Category: St. Paul Saints

Alonzo Harris Backs Dustin Crenshaw in St. Paul Saints 10-3 Victory

The St. Paul Saints heavenly season continues as the club won their 68th game of the season, and still has a shot at that league record 73-win mark. Dustin Crenshaw returned from the disabled list and won his 14th game of the year, tied for first in the American Association. Alonzo Harris backed up the…

Jeff Shields Skewers T-Bones to Lead St. Paul Saints to 3-1 Win

It’s beginning to look a lot like St. Paul Saints baseball once again. Excellent starting pitching. Great home run power. Incredible defense. That has been the model for the Saints all season long, and Saturday night it was on display again as the club got eight outstanding innings out of Jeff Shields and Ian Gac’s…

Kramer Sneed Dominates to Win 14th for St. Paul Saints

With the team reeling of late, the St. Paul Saints needed someone to step up and take the team of his back while leading them to victory. Friday night that is exactly what Kramer Sneed did, as the lefty gave up five hits in six innings of work to lead his club to a 2-1…

Willie Argo Powers St. Paul Saints to 11-8 Victory Over Wichita Wingnuts

It’s hard to call any game a must win contest when you’re up by 22 games over the next best team in your division and have already clinched, but that was the situation the St. Paul Saints were in Wednesday night. Losers of four straight, the powerful Saints were looking quite vulnerable all of a…

Andy LaRoche’s Walk-Off Cracks Saints Halos as Wichita Wingnuts Win, 6-5

Andy LaRoche has been a Wichita Wingnuts player for just 14 games, but he is already leaving an indelible mark on the club. LaRoche blasted two home runs on the night, including a walk-off shot in the bottom of the ninth inning that won the game and sent the club to a 6-5 win. It also…

Versatility, Play Making Joey Paciorek Indispensable Piece for St. Paul Saints

As the St. Paul Saints roll toward the playoffs many are talking about which players on the team are worthy of winning post-season awards. Will it be Angelo Songco or Vinny DiFazio who wins the MVP? Which one of the three outstanding starters on this team is most noteworthy as the American Association’s top pitcher,…

Nick Van Stratten Sends Wichita Wingnuts to 5-4 Victory Over St. Paul Saints

The St. Paul Saints were unable to stop the bleeding, falling for the third straight night as Nick Van Stratten delivered a clutch two-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Wichita Wingnuts their first lead of the game. The Wingnuts would hold on for the 5-4 Win, moving their magic…

Nate Hanson Home Run Sends St. Paul Saints to 5-2 Victory

The newest member of the St. Paul Saints finally got into the act Friday night. A few days after being signed by the club, the infielder blasted a two-run home run to break a 2-2 tie and give starter Robert Coe another complete game victory. The night included his first hits since joining the Saints.…

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…

Dustin Crenshaw Leads St. Paul Saints to Franchise Marks, 4-0

It was an historic night in Joplin, MO as St. Paul Saints starter Dustin Crenshaw tossed a six-hit shutout. That earned the club their 61st victory, tying the 2004 team for most victories in a single season. Crenshaw also became the winningest pitcher in St. Paul Saints history with his 13th win, broke the club…

Zouzalik, Rodebaugh Quiet Blasters to Deliver St. Paul Saints 3-2 Win

Admittedly it isn’t often that the bullpen is the focus of articles on the St. Paul Saints this season. This is the unsung group of the team that just seemingly does the job each and every night, so they do not normally gain the appreciation and recognition that they so deserve. Tonight they earned that…

Josue Montanez, Joplin Bullpen Shuts Down St. Paul Saints, 3-1

The St. Paul Saints are entering the meatiest portion of their schedule, and are seeing that the teams fighting for playoff positions are not going to bow to the American Association’s top team. Friday the Joplin Blasters sent Josue Montanez to the hill, and he combined with three relievers on a three-hitter to down the…

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…

Robert Coe Pitches, Ryan Lashley Hits St. Paul Saints to 11th Straight Victory

On a night when the St. Paul Saints set a franchise record for attendance (299,000-plus), Robert Coe was setting his own kind of mark. The Saints right-hander dominated at home again, this time shutting down the Winnipeg Goldeyes for 7.1 innings, and Ryan Lashley was the key to all three Saints rallies as St. Paul…

Anthony Phillips, Alonzo Harris Set Stage for St. Paul Saints Victory

St. Paul Saints manager George Tsamis is right. It does seem like it is a new guy that comes through for his team each night, and he gets contributions from everywhere in his lineup. Tonight it was time for his No. 1 and No. 9 hitters to lead the way, as Alonzo Harris and Anthony…

Vinny DiFazio, Steve Nikorak Lead St. Paul Saints to 7-4 Victory

On a night when he did not have his best stuff going for him, Jeff Shields watched his team battle back for him twice to give the St. Paul Saints starter a 7-4 win over the Winnipeg Goldeyes. The victory is Shields 11th of the season, moving him into a tie with teammate Kramer Sneed…