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Hicklen's slam powers Northwest Arkansas to title

Naturals sweep Double-A Central Finals with 6-2 win over Wichita
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Brewer Hicklen couldn’t have been happier to sleep on a mattress on the floor of an empty apartment. Hicklen, along with most of his Northwest Arkansas teammates, had packed his bags prior to Sunday’s regular-season finale in anticipation of the season being cut short. Some good fortune against mounted odds

Emeralds claim third championship in five seasons

Murphy, Luciano sparkle for Eugene in title-clinching victory
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After missing a chance to sweep the High-A West Championship Series on Thursday, the Eugene Emeralds took care of business on Friday.

Bradenton sweeps way to Low-A Southeast title

Pirates prospect Gutierrez homers twice as Marauders sweep
September 24, 2021

Break out the bottles, Bradenton, it’s time to celebrate. The Marauders completed their three-game sweep of Tampa with an 11-3 victory powered by four home runs, two by designated hitter Abrahan Gutierrez, to clinch the Low-A Southeast title, the second league title in the franchise’s 12-year history, with the first

Matos powers San Jose to first crown in 11 years

Giants prospect Matos homers in series clincher
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On Friday night, it was all smiles for the baseball teams in the Bay Area. After the San Francisco Giants reached the 100-win threshold, their Low-A affiliate, the San Jose Giants, clinched the Low-A West title for the seventh league title in the organization’s history with a 7-2 win to

Around the Minors: The week of Sept. 20

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
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Sept. 24

Bucs' Priester outduels Rays' Bradley in High-A East

Bucs' Priester outduels Rays' Bradley in High-A East Game 2
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Sept. 24

Saggese cycles to extend series for Down East

No. 8 Giants prospect puts team on brink of Low-A West title
September 24, 2021

Sept. 24

M-Braves on the cusp after Langeliers' go-ahead knock

Cleveland's No. 6 prospect leads RubberDucks to Double-A Northeast title
September 24, 2021

Sept. 24 Bottom of the ninth. Bases loaded. Two outs. Game tied. The moment couldn’t have been any more scripted for Bo Naylor.

Pass the mic: Patriots' Paul Spychala moves on

Somerset PA announcer reflects on 23 joyous seasons in the booth
September 24, 2021

BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, New Jersey -- TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots, hosted its first game on June 7, 1999. Paul Spychala made his debut as the team's PA announcer that evening, beginning a 1,396-game run that came to an end on Sept. 12. After 23 seasons, six Atlantic

Podcast: Wrapping up Wichita's debut season

September 24, 2021

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Fuentes' grand slam caps Isotopes' ninth cycle

Rockies prospect tripled in first, singled in third, had RBI double in fifth, capped day with grand slam in sixth
September 24, 2021

Isotopes 13 (53-68, 1-0), Aces 5 (69-50, 0-1) – RGCU Field at Isotopes Park | Albuquerque, NM AT THE DISH: Joshua Fuentes hit for the ninth cycle in team history. He tripled in the first, singled in the third, had an RBI double in the fifth, and capped it with

Mead keys Hot Rods' win in High-A East opener

Rays' No. 14 prospect Mead keys rally with RBI single in ninth
September 23, 2021

After the first two games of the High-A East Championship Series were postponed because of rain, Bowling Green and Greensboro really came ready to play. In a game with eight different ties and lead changes, 14th-ranked Rays prospect Curtis Mead’s go-ahead single in the ninth inning ended up making the

Castro belts first two Triple-A homers for Indy

All three of Castro’s Triple-A hits have gone for extra bases
September 23, 2021

PAPILLION, NEB. – Rodolfo Castro’s two-homer night wasn’t enough as the Indianapolis Indians lost the second game of the series to the Omaha Storm Chasers on Thursday night, 5-2.

Omaha skipper Poldberg announces retirement

Poldberg concludes managerial career with over 1,300 wins, including over 400 in seven seasons with Omaha
September 23, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. – Storm Chasers manager Brian Poldberg announced his retirement from managing on Thursday. Poldberg, 64, has managed the Omaha Storm Chasers since 2014, winning 475 games over seven seasons (2014-pres.). Poldberg ranks second in Omaha franchise history in both wins (475) and seasons (7), trailing only Mike Jirschele

Oklahoma City powers up across the board

September 24, 2021

OKC Dodgers — 12 Las Vegas Aviators — 5 Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 – Las Vegas Ballpark — Las Vegas, Nev. Game Summary: The Oklahoma City Dodgers scored seven runs in the third inning and later hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning on the way to a 12-5 road

Curry's solid start has RubberDucks win from title

September 23, 2021

RubberDucks Game Recap – AA Northeast Championship | Box Score Game 2: Akron RubberDucks (2-0) 8, Bowie Baysox (0-2) 5 WP: Xzavion Curry (1-0) LP: Grayson Rodriguez (0-1) Save: none Summary The RubberDucks scored six runs in the first three innings, while right-hander Xzavion Curry earned his first Double-A win,

Well-balanced Naturals take 2-0 series lead

September 23, 2021

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals rallied for timely hits and blacked up by a strong effort from the team’s relief pitchers, beat the Wichita Wind Surge 5-1 Wednesday night, jumping out to a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-five Double-A Central Championship Series. After the game was scoreless through the first

Emeralds near crown after late outburst in Game 2

September 23, 2021

SPOKANE, Wash. – At its best, September baseball has fans hanging on every pitch. That was the case at Avista Stadium on Wednesday night. Entering the ninth inning in a scoreless game, Eugene got three runs with two outs after a controversial walk and those runs were enough to defeat

De Horta's strong start gives Biscuits early lead

September 21, 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Adrian De Horta (1-0) pitched five shutout innings and the Biscuits (1-0) provided the right-hander with more than enough offense in a convincing 7-1 win over the Mississippi Braves (0-1) in Game 1 of the 2021 Double-A South Championship Series on Tuesday night at Riverwalk Stadium. The

Marauders win wild one on a walk-off walk

September 22, 2021

BRADENTON, Fla. — Late drama abounded Tuesday night at LECOM Park, as the Marauders rallied from behind for a walkoff win, 4-3, over the Tampa Tarpons in Game 1 of the Low-A Southeast League Championship Series. Trailing 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth, the Marauders (1-0) got a one-out

Thomas, Aces deal record number of triples

September 22, 2021

RENO, Nev. – The Reno Aces legged out six triples in a 19-4 win over the Salt Lake Bees. The triple total is the most since at least 2005 – the furthest back reliable stats are available. Drew Ellis led the way with five hits, five RBIs and three doubles.