Category Archives: Texas League

Two ex-MWLers play all 9 positions in a single game

Two Oakland Athletics prospects recently played all nine positions in a single game — former Burlington Bees infielder Wade Kirkland on Monday, and former Beloit Snappers infielder Melvin Mercedes on Saturday. Kirkland did it for the Double-A Midland RockHounds. Mercedes … Continue reading

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Astros make changes to Quad Cities coaching staff

Last year’s Midwest League Manager of the Year, Josh Bonifay, won’t return to the Quad Cities River Bandits in 2016. Nor will Dave Borkowski, who was the team’s pitching coach the past three seasons. The Houston Astros previously said those two coaches … Continue reading

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TinCaps groundskeeper named tops in Single-A – again

Fort Wayne TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter made history Monday when he was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, winning the Sports Turf Managers Association award for a third consecutive year. Winter and Brock Phipps (of the Double-A Springfield Cardinals) each … Continue reading

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Flolid named Snappers general manager

The Beloit Snappers announced Friday that Seth Flolid has been promoted to the position of general manager. Flolid was hired as the team’s director of operations in January 2014, and was promoted to assistant general manager during the 2014 season. Team President Dennis … Continue reading

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Ex-Snapper Nunez homers three times in AFL game

Former Beloit Snappers third baseman Renato Nunez homered three times and drove in five runs for the Mesa Solar Sox in the team’s 10-6 Arizona Fall League loss to the Scottsdale Scorpions on Monday. Nunez batted .258 with 19 HR and … Continue reading

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League leaders and other notes from the 2015 MWL season

The end of the 2015 Midwest League regular season means it is time to look at who led the league in major statistical categories, along with some other noteworthy items. Kane County Cougars middle infielder Ildemaro Vargas won the batting title with a .321 average. … Continue reading

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