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Criswell schools Kernels, whiffs 11 in 6-1 win

May 31, 2022

LANSING, Mich. – Three days after his teammate at the University of Michigan, Blake Beers, struck out 11 batters in six innings, Jeff Criswell fanned 11 in 5 1/3 innings to lead the Lansing Lugnuts (18-28) to a 6-1 victory over the West Division-leading Cedar Rapids Kernels (29-17) in front

Johnson, Sky Carp outduel Lugnuts, 2-1

May 24, 2022

BELOIT, Wisc. – M.D. Johnson whiffed nine in seven strong innings, and the Beloit Sky Carp (13-27) edged the Lansing Lugnuts (16-24), 2-1, on Tuesday night at ABC Supply Stadium. The Lugnuts arrived in Beloit with plenty of familiarity with the city, if not the stadium, which opened midway through

Nuts walk off Dayton via Soderstrom slam

May 12, 2022

LANSING, Mich. – The division-leading Dayton Dragons had not yet lost two days in a row, nor had they lost a game in 2022 in which they led – until Tyler Soderstrom stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth and delivered a game-winning grand slam, launching the

Whitecaps stop Lugs in wild 10 innings, 11-10  

May 7, 2022

LANSING, Mich. – The West Michigan Whitecaps (9-17) scored four runs in the tenth inning and held on for an 11-10 victory over the Lansing Lugnuts (11-15) on Saturday night at Jackson® Field™. Lansing had won the first four games of the six-game series against the Whitecaps, including two by

Criswell named MWL Pitcher of the Week

May 2, 2022

LANSING, Mich. – Jeff Criswell, who came three outs away from throwing the first individual no-hitter in Lansing Lugnuts franchise history and settled for a one-hit shutout, has been named the Midwest League’s Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 26-May 1, Minor League Baseball announced today. Criswell

Criswell flirts with no-hitter, Lugnuts split doubleheader

April 30, 2022

EASTLAKE, OH – Jeff Criswell came three outs from a no-hitter, settling for a one-hitter, and the Lansing Lugnuts (7-13) split a doubleheader with the Lake County Captains (9-11), winning 8-0 after dropping a 3-0 opener on Saturday afternoon at Classic Park. Each team managed just one hit in its

Let's get hyped: A guide to potential 2022 Lugnuts

March 2, 2022

On Tuesday, March 1, Major League Baseball announced the cancellation of games.* This will not affect the Minor League Baseball season.* With everything chugging straight ahead toward Opening Day, let's get our hopes up about players we could see in Lugnuts white, black and red on April 6 vs. Michigan

Third day's a charm in Fall League

Mead, Tork bring hot bats to desert; Criswell deals on hill
October 16, 2021

Scottsdale 4, Glendale 3 Curtis Mead brought his scorching bat from the regular season with him to the desert as the 20-year-old connected on a go-ahead three-run dinger in the seventh inning to provide the difference for the Scorpions. It was the first Arizona Fall League long ball for the

Ten Lugnuts invited to prestigious Arizona Fall League

October 8, 2021

The 2021 Arizona Fall League, a league noted for its prospect-laden rosters, will feature a healthy dose of Lugnuts when it begins play on Wednesday, October 13. 2021 Lugnuts starting pitcher Jeff Criswell, relief pitcher Brock Whittlesey and outfielder Austin Beck (pictured above) are among nine Oakland Athletics prospects scheduled

Dominant Lugnuts pitching keys Sunday sweep

September 5, 2021

DAYTON, Ohio – The Lansing Lugnuts (51-57) held the Dayton Dragons (56-52) to one run in 14 innings in a doubleheader sweep, 5-1 and 2-0, on Sunday afternoon at Day Air Ballpark. The impressive ensemble performance helped the Nuts halt a three-game losing streak and clinched a six-game series split

Lugnuts activate former UM ace Criswell, A's 2020 2nd-rounder

August 27, 2021

The Lansing Lugnuts announced the following roster move today, in conjunction with the Oakland Athletics: - Pitcher Jeff Criswell activated from Injured List Jeff Criswell, MLB.com’s No. 3 pitching prospect in the Athletics’ organization and No. 14 overall prospect, had been placed on the Injured List on May 12 after