game of the best of five series against the Sioux City Explorers, Barrett Astin tossed five solid innings, helping the T-Bones to even the series at one. Ryan Brett drove in two runs in the game and Cody Winiarski closed it…

James Dykstra Brings the Sizzle as Explorers Down T-Bones, 4-1

The Kansas City T-Bones were hosting their first playoff game in seven seasons, but the Sioux City Explorers watered the charcoal, downing the T-Bones, 4-1. James Dykstra was absolutely masterful, allowing 2-hits in 7-innings for the victory, and Jose Sermo and Blake Schmit each homered in game. The victory gave the Sioux City Explorers lead…

American Association South Division Playoffs: Kansas City T-Bones vs. Sioux City Explorers

In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the first round matchup between the two playoff teams from the South Division, the Sioux City Explorers and the Kansas City T-Bones, breaking down what to expect in the series, providing a position-by-position analysis, as well as providing who he believes will win the series and advance to the American Association championship round. 

Jose Sermo, Tommy Collier Earn Week 16 American Association Honors

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report names their American Association Player and Pitcher of the Week for Week 16 as chosen by Robert Pannier and Kevin Luckow. Sioux City Explorers infielder Jose Sermo was chosen as the Player of the Week while Tommy Collier from the Kansas City T-Bones was named as the top pitcher.

Luis Mateo, Explorers Blank Wingnuts to End Playoff Run, 4-0

There may be no more impressive run that a baseball has put on that of the Wichita Wingnuts, who had won seven division titles in their 10 year existence. However, in what could be their last year, the team finally saw their post-season run come to an end, as the Sioux City Explorers downed the…

Jordan Cooper Helps Wingnuts Stave Off Elimination, 4-2

The Wichita Wingnuts entered Saturday night’s contest with a lot of hope after seeing that the Kansas City T-Bones had already dropped their contest earlier in the day. This left Wichita’s slim hopes of still making the playoffs alive, and they took full advantage of it, downing the Sioux City Explorers 4-2 thanks to 6.2…

All Eyes in American Association Shift to St. Paul, Sioux City

n American Association Daily, Robert Pannier previews two great series this weekend that will have a dramatic impact on the playoffs as the Gary Southshore RailCats travel to take on the St. Paul Saints and the Kansas City T-Bones battle the Sioux City Explorers.  Two Great Series Take Center Stage in the American Association With…

Jay Baum, Daniel Minor Earn Week 11 American Association Honors

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report names their American Association Player and Pitcher of the Week for Week 11 as chosen by Robert Pannier and Kevin Luckow, with former Gary Southshore RailCats right-hander Daniel Minor earning the award as the top pitcher in the league and Sioux City Explorers infielder Jay Baum honored as the Player of the Week.

American Association All-Star Break Review: Sioux City Explorers

In American Association Daily, this is the unofficial All-Star break in the American Association, so Robert Pannier takes a look at Sioux City Explorers and how they have performed to this point in the season and how they have performed to this point in the season and take a look at what to expect as the American Association heads to its stretch run..

Explorers Picht-ure Perfect in Downing the Saints, 5-2

The Sioux City Explorers have not found the confines of Mercy Field to be particularly friendly this season, especially after losing the first two games of their three-game set with the St. Paul Saints. However, the team got six outstanding innings from Keith Picht and took advantage of a four-run fifth on their way to…

Jake Matthys Keeps Saints Marching, Down Explorers, 6-1

The St. Paul Saints continue to roll on the road, downing the Sioux City Explorers 6-1. The victory was the fifth out of the first six in their 10 game road trip, helping to move St. Paul to 2.5 games ahead of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in the North Division. Jake Matthys was dominant, allowing just…