• Written about 38 minutes ago
    Peterson Dazzles In Debut, Saints Come From Behind and Defeat Goldeyes 10-4 https://t.co/2zJOGpsaoc https://t.co/V6JkACxA76 via @StPaulSaints
  • Written about 93 minutes ago
    Here's your highlights from the Saints 10-4 victory over the Goldeyes https://t.co/1jLrIzcaKV via @StPaulSaints
  • Written about 101 minutes ago
    Come from 4-0 down to win 10-4, @BPeterson_12 superb in 2.0 shutout innings of relief & gets the W, improve to 22-1… https://t.co/lTMc4U0R0A via @StPaulSaints
  • Written about 109 minutes ago
    .@Abercrombie got to live every child's 2nd dream. The 1st dream is walkoff HR in Game 7. Close 2nd is breaking a b… https://t.co/sFypUP2L4g via @StPaulSaints
  • Written about 113 minutes ago
    You only get one shot bro https://t.co/J1CB6FfCT5 via @StPaulSaints
  • Written about 120 minutes ago
    What they don't know is that @Mudonna has a hatch over by SS. I'm guessing she tied his shoes together.... https://t.co/XJFisB7bd5 via @StPaulSaints
Getting to CHS Field

Saints Remain Perfect In Pre-Season With 4-0 Barnstorming Win

ST. PAUL, MN May 16, 2015

 

SAINTS REMAIN PERFECT IN PRE-SEASON WITH 4-0 BARNSTORMING WIN

 

 

 

OWATONNA, MN (May 16, 2015) – The Saints first exhibition game in the state of Minnesota wasn’t at their brand new home, CHS Field.  Instead, the team continued a tradition that started in 2008, playing a barnstorming game against a local townball team at their home field.  The Saints continued their unbeaten string in those games with a 4-0 victory over the Owantonna Aces/Southern Minny All-Stars at Chuck Fuller Field in Owatonna and remained undefeated on the exhibition season.

 

 

 

            Two Saints starting pitchers got in a few innings of work as Pedro Hernandez, the former Major Leaguer for the Minnesota Twins, got the start and hurled 4.0 shutout innings allowing two hits and striking out three.  Dustin Crenshaw, whom the Saints received in a trade with the Gary SouthShore Railcats following the 2014 season, tossed 3.1 shutout innings allowing two hits and striking out two.  The Saints pitching staff never allowed a runner past second base.

 

 

 

            The game remained scoreless until the fourth when the Saints got on the board against a former Saints pitcher, Matt Meyer.  With one out Mike Kwasnicka singled and advanced to third on a single by Joe Bonfe.  Steve Nikorak’s RBI single put the Saints up 1-0.

 

 

 

            In the eighth the Saints finally got a little breathing room when, with two outs, Michael Antonio singled. A single by Nikorak moved Antonio to third and he scored on the play when the shortstop threw the ball away at first when Nikorak rounded the base too far, giving the Saints a 2-0 lead.

 

           

 

            The Saints grabbed their final two runs in the ninth when they took advantage of another miscue.  Anthony Phillips led off with a walk.  Mitch Elliott followed with a grounder to third, but the third baseman’s throw to second went into right field allowing Phillips to race to third.  Back-to-back RBI singles by Sam Maus and Shannon Wilkerson put the finishing touches on the game.  Maus finished the day 2-2 with a double, RBI and three walks.

 

 

 

            The Saints will play their first game at CHS Field, an exhibition contest on Monday evening at 7:05 p.m. against the Sioux City Explorers.