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Rain, Late Rally Dampen St. Paul Saints Spirits in 4-3 Loss

The game started off beautifully for the St. Paul Saints. They had a 2-0 lead and Pedro Hernandez was pitching spectacularly for the visitors. Then the rains came and after an hour and 44 minute rain delay the Winnipeg Goldeyes turned the tide and won the game on a fluky ninth inning rally to snap…

Wichita Wingnuts Find Missing (Jon) Link to Defeat T-Bones

For the second straight start since returning to the Wichita Wingnuts, right-hander Jon Link delivered another outstanding outing, this time leading his team to a 2-1 victory. The win snapped the Kansas City T-Bones four-game winnings streak, and kept the Wingnuts 2.5 games back of the Joplin Blasters in the South Division of the American…

Kansas City T-Bones Defeat Wichita Wingnuts by the Numbers, 6-5

For fans of Sesame Street, this was a night to get excited about the numbers. The Kansas City T-Bones defeated the Wichita Wingnuts in a game centered around counting, giving the visitors the victory in the first game of this series. Omar Bencomo started for the Wichita Wingnuts, and the T-Bones got a run off…

Dustin Crenshaw Reels in Goldeyes in St. Paul Saints 10-2 Victory

A couple of extra days rest between starts reaped big dividends on Friday night, as Dustin Crenshaw shutout the Winnipeg Goldeyes for eight innings, before earning the complete game 10-2 victory. The St. Paul Saints starter moved his record to 7-1 on the season, one game behind league leader and teammate Kramer Sneed for most…

Jeff Shields Remains Undefeated, St. Paul Saints Win 5-3

Fourteen in a row is pretty amazing. That is how many consecutive series the St. Paul Saints have won to start the 2015 American Association season after taking three of four games from the Ottawa Champions. This night it was 5-3 victory that kept another impressive run alive. Starter Jeff Shields remained undefeated, winning all…

Luis Hernandez Walk-Off Double Gives Wichita Wingnuts 1-0 Win

Pitching and defense are the backbone of the curriculum at Wingnuts University, and that was on full display Wednesday night as the Wichita Wingnuts defeated the Laredo Lemurs 1-0. The victory came on a walk-off double by Luis Hernandez, giving the Wingnuts victories in the first three games of this series. If pitching is what…

Angelo Songco’s Home Run Sends St. Paul Saints to 7-5 Victory

On a night where Kramer Sneed struggled a bit early, the left-hander needed to lean on his hitters to give him a boost, and right fielder Angelo Songco was more than happy to oblige. Songco went 4-4, including a huge two-run home run, leading the St. Paul Saints to a 7-5 victory over the Ottawa…

Drew Cisco Silences St. Paul Saints Bats in 2-1 Ottawa Victory

Keeping the St. Paul Saints from scoring in bunches has been quite an undertaking for opponents for most this season, but the Ottawa Champions Drew Cisco found a way to do it Tuesday night. The right-hander kept the Saints from seizing upon their opportunities, combining with three relievers to hold the home team to one…

Returning Professor Jon Link Gives Wichita Wingnuts Double-Header Sweep

You got to hand it Wichita Wingnuts manager Kevin Hooper, the President of Wingnuts University. He decided when his offense was struggling that the way to remedy that was to improve his starting pitching staff so run support was not as critical a need as it had been early on. To accomplish this he reacquired…

Robert Coe Rebounds to Send St. Paul Saints to 14-5 Win

St. Paul Saints starter Robert Coe had struggled at the new CHS Field so far this season. The right-hander had been dominant on the road, posting an ERA below two, while his ERA at home was over twice as much. Coe struggled a bit early on against the Ottawa Champions, but showed he’s a true…

TJ Mittelstaedt Powers Wichita Wingnuts to 16-7 Victory

Wichita Wingnuts manager Kevin Hooper has been tinkering with his lineup looking for more offensive production. The manager seems to have settled in on David Espinosa at the top, TJ Mittelstaedt second, Joash Brodin third, and Matt Padgett in the clean-up spot. That sure looked like the winning combination Sunday afternoon as the four combined…

Stefan Gartrell Goes Deep to Sink Wichita Wingnuts 5-4

Talk about a game of peaks and valleys. The Amarillo Thunderheads jumped out to a 3-0 lead, only to watch the Wichita Wingnuts score two runs in successive innings to take the lead. The Thunderheads tied the score and then watched slugger Stefan Gartrell send the crowd home happy, blasting a one out home run…

Nester, Brodin Power Wichita Wingnuts in Rain-Shortened Game

The Amarillo Thunderheads didn’t take their nickname for nothing. Friday night proved that as their game against the Wichita Wingnuts was shortened by rain, and the visitors came away with a 3-2 win behind some outstanding pitching and some timely hitting. The pitching part came from right-hander Jason Van Skike. With the club struggling to…

Kramer Sneed Just What the Doctor Ordered for Ailing St. Paul Saints

The St. Paul Saints returned from a three-game series in Lincoln where they won two of three games. That was the good part. The bad part was that injuries continued to plague the club, and a pesky Lincoln lineup depleted the team’s bullpen. That made Kramer Sneed’s outing all the more important Friday night. The…

Ian Gac’s Heavenly Home Runs Lead St. Paul Saints to 5-2 Victory

There is a cliché that says you can’t go home. Not only is Ian Gac proving that this is wrong, but he is destroying the belief. The Saints slugger pounded out two home runs and drove home all five St. Paul Saints runs in a 5-2 victory over his former team, the Lincoln Saltdogs. It…

Mike Kvasnicka Continues Torrid Run, Leads St. Paul Saints to 12-8 Victory

If this is the kind of results the St. Paul Saints can expect when Mike Kvasnicka returns from the disabled list, plan on him making at least a couple of more trips to the injured list this season. The club’s star slugger battered the Lincoln Saltdogs to lead the Saints to a 12-8 extra inning…

Wild Ninth Inning Gives Canaries 4-3 Victory Over Wichita Wingnuts

The departures of Wichita Wingnuts players to other clubs is taking its toll, as the Sioux Falls Canaries scored three-runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to down the visitors 4-3. This used to be a lock for Wichita, but with Matt Nevarez now playing in Mexico it has now become the wild west…