MOORE TAKES AA CAREER WINS LEAD AS SIOUX FALLS DEFEATS ST. PAUL May 21 Evening Recap
In an entertaining evening of games, Sioux Falls starter Ben Moore (pictured) won his 40th career American Association game, a league record, as the Canaries defeat St. Paul, 7-4.
Elsewhere, Lincoln built a 5-1 lead and held off a Kansas City rally to win, 5-4, while Laredo CF Sawyer Carroll hit a two-out walk-off home run to help his team defeat Grand Prairie, 4-3 and improve its record to 6-0. Amarillo and Winnipeg were rained out and will play a doubleheader Wednesday.
RONICK PREVAILS IN BATTLE OF ARMS May 21 Afternoon Recap
Both the RailCats and the Wingnuts got quality outings from their starters, but it was Gary SouthShore LHP Ari Ronick (pictured) who came out on top in a 2-1 RailCats victory. Ronick pitched six innings, allowing one run on four hits to pick up the win and improve to 1-1.
Elsewhere in the American Association, El Paso beat Fargo-Moorhead, 8-3 and Sioux City fell to interleague opponent New Jersey of the Can-Am League, 9-6.
TIM ALBERTS BELTS THREE HOMERUNS IN FARGO-MOORHEAD WIN May 20 Recap
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks toppled the El Paso Diablos 12-3 behind a monster game from RF Tim Alberts (pictured). Alberts blasted three home runs in the contest and the last two were two-run shots. He finished the night 4-for-6 with five RBI and four runs scored. LF Buddy Sosnoskie also had a solid night at the plate going 4-for-5.
Elsewhere in the American Association, Kansas City hit a record five home runs in one inning to defeat Lincoln, Laredo walked off on Grand Prairie 6-5, Gary SouthShore beat Wichita 5-1, Sioux City fell to New Jersey of the Can-Am League 13-5 and Winnipeg handled Amarillo 11-5.
THIELBAR HEADS TO BIG LEAGUES Former Saints LHP promoted to Twins
DURHAM, NC - Former St. Paul Saints LHP Caleb Thielbar (pictured) is heading back to Minnesota, but heíll be donning some different colors. After compiling a 3.76 ERA out of the bullpen for Triple-A Rochester, Thielbar has been called up to the Major Leagues with the Twins.
Thielbar pitched for St. Paul during the 2011 season, going 3-3 with a 2.54 ERA out of the bullpen.
RABEN, JARVIS NAMED TOP PERFORMERS IN OPENING WEEK Lincoln 1B drives in key runs; X's RHP stifles Canaries
DURHAM, NC - The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Lincoln Saltdogs 1B Dennis Raben (pictured) and Sioux City Explorers RHP Jason Jarvis have been named this week's Pointstreak Batter and Pitcher of the Week.
Raben played a key role in a tight win over the Gary SouthShore RailCats on Saturday. Rabenís two run double in the eighth inning that night broke a 2-2 tie and provided the Saltdogs with the winning runs in a 4-3 victory.
PULFER WALKS FIVE TIMES, SCORES GAME WINNING RUN FOR GARY SOUTHSHORE May 19 Night Recap
Though he never put the ball in play from the plate, Gary SouthShore 3B Daniel Pulfer (pictured) made the difference in the RailCats 6-5 win against the Lincoln Saltdogs. In the boxscore Pulfer had zero at bats because he drew five walks on Sunday. But, he scored three runs including the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a Chase Tucker single.
Elsewhere in the American Association Winnipeg downed Grand Prairie 10-5. Wichita edged Kansas City 3-2 in a rain-shortened six inning game. Laredo beat Fargo-Moorhead 4-2 and El Paso avoided a sweep by holding off Amarillo 12-8.