Category: Robert Pannier

Casey Harman Skewers T-Bones, Wichita Wins 5-2

Last season, the Wichita Wingnuts did not carry a single left-hander on their pitching staff, but oh how times have changed. The team sent Casey Harman to the hill on Saturday and he was dominating, blanking the Kansas City T-Bones through six innings as the Wingnuts downed Kansas City, 5-2. Lefty Felix Carvallo also threw…

Mendonca, De La Cruz Help Lead RedHawks to 7-5 Victory

In American Association Daily, we recap the exciting games around the American Association, as it was the season opener for 10 of the 12 teams around the league. Exciting games included a walk-off victory for the Cleburne Railroaders, a three homerun night for the Sioux Falls Canaries, and James Dykstra combining with two relievers to shut out the Lincoln Saltdogs. Read the recaps by Robert Pannier.

Seven Run Second Sends RailCats to 10-5 Victory over Saints

It was a tough start to the 2018 American Association season for the St. Paul Saints. After scoring two runs in the top of the second to take a one-run lead, the Gary Southshore RailCats responded with 7-runs in the bottom of the frame on their way to a 10-5 victory. Reggie Wilson had three…

Zach Nehrir Helps Power the Wichita Wingnuts to 8-2 Opening Night Victory

Before the second largest opening day crowd in the team’s history, the Wichita Wingnuts scored eight unanswered runs on their way to an 8-2 victory over the Kansas City T-Bones. Zach Nehrir made an impressive debut for the Wingnuts, posting 3 hits and driving in 3 runs and Travis Barnwart struck out 8 in earning…

Jay Baum Leads Explorers in Ninth Inning Rally, 7-4

Each night, Robert Pannier will provide a full recap of the top game in the American Association, as well as a brief recap of the other contests to go along with news and notes from around the league. In the opening edition of the 2018 season, the Sioux City Explorers are led by newcomer Jay Baum, who homers and drives in three as the Explorers down the Lincoln Saltdogs, 7-4.

Play Ball! The 2018 American Association Season Is Underway

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, it’s opening night in the American Association and Robert Pannier talks about some of the key stories heading into the 2018 season. 

Texas AirHogs Name John McLaren as New Manager

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 discusses John McLaren taking over as the manager of the Texas AirHogs. 

Former Wingnuts Slugger Matt Chavez Dominating Atlantic League

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 discusses the success that former Wichita Wingnuts slugger Matt Chavez is having in the Atlantic League.

This Week in the Association with Kevin Luckow & Rob Pannier

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. Hosted by Kevin Luckow and Robert Pannier,…

Cleburne Railroaders Set to Add Legend Rafael Palmeiro, Son

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 discusses the return of Rafael Palmeiro to the diamond, joining son Patrick with the Cleburne Railroaders this season.

Former AirHogs Hurler James Paxton No-Hits Blue Jays

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 looks at former Grand Prairie AirHogs starter James Paxton who tossed just the second no-hitter thrown by a Canadian in Major League history.

Movies, Messes, and Mustard Are Part of Many Great American Association Promotions

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. With the 2018 American Association season less than 10 days away, we look at some of the great promotions going on around the league, plus there are a whole lot of transactions to catch up on.

Genesis Cabrera Continues Dominance of Shuckers; Biscuits Win 11-0

For the second time this season, Montgomery Biscuits starter Genesis Cabrera hamstrung the Biloxi Shuckers, this time blanking them for five innings, as the Biscuits were victorious 11-0.  Ryan Boldt had a huge night at the plate, going 3-4 with 3 runs and 2-homers. Thomas Jankins took his first loss of the season, as Biloxi’s…

Shuckers Hurlers Blank Jumbo Shrimp on 3-Hits, Win 1-0

The Biloxi Shuckers were looking for their fourth straight victory over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on Saturday night, and thanks to some outstanding pitching from five  Biloxi hurlers, the Shuckers won an outstanding pitcher’s duel, 1-0. Wuilder Rodriguez earned his first victory of the season, and Corey Ray drove in the only run to help…

Wendell Rijo Homers Twice, Extends Shuckers Win Streak to Three

It seems that every day the Biloxi Shuckers find a new hero, and Friday night it was second baseman Wendell Rijo who stepped up, blasting two home runs and finishing a perfect 3-3 in the Shuckers 6-4 victory over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Lucas Erceg also homered and Nate Griep earned his Southern League leading…

Corey Ray Blasts 2-Run Walk-Off Homer to Give Shuckers 3-2 Victory

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp had to be feeling like they were going to get a big victory after scoring a run in the top of the ninth to take a 2-1 lead. However, center fielder Corey Ray crushed their hopes with a two-run blast in the bottom half of the frame, giving the Biloxi Shuckers…

George Tsamis Building Saints Powerhouse Under the Radar

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 the depth and talent that St. Paul Saints Manager George Tsamis has built, almost under the radar, and he still has six spots to fill. 

Could 2018 Be the Year of the RailCats?

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, with four veterans added to the team’s roster, Robert Pannier asks if this is the year of the Gary Southshore RailCats?