Wichita State's Gregg Marshall puts teeth into coaching

Gregg Marshall, the coach of one of two remaining unbeaten men's college basketball teams, leans forward in his soft office chair, opens his mouth wide and lifts his lip. "These are fake teeth, by the way," the seventh-year Wichita State coach says. "When you get your teeth knocked out a couple times, they can't save them after that." Marshall, 50, is...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force assistant basketball coach Drew Long on leave, fighting cancer

For two months, Air Force men's basketball has been without one of its assistant coaches. On Monday coach Dave Pilipovich at last addressed the long absence of Drew Long, but not before taking a deep breath and choking back a wave of emotion. "He's having his personal battle with cancer right now," Pilipovich said. Long, 32, has been in Houston with his wife...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo Gallery: Savannah’s SAL Championship Win

Greg Pron, Brandon Nimmo, and Jeff Reynolds celebrate their big win! Dilson Herrera shows off the SAL Championship Trophy. See, it was sparkling cider… Phillip Evans expresses his love to the trophy! Albert Cordero celebrates. Notes The Sand Gnats won their first SAL Championship since 1996. They allowed just two runs in their final 27.0 innings — and fired 19 straight scoreless...
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Ynoa Fires Blanks As Savannah Moves Within One Win Of SAL Championship

YNOA BRILLIANT IN 6-0 GNATS WIN The Savannah Sand Gnats moved within one game of clinching their first South Atlantic League Championship in 17 years with a 6-0 shutout of the Hagerstown Suns Thursday night at Historic Grayson Stadium. The Gnats lead the best-of-five-game series two to one. Game four is scheduled for Fridaynight. Starter Gabriel Ynoa fired seven shutout innings...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Sand Gnats Win Behind Ynoa’s Strong Pitching, 6-0, One Win From SAL Title

Savannah 6, Hagerstown 0 The Savannah Sand Gnats moved within one game of clinching their first South Atlantic League Championship in 17 years with a 6-0 shutout of the Hagerstown Suns Thursday night at Historic Grayson Stadium. The Gnats lead the best-of-five-game series two to one. Game four is scheduled for Fridaynight. Starter Gabriel Ynoa fired seven shutout innings for...
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Hagerstown Strifles Savannah Offense In 6-1 Game One Loss

Hagerstown 6, Savannah 1 The Hagerstown Suns doubled their way past the Savannah Sand Gnats 6-1 in the opening game of the South Atlantic League Championship Series. Six of Hagerstown’s nine hits were two-baggers and the Suns used at least one double in each of the three innings the team scored. In the third inning, catcher Pedro Severino doubled to leftfield and scored on Tony...
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Nimmo and the Sand Gnats surge into the championship

Take a look at this: Name AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB Eudy Pina 8 4 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 Brandon Nimmo 7 1 4 0 1 0 4 2 1 0 Maikis De La Cruz 9 1 4 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 Dilson Herrera 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Cole Frenzel 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Stefan Sabol 9 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 Jeff Reynolds 9 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 Jeff Glenn 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Phillip Evans 6 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Albert...
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ynoa Wins 15th Game In 5-3 Sand Gnats Win

Savannah 5, Rome 3 All-Star right-hander Gabriel Ynoa surrendered six hits and allowed only two runs over six innings, helping the Savannah Sand Gnats snap a three-game losing streak by beating the Rome Braves 5-3 on Thursday night. Ynoa, who was earlier in the day named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year, raised his record to 15-4. Ynoa settled down after a rocky first inning...
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Sand Gnats Can’t Back Up Cessa’s Quality Start In 4-2 Loss

West Virginia 4, Savannah 2 Game one of the four game series between the Savannah Sand Gnats and the West Virginia Power was played Friday evening in front of  2,669 fans at Grayson Stadium. West Virginia won 4-2. In the 4th inning the Power scored three runs. Max Moroff led off the inning with a towering home run over the right field fence, his eighth home run of the year. Walker...
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Crucial Throwing Error In The Ninth Leads To Sand Gnats Loss, 4-3

Kannapolis 4, Savannah 3 The host Intimidators took advantage of wildness from Savannah relief pitcher Estarlin Morel in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Sand Gnats 4-3 on Wednesday night. With the game tied 3-3, Tim Anderson opened the bottom of the ninth with a bunt single grounded to third. Jason Coats put down a sacrifice bunt, but all runners were safe on Morel’s...
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ynoa Notches 14th Win Of Year For Sand Gnats In 5-2 Win

Savannah 5, Kannapolis 2 The Savannah Sand Gnats snapped a 16-inning scoring drought in a big way, busting out with a five-run stanza in a 5-2 victory over the host Kannapolis Intimidators on Tuesday night. Savannah starter Gabriel Ynoa (14-4, 2.71 ERA) limited Kannapolis to two runs on five hits over seven innings, with Hunter Carnevale pitching a scoreless eighth and Beck Wheeler...
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Savannah Splits Second Straight Double-Header, 3-2 And 4-0

Savannah 3, Augusta 2 Augusta 4, Savannah 0 The Savannah Sand Gnats scored three runs in the top of the third inning and held on for a 3-2 victory over Augusta in the first game of a doubleheader Monday night. In the second game, Augusta starter Joe Kurrasch won his fourth contest, going 5 2/3 innings, scattering five hits, walking two and striking out six. In the third inning of...
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Camarena’s Strong Start Wasted In 3-2 Savannah Loss

Rome 3, Savannah 2 Right fielder Felix Marte, the Rome Braves’ No. 9 batter, drove in two runs and had two of the team’s nine hits Wednesday night in a 3-2 victory over the Savannah Sand Gnats. The offensive woes continued for Savannah (68-49 overall, 25-23 second half of the Class A South Atlantic League). The Gnats have lost three straight games, all by one run. They were outhit...
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Lugo Sets Down 11 Via Punchout, Tosses Seven Scoreless In 2-0 Savannah Win

Savannah 2, Hickory 0 Game three of the four game series between the Savannah Sand Gnats and the Hickory Crawdads was played in front of  2,991 fans Saturday at Grayson Stadium. The Gnats won 2-0. Fans saw excellent pitching. Hickory starter, Frank Lopez, gave up his first hit after pitching 5 1/3 innings  to Brandon Nimmo, and was taken out of  the game. Meanwhile, Seth Lugo...
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Six-Run Inning Propels Sand Gnats To 9-4 Win

Savannah 9, Greenville 4 Savannah sent 12 batters to the plate in a six-run fifth inning and pulled away from the Greenville Drive 9-4 on Friday night at Fluor Field. The Sand Gnats (63-43, 20-17 second half) have won 10 of their last 13 games and the first two in their four-game series with the Boston Red Sox affiliate. Savannah’s wild fifth was fueled by some wildness from Greenville...
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Reynolds’ Late RBI Slips Gnats By Drive, 4-3

Savannah 4, Greenville 3 Maikis De La Cruz hit a two-run homer, relievers Paul Sewald and Beck Wheeler shut down the Drive and the Savannah Sand Gnats never trailed in holding off Greenville 4-3 on Thursday night. Savannah (62-43) had leads of 2-0, 3-0, 3-1 and 3-2 before Greenville (42-65) tied the game in the seventh inning. The Gnats left 13 runners on base and were 0 for 11 with...
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Gsellman Roughed Up, Sand Gnats One-Hit In 11-0 Loss

Augusta 11, Savannah 0 To sum this one up quickly, the Sand Gnats allowed 11 runs to cross the plate for Augusta, but only six of them were earned. Savannah only mustered one hit and three walks as a team on offense against that offensive onslaught, so it was a really tough game all around. Robert Gsellman made the start and lasted four-and-two-thirds innings, and was on the hook...
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May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rainy Lara Absolutely Masterful With Eight Scoreless In 6-0 Win

Savannah 6, Augusta 0 If you like a good pitcher’s duel, you might have found yourself in heaven if you could have watched this Savannah game. Rainy Lara was absolutely incredible in his performance over eight innings where he allowed no runs, two hits, and a walk. He struck out nine in perhaps the best pitching performance of his career. Currently, his ERA stands at 1.17, his...
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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Ynoa Rocked For Four Home Runs, But Savannah Pulls Out 9-6 Win

Savannah 9, Hickory 6 Eudy Pina and Phillip Evans played their hearts out behind Gabriel Ynoa to ensure that his rough start against Hickory would not lead to a loss. Pina lead off the game with a home run for Savannah, who held a 1-0 lead until Ynoa served up a two-run shot to Jorge Alfaro in the bottom of the second. Pina came through again for the Sand Gnats in the top of the...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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