Category: Robert Pannier

Carolina League – Lynchburg Squanders Chance to Take Division Lead

With the Potomac Nationals losing earlier in the day, the stage was set for Lynchburg to take ahold of the Northern Division lead in the Carolina League. Instead, they would drop a 4-2 decision to Wilmington, moving the Blue Rocks into a tie with the Hillcats, with both teams being a half-game out of first…

Carolina League – Myrtle Beach Wins Marathon Battle in 16

After blowing a 6-1 eighth inning lead, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans had to be thinking they may have let this one slip away against the Potomac Nationals. Seven innings later the Pelicans managed to pull out a huge victory in 16 to stay tied with Carolina for first place in the Southern Division. Myrtle Beach…

Carolina League – Winston-Salem Batters Frederick 12-2

J. B. Wendelken tossed seven shutout innings and the Winston-Salem Dash had 13 hits, including seven doubles, in a 12-2 win over the Frederick Keys Wednesday afternoon. The win keeps them just a half-game behind Carolina and Myrtle Beach in the South Division. The Dash came out of the gate full throttle, hitting three singles…

Carolina League – Carolina Pounds Salem Again, 13-6

The Carolina Mudcats picked up right where they left off from yesterday, pounding the Salem Red Sox 13-6. After winning last night’s game against the Red Sox 5-1, the Mudcats have a half-game lead in the Southern Division, pending the outcome of Myrtle Beach’s game with Potomac. Salem actually grabbed the early 1-0 lead in…

California League Recap – Visalia’s Win Streak Ends, Rancho Cucamonga Ties for First

Rancho Cucamonga 4, Lake Elsinore 0 The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes came to Lake Elsinore trailing the storm by one game, but after a 4-0 win, the two teams find themselves tied in the South Division of the California League. Jharel Cotton (5-7) pitched a complete game two-hitter, walking two and striking out 11. Six Quakes…

South Dominates American Association All-Star Game 7-0

The American Association played their first All-Star game since 2014, and it was quite a show…if you were routing for the South. The North could hardly muster any kind of offense against the South pitchers and after the game was close for eight innings, the South scored five in the top of the ninth to…

Winston-Salem Shuts Out Frederick 4-0

With the Winston-Salem Dash and the Frederick Keys both in the hunt for their division crowns, this was a game that both teams had to have, but it was Winston-Salem that was the one that actually looked like they wanted it. The Dash had four pitchers combine on the eight-hit shutout, and kept the team…

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Hold Off Potomac Nationals 8-6

For a time it was looking like the Potomac Nationals were going to battle back and defeat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, but the bullpen was able to hold it together to give the Pelicans the 8-6 win. The Pelicans got a huge night from C Jorge Alfaro, who reached base four times, and scored four…

Lynchburg Hillcats Down Wilmington Blue Rocks 4-2

For a moment it looked like the Lynchburg Hillcats were going to blow their Carolina League game against the Wilmington Blue Rocks, but the tide turned quickly, and victory was attained, 4-2. The win broke a tie between the two Northern Division foes and moved Lynchburg just a half game back of the Potomac Nationals.…

South Atlantic League – July 29, 2014 – Lakewood Rebounds to Down Kannapolis

After losing the middle three games of their five game series to the Kannapolis Intimidators, the Lakewood BlueClaws were finally able to get into the win column with a 7-2 matinee win. The loss dropped Kannapolis to 3.5 games behind the Greensboro Grasshoppers, pending their game later tonight. The two teams were tied entering the…

Craig Maddox Wins American Association Home Run Derby

With the American Association taking a brief break to play their All-Star game Tuesday night, the mid-summer classic kicked off with the Home Run Derby on Monday night, and there could not have been a less likely winner than Craig Maddox. The Derby, played at Shaw Park, home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes, featured some of…

South Atlantic League Capsule – July 28, 2014 – Charleston RiverDogs 6, Asheville Tourists 5

The Charleston Riverdogs would get a much needed victory over the Southern Division leading Asheville Tourists on Monday night. The win would move them to 8.5 games out and give them a chance to make up some more ground as their series resumes tomorrow night. Both starter Rookie Davis and reliever Angel Rincon found themselves…

South Atlantic League Capsule – July 28, 2014 – Hickory Crawdads 3, Delmarva Shorebirds 2

Despite falling behind 2-0 in the second inning, the Hickory Crawdads rallied late to beat the Delmarva Shorebirds 3-2. The win moved Hickory just 1.5 games behind the Greensboro Grasshoppers in the Northern Division. Delmarva jumped out on top when Creede Simpson and Chance Sisco singled to lead off the inning. Conor Bierfeldt then doubled…