Category: Robert Pannier

Hamline Pipers Play Beautiful Music in 37-6 Victory over Cougars

The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamlin is one that dates back to the 1600s. The legend tells of a piper who was angered when the people refused to pay a tribute to him, so he played and led the children away from the town never to be seen again. The legend seems a…

Lincoln Saltdogs Sink Goldeyes to Force Game 5: American Association Playoffs

When the Winnipeg Goldeyes chose to play the first two games of their best-of-five series at home, they were probably feeling pretty confident that they would head to Lincoln with a 2-0 lead in the series, and would need just one win in Nebraska to advance to the championship. You know what they say about…

Augsburg Sees Offense Stifled, Defense Flustered in 40-3 Defeat to Wartburg

The new season always brings hope for a new run of success, but if the first game is any indication this may be a long year for the Auggies. The Knights held Augsburg to just 164 yards of total offense, including just five yards rushing. It was a decisive win on both sides of the…

Mitch Hendricks Calms the Storm in 44-17 Rout for Gustavus Adolphus

One thing is absolutely sure about the Gustavus Adolphus offense this season: they are really good. After rolling up 44 points and 389 yards of offense there can be little doubt at this point. The Gusties sure taught the Crown College Storm that lesson Saturday afternoon in a 44-17 victory in the season opener for…

Sam Sura, Defense Power Johnnies to 27-8 Win in Season Opener

St. John’s had a great defensive scheme to shut down the Wisconsin-River Falls Falcons, and that plan was run to perfection. The Johnnies controlled the line of scrimmage with a pounding ground attack led by Sam Sura, and stifled the Falcons offense with a pressure defense that allowed only six first downs on their way…

Wichita Wingnuts Six Run Inning Snatches Victory from Jaws of Defeat: American Association Playoffs

For six innings the Wichita Wingnuts had absolutely no answer for Laredo starter Ceasr Carrillo. The right-hander had a little trouble with his command, walking five through the first six-innings, but he had not been scored upon, despite loading the bases in the second with one out. Carrillo was hand-cuffing the Wingnuts batters while nursing…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Score Second Comeback to Take 2-1 Series Lead: American Association Playoffs

The Winnipeg Goldeyes jumped out to a 2-0 lead in Game 3 of their best-of-five series against the Lincoln Saltdogs. Then they saw Lincoln score six unanswered runs and were trailing 6-2 with more than half the game gone. No worries though. The Goldeyes just did what they do best; never quit, throw in that…

MIAC Featured Game of the Week: Coach’s Wisdom Gains Macalester Scots the “Book of Knowledge” Trophy

For the 61st time in the two schools history, the Carleton Knights and the Macalester Scots squared off against each other in a battle of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) foes. The Knights have owned a decided edge over the years, dominating the series 51-8-1, including victories in the last 11 meetings. Since 1998 the…

Kevin Hooper Named American Association Manager of the Year: Wingnuts Wire

While the American Association has not named their Manager of the Year for 2014, the Minor League Sports Report made their choice on Friday, selecting Wichita Wingnuts Skipper Kevin Hooper. Hooper is likely to be named the winner by the league as well, making it the second consecutive year that he is league’s choice. Hooper…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Envisioned a Championship Season from the Start: Goldeyes Gazette

They may be from Canada, but the Winnipeg Goldeyes have continuously proven that they are quite adept at America’s past-time. They have been in the playoffs 17 times in their 21 year history, and won the American Association championship in 2012. They play baseball well and they play well in all facets of the game.…

Columbus Clippers Head South to Face Durham Bulls with Series Tied: IL Insider

A lost opportunity is the best way to describe the Clippers first Governors’ Cup appearance since 2012. A game one victory put them in the catbird’s seat in the best-of-five series, unfortunately a ninth inning blown save now puts them behind the eight-ball as the series heads south to Durham for the next three games.…

Marquis Fleming Puts Lincoln Saltdogs in the Driver’s Seat: American Association Playoffs

The Lincoln Saltdogs had to be a little discouraged after Wednesday’s loss. They had a four run lead coming out of the first inning, only to see it dwindle away in a 6-4 loss. Winnipeg starter Chris Salamida struggled through the first, then handcuffed the Saltdogs batters for seven scoreless innings before turning the game…

Casey Harman Handcuffs Wichita Wingnuts in 3-2 Laredo Lemurs Win: American Association Playoffs

Laredo Lemurs left-hander Casey Harman had been challenged. His team trailed 1-0 in the best-of-five series. After Game 2 the two teams were moving to Wichita for the final three, and a loss on Thursday would have all but eliminated the team from contention. The Lemurs had battled back the night before to tie the…

Controversial Call, Tim Brown Highlight Wichita Wingnuts Nail-Biter: American Association Playoffs

It isn’t often that fans get to see it, but every once in a while the Wichita Wingnuts have to battle a nail-biter all game long and pull out a very close win. It is good that they are able to win these kinds of games as well, because it is playoff baseball now, and…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Bite Back in 6-4 Victory over Lincoln Saltdogs: American Association Playoffs

Everything sure looked like it was going to go Lincoln’s way. They scored four runs in the first inning against Goldeyes starter Chris Salamida, and it looked like the Saltdogs were going to be barking up a storm. Winnipeg had much different plans however, as they rallied to take Game 1 of this series, 6-4.…

American Association Division Round Playoffs: Laredo Lemurs vs Wichita Wingnuts Preview

Wichita Wingnuts vs. Laredo Lemurs Game 1, Best of Five Laredo, Texas Tonight the first round of the American Association playoffs get underway with the Wichita Wingnuts visiting the Laredo Lemurs for the first game of their best-of-five game series. Wichita was the winners of the South Division and finished with the best overall record…

American Association Division Round Playoffs: Lincoln Saltdogs vs Winnipeg Goldeyes

Lincoln Saltdogs vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes Game 1, Best of Five Winnipeg, Manitoba Tonight the first round of the American Association playoffs get underway with Lincoln Saltdogs travelling to the Winnipeg Goldeyes to begin their best-of-five series. Lincoln finished with the fourth best record in the league at 54-46, and battled through a dramatic pennant race…

Wichita Wingnuts – Anatomy of a Record Breaking Season: Wingnuts Wire

The human body is one of the most complex and spectacular designs that God created. An examination of the anatomy of the human body shows how unique and detailed every aspect of the body is. If one were to examine the anatomy of person they would find 12 systems, all intricately working together to make…

Laredo Lemurs Evolve into Real Playoff Contenders: Lemurs Line

What does having the third best batting average and the third best ERA in the American Association earn the Laredo Lemurs these days? Well, naturally it earns the third best record overall. The problem is the team with the best ERA and the best batting average also have the best record, and that team happens…

Lincoln Saltogs – These Dogs Come with a Bite: Lincoln Line

For any team, there are two objectives that virtually any organization wants during a season. One is to get better as the season goes along, and two is to get hot when it really counts. The Saltdogs can say mission accomplished. They have truly blossomed out of a mediocre May and established themselves as a…