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September 2016
Sharrer Copy

SHARRER REPEATS AS EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Courtesy St. Paul Saints Media Relations St. Paul, Minn. — The sequel usually isn’t as enjoyable as the original, but in the case of the St. Paul Saints that wasn’t true in 2016.  More fans entered the gates in fewer games, the league’s pre-eminent event, the American Association All-Star Game, was hosted over two days in...
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Usui

GIANTS ADD LAREDO RIGHTY USUI

Durham, N.C. — The contract of Laredo Lemurs RHP Kamakani Usui was purchased by the San Francisco Giants organization, the American Association announced on Monday. Usui had an strong season out of the bullpen for Laredo in 2016, appearing in 41 games and assembling a 4-4 record with a 3.24 ERA. The Honolulu native fanned 48 hitters in...
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Guerra

ADDING MORE SIGNIFICANCE TO GUERRA’S SEASON

Writers covering the Milwaukee Brewers have dug deeper on the significance of Junior Guerra‘s 9-3, 2.81 record for 20 starts as a 31-year-old rookie before he was shut down because of the workload.  They came up with some mighty intriguing finds. The Wichita Wingnuts hurler from 2011 and 2013 is expected to earn some Rookie...
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St Paul 3

SAINTS SEVENTH IN ATTENDANCE LISTINGS

In Ballpark Digest‘s annual attendance listings of 371 North American affiliated, independent and summer-collegiate league clubs. the St. Paul Saints finished seventh in 2016 with an average attendance of 8,438 per game at CHS Field. All six clubs above the Saints are at the Triple-A level. St. Paul, whose attendance was up 4% from last year’s average of...
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Kintzler3

FORNEY HAS ANOTHER REASON TO CELEBRATE

Rick Forney has plenty of reason to be celebrating these days because of his Winnipeg Goldeyes polishing off the American Association championship, their second in the last five years. The veteran manager also has another reason to be happy since one of his most successful former players, relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler, is enjoying his most...
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Winnipeg

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES: 2016 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONS

Winnipeg 11, Wichita 4 – Game 5 (Winnipeg wins the championship, 3-2) – Box The Winnipeg Goldeyes are the 2016 American Association champions as they rolled past Wichita in game five, 11-4. Winnipeg pounded out 17 hits in the contest with five batters collecting multi-hit games. Goldeyes CF Reggie Abercrombie had a sensational night going...
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Winnipeg Script

GOLDEYES BEAT WINGNUTS TO FORCE A DECIDING GAME FIVE

Winnipeg 5, Wichita 4 – Game 4 (Series tied, 2-2) – Box Right fielder Josh Romanski singled home LF Willie Cabrera in the fifth inning to give Winnipeg a 5-1 lead and that proved to be the difference in the game as the Goldeyes held off Wichita, 5-4. The victory by Winnipeg sets the stage...
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Wingnuts Secondary

WINGNUTS GRAB 2-1 SERIES LEAD WITH GAME THREE WIN

Wichita 7, Winnipeg 5 – Game 3 (Wichita leads series, 2-1) – Box The Wichita Wingnuts are now one win away from the American Association championship as they defeated Winnipeg in game three, 7-5. Wichita jumped out in front 5-0 after an inning of play and would never look back en route to the 2-1...
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Wichwing

WINGNUTS ROLL PAST GOLDEYES TO EVEN SERIES

Wichita 9, Winnipeg 2 – Game 2 (Series tied, 1-1) – Box Wichita pounded out 16 hits and scored in six of their nine frames to defeat Winnipeg 9-2 and even the best-of-five championship series at a game apiece. The Wingnuts had four batters with multi-hit games including 1B Matt Chavez who went a perfect...
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Goldeyes

GOLDEYES SHUTOUT WINGNUTS TO TAKE 1-0 LEAD

Winnipeg 5, Wichita 0 – Game 1 (Winnipeg leads series, 1-0) – Box Winnipeg starting pitcher Edwin Carl and two relievers combined on a four-hit shutout as the Goldeyes defeated Wichita, 5-0 to take a 1-0 series lead in the American Association Championship Series. Carl was solid on the mound tonight as he went 6...
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