American Association Daily Recap: September 4, 2019
In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for September 4, 2019. Wednesday was the opening of the American Association playoffs with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks winning a nail-biter over the St. Paul Saints and the Kansas City T-Bones outslugged the Sioux City Explorers, 12-8.
Daily Recaps: September 4, 2019
Pitching, Defense Leads RedHawks to Victory, 3-2
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks would score three early runs, then ride their pitching to a 3-2 victory over the St. Paul Saints in Game 1 of the North Division Championship series. Ryan Williams allowed two runs in six innings to earn the victory. Tim Colwell made the play of the game, squashing a possible Saints rally with an amazing throw from right field. Michael Lang was a perfect 3-3 for St. Paul.
T-Bones Outslug Explorers, 12-8
The Kansas City T-Bones looked like they would run away with Game 1 of the South Division Championship series, but the Sioux City Explorers would battle back before succumbing, 12-8. A seven run third inning staked Kansas City to a 7-1 lead. The Explorers would battle back to pull within one, but a three run sixth and a two run ninth clinched the victory. Daniel Nava had four hits and Stewart Ijames drove in three for the T-Bones. Sebastian Zawada and Jeremy Hazelbaker each drove in three for the Explorers
Traded LHP Casey Crosby to Lancaster (Atlantic League) for future considerations and traded RHP Kyle Halbohn to High Point (Atlantic League) for future considerations
Kansas City T-Bones
Exercised the 2020 options on the following players: RHP Dylan Baker, C Austin Biggar, RHP Akeem Bostick, RHP Robert Calvano, OF Omar Carrizales, RHP Tommy Collier, C Christian Correa, INF Mason Davis, LHP Carlos D. Diaz, RHP Andrew DiPiazza, INF Casey Gillaspie, LHP T.J. House, OF Stewart Ijames, LHP Evan Korson, OF Danny Mars, RHP Jose Mesa Jr., C Roy Morales, OF Daniel Nava, INF Shawn O’Malley, LHP Henry Owens, RHP Jon Perrin, INF Ramsey Romano, RHP Hunter Smith and INF Dylan Tice
Exercised the 2020 options on the following players: C Manuel Boscan, C Christ Conley, INF Garrett Copeland, RHP Manny Corpas, INF Sam Dexter, LHP Carlos M. Diaz, RHP Steve Hagen, RHP Zach Hartmann, RHP Kurt Heyer, RHP Jake Joyce, RHP Jordan Kraus, RHP Jake Matthys, C Glen McClain, RHP Colby Morris, OF Riley Pittman, INF Derek Reddy, INF Jose Rosario, OF Chris Scura, RHP Myles Smith, RHP Angel Ventura, RHP Joey Wagman, OF Adam Walker and INF Dan Ward
St. Paul Saints
Placed INF Matt Morales on the Disabled List retroactive to September 3, placed INF Devon Rodriguez on the Inactive List retroactive to September 3, activated LHP Chris Lee from the Disabled List and activated RHP Landon Beck from the Inactive List.
Sioux City Explorers
Exercised the 2020 options on the following players: RHP Juan Aguilera, INF Joel Davis, RHP Tyler Fallwell, C Justin Felix (Rookie), RHP Ryan Flores, RHP Nate Gercken, OF Jeremy Hazelbaker, RHP Sam Held, RHP Taylor Jordan, RHP Eric Karch, C Dylan Kelly, RHP Matt Pobereyko, RHP Joe Riley, INF Adam Sasser, INF Jose Sermo, RHP Carlos Sierra, INF Drew Stankiewicz, RHP Pete Tago, LHP Jose Velez, OF Kyle Wren and OF Sebastian Zawada
Traded RHP Victor Capellan to York (Atlantic League) for a player to be named later
By Robert Pannier
Featured Image Courtesy of Kansas City T-Bones