Category: Sioux City Explorers

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…

Willie Argo Propels St. Paul Saints Past Sioux City, 5-3

After seeing their 10-game win streak snapped the night before, the St. Paul Saints rebounded behind an outstanding performance by their star left fielder, Willie Argo, in a 5-3 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. The Saints win snapped the Explorers 14-game win streak, and moved St. Paul’s magic number to clinch the division title…

Sioux City Explorers All-Star Break Review

Record: 43-18, First Place in the Central Division, Second Best Record Overall Summary: The Sioux City Explorers are the biggest surprise of the American Associations so far. The one team in this division that did not really challenge for the division title last season, the Explorers came out of the gate on fire, and have…

Straka Outduels Hernandez to Defeat St. Paul Saints, 4-2

In a battle of the American Association’s top two teams, the St. Paul Saints came out on top in each of the first two contests. The Sioux City Explorers needed Wednesday’s starter, John Straka, to lead his team to a big win, and the right-hander was just what the doctor ordered. Straka faced off against…

Vinny DiFazio Buries Explorers, Gives St. Paul Saints 6-4 Win

Forget “Deflategate.” Maybe it’s time to start investigating the St. Paul Saints for “Inflategate.” That may be the only way to explain the ridiculous way that Vinny DiFazio has been hitting of late. It sure looks like the ball being pitched to the catcher is twice the size of that of anyone else, because there…

Kramer Sneed Leads St. Paul Saints in Battle of Top Teams

The top two teams in the American Association squared off in St. Paul Monday night, as the Sioux City Explorers (22-7) came to Minnesota to do battle with the St. Paul Saints (24-5). It was a battle royal as these two heavyweights squared off in the early season clash. Call it the “Cage Match at…

Vinny DiFazio, Ryan Zimmerman Earn American Association Honors

The American Association named their Player and Pitcher of the Week for June 22 on Monday. St. Paul Saints catcher Vinny DiFazio and Sioux City Explorers pitcher Ryan Zimmerman earned the honors. Vinny DiFazio, Player of the Week DiFazio has been on a ridiculously hot tear of late for the St. Paul Saints. During the…

Sioux City Explorers Week in Review, June 8-14, 2015

Week in Review The Sioux City Explorers remained incredibly hot, winning five of six games this week. The Explorers won six in a row before falling Thursday night to Winnipeg. Sioux City responded by winning the final Friday and Saturday to give them eight wins in nine games. The three-game sweep of Amarillo began with…