Category: Sioux City Explorers

Ino Patron Gives Sioux City Explorers Walk-Off Extra-Inning Victory, 6-5

For a time, it looked like the Sioux City Explorers were going to let a 3-0 lead slip away when the Wichita Wingnuts scored five-runs in the top of the fifth to take a two-run lead. However, the Explorers battled right back to tie the score and then the contest took on an even more…

2016 American Association Playoffs: Wichita Wingnuts vs. Sioux City Explorers

The 2016 American Association playoffs kick-off on Wednesday evening with the Central Division champion Sioux City Explorers taking on the Wichita Wingnuts, the winners of the South Division. This will be a best of five-game series and will pit these teams together in the playoffs for the first time in league history. Records: Wichita Wingnuts:…

Sioux City Explorers Mid-Season Report

Record: 34-34, Third Place in Central Division (5-games out), Seventh Overall in the American Association Season Recap: The Sioux City Explorers set the American Association record for wins in a season last year, and made it all the way to the championship series before falling to the Laredo Lemurs. Great things were expected of this…

Youth Proving No Obstacle for Sioux City Explorers Closer Connor Overton

When one thinks of the great closers that have taken the mound in Major League Baseball history, the names roll off the tongue with ease. Mariano Rivera, Trevor Hoffman, Lee Smith, Goose Gossage, Dennis Eckersley. These are all men that commanded the mound like a general commands a battlefield and, when they entered games, hitters…

Four Pitchers Combine to One-Hit Explorers, St. Paul Saints Win 1-0

To quote Charles Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The St. Paul Saints had their shortest home game of the year, lasting just 2:09. However, two extended rain delays pushed the game to nearly five hours in length before it finally ended. However, despite the long delay, St.…

Hamburger Shuts Out Explorers; Adams, Caldwell Each Homer Twice

In the career of every manager they wish that their team would play perfectly in every facet of the game at least one time. Monday night, St. Paul Saints Manager George Tsamis got as close to perfection as he could have asked for. Starter Mark Hamburger tossed a complete game 2-hit shutout and both Tony…

Jon Link Wins Sixth Straight as Wichita Wingnuts Hold on for 5-4 Win

For seven innings Saturday night, it looked like the Wichita Wingnuts had their game against the Sioux City Explorers in hand. However, a late rally turned a three-run Wichita lead into a one-run game and the Wingnuts held on for the 5-4 victory. The win gave starter Jon Link his sixth victory in a row.…

Michael Lang Leads Sioux City Explorers to 10th Inning Victory

It has been a tough stretch for the Sioux City Explorers. After dropping three in a row and eight of their previous 11, the Explorers were looking for a spark Friday night in Wichita, and Michael Lang provided it, helping his team to win in 10, snapping the losing streak. The Explorers grabbed the lead…

Mittelstaedt, Prigatano Back Brown in Wingnuts 6-3 Victory

Tim Brown winning games for the Wichita Wingnuts is about as dependable as the geyser Old Faithful blowing her stack. It happens so regularly that the right-hander only winning once in his last four starts seems like some event of near apocalyptic proportions. However, order was restored to the world Thursday night as Brown dominated…

Willie Argo, Alonzo Harris Power St. Paul Saints in 6-4 Victory

It was a slow start to the 2016 American Association season for both Willie Argo and Alonzo Harris, but the two St. Paul Saints outfielders are heating up as the calendar gets further into June. Wednesday night the two each drove in two runs in the Saints 6-4 victory over the Sioux City Explorers, giving…

Robert Coe Rebounds to Lead St. Paul Saints Victory, 6-2

A week ago, St. Paul Saints starter Robert Coe suffered his first loss of the season, at home, to the Sioux City Explorers. Tuesday night he got to turn the tables on the Explorers, holding them to two-runs in seven innings to lead his team to the 6-2 victory. Ryan Zimmerman started for Sioux City…

Tim Colwell Leads Six-Run Seventh to Give Explorers 13-5 Victory

The two best teams in the American Association last season moved to Sioux City Monday night after playing three games in St. Paul last week. The St. Paul Saints took two of the three games in the set, and the Explorers were looking to return the favor. They got off to a good start when…

Saints, Explorers Split Double-Header; Thomas’ Hit Streak Ends at 26

The Sioux City Explorers rode the coattails of a huge sixth inning in the first game of Wednesday’s double-header to take Game 1, 8-6. However, the St. Paul Saints came back in Game 2, powered by a new acquisition to win 7-1 and split the twin bill. In Game 1, it was a huge sixth…

Alonzo Harris’ Walkoff HR Sends St. Paul Saints to Sixth Straight Win

It’s good to be home again. The St. Paul Saints finally got to see the inside of their own stadium after 14-days and 3,000-plus miles of traveling on the road. The reward was a dramatic walk-off homerun from Alonzo Harris in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave the Saints their sixth straight win.…

Laredo Lemurs Down Sioux City to Claim American Association Title; Brebbia Named MVP

In just their fourth year of existence, the Laredo Lemurs have gone from a team that made the playoffs two of their first three years in the Texas city to American Association champions. After losing the first game of the championship series, the Lemurs swept the final three, including winning the deciding Game 4, 12-5.…

Laredo Lemurs 6-4 Victory Puts Team One Win from Championship

For 16-innings over the last two games the Sioux City Explorers have held the Laredo Lemurs to no runs. Unfortunately it has been those other two innings that have killed them, and on Saturday night that is what happened again. The Lemurs, after using a five-run second inning in Game 2 to catapult themselves to…

In the deciding Game 5 of the divisional series against the Wichita Wingnuts, Henry Garcia was not able to survive the third inning as he feel behind only to see his team bail him out and win 8-6 to advance to the American Association Championship series. Thursday night, with his team in need of a…

Patrick Johnson Untouchable in Sioux City Explorers 10-2 Victory

Patrick Johnson is proving in the post-season that his 15-1 record during the regular season was no fluke. After one hitting the St. Paul Saints in Game 2 of the divisional series, the right-hander pitched six-innings of shutout ball to lead the Sioux City Explorers to a 10-2 victory over the Laredo Lemurs in Game…