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Quartet delivers first Fort Myers no-no since 2011

September 18, 2021

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 18, 2021) – Regi Grace Jr, Landon Leach, Brad Hanner and Matthew Swain combined to throw a seven-inning combined no-hitter Saturday, as the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels defeated the Tampa Tarpons 3-0 at Hammond Stadium. Saturday’s no-no was the first for the Fort Myers (59-54) franchise

Melendez slams way to Minors-best 38th homer

Pratto smacks Omaha's 200th home run of season as part of team's four-homer output
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PAPILLION, Neb. -- The Omaha Storm Chasers hit four home runs—including two grand slams—to defeat the Iowa Cubs, 14-3, on Saturday at Werner Park, to win their first game of the series and snap a four-game losing streak. The grand slams came in back-to-back innings. Leading, 5-3, in the bottom

Around the Minors: The week of Sept. 13

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
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Sept. 18

Thomas goes yard in fourth straight game for Aces

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RENO, Nev. – The Reno Aces topped the Salt Lake Bees tonight 13-8, after the offense slugged 14 hits and the bullpen posted 6.1 innings of three-hit baseball. The trio of Ty Tice, Jordan Weems and Jesus Liranzo combined to finish the game on a four-inning hitless streak. The Aces

Kirby nabs first Double-A win in scoreless start

Arkansas remains alive for postseason berth which will be decided on final day
September 18, 2021

Wichita, KS—The Arkansas Travelers snapped a three game slide and kept postseason hopes alive with a 5-3 win on Saturday night over the Wichita Wind Surge. George Kirby pitched 5.2 shutout innings, striking out six while allowing just two hits and two walks. He was rewarded with his first victory

Granberg slams way to perfect night at the plate

September 18, 2021

Hartford, Connecticut – The Portland Sea Dogs won their third-consecutive game with a 12-5 victory over the Hartford Yard Goats on Saturday night at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Triston Casas and Devlin Granberg each hit home runs in the game while Rio Gomez recorded his first Double-A win. Devlin Granberg finished

Captains' Espino continues domination in 10-K start

September 18, 2021

(Eastlake, OH) – The Lake County Captains (65-54) shut out the Beloit Snappers (54-65) in a 4-0 win on Saturday night at Classic Park.

Sounds lift skipper Sweet onto Top-10 wins list

Manager Rick Sweet moves into Top 10 all-time in minor league managerial wins
September 18, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Keston Hiura and Tyrone Taylor each had three hits, and the Nashville Sounds never trailed on Saturday night, beating the Gwinnett Stripers 6-4 at Coolray Field. The Sounds have won seven of their last 10 games overall, and manager Rick Sweet notched the 2,094th win of his

Mud Hens' Robson posts third four-hit game of year

Greene notches two hits, two RBI
September 18, 2021

TOLEDO, Ohio - The Columbus Clippers topped the Toledo Mud Hens 8-3 on Saturday evening at Fifth Third Field. The win gives the Clippers a chance for a series win tomorrow while the Mud Hens will look to come away with a split. The first base runners came in the

SeaWolves set fundraising record on night of 'Wonders'

September 17, 2021

The Erie SeaWolves, Double-A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, are pleased to announce that Wonders Night at UPMC Park generated a donation of $25,500 to the event’s non-profit partner, NoticeAbility. The donation is the highest charitable amount raised on a game day in SeaWolves team history. The money raised from

Podcast: Asparagus Night returns to Stockton

Stockton celebrates local popularity of asparagus with theme night
September 17, 2021

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Wind Surge blow into their first postseason

Vallimont hurls 5.2 scoreless innings in 3-1 victory over Arkansas
September 17, 2021

Sept. 16

Copa de la Diversión to reach 85 cities in 2022

Celebration of Latino communities continues growth in 6th year
September 16, 2021

Minor League Baseball has announced the continued long-term commitment to, and expansion of, the celebration of its U.S. Latino fans and communities through the unveiling of a record number of teams participating in the 2022 Copa de la Diversión™ (Fun Cup™) campaign and event series. Each of the 85 participating

Blue Jays' Palmer deals no-hitter -- again

Righty follows up Aug. 19 feat with another one for Dunedin
September 15, 2021

Trent Palmer had the kind of night pitchers dream of on Aug. 19 for Low-A Dunedin. Less than a month later, he had another one. The right-handed Toronto prospect tossed his second seven-inning no-hitter in four weeks, striking out nine while walking just two as Dunedin silenced visiting Clearwater, 3-0.

Smith, rehabbing Biggio steer Bisons to victory

Kevin Smith has five hits, Cavan Biggio drives in five runs and scores four times
September 15, 2021

With the 2021 season nearing a close, the Bisons still had time to post their most dominate performance of the year. Nearing their first division title since 2005, the Herd took an emphatic step towards a Northeast Division championship with a 20-3 thumping of the Rochester Red Wings on Wednesday

Trash Pandas' Molina masterful against Meyer

Rocket City starter strikes out 11 over eight scoreless innings
September 15, 2021

MADISON, Alabama – Rocket City Trash Pandas starting pitcher Cristopher Molina put the team on his back on Wednesday night, throwing eight scoreless innings in a 4-0 win over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in front of a crowd of 5,303 on Wednesday night at Toyota Field. The win snaps Rocket

Loftin, River Bandits set franchise's long balls record

September 15, 2021

Davenport, Iowa – Behind a record-setting four longballs, the Quad Cities River Bandits cruised to their fourth-straight win on Wednesday and topped the South Bend Cubs 12-4 at Modern Woodmen Park. Quad Cities scored in all but one inning of the game and had their first two runs handed to

Torres delivers career night for the Tortugas

José delivers two-run triple, two-run homer, as part of a career-high four RBI night in 7-2 win
September 15, 2021

JUPITER, Fla. — After a gut-wrenching defeat on Tuesday night, the Tortugas removed all doubt in game two of the series on Wednesday. DH José Torres picked up two extra-base hits and drove in a career-high four runs, as Daytona devoured the Palm Beach Cardinals, 7-2, at Roger Dean Chevrolet