Category: Wichita Wingnuts

Wichita Wingnuts Wire: April Update

The Wichita Wingnuts are ramping up for the 2015 American Association baseball season, building a pitching staff that should put the club in a position to dominate the league once again. The Wingnuts lost eight of their starting nine players from last year’s lineup, but have built the premier bullpen in the league, and have…

Master Baseball Guru Kevin Hooper Guides Wichita Wingnuts Success

Last season, we here at the Minor League Sports Report jokingly referred to the Wichita Wingnuts baseball team as “Wingnuts University.” It was a term of endearment for a club that not only understood the fundamentals of playing baseball, but lived them out on the field in every play, every out, every run scored, and…

Wichita Wingnuts Wire: March Update

After a 73-win season and an American Association championship no one can expect such lofty goals for this upcoming season, however, the Wichita Wingnuts have made a lot of moves this off-season that have gutted the last year’s team. Gone are such stars as Jake Kahaulelio, Ryan Khoury, Carlo Testa, Jake Luce, and Brent Clevlen.…

Wichita Wingnuts Wire: Off-Season Update

After making it to the big dance the previous two seasons, only to fall short in the finals, the Wichita Wingnuts finally took home the American Association Championship in 2014. It was an amazing run that saw the team set several league records, including most wins in a season by a team (73). Outfielder Brent…

Abel Nieves Named American Association Playoff MVP

Oddly enough, on the day that Abel Nieves saw his 19-game hitting streak come to an end, he may have had his most important game of the playoffs for the Wichita Wingnuts. The second baseman proved to be the primary catalyst in the team’s dominant run to the American League Championship and this is why…

Wichita Wingnuts Finish Out Series Like Champions

After being the runner-up the last two seasons in the American Association Championship series, this year the Wichita Wingnuts took home the title, claiming the best-of-five series with an 8-3 victory Saturday night. These Wingnuts were not going to be denied this season, as they swept the series, and claimed their sixth victory in seven…

Wichita Wingnuts Brent Clevlen Named American Association MVP

The Minor League Sports Report named their American Association Most Valuable Player on Friday, and the award goes to Brent Clevlen of the Wichita Wingnuts. While players such as Winnipeg’s Tyler Kuhn and Casey Haerther, Lincoln’s Ian Gac, and Laredo’s Nick Van Stratten received consideration, no one was more deserving than the Wichita Wingnuts player…

Early Outburst Brings Wichita Wingnuts Within 1 Game of Championship

For the second straight night the Wichita Wingnuts jumped out to an early lead in their American Association Championship series game against the Lincoln Saltdogs. Unlike the previous night, however, the Wingnuts gave no impression to those pesky ‘Dogs that they were going to have a chance to get back into this game, as starter…

Tim Brown, David Espinosa Power Wichita Wingnuts to Victory: American Association Championship

Game 1 of the American Association Championship looked like it wasn’t going to be much of game at all. By the eighth inning the Wichita Wingnuts had a 10-0 lead and starter Tim Brown looked absolutely unhittable. It looked like Wichita would coast into a 1-o lead over their neighbors to the north, the Lincoln…

American Association Championship Series Preview: Border Battle Brews for Baseball’s Best

Lincoln Saltdogs vs. Wichita Wingnuts American Association Championship Series The Lincoln Saltdogs and the Wichita Wingnuts will square off starting Wednesday night to decide who the champions of the American Association are. The best-of-five series pits the Central Division Champions against their neighbor to the south in what should be a series for the ages.…

Wichita Wingnuts Win 5-4, Advance to League Championship: American Association Playoffs

The Laredo Lemurs have been as good as their South Division rivals in virtually every facet of the game this season, except for one: head-to-head. The Lemurs found it very hard to beat the Wichita Wingnuts this season, giving the Wingnuts ways to snatch victories. Sunday night was no exception. After battling through close games…

Wichita Wingnuts Six Run Inning Snatches Victory from Jaws of Defeat: American Association Playoffs

For six innings the Wichita Wingnuts had absolutely no answer for Laredo starter Ceasr Carrillo. The right-hander had a little trouble with his command, walking five through the first six-innings, but he had not been scored upon, despite loading the bases in the second with one out. Carrillo was hand-cuffing the Wingnuts batters while nursing…

Kevin Hooper Named American Association Manager of the Year: Wingnuts Wire

While the American Association has not named their Manager of the Year for 2014, the Minor League Sports Report made their choice on Friday, selecting Wichita Wingnuts Skipper Kevin Hooper. Hooper is likely to be named the winner by the league as well, making it the second consecutive year that he is league’s choice. Hooper…

Casey Harman Handcuffs Wichita Wingnuts in 3-2 Laredo Lemurs Win: American Association Playoffs

Laredo Lemurs left-hander Casey Harman had been challenged. His team trailed 1-0 in the best-of-five series. After Game 2 the two teams were moving to Wichita for the final three, and a loss on Thursday would have all but eliminated the team from contention. The Lemurs had battled back the night before to tie the…

Controversial Call, Tim Brown Highlight Wichita Wingnuts Nail-Biter: American Association Playoffs

It isn’t often that fans get to see it, but every once in a while the Wichita Wingnuts have to battle a nail-biter all game long and pull out a very close win. It is good that they are able to win these kinds of games as well, because it is playoff baseball now, and…

American Association Division Round Playoffs: Laredo Lemurs vs Wichita Wingnuts Preview

Wichita Wingnuts vs. Laredo Lemurs Game 1, Best of Five Laredo, Texas Tonight the first round of the American Association playoffs get underway with the Wichita Wingnuts visiting the Laredo Lemurs for the first game of their best-of-five game series. Wichita was the winners of the South Division and finished with the best overall record…

Wichita Wingnuts – Anatomy of a Record Breaking Season: Wingnuts Wire

The human body is one of the most complex and spectacular designs that God created. An examination of the anatomy of the human body shows how unique and detailed every aspect of the body is. If one were to examine the anatomy of person they would find 12 systems, all intricately working together to make…

Minor League Sports Report Names First-Team American Association All-Stars

On Monday the American Association named its Post-Season All-Star team.  Today, I, Minor League Sports Report Senior Baseball Editor Robert Pannier, name my own selections for the top players at each position. While there are many selections I agree with, there are some where I have made different choices. Let’s start by establishing that my…

Wichita Wingnuts Deliver Final Message Heading Into Post-Season: Wingnuts Wire

On Wednesday the Wichita Wingnuts and the Laredo Lemurs will open their playoff series in Laredo. In the last four games of the season the two got a dress rehearsal for the upcoming series, to have one last chance to feel each other out prior to the beginning of the post-season. The Wingnuts not only…

Where There Is a Will to Win, There Are Wichita Wingnuts: Wingnuts Wire

The Wichita Wingnuts entered Sunday’s game with the Laredo Lemurs with 71 wins. They left it with 72. It may not seem like a big deal to watch this team find another way to win a game, but Sunday’s victory proves how difficult this team is to beat. The Lemurs scored 14 runs and led…