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September 2015
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FIVE AA HURLERS IN MLB PENNANT CHASE

Independent Baseball Chatter by Bob Wirz While it seems unlikely most of them will be on postseason rosters, no less than five former American Association pitchers have gotten to experience the thrill of being on active rosters while their team has–or soon will–clinch a spot in major league baseball’s race for October-November glory. What stories they...
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HOYT CLOSES OUT TRIPLE-A CHAMPIONSHIP

Independent Baseball Insider – by Bob Wirz Onetime Wichita reliever James Hoyt (2012) received the honor of collecting the last three outs as Fresno (Houston) thumped Columbus (Cleveland) 7-0 in the Triple-A championship game this week. The 28-year-old righthander, who got a long look in the parent Astros’ spring training camp (0.00 ERA with 14 strikeouts...
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ORIOLES PICK UP ROOKIE OF THE YEAR ZOUZALIK

Durham, N.C. — The American Association announced on Friday that the contract of St. Paul Saints RHP Mike Zouzalik has been purchased by the Baltimore Orioles’ organization. An instrumental piece of the back end of the Saints bullpen and the 2015 American Association Rookie of the Year, Zouzalik posted a 4-1 record with a 2.06 ERA, the...
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SEASON ENDS WITH MEMORABLE FINALS SHOWDOWN

Independent Baseball Insider – by Bob Wirz In trying to sum up a season in which two teams were extraordinary for virtually all of the 100-game sprint, onetime elite home run slugger Pete Incaviglia probably said it best:  “Once you get to the championships, you hate to see a loser because both teams deserve some...
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LAREDO HURLERS HEADED TO ARIZONA

Durham, N.C. – One day after winning the franchise’s first American Association championship, the Laredo Lemurs had the contracts of RHP John Brebbia (photo right) and RHP Luis De La Cruz purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. In 2015, Brebbia set a Laredo franchise record with 19 saves, tied for fifth-most in the league, to go...
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LEMURS WIN FIRST AMERICAN ASSOCIATION TITLE

Laredo 12, Sioux City 5 (Laredo wins series, 3-1) — Box Score The Laredo Lemurs claimed their first American Association Championship with a 12-5 win against the Sioux City Explorers in the fourth game of the American Association Championship series. After dropping the first game of the series, the Lemurs won three in a row...
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LAREDO’S SIX-RUN FOURTH LEADS THEM TO GAME THREE WIN

Laredo 6, Sioux City 4 (Laredo leads series, 2-1) – Box The Laredo Lemurs used a six-run fourth inning to rally from an early deficit and beat the Sioux City Explorers in game three of the championship series, 6-4. Laredo can wrap up the championship with a victory in game four tomorrow night in Sioux...
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MARTIN RETURNS TO BIG LEAGUES

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Chris Martin, who began his professional career with Grand Prairie, is back up with the New York Yankees, as is reliever Tanner Scheppers (St. Paul) with Texas, giving the American Association eight hurlers and Arizona outfielder David Peralta (Amarillo, Wichita) in the major leagues for the stretch drive....
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SHARRER NAMED EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Courtesy St. Paul Saints Media Relations St. Paul, Minn. – It was the most successful season in St. Paul Saints history in nearly every way.  A brand new Lowertown Ballpark, CHS Field, opened its gates for the first time ?to record setting crowds, all while holding on to the familiar fun and affordable entertainment that have made the Saints...
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LEMURS EVEN THE SERIES AT 1-1 WITH GAME TWO WIN

Laredo 5, Sioux City 2 (Series tied, 1-1)  – Box The Laredo Lemurs received a solid outing from starting pitcher Henry Garcia and went on to beat the Sioux City Explorers in game two of the American Association Championship Series by the score of 5-2. The series is now tied at 1-1 with game three...
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