Category: Robert Pannier

Second Team American Association All-Stars Named

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name the second team all-stars for the American Association from the 20o18 season. The third team will be named on Wednesday.

Jose Sermo Named American Association Player of the Year

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name Sioux City Explorers infielder Jose Sermo as the American Association Player of the Year, defeating teammate Nate Samson and former Texas AirHogs outfielder Dillon Thomas.

Tommy Collier Named American Association Pitcher of the Year

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name Kansas City T-Bones starter Tommy Collier American Association Pitcher of the Year, edging out the Wichita Wingnuts Travis Banwart and the St. Paul Saints Eddie Medina for the award.

Colin Schuetz Leads Pioneers to 49-12 Thrashing of Muskies

It has been a tough start to the opening of the 2018 season for the Lakeland University Muskies, and that continued on Saturday, as the team fell to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneers, 49-12. The Pioneers scored 35 unanswered points to take command of this game as quarterback Colin Schuetz produced over 240 yards of…

Joe Calfapietra Named American Association Manager of the Year

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name their Manager of the Year in the American Association, as Kansas City T-Bones skipper Joe Calfapietra narrowly defeats the Sioux City Explorers Steve Montgomery and the St. Paul Saints George Tsamis to earn the honors.

Concordia Cobbers Defense Clobbers Pipers, 55-0

A week after suffering a very tough loss to St. Thomas, the Hamline University Pipers headed to Moorhead, MN to take on the Concordia College Cobbers. This was a nightmare of a game, as the Pipers offense was smothered by the Concordia defense all game long, producing just 37 total yards of offense, suffering four…

Bethel Royals Defense Smothers Gusties in 31-0 Victory

After allowing a total of 56 points in their first two contests, the Bethel Royals defense opened up conference play with a decisive showing, holding the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties to just 139 total yards in a 31-0 crushing of the Gusties. Bethel got 1.5 sacks from Cameron Monson and the team broke up seven passes,…

Kansas City T-Bones American Association Champions; Alay Lago Series MVP

The Kansas City T-Bones found themselves trailing for the second straight night but, as they had done the night before, the team rode a huge home run to retake the lead. Alay Lago delivered the big hit, a two run blast in the sixth, helping the T-Bones to the 5-3 victory over the St. Paul…

Lamar Carswell Batters Muskies as Thunder Prevail 56-6

The home opener for any college football team is supposed to be a celebratory Saturday, but the Trine University Thunder made it anything but that, battering the Lakeland University defense for 486 yards rushing in a 56-6 drubbing of the Muskies. Star running back Lamar Carswell led the way with 223 yards on just 19…

Flying Dutchman Soar Over Warriors, 53-12

For many, when they think of the Flying Dutchman they think of the legendary ghost ship that sailed the seas during the 17th century. That may have made for a nice legend, but there are a group of Flying Dutchmen that are for sure real, and they perform by rolling over opponents using their battering…

Todd Cunningham Homers Twice to Power T-Bones to 7-3 Victory

They say baseball is a game of inches, and the Kansas City T-Bones were finding themselves on the bad side of that cliché on Friday night as two balls fell a mere inch or two from being home runs early. However, Todd Cunningham left no doubt about his shots, blasting his first two home runs…

Saints Even Series Behind Dominating Performance by Eddie Medina, 6-0

On Tuesday night, the St. Paul Saints were only able to hold the Kansas City T-Bones off the scoreboard in three innings, as their pitching staff was pounded for 11 runs and 20 hits. On Wednesday night, Eddie Medina accomplished that feat in just three innings as he dominated Kansas City by allowing three hits…

Noah Perio, Jr. Bedevils Old Mates as T-Bones Dominate Game 1, 11-4

The American Association Championship got underway on Tuesday night, but it was not the kind of contest the St. Paul Saints had been hoping for as former Saint Noah Perio, Jr. hit a pair of home runs and the Kansas City T-Bones crushed St. Paul 11-4. Every player in the Kansas City lineup had at…

American Association Championship Series: St. Paul Saints vs. Kansas City T-Bones

In American Association Daily, it’s time from the American Association Championship series, and Robert Pannier analyzes the series between the St. Paul Saints and the Kansas City T-Bones, breaking down the two teams, while providing who he believes will win the title. 

Tommy Collier Rebounds to Send T-Bones to Championship Series, 4-2

Tommy Collier had struggled in Game 1 of the South Division Championship series, allowing two home runs and four total runs in a 4-2 loss to begin the series. However, he redeemed himself in the most spectacular of ways, holding the Sioux City Explorers to one run in seven innings of work, helping the Kansas…

Ian McKinney Forces Game 5 as Explorers Prevail, 5-0

Ian McKinney hasn’t really been considered one of the big guns of this Sioux City Explorers staff, but he came up with his best outing of the season on Saturday night, blanking the Kansas City T-Bones for seven innings as Sioux City forced a Game 5 with a 3-0 victory. Daniel Jackson had the big…

Trevor Foss, Three Relievers Send Saints to American Association Championship, 1-0

It had been seven seasons since the St. Paul Saints had reached the American Association championship series. One of the longest droughts in the league. However, that drought came to an end on Saturday night as Trevor Foss combined with three relievers to blank the Gary Southshore RailCats 1-0, helping St. Paul to win the…