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Biloxi Extends Win Streak Before Falling in Game 2, 7-4, 3-0

The Biloxi Shuckers had to wait a day to extend their winning streak to eight following Saturday’s rainout but, thanks to a 3-RBI afternoon by Tyler Heineman, Biloxi was able to continue the longest win streak in franchise history. However, the streak came to an abrupt end in the nightcap as four Mississippi Braves pitchers…

J.C. Beaudin Helps Eagles Draw First Blood with OT Game-Winner

Colorado Eagles in the first round of the Kelly Cup playoffs. There was a lot of question marks for the Thunder entering the series, but no more so than in net, where Shane Starrett would be the No. 1 goaltender despite winning just one of his last seven starts. Starrett proved to be absolutely brilliant,…

American Association, Thou Art Wiser Than I

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 admits that he may not be as smart as he thinks as the off-season in the American Association has been the most productive in five seasons.

Throwing Error Helps Extend Biloxi Win Streak to Seven, 5-4

The Biloxi Shuckers headed to the diamond Friday night looking to extend their winning streak to seven. A night after twice battling back before downing the Mississippi Braves, Biloxi would have to battle back once again, scoring four runs in the eighth thanks to a throwing error that enabled two runs to score, and the…

American Association Grants Texas AirHogs Roster Exemption

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 talks about the exemption granted to the Texas AirHogs that really makes it so that they have 30 players on their team.

Corey Ray Completes Shuckers Comeback with Career Night, 6-5

The Biloxi Shuckers entered Thursday night’s contest verse the Mississippi Braves looking for their sixth straight victory. This became a game of halves, as neither team could plate a run through the first five innings, but the second half of the game proved to be a slugfest. Twice Mississippi took the lead, only to see…

Luis Ortiz, Biloxi Bullpen Blank Braves 2-0

It was the home opener for the Biloxi Shuckers which included a fireworks display following the game. It was nice that the team provided fireworks following the contest because there was little action offensively during the contest, as Biloxi Shuckers starter Luis Ortiz completely silenced the Mississippi Braves bats, blanking them over six innings and…

Chase for Kelly Cup 2018: R. 1 – South Carolina Stingrays vs. Orlando Solar Bears

The Chase for the Kelly Cup begins with a Round 1 matchup between the South Carolina Stingrays and the Orlando Solar Bears. South Carolina finished second in the South Division and had the third-best record in the ECHL with 104 points. Orlando finished a distant third with 75 points. The Stingrays won the season series 7-3-0-1.

Chase for Kelly Cup 2018: R. 1 – Florida Everblades vs. Atlanta Gladiators

The Chase for the Kelly Cup begins with a Round 1 matchup between the Florida Everblades and the Atlanta Gladiators. Florida had the top record in the ECHL, earning 112 points and was one of only two teams that had at least 50 wins this season. Atlanta enters the post-season as the team with the least amount of points (69) of any club in the playoffs.

Chase for Kelly Cup 2018: R. 1 – Adirondack Thunder vs. Worchester Railers

The Chase for the Kelly Cup begins with a Round 1 matchup between the Adirondack Thunder and the Worchester Railers. Adirondack narrowly beat out the Manchester Monarchs for the North Division title by winning their last game of the season. They enter as the division winner with the fewest points (89) in a division that saw the top four teams separated by just 7 points. Adirondack lost the season series, 4-5-0-3.

Chase for Kelly Cup 2018: R. 1 – Toledo Walleyes vs. Indy Fuel

The Chase for the Kelly Cup begins with a Round 1 matchup between the Toledo Walleyes and the Indy Fuel. Toledo finished first in the Central Division and had the second best record overall in the ECHL (105). They were one of just two teams that recorded at least 50 wins this season (the Florida Everblades have 53). Indy finished fourth in the division. Toledo won the season series 8-1-0-0.

Chase for Kelly Cup 2018: R. 1 – Manchester Monarchs vs. Reading Royals

The Chase for the Kelly Cup begins with a Round 1 matchup between the Manchester Monarchs and the Reading Royals. Manchester finished second in the North Division, just a point behind the Adirondack Thunder. The Monarchs and Royals were separated in the standings by just one point, this despite the fact that Reading won the season series.

Whose Setting the Table for Kansas City T-Bones?

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. we look at who will be setting the table for the potent middle of the order for the Kansas City T-Bones.

Jay Feliciano with Perfect Night in Timber Rattlers 10-4 Victory

After opening the season with three games against the Beloit Snappers, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers traveled to Iowa to take on the Clinton LumberJacks. It may have been Clinton that had the mighty offensive name, but it was Wisconsin that came with the big bats, scoring 10 runs, led by Jay Feliciano who was a…