In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier discuses a first of its kind in baseball as former Wichita Wingnuts, St. Paul Saints outfielder Tony Thomas became the first player to steal first base. A new rule in the Atlantic League allowed the outfielder to set the notable mark.
With the Kansas City T-Bones losing a wild affair to the Winnipeg Goldeyes, the Wichita Wingnuts were looking to gain a full game in the standings. A combined shutout by Travis Banwart and Felix Carvallo provided the pitching and Tony Thomas homered twice to help lead Wichita to an 8-0 victory over the Texas AirHogs. […]
While this may be the last season of Wichita Wingnuts baseball, the team has not been afraid to post some record-setting performances this season. That occurred on Wednesday night when the Wingnuts swept the Winnipeg Goldeyes, winning the final game of the series 7-3. That gave Wichita their first season sweep of Winnipeg in franchise […]
There is really nothing like the dramatic walk-off home run, but the Wichita Wingnuts had only tasted that glory one time this season. That is until Chase Simpson helped to keep his team on pace with the Kansas City T-Bones, blasting his 12th homer of the year to give Wichita a 4-3 victory over the […]
Tony Thomas entered the 2018 season setting a personal goal of 20 home runs. The Wichita Wingnuts are glad he found the most opportune time to reach the milestone, giving his team back the lead after the Lincoln Saltdogs had put together a six-run sixth to tie the score at eight. That put Wichita on […]
After watching Travis Banwart blank the Cleburne Railroaders for six innings on Saturday evening, Casey Harman took to the hill on Sunday and tossed eight scoreless frames, combining with Daniel Tillman to shutout Cleburne in the Wichita Wingnuts 2-0 victory. Harman allowed just 2-hits to earn his seventh win of the season, outdueling Railroaders starter […]
The Wichita Wingnuts have found Nebraska to be a house of horrors so far this season, dropping the first two games of their series against the Lincoln Saltdogs, both in walk-off fashion. However, Wednesday night it was the Wingnuts chance to rally late, scoring five runs in the eighth inning to help power the team […]
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report names their American Association Player and Pitcher of the Week for Week 9 as chosen by Robert Pannier and Kevin Luckow, with Wichita Wingnuts outfielder Tony Thomas being named Player of the Week and Winnipeg Goldeyes left-hander earning the top pitcher for Week 9.
The Wichita Wingnuts completed their sweep of the Texas AirHogs on Sunday, thanks to two home runs and nine RBI combined by Tony Thomas and John Nester in the Wingnuts 9-2 victory. The two backed the third straight victory by Tyler Kane, who allowed two runs on six innings, giving Wichita their fourth victory in […]
In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier recaps an incredible night of baseball in the American Association, as there were just three games on the schedule. That included Josh Mazzola driving in six in a loss to the Sioux Falls Canaries, and Brady Shoemaker homering twice to help the Saints down the T-Bones.
The Wichita Wingnuts have been in a bit of a rut of late, as they dropped two of three at home to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks earlier in the week, but with the Texas AirHogs in town, Wichita found just the prescription to what ails them as they got six outstanding innings from Casey Harman and […]
After falling to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in 12 on Monday night, the Wichita Wingnuts were not only looking to get back in the winning column, but needed a big outing from their starter and got both on Tuesday night. Tyler Kane pitched 7.2 outstanding innings to help lead the Wingnuts to an 8-3 victory. Tony […]
In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier recaps the game of the night as the Chicago Dogs down the Winnipeg Goldeyes 6-5. The Sioux City Explorers saw their nine-game winning streak come to an end and the Wichita Wingnuts ended their six game losing streak. Do
The Wichita Wingnuts were on their way to their franchise record seventh straight loss when they found themselves trailing 6-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but Tony Thomas brought the team roaring back in the 7-6 walk-off victory over the Kansas City T-Bones. Thomas hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the […]
Former Major League great Rafael Palmeiro opted to join his teammates in Wichita for the opening game of the Cleburne Railroaders four game set against the Wingnuts. A crowd of over 3,100 came to see the baseball great, but it was Wingnuts starter Travis Banwart who was the star of the game, allowing 4-hits in […]
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 the closing of Lawrence-Dumont Stadium at the end of the 2018 season, we wonder if this means that the Wichita Wingnuts will have a new stadium for 2020.
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 features Tony Thomas, who joins the Chicago Dogs to bring bite to their lineup and leadership and character to the locker room.
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, the St. Paul Saints add three big arms, when RHP John Straka re-signs, and they add Eddie Medina and Mike Devine.
A night after the St. Paul Saints needed 12-innings to down the Gary Southshore RailCats, they earned the victory in regulation, thanks to Tony Thomas, who had 3-hits and drove in 3. That helped to propel the Saints to the 6-2 victory, giving them their fourth straight victory. Anthony Gallas scored 2-runs and Jeff Malm […]
With both Anthony Gallas and Brady Shoemaker out, the St. Paul Saints offense has been struggling lately, but they got a big boost Saturday night as the team tied its high for hits in a game this season with 18 in the 12-2 victory. It was a huge night for the offense that saw the […]
Friday night is usually fireworks night in St. Paul, but Saturday night had fireworks occurring on the field as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and St. Paul Saints combined for 6-home runs and 32-runs scored in the RedHawks 17-15 victory in 11 innings. Keury De La Cruz, Chris Grayson, and Yhoxian Medina each had 3-hits and 3-RBI […]
As the weather has been warming up, so has the heart of the St. Paul Saints batting order. Friday night that was the case as well, as Brady Shoemaker, Anthony Gallas, and Tony Thomas each homered and combined to go 6-10 with 9-runs scored and 6-RBI in the 13-7 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Jason […]
Through the first couple of innings of Thursday night’s ballgame, the Winnipeg Goldeyes looked like they were going to run away with this contest against their North Division rivals. However, the St. Paul Saints responded after falling behind 4-0, scoring the next 10 runs of the game on their way to the 10-4 victory. Tony […]
The St. Paul Saints entered Saturday night’s game as losers of three straight to the Kansas City T-Bones. However, the Saints put that streak in the rearview mirror, jumping ahead 5-0 behind the power of Tony Thomas and the arm of John Straka on their way to an 8-3 victory. Anthony Gallas and Breland Almadova […]
The St. Paul Saints pitching staff has had some challenges staying consistent this season and, after giving up six-runs in their first game against the Salina Stockade, improvement did not look to be in the near future, however, following a postponement of yesterday’s game because of rain, the Saints swept a double-header allowing five-runs in […]
The Salina Stockade entered Friday afternoon’s game with the St. Paul Saints as losers of 12 straight games. The prospect of ending that run were quite daunting when they were forced to face one of the top pitchers in the American League in Mark Hamburger, but the pesky Stockade did not go down without a […]
For seven-innings Saturday night, the St. Paul Saints had no answers for Winnipeg Goldeyes starter Kevin McGovern. It looked like a two-run fifth was going to be enough to give the visitors the win and a 2-1 series lead. However, immediately after the Winnipeg starter departed the game, the Saints jumped on the Goldeyes bullpen […]
The St. Paul Saints limped home, reeling from a road trip that saw them lose seven of eight games which allowed the Winnipeg Goldeyes to cut into the Saints’ North Division lead, down to 3.5-games entering Monday’s affair with the Wichita Wingnuts. The Saints were in need of a big lift, especially after their bullpen […]
This has been a season of records for the St. Paul Saints so far. Robert Coe has tied the all-time franchise record for wins. Mark Hamburger has set the franchise record for complete games in a season and in a career. Sunday afternoon, the Saints had a chance to get a team record. For the […]
For the second straight season, the St. Paul Saints have found themselves as the top team in the North Division of the American Association. Heading into the All-Star break they hold an eight-game lead, and over the past season and a half the team is 120-48, one of the best runs that the sport has […]