Category: Robert Pannier

Casey Harman, Four-Run Third Helps Wingnuts End Skid, 5-3

The Wichita Wingnuts entered Monday night’s contest against the Winnipeg Goldeyes wondering if their playoff chances were slowly dwindling away after being swept by the Chicago Dogs. After falling behind by two those hopes were dashing, but a four run third and six outstanding innings by starter Casey Harman helped to propel the Wingnuts to…

Dante Bichette, Jr. Homers Twice to Power Saints to 9-5 Victory

The St. Paul Saints traveled to Sioux Falls on Monday night looking for their fourth straight victory over the Canaries, and thanks to five home runs and seven outstanding innings from Eddie Medina they would walk away with a 9-5 victory. Dante Bichette, Jr. homered twice in the contest and both he and Brady Shoemaker…

Will Solomon, Curt Smith Earn Week 14 American Association Honors

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report names their American Association Player and Pitcher of the Week for Week 14 as chosen by Robert Pannier and Kevin Luckow. The Lincoln Saltdogs Curt Smith was chosen as the Player of the Week with Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks LHP Will Solomon earning the Pitcher of the Week.

Chicago Dogs Score Four Unanswered Runs to Down Wingnuts, 5-2

The Chicago Dogs have been relishing their role of being the spoiler over the last few weeks, and the Wichita Wingnuts were the unfortunate recipients on Friday night. The Dogs rallied for four unanswered runs to down Wichita 5-2. Stephen Perez knocked in two to help lead the way and the Chicago bullpen tossed 5.1-innings…

Jake Matthys, Four Homers Power Saints to 10-1 Victory

Many were expecting a playoff atmosphere as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks came to visit the St. Paul Saints, trailing by two games in the North Division. However, a five run fourth and four home runs in the game made this a blowout as the Saints went on to win, 10-1. Jake Matthys pitched his best game…

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.

Tony Thomas Reaches Milestone, Gives Wingnuts 9-8 Victory

Tony Thomas entered the 2018 season setting a personal goal of 20 home runs. The Wichita Wingnuts are glad he found the most opportune time to reach the milestone, giving his team back the lead after the Lincoln Saltdogs had put together a six-run sixth to tie the score at eight. That put Wichita on…

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!

Zach Walters Grand Slam Puts Saints Atop North Division, 8-4

It had been two seasons since the St. Paul Saints had hit a grand slam, and Zach Walters found the most opportune time to break the drought, drilling his 10th homer of the year to give the Saints an 8-4 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries. The victory put St. Paul ahead of the idle…

Saltdogs Sour Wingnuts Return, Sweep Double-Header

After 20 days out on the road and a postponement following a torrential downpour, the Wichita Wingnuts finally returned home to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium as they faced the Lincoln Saltdogs in a double-header on Wednesday night. Thanks to two home runs from Curt Smith and Brandon Jacobs, Lincoln swept the double-header, keeping the Wingnuts a half…

Aaron Gretz Leads St. Paul Saints Comeback in 11-8 Victory

It was an early afternoon affair in St. Paul for the Saints and the Sioux Falls Canaries, but it looked like the team had missed their early wakeup call. The Saints found themselves trailing by five three innings into the game, but used a four run third and a six run seventh to send them…

St. Paul Saints Burt Reynolds in Own Chase to Reach Major Leagues

In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier features St. Paul Saints slugger Burt Reynolds, who joined the team in June and, since then, has been one of the most feared hitters in the league, helping the Saints reach the top of the North Division while also buoying his chances of returning to affiliate ball.

It’s Wong-Ball! Joey Wong Drives in Four to Lead Saints to 11-4 Victory

The St. Paul Saints had lost their last three games to the Sioux Falls Canaries, but the streak would not reach four. St. Paul scored seven runs in the third, and Dante Bichette, Jr. and Joey Wong each hit homers in the 11-4 victory. Eddie Medina won his eighth game of the season for St.…

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…