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NOLA Bound: Falcons Down Iola to Secure Trip to “Big Easy”

Pat StrathmanAugust 2, 2018

New Orleans features gumbo, jambalaya, king cake, beignets and Bourbon Street. And now, NOLA welcomes the Salina Falcons. The strong pitching unit limited Iola to eight hits, Brogen Richardson drove in five runs, and the Falcons swept the Indians, 5-0 and 3-2, to claim the Kansas championship in the AAA vs. AA American Legion playoffs. Salina takes a 35-2 record to Louisiana on August 8. ...

KC Bats’ Outburst Gives Junis 1st W Since May

Royals.comAugust 2, 2018

CHICAGO -- It took over two months, but Royals right-hander Jakob Junis finally got back into the win column. Junis breezed through five innings on Wednesday night before stumbling in the sixth, but he still got the victory, his first since May 18, in the Royals' 10-5 triumph over the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Kansas City has taken the first two games of their series against the South...

O’Hearn Homers in MLB Debut to Power Royals

Royals.comAugust 1, 2018

CHICAGO -- A few days ago, Royals rookie Ryan O'Hearn was still toiling with Triple-A Omaha, still dreaming about when his shot at the big leagues would come. That shot came two days ago when O'Hearn was informed he would be joining the Royals here. And O'Hearn, 25, didn't waste much time making the moment matter. In his second at-bat Tuesday, O'Hearn hit a two-run home run -- his first big lea...

Dozier, Salvy, Herrera go Deep in Royals’ Loss

Royals.comJuly 30, 2018

NEW YORK -- The Royals have been waiting patiently for infielder Hunter Dozier, presumably a part of the team's rebuild, to snap out of a dreadful slump. There were signs of that on Sunday in the Royals' 6-3 loss to the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Royals lost three of four in the series. Dozier, the team's top Draft pick in 2013, entered the game 9-for-57 since June 29 (.158). After he ne...

Falcons Roar Back Against Nickerson, Claim First State Title Since ’07

Pat StrathmanJuly 29, 2018

Down to their final five outs, the Falcons saw time running out on a remarkable season. Salina had one more incredible finish left. The Falcons plated four runs in the top of the sixth, reliever Seth Catania held the bats silent, and Salina completed the comeback for a 5-3 victory over Nickerson, claiming its first Class AAA state championship since 2007. Nickerson put pressure on the two...

Royals Get No Relief, Drop Nightcap in NY

Royals.comJuly 29, 2018

NEW YORK -- Left-hander Brian Flynn had been so effective over the last seven weeks that perhaps his name should have surfaced as a possible trade chip. Flynn went into the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader at Yankee Stadium sporting a 1.74 ERA since June 8. But his run of success came to an end. After throwing two scoreless innings of relief, he gave up two runs in the eighth, wiping out a o...

Royals Hold Off Yanks with 2 HRs in DH Opener

Royals.comJuly 29, 2018

NEW YORK -- This was not Royals rookie right-hander Brad Keller at his best. Keller struggled finding the strike zone (92 pitches, 51 strikes) and was peppered for nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. Still, Keller left the game with a two-run lead. The Royals, who led 6-0 at one point, held on for a 10-5 win in Game 1 of a doubleheader Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Brian Goodwin, acquired from the Nation...

Royals Acquire Brett Phillips, Jorge Lopez for Moustakas

KC Royals ReleaseJuly 28, 2018

KANSAS CITY, MO. (July 27, 2018) – The Kansas City Royals tonight traded third baseman Mike Moustakas to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for outfielder Brett Phillips and right-handed pitcher Jorge Lopez. Phillips, a 24-year old lefthanded hitter out of Seminole, FL, is hitting .240 (62-for-258) in 71 games with 12 doubles, seven triples and six home runs for Colorado Springs (AAA).  He’...

Falcons Move to State Semifinals

Pat StrathmanJuly 27, 2018

The Salina Falcons are not going home yet. Starter Cade Sterrett tossed a three-hitter, the offense took advantage of Pittsburg miscues, and the Falcons finished pool play undefeated with an 11-1 victory. Salina went 3-0 in the pool-play portion of the Class AAA state tournament and now plays in the semifinals on Saturday at 10 am. With one out in the third, Salina drew two walks and receive...

Central Kansas Outdoors 7-28

Pat StrathmanJuly 27, 2018

Join outdoor expert Bob Roberts on Saturday mornings on 1150 KSAL for the latest edition of Central Kansas Outdoors. Bob Roberts talks about upcoming hunting seasons that start in September just a few weeks away. Time to get some practice in with the gun or bow. Fishing is improving and the anglers “bird dogs” are migrating in to our lakes and reservoirs. Check back next week for t...

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