Category: Sports Writers

Columbus Clippers Break Losing Streak with Series Closing Win

The Columbus Clippers returned home to Huntington Park on Monday and they continued their downward spiral, dropping both ends of a seven inning double-header to the Toledo Mud Hens, 4-2 and 2-1. The losses extended the Columbus losing streak to five. Game one featured a Francisco Lindor home run in the third inning that gave…

Jeff Shields Provides Heavenly Performance in 5-2 St. Paul Saints Win

Jeff Shields is making it perfectly clear that he may have needed three extra days before he was ready to join the St. Paul Saints this season, but no one is filling his shoes. The right-hander earned his third win of the season already, giving the Saints the 5-2 victory.  That completed a nine-game road…

Alberto Gonzalez Delivers Game-Winning Hit for Wichita Wingnuts

For the second straight night the Wichita Wingnuts scored four runs against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, only to watch the lead evaporate. The previous night the home team walked away with the victory when they got a walk-off hit in the ninth inning to make them the 5-4 victors. This night it would be the Wingnuts…

RedHawks Rise and Soar in Comeback Win Over Wichita Wingnuts

For three and half innings on Tuesday night it looked like the visiting Wichita Wingnuts were about the put the screws to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. The home team had other ideas however, tying the game late and winning on a walk-off hit that gave them the 5-4 win. Tyler Herron started for Fargo, and he…

Kramer Sneed Continues Dominance by St. Paul Saints Starters

Eight games into their nine game road trip, the St. Paul Saints find themselves 11-1, already 5.5 games ahead of the Winnipeg Goldeyes in the American Association’s North Division. They are 7-1 on their current road trip, and a lot of that can be attributed to the dominant level in which their starting rotation has…

Crenshaw, DiFazio Pace St. Paul Saints in 7-1 Victory

The St. Paul Saints continued their historic opening to the season Monday night, winning their 10th game in 11 opportunities. This is the best start in the franchise’s 23 year history, and their 6-1 record on this nine-game road swing through Texas is already adding to the historic numbers. The Saints have found new heroes…

Columbus Clippers Limp Home Looking to Change Fortunes

New city, same result for the Columbus Clippers, as they opened a three-game series with the Gwinnett Braves with a 4-0 loss. Three Braves pitchers combined in the three-hit shutout. It was the Clippers fourth loss in their last five games. The Braves scored single runs in the first, second, fifth and eighth innings. Center…

St. Paul Saints Series Sweep Separates Squad in Standings

The St. Paul Saints were forced to play a double-header on Sunday after Saturday night’s game was rained out. The Laredo Lemurs were probably wishing the rest of the series was washed away, as the Saints pitching staff allowed just one run in the two games, winning Game 1 behind a near no-hitter by Robert…

Wichita Wingnuts Slip Passed Grand Prairie 2-1, End Home Stand 5-1

A 2-1 victory by the Wichita Wingnuts over the Grand Prairie AirHogs on Sunday afternoon gave the club a 5-1 record in its first home stand of the season. Timely hitting and solid defense played a big part in the club’s success, but to see why they performed so well, one does not have to…

Brad Glenn’s Walk-Off Home Run Sends Buffalo Bisons Charging Over Red Wings

The Rochester Red Wings had everything they could have wanted going for them on Saturday afternoon as left-hander Tommy Milone headed to the mound for the visitors looking for his fifth win since joining the Red Wings. The lefty had been absolutely invincible, allowing only one run in nearly 32 innings, and he has pitched…

Late Rally Gives Grand Prairie AirHogs Extra-Inning Win

The Wichita Wingnuts continued their pitching dominance at home Friday night, as the home team’s staff held the Grand Prairie AirHogs to just three runs. Unfortunately for the Wingnuts, three was one more than they were able to score as the AirHogs pulled out the 3-2 win in 10 innings. It started out as usual…

St. Paul Saints Double Up Laredo Behind Kvasnicka, Gac

In the St. Paul Saints’ last game against Amarillo, right fielder Mike Kvasnicka delivered a huge two-out double in the top of the 11th inning that helped to send the Saints to the 8-4 victory over the Thunderheads. In a reverse Déjà vu, Kvasnicka delivered a big two-run double in the top of the first…

Knights Take Three In Series Win Over Columbus Clippers

The Columbus Clippers lost three of four games to the International League South leading Charlotte Knights. The Clippers have fallen three games behind Indianapolis in the IL West during their 3-7 record over their last ten games. Clipper pitching has allowed 40 home runs on the year, the most in the International League. Charlotte put…

Mike Kvasnicka Doubles St. Paul Saints Pleasure in 8-4 Victory

Mike Kvasnicka decided that he wanted to play for his home town team this season, instead of moving onto the Minnesota Twins AAA team in Rochester. While some have taken issue with the right fielder’s decision, the Saints couldn’t be happier, as the home town hero delivered a huge hit in extra innings on the…

Capra Makes It A Wonderful Life for Wichita Wingnuts in 3-1 Win

Famed Hollywood director Frank Capra was known for making some of the most famous theatrical presentations of all-time. His classic, It’s A Wonderful Life, has become a timeless classic that is one of the most beloved movies ever. Capra’s legacy has left an indelible imprint on America that few directors can match. Anthony Capra may…

Dustin Crenshaw Silences Thunderheads in 10-1 St. Paul Saints Victory

For the first time in the 2015 season the St. Paul Saints had to respond after a loss. The Saints had opened the season with a four-game sweep of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, before heading for a nine-day Texas tour. Their first stop was Amarillo, where the Thunderheads dominated in an 8-3 win in the first…

Grand Prairie AirHogs Kings of 1-Run Games in DH Sweep

The 2014 season was quite the struggle for the Grand Prairie AirHogs. A 40-60 season left the team from Texas 33 games behind the American Association champion Wichita Wingnuts, and left the club searching for a new direction to get them into the win column on a regular basis in 2015. After a double-header sweep…