Category: Robert Pannier

Jeff McKenzie Keeps RailCats Alive, Blanking Saints in 5-0 Victory

The Gary Southshore RailCats returned home hoping that the confines of U.S. Steel Yard would help to reinvigorate a team that scored just two runs in the first two contests of the North Division playoffs. That proved to be the case, as the team wrapped out 11 hits in a 5-0 victory over the St.…

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!

Eddie Medina Puts Saints One Win Away from Championship, 8-2

A night after watching Chris Nunn blank the Gary Southshore RailCats, right-hander Eddie Medina was trying to replicate the feat, putting his team just one victory away from reaching the American Association championship series. It looked like he would fall short, as two early runs staked the RailCats to the lead, but Medina was brilliant,…

Barrett Astin Solid in Helping T-Bones Even Series, 4-2

A night after the Kansas City T-Bones saw their ace fall in the opening game of the best of five series against the Sioux City Explorers, Barrett Astin tossed five solid innings, helping the T-Bones to even the series at one. Ryan Brett drove in two runs in the game and Cody Winiarski closed it…

Chris Nunn Blanks RailCats to Give Saints 1-0 Lead, 4-0

The series started late, having to wait a day due to rain, but the delay did not have a negative impact on St. Paul Saints starter Chris Nunn, who allowed 3-hits and no runs in 8-innings to lead the Saints to a 4-0 victory over the Gary Southshore RailCats. Burt Reynolds had the big hit…

James Dykstra Brings the Sizzle as Explorers Down T-Bones, 4-1

The Kansas City T-Bones were hosting their first playoff game in seven seasons, but the Sioux City Explorers watered the charcoal, downing the T-Bones, 4-1. James Dykstra was absolutely masterful, allowing 2-hits in 7-innings for the victory, and Jose Sermo and Blake Schmit each homered in game. The victory gave the Sioux City Explorers lead…

American Association North Division Playoffs: St. Paul Saints vs. Gary Southshore RailCats

In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier of the Minor League Sports Report examines the first round matchup between the two playoff teams from the North Division, the St. Paul Saints and the Gary Southshore RailCats, breaking down what to expect in the series, providing a position-by-position analysis, as well as providing who he believes will win the series and advance to the American Association championship round. 

American Association South Division Playoffs: Kansas City T-Bones vs. Sioux City Explorers

In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the first round matchup between the two playoff teams from the South Division, the Sioux City Explorers and the Kansas City T-Bones, breaking down what to expect in the series, providing a position-by-position analysis, as well as providing who he believes will win the series and advance to the American Association championship round. 

Jose Sermo, Tommy Collier Earn Week 16 American Association Honors

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report names their American Association Player and Pitcher of the Week for Week 16 as chosen by Robert Pannier and Kevin Luckow. Sioux City Explorers infielder Jose Sermo was chosen as the Player of the Week while Tommy Collier from the Kansas City T-Bones was named as the top pitcher.

Luis Mateo, Explorers Blank Wingnuts to End Playoff Run, 4-0

There may be no more impressive run that a baseball has put on that of the Wichita Wingnuts, who had won seven division titles in their 10 year existence. However, in what could be their last year, the team finally saw their post-season run come to an end, as the Sioux City Explorers downed the…

Noah Perio, Jr. , Tommy Collier Earn American Association August Honors

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report names their American Association Player and Pitcher of the Month for August, as Robert Pannier and Kevin Luckow go with the sweep with the Kansas City T-Bones earning both honors as Noah Perio, Jr. earns Player of the Month and Tommy Collier wins the Pitcher of…

Jordan Cooper Helps Wingnuts Stave Off Elimination, 4-2

The Wichita Wingnuts entered Saturday night’s contest with a lot of hope after seeing that the Kansas City T-Bones had already dropped their contest earlier in the day. This left Wichita’s slim hopes of still making the playoffs alive, and they took full advantage of it, downing the Sioux City Explorers 4-2 thanks to 6.2…

Pioneers Defense Stiffens to Sink Muskies, 45-26

The Lakeland Muskies looked like they were in the driver’s seat on Saturday afternoon, taking a 20-10 lead over Carroll University with a little over 13 minutes left in the first half. However, the Pioneers defense stiffened, holding Lakeland to just six more points over the remaining portion of the contest while forcing three turnovers…

Foresters Win Opening Game Shootout, Down Warriors, 38-30

Usually, offenses need a few weeks to get on track, but that did not prove to be the case for either Lake Forest College or Wisconsin Lutheran College on Saturday, as the two teams combined for over 800 yards of offense as the Foresters downed the Warriors, 38-30. Quarterback Jagan Cleary threw for 296 yards…

Adrian Nieto Helps T-Bones Batter Wingnuts, Put K.C. on Brink of Playoffs

The Kansas City T-Bones have not made it to the postseason in seven seasons, but that run looks like it is about to come to an end as the T-Bones crushed the Wichita Wingnuts on Friday night, 12-6, giving them a magic number of just one game to clinch the final playoff spot in the…

Tommy Collier, Two Relievers Blank Wingnuts to Restore T-Bones Edge, 6-0

A night after watching Travis Banwart limit his team to one run in eight innings of work, Tommy Collier took matters into his own hands, allowing six hits in 6.2 innings pitched as the Kansas City T-Bones downed the Wichita Wingnuts, 6-0. The victory restored the T-Bones lead over the Wingnuts to 1.5 games for…

Cole Miller Leads Buena Vista to 39-27 Victory over Pipers

Thursday night, the Hamline University Fighting Pipers traveled to Storm Lake, Iowa to open up the 2018 season. The Pipers were hoping that the Buena Vista Beavers would be the first casualty on their way to a six-plus win season, but quarterback Cole Miller had other ideas, throwing for 382 yards and five touchdowns to…

Travis Banwart Grounds T-Bones to Lead Wingnuts to 6-3 Victory

The series of the season in the American Association began Wednesday night when the Wichita Wingnuts traveled up I-35 to take on the Kansas City T-Bones with both teams seeking the final playoff spot in the South Division. Wichita entered the game trailing Kansas City by 1.5 but, thanks to eight outstanding innings by starter…