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Kansas City T-Bones American Association Champions; Alay Lago Series MVP

The Kansas City T-Bones found themselves trailing for the second straight night but, as they had done the night before, the team rode a huge home run to retake the lead. Alay Lago delivered the big hit, a two run blast in the sixth, helping the T-Bones to the 5-3 victory over the St. Paul…

Lamar Carswell Batters Muskies as Thunder Prevail 56-6

The home opener for any college football team is supposed to be a celebratory Saturday, but the Trine University Thunder made it anything but that, battering the Lakeland University defense for 486 yards rushing in a 56-6 drubbing of the Muskies. Star running back Lamar Carswell led the way with 223 yards on just 19…

Flying Dutchman Soar Over Warriors, 53-12

For many, when they think of the Flying Dutchman they think of the legendary ghost ship that sailed the seas during the 17th century. That may have made for a nice legend, but there are a group of Flying Dutchmen that are for sure real, and they perform by rolling over opponents using their battering…

Todd Cunningham Homers Twice to Power T-Bones to 7-3 Victory

They say baseball is a game of inches, and the Kansas City T-Bones were finding themselves on the bad side of that cliché on Friday night as two balls fell a mere inch or two from being home runs early. However, Todd Cunningham left no doubt about his shots, blasting his first two home runs…

Saints Even Series Behind Dominating Performance by Eddie Medina, 6-0

On Tuesday night, the St. Paul Saints were only able to hold the Kansas City T-Bones off the scoreboard in three innings, as their pitching staff was pounded for 11 runs and 20 hits. On Wednesday night, Eddie Medina accomplished that feat in just three innings as he dominated Kansas City by allowing three hits…

Noah Perio, Jr. Bedevils Old Mates as T-Bones Dominate Game 1, 11-4

The American Association Championship got underway on Tuesday night, but it was not the kind of contest the St. Paul Saints had been hoping for as former Saint Noah Perio, Jr. hit a pair of home runs and the Kansas City T-Bones crushed St. Paul 11-4. Every player in the Kansas City lineup had at…

American Association Championship Series: St. Paul Saints vs. Kansas City T-Bones

In American Association Daily, it’s time from the American Association Championship series, and Robert Pannier analyzes the series between the St. Paul Saints and the Kansas City T-Bones, breaking down the two teams, while providing who he believes will win the title. 

Tommy Collier Rebounds to Send T-Bones to Championship Series, 4-2

Tommy Collier had struggled in Game 1 of the South Division Championship series, allowing two home runs and four total runs in a 4-2 loss to begin the series. However, he redeemed himself in the most spectacular of ways, holding the Sioux City Explorers to one run in seven innings of work, helping the Kansas…

Ian McKinney Forces Game 5 as Explorers Prevail, 5-0

Ian McKinney hasn’t really been considered one of the big guns of this Sioux City Explorers staff, but he came up with his best outing of the season on Saturday night, blanking the Kansas City T-Bones for seven innings as Sioux City forced a Game 5 with a 3-0 victory. Daniel Jackson had the big…

Trevor Foss, Three Relievers Send Saints to American Association Championship, 1-0

It had been seven seasons since the St. Paul Saints had reached the American Association championship series. One of the longest droughts in the league. However, that drought came to an end on Saturday night as Trevor Foss combined with three relievers to blank the Gary Southshore RailCats 1-0, helping St. Paul to win the…

Royals Ride Hot First Quarter to Victory Over Falcons, 32-27

It was the home opener for the Bethel Royals football team on Saturday afternoon as they welcomed the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to town. The Royals would jump out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter on their way to a 32-27 victory. Sophomore tailback Sam Gibas had another big afternoon, rushing for 159…

Matt Walker Has Vision, Commitment to Turn Falcons into National Champs

The Bethel Royals football team takes on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Falcons on Saturday, and Robert Pannier features Head Football Coach Matt Walker in his eighth season as the head of the program. A coach who brought a clear vision for the success to the Falcons, both on and off the field.

Ryan Brett Helps Lead T-Bones Comeback, Down Explorers, 5-2

The Kansas City T-Bones found themselves trailing twice on Friday night, but both times responded right away, and would eventually take the lead in their 5-2 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. Ryan Brett had a huge night, recording three hits and scoring two runs, and Noah Perio, Jr. scored two runs as well to…

Jeff McKenzie Keeps RailCats Alive, Blanking Saints in 5-0 Victory

The Gary Southshore RailCats returned home hoping that the confines of U.S. Steel Yard would help to reinvigorate a team that scored just two runs in the first two contests of the North Division playoffs. That proved to be the case, as the team wrapped out 11 hits in a 5-0 victory over the St.…

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!

Eddie Medina Puts Saints One Win Away from Championship, 8-2

A night after watching Chris Nunn blank the Gary Southshore RailCats, right-hander Eddie Medina was trying to replicate the feat, putting his team just one victory away from reaching the American Association championship series. It looked like he would fall short, as two early runs staked the RailCats to the lead, but Medina was brilliant,…