Category Archives: Texas League

Happ, Covey lead Solar Sox in AFL Championship Game win

Former South Bend Cubs outfielder Ian Happ and ex-Beloit Snappers RHP Dylan Covey led the Mesa Solar Sox to a 6-1 win over the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League Championship Game on Saturday. Happ went 4-for-4 with two … Continue reading

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Steinmann returns to MWL as Beloit’s new manager

Scott Steinmann, a former manager of the Clinton LumberKings and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, will serve in that same capacity for the Beloit Snappers in 2017, the Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday. It will be Steinmann’s first season in the A’s … Continue reading

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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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