Category: Robert Pannier

Dyson Stevenson Helps Thunder Stave-Off Elimination, 6-0

Faced with the very distinct possibility that their season was coming to an end, the Wichita Thunder put together their best all-around performance of the season, getting 29 saves from Shane Starrett and three points from Dyson Stevenson on their way to a 6-0 victory over the Colorado Eagles. That made the series 3-1 in…

Lucas Erceg Leads Offensive Onslaught as Biloxi Ends Skid, 15-5

Well, when the Biloxi Shuckers end a losing streak, they sure know how to do it in style. The Shuckers entered the final contest of their five-game series against the Mobile BayBears as losers of three straight, but they pounded out 19 hits in their 15-5 victory over Mobile to move to 10-5 on the…

Matt Thaiss Delivers Walk-Off Single in 10th to Give Mobile 2-1 Victory

If the Biloxi Shuckers don’t hear the name Matt Thaiss ever again, it will be a welcome sight. For the second time in three games, Thaiss delivered a walk-off RBI in the 1oth to give the Mobile BayBears the victory. Thursday night, he helped to complete a dramatic comeback, as the BayBears won 2-1. The…

Less Than a Month Away Until the American Association Says ‘Play Ball!’

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 happenings that we will see around the American Association as we are just four weeks from…

Gabriel Verpaelst Leads Colorado Comeback, Eagles Up 3-0

For the third straight game, the Wichita Thunder found themselves on top, taking a 2-0 lead early in the second period, but the Colorado Eagles would respond with four unanswered goals to win Game 3 of their first round Kelly Cup matchup, 4-2. Gabriel Verpaelst led the comeback with a goal and assist in the…

Matt Thaiss Powers BayBears to 6-5 Victory over Shuckers

A night after delivering a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 1oth that gave the Mobile BayBears a 4-3 victory, Matt Thaiss was at it again, blasting a three-run homer that tied the score in the fifth, and the BayBears would add a run in the sixth as they defeated the Biloxi Shuckers for the second…

Matt Thaiss Drives Home Winning Run in 10th to Give Mobile 4-3 Win

It took extra innings and a quirky international rule, but the Biloxi Shuckers finally saw their six-game road winning streak come to an end Tuesday night. Matt Thaiss’ sacrifice fly brought home Riley Unroe as the Mobile BayBears were victorious, 4-3. Luis Ortiz took the loss, despite tossing 6-plus innings of outstanding relief. The Shuckers…

Sussex County Making Their Presence Known in American Association

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 examines the seven trades that Sussex County has made with American League teams over the last 50 days and how that will impact all teams involved.

Mound Talk with Sioux City Explorers Manager Steve Montgomery

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…

Special Teams Puts the Colorado Eagles Up 2-0 on Wichita Thunder

The Colorado Eagles once again used their prolific special teams to take Game 2 of their series versus the Wichita Thunder. The Eagles scored two power-play goals and killed off six Thunder power-plays in downing Wichita 5-2. J.C. Beaudin and Drayson Bowman each had 2 assists for the Eagles. The Thunder were looking to get…

Jake Hager Leads Offense as Biloxi Shuckers 5-1 Victory

The Biloxi Shuckers headed back to the road a night after seeing their eight-game win streak come to an end. They got another outstanding pitching performance, as Cody Ponce allowed just one run in 5.2 innings pitched, but it was Jake Hager “the Terrible” who proved to be the bad guest, rapping out 3 hits,…

Tony Thomas Adds a Whole Lot of Bite to Chicago Dogs Lineup

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 features Tony Thomas, who joins the Chicago Dogs to bring bite to their lineup and leadership and character to the locker room.

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…