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Wichita Wingnuts End Road Trip on Winning Note, 7-4

It was the last game of the arduous three week road trip for the Wichita Wingnuts, as the team was looking for their sixth win in seven games. Thanks to five solid innings from Travis Banwart and a four run seventh inning, the Wingnuts pulled off the 7-4 victory over the Cleburne Railroaders, taking three…

Jake Esch, Jabari Henry Help Canaries Down Saints, 12-8

The Sioux Falls Canaries have been relishing the role of spoiler over the last week, and that continued on Monday night as the Canaries blasted three home runs and got eight shutout innings out of starter Jake Esch, then hung on for a 12-8 victory. Jabari Henry drove in six in the game and added…

Travis Banwart, Angel Reyes Earn Week 13 American Association Honors

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report names their American Association Player and Pitcher of the Week for Week 13 as chosen by Robert Pannier and Kevin Luckow. The Wichita Wingnuts pull off a sweep this week as Travis Banwart is named Pitcher of the Week and Angel Reyes is named Player of the Week.

Angel Reyes Drives in Five to Lead Wichita Wingnuts to 13-6 Victory

It looked more like a football game between Kansas and Texas on Sunday evening, as the Wichita Wingnuts downed the Cleburne Railroaders, 13-6. Angel Reyes drove in five and the 2-5 hitters in the lineup combined to go 9-18 with 9-runs scored. Seth Harvey came out of the bullpen following a 90 minute rain delay…

Kyle Barrett Drives in Three as Saints Down RailCats, 9-5

The St. Paul Saints looked to regain their place atop the North Division as they faced the Gary Southshore RailCats in the closing contest of their four-game series. St. Paul would take an early 8-0 lead behind three RBI by Kyle Barrett, then hold off the RailCats on their way to a 9-5 victory. The…

RailCats Stave Off Late Rally to Down Saints, 4-2

After dropping the first two games of their series against the St. Paul Saints, the Gary Southshore RailCats got 3.1 outstanding innings of relief out of their bullpen, holding off a late rally by St. Paul in their 4-2 victory. A Tillman Pugh home run in the seventh gave Gary the lead for good, as…

Long Balls Send Cleburne Railroaders to 9-5 Victory

Despite losing the first game of their series against the Wichita Wingnuts, the Cleburne Railroaders have been one of the hottest teams in the American Association of late, winning five of their last eight games. They would make that there six of the last nine after utilizing three home runs to help send them to…

Joey Rose Homer Sails Hops Past Dust Devils 1-0

The scoreboard was as empty as a desert at high noon in the summer.  Until Joey Rose stepped up to the plate to start the eighth inning.  The Hillsboro Hops slugged through seven innings of the Tri-City Dust Devils pitching staff that included seven strike outs, four ground outs, four fly outs or line drives…

Jordan Cooper Fans 10 in Leading Wingnuts to 3-1 Victory

The Wichita Wingnuts were looking for their 10th win on their 19 game road trip as they rolled into Cleburne to take on the Railroaders. Thanks to 6.2 outstanding innings by starter Jordan Cooper and a 2-3 night by Zach Nehrir, the Wingnuts earned themselves a 3-1 victory, their fourth straight win. This was a…

Chris Nunn Hurls Saints to First Place Tie, 9-1

It has been about two weeks since the St. Paul Saints were in first place in the North Division, but they reclaimed a share of the division lead after Chris Nunn allowed just three-hits in six-innings in a 9-1 win over the Gary Southshore RailCats. The victory was the second in this four game series,…

Eddie Medina, Power Surge Gives Saints 7-5 Victory

The biggest series of the year for both the Gary Southshore RailCats and St. Paul Saints got underway at CHS Field on Friday night as the two playoff contenders were looking to make a statement that would vault one closer to the playoffs while crushing the hopes of the other. Thanks to seven outstanding innings…

All Eyes in American Association Shift to St. Paul, Sioux City

n American Association Daily, Robert Pannier previews two great series this weekend that will have a dramatic impact on the playoffs as the Gary Southshore RailCats travel to take on the St. Paul Saints and the Kansas City T-Bones battle the Sioux City Explorers.  Two Great Series Take Center Stage in the American Association With…

Tim Colwell, Keaton Steele Earn Week 12 American Association Honors

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report names their American Association Player and Pitcher of the Week for Week 12 as chosen by Robert Pannier and Kevin Luckow, Gary Southshore RailCats right-hander Keaton Steele chosen as the Pitcher of the Week and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks OF Tim Colwell as its top player.

Max Murphy Drives in 5 to Help Saints Sweep T-Bones, 9-3

The St. Paul Saints were looking to complete their sweep of the Kansas City T-Bones on Sunday evening and, thanks to a 5-RBI night before by Max Murphy, the Saints were able to do so, winning 9-3. Justin O’Conner drove in two and scored two runs and Chris Nunn won his fourth game of the…

Jake Brodt Lifts Canadians Over Hops, 7-4

It finally came down to the rubber game and the Vancouver Canadians prevailed over the Hillsboro Hops.  Jake Brodt’s sixth inning double brought Otto Lopez and Bryan Lizardo home with the lead for good.  Elio Silva (W, 3-2) started for the visiting team and took the win.  Four other staff-mates took one inning each to…