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Around the Minors: The week of May 10

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
May 16, 2021

Putting a bow on it Will Wilson, the No. 12 Giants prospect, caps off another week of Minor League Baseball with an acrobatic feat for the High-A Emeralds.

4 Marauders post 1st 9-inning no-hitter

May 15, 2021

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Four Marauders pitchers dominated Saturday night at BayCare Ballpark, completing the franchise’s first nine-inning no hitter in a 2-0 win over the Dunedin Blue Jays. Jose Maldonado, Cameron Junker, Brennan Malone, and Wandi Montout combined to strike out 11 in the no-hit effort for the Marauders (7-4)

Small, Shuckers 'pen combine on no-hitter

Small, Vennaro, Kirby and Hardy Throw First Nine-Inning No-Hitter for Biloxi
May 16, 2021

Ethan Small, Zach Vennaro, Nathan Kirby and Matt Hardy combined to no-hit the Mississippi Braves (4-7) in a 1-0 Biloxi Shuckers (4-7) win in front of a crowd of 3,482 on Saturday night at MGM Park. It was the first nine-inning no-hitter in the history of the Shuckers’ franchise history

Fanfare for the common man at Akron's Canal Park

Ken Thompson, picked at random, gets RubberDucks VIP treatment
May 14, 2021

Last Friday, the Double-A Akron RubberDucks staged "Ken Thompson Appreciation Night." If your response to that is "Who?" then, well, that was the point. Ken Thompson was a randomly selected fan, elevated to celebrity status over the course of nine innings. The Akron native and current resident is a husband,

Frisbee, trio combine on Squirrels' 1st no-no

Frisbee, Marciano, Seelinger, Ruotolo combine for first nine-inning no-hitter in team history
May 13, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Matt Frisbee, Joey Marciano, Matt Seelinger and Patrick Ruotolo combined to throw the first nine-inning no-hitter in team history as the Richmond Flying Squirrels beat the Harrisburg Senators, 2-0, at FNB Field on Thursday, as the team set a new franchise record with their eighth straight win.

MiLB podcast reviews first week of 2021 season

Reviewing the first week of the Minors, Worcester's Opening Day
May 13, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Duran launches long long ball to rally WooSox

Ockimey and Duran Go Deep to Beat Syracuse 7-4
May 13, 2021

WORCESTER, M.A. — The Worcester Red Sox (4-5) scored in every inning between the fourth and seventh to beat the Syracuse Mets (2-7) 7-4 on Thursday night, aided by a late miscue and one big swing at Polar Park. In a 4-4 game in the sixth, Yairo Munoz cracked a

Weiss twirls six hitless frames for Poodles

May 12, 2021

The Sod Poodles fell in the late goings to the Wind Surge in a Wednesday night pitching duel at Riverfront Stadium. In a scoreless ballgame heading into the bottom of the ninth, a leadoff single followed by a fielding error set the table for a sacrifice fly ball and a

Cannon, Henderson key Shorebirds' romp

Jordan Cannon goes deep twice, finishes 5-for-6
May 12, 2021

FREDERICKSBURG, VA - The Delmarva Shorebirds plated runs in seven of nine frames as they trounced the Fredericksburg Nationals by a final of 17-3 on Wednesday night at the New Fredericksburg Ballpark. The 17 runs the Shorebirds (5-3) hung on the Nationals (0-8) is the most they’ve scored in a

Welcoming the season with sanitizer, toilet paper

Carolina Mudcats and Augusta GreenJackets salute 2020 in style
May 12, 2021

2020 was a year to forget, but some Minor League teams can't help but remember. On Saturday, a pair of Low-A East clubs held tongue-in-cheek tributes to products that defined American life in 2020. The Carolina Mudcats staged "Hand Sanitizer Appreciation Night," while the Augusta GreenJackets' "Ode to 2020" was