Category: Sioux City Explorers

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…

American Association Championship – Laredo Lemurs vs. Sioux City Explorers

American Association Championship Series Laredo Lemurs vs. Sioux City Explorers The American Association Championship series begins tonight as the Laredo Lemurs host the first two games of the series against the Sioux City Explorers. This is a battle that will see two of the hottest teams in the league square off after the Explorers downed…

Phil Pohl Powers Laredo Lemurs to American Association Title Series

Down 6-2 heading into the top of the fifth inning it looked like the Laredo Lemurs were going to be contemplating a season that ended prematurely. A three-run fifth inning made it a one-run game, and Phil Pohl’s three-run home run in the sixth gave the  Lemurs the two-run lead over the Wichita Wingnuts. Closer…

Fiery Angelo Songco Delivers Big to Keep St. Paul Saints Alive, 3-1

It is interesting how the twists of life work. Just a week ago St. Paul Saints first baseman Angelo Songco was in California waiting for the birth of his child. The delivery looked like it was ahead of schedule and so Songco had headed home to be with his wife. That delivery did not come…

Patrick Johnson Silences Saints bats in 12-1 Explorers Win

You may think of the Sioux City Explorers as a team that manufacturers and scrapes out runs, but they proved Thursday night that they can score runs in bunches, and that is exactly what they did on their way to a 12-1 win over the St. Paul Saints. A six-run third sealed the deal as…

Missed Opportunities Sinks St. Paul Saints, Explorers Grab 1-0 Series Lead

The St. Paul Saints had ace Ryan Zimmerman on the ropes on many occasions, but they could not put him away when they needed to, and they paid for it, falling 3-2 to the Sioux City Explorers. The visitors left 14 men on base, spoiling the first complete game of Kramer Sneed’s career along the…

American Association Playoff Series: Round 1 – St. Paul Saints vs. Sioux City Explorers

American Association Playoffs Round 1 St. Paul Saints vs. Sioux City Explorers   The teams with the two best single season records in American Association history will begin a five-game series Wednesday night. The 75-win Sioux City Explorers will face off against the 74-win St. Paul Saints, in a series that is sure to be…

Sioux City Explorers Steal One in 10th, Defeat Wichita Wingnuts 5-4

The Sioux City Explorers entered their four-game series with the Wichita Wingnuts six victories away from tying the Wingnuts American Association record of 73-wins set last season. The visitors wanted to ensure that they did all they could to stop that record from falling. Sioux City won the first two games of the series before…

Scott Richmond Turns Tables in Wichita Wingnuts 8-1 Victory

After watching the two-headed monster that is Patrick Johnson and Ryan Zimmerman dominate Friday night’s double-header, Scott Richmond showed why he reached the Major Leagues with seven outstanding innings in the Wichita Wingnuts 8-1 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. The victory moved the Wingnuts magic number to just four to clinch the American Association’s…

Sioux City Explorers Dominate in Double-Header Sweep of Wichita Wingnuts

With the St. Paul Saints jumping out to such a fast start this season, and the Wichita Wingnuts looking much like last season’s team that won it all, most have been ignoring that fact that the Sioux City Explorers have the best record in the American Association. In fact, they have a good shot at…

Late St. Paul Saints Rally Gives Jeff Shields Win No. 12

After watching teammates Dustin Crenshaw and Kramer Sneed earn their 13th wins of the season it was time for Jeff Shields to keep on the pace. On a rainy afternoon at CHS Field, the Saints starter dominated for much of the game, holding the Sioux City Explorers to one run on seven hits in seven…

Kramer Sneed Shuts Down Explorers, St. Paul Saints Draw First Blood, 2-0

The two best teams in the American Association entered CHS Field on a rainy night in St. Paul tied with identical 61-19 records. The St. Paul Saints have been the league’s best team all season, but the red hot Sioux City Explorers have ridden a 19-1 run to jump into the first place tie. This…

Late Explorers Rally Hands St. Paul Saints First Series Loss

They say that all good things must come to an end, and the St. Paul Saints finally got to feel a little dose of that reality on Thursday night. After going undefeated in their first 22 series of this season (20-0-2), the club finally dropped their first series, falling in the rubber match of their…