Category: Sports Writers

Jackson, Tamburino Earn First Week Honors in American Association

American Association Daily provides insights and features on the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions going on with teams around the league. In today’s edition, Robert Pannier names the Minor League Sports Report Player and Pitcher of the Week for the first week of the American…

Texas AirHogs Pitchers Blank RedHawks for First Win, 1-0

In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier recaps the exciting games around the American Association with starting with the Texas AirHogs-Team China winning their first game of the year, and the defending champion Winnipeg Goldeyes also earning their first victory. Michael Tamburino also had 6.1 no-hit innings for the Saltdogs.

Brady Shoemaker RBI Single in 11th Gives Saints 4-3 Victory

A night after driving in three runs, St. Paul Saints slugger Brady Shoemaker delivered an RBI single in the 11th inning giving the Saints a 4-3 victory over the Gary Soutshore RailCats. Richard Prigatano led St. Paul offense with 3-hits and 2-runs scored, and Ryan Boelter earned his first victory of the season with two…

Angel Rosa Double Gives T-Bones First Win of the Season, 3-1

It was a cold and drizzly afternoon in Wichita, but the Kansas City T-Bones left their in-state rival feeling quite elated after Angel Rosa doubled in two runs in the top of the ninth inning, giving the T-Bones a 3-1 victory over the Wingnuts. Four Kansas City relievers provided six innings of shutout relief and…

Chicago Dogs Relish First Franchise Win, 4-2

In American Association Daily, we recap the exciting games around the American Association with a feature on the Chicago Dogs winning the first game in franchise history. The Sioux City Explorers pounded out 17-hits and 14-runs against the Lincoln Saltdogs, and the Cleburne Railroaders got a homer and 2-RBI from Patrick Palmeiro, as they defeated the Winnipeg Goldeyes for the second straight night. 

Casey Harman Skewers T-Bones, Wichita Wins 5-2

Last season, the Wichita Wingnuts did not carry a single left-hander on their pitching staff, but oh how times have changed. The team sent Casey Harman to the hill on Saturday and he was dominating, blanking the Kansas City T-Bones through six innings as the Wingnuts downed Kansas City, 5-2. Lefty Felix Carvallo also threw…

Mendonca, De La Cruz Help Lead RedHawks to 7-5 Victory

In American Association Daily, we recap the exciting games around the American Association, as it was the season opener for 10 of the 12 teams around the league. Exciting games included a walk-off victory for the Cleburne Railroaders, a three homerun night for the Sioux Falls Canaries, and James Dykstra combining with two relievers to shut out the Lincoln Saltdogs. Read the recaps by Robert Pannier.

Seven Run Second Sends RailCats to 10-5 Victory over Saints

It was a tough start to the 2018 American Association season for the St. Paul Saints. After scoring two runs in the top of the second to take a one-run lead, the Gary Southshore RailCats responded with 7-runs in the bottom of the frame on their way to a 10-5 victory. Reggie Wilson had three…

Zach Nehrir Helps Power the Wichita Wingnuts to 8-2 Opening Night Victory

Before the second largest opening day crowd in the team’s history, the Wichita Wingnuts scored eight unanswered runs on their way to an 8-2 victory over the Kansas City T-Bones. Zach Nehrir made an impressive debut for the Wingnuts, posting 3 hits and driving in 3 runs and Travis Barnwart struck out 8 in earning…

Storm Rages On, Lake Elsinore Takes Three of Four from Modesto

Game One began on a warm, spring evening with winds reaching 20 mph, causing most fly balls to die well short of their intended destination beyond the fence, pitching would take center stage. Storm starter, Michel Baez would give up two hits while his defense would commit three errors leading to their 22nd loss of…

Ring’Em Up with Wichita Wingnuts Manager Brent Clevlen

Welcome to Ring’Em Up with Wichita Wingnuts Manager Brent Clevlen. Ring’Em Up is a show where you can send in your questions to the Skipper and he will provide you with his insights about Wingnuts, sports, or just about life. Questions must be sent by Sunday evening to be included in that week’s show, and shows will be recorded on Tuesdays each week and posted later that day. 

Pitcher’s Eye with Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks Manager Michael Schlact

Welcome to Pitcher’s Eye with Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks Manager Michael Schlact. Pitcher’s Eye is a weekly program that gives you the fans the opportunity to ask the Skipper questions about the Redhawks, baseball or sports in general, or to just seek Michael’s wisdom about life events.

Mound Talk with Sioux City Explorers Manager Steve Montgomery – Season 2

Welcome to Mound Talk with Sioux City Explorers Manager Steve Montgomery. Mound Talk is a weekly program that gives fans the opportunity to ask Steve questions or to send their comments into him to hear his response. Hosted by Rob Pannier of the Minor League Sports Report, Mound Talk will be recorded each Thursday and posted later that day. Enjoy!

This Week in the Association with Kevin Luckow & Rob Pannier – Season 2

This Week in the Association is a program that gives fans insights from around the American Association, Independent Baseball’s premier league. Hosted by Kevin Luckow and Robert Pannier, the show not only examines the happenings with the St. Paul Saints, but also looks at events going on throughout the league.

Jay Baum Leads Explorers in Ninth Inning Rally, 7-4

Each night, Robert Pannier will provide a full recap of the top game in the American Association, as well as a brief recap of the other contests to go along with news and notes from around the league. In the opening edition of the 2018 season, the Sioux City Explorers are led by newcomer Jay Baum, who homers and drives in three as the Explorers down the Lincoln Saltdogs, 7-4.

Play Ball! The 2018 American Association Season Is Underway

American Association Daily provides insights and features on the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions going on with teams around the league. In today’s edition, it’s opening night in the American Association and Robert Pannier talks about some of the key stories heading into the 2018 season. 

Storm Drop Two of Three to Quakes in Lake Elsinore

With a roster including two of MLB Pipeline’s Top 50 Players, Lake Elsinore felt good about its chances for the upcoming season. With 6’8 righthander Michel Baez (Prospect Ranking #39) and southpaw Adrian Morejon (Prospect Ranking #46) set to be part of a pitching staff that would also include: Chris Paddack, Dauris Valdez, Reggie Lawson…

Texas AirHogs Name John McLaren as New Manager

American Association Daily provides insights and features on the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions going on with teams around the league. In today’s edition, Robert Pannier discusses John McLaren taking over as the manager of the Texas AirHogs.