After years at the "Shrine on Airline," the promise of a brand-new, $73 million stadium was enough to lure the Baby Cakes from New Orleans to Kansas.
The Baby Cakes, New Orleans Triple A baseball affiliate, are planning to move Wichita, Kansas, at the end of their lease, sources said Wednesday.
First baseman Frank Schwindel's bases-loaded, two-run single in the top of the 10th inning helped the Omaha Storm Chasers to a 6-5 win and deny the New Orleans Baby Cakes their first winning season since 2012 on Monday.
Braxton Lee scored the go-ahead run on a balk by Omaha Storm Chasers reliever Josh Staumont in the eighth inning, and Chris Bostick followed with a single that brought in Austin Nola to give the New Orleans Baby Cakes a 6-4 win Sunday.
Left fielder Chris Bostick’s single to left field against New Orleans native Jeremy Bleich scored Isan Diaz from second base with two outs in the 10th inning and the New Orleans Baby Cakes beat Nashville 5-4 on Thursday in Metairie.
ROUND ROCK, Texas — Andy Ibanez crushed a first-inning three-run home run and the Round Rock Express defeated the New Orleans Baby Cakes 5-1 in the final game of a four-game series Monday night.
ROUND ROCK, Texas — Scott Heineman slugged a pair of solo home runs and the Round Rock Express held off a late Baby Cakes rally for 3-2 win Sunday.
ROUND ROCK, Texas — The New Orleans Baby Cakes hammered three home runs to defeat the Round Rock Express 9-2 in the first game of a four-game series.
Tomas Telis drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the third inning Wednesday and the New Orleans Baby Cakes surpassed the .500 mark for the first time since May 22, with a 4-2 win over the Memphis Redbirds.
Right fielder Peter O’Brien hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning, and Zac Gallen shut out Memphis on three hits over six innings in a New Orleans Baby Cakes’ 5-0 win Tuesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Beau Taylor delivered a two-out run scoring single in the eighth inning to give the Nashville Sounds a 5-4 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes in the final game of the three-game series Sunday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Peter O’Brien hammered a pair of home runs to lead the Baby Cakes to a come from behind 6-5 win over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday night.
NASHVILLE — Peter O’Brien hammered a pair of home runs to rally the New Orleans Baby Cakes to a 6-5 win over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The New Orleans Cakes drilled three home runs, including a fifth inning grand slam to win their fifth in a row and defeat the first-place Memphis Redbirds 10-6 on Wednesday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Peter Mooney sacrifice fly in the 10th inning scored the go-ahead run and the Baby Cakes held on to defeat the Memphis Redbirds 4-3 at Autozone Park.
MEMPHIS — Peter O’Brien hammered a pair of home runs and the New Orleans Baby Cakes defeated first-place Memphis 4-2 in the first game of the series.
Shortstop Peter Mooney went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run in the fifth inning that provided the margin of victory Sunday in the New Orleans Baby Cakes 7-6 win over the Iowa Cubs.
Jeff Brigham gave up a home run to Iowa's Chris Coghlan on the game's first pitch. Brigham didn't give up another run until the sixth inning, and New Orleans banged 12 hits — including three home runs — in a 9-2 win over the Iowa Cubs on Saturday.
The Iowa Cubs scored three runs with the help of two New Orleans Baby Cakes errors on one play in the fifth inning Friday en route to a 4-2 victory in Metairie.
Sandy Alcantara shut out Iowa on one hit through six innings, and New Orleans scored the game's only run on a passed ball in the second inning Thursday in Metairie.
One of the first sightings of New Orleans Baby Cakes relief pitcher Jumbo Diaz near the start of the season was of him emerging from the clubhouse crushing a bowl of ice cream.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Baby Cakes offense exploded scoring a season-high in runs in an 18-7 win in the first game of a four-game series in Albuquerque. The Cakes scored 14 of their 18 runs with two outs in the inning.
EL PASO — Franmil Reyes drilled a three-run, first-inning home run, and Shane Peterson added a three run homer in the third as the Chihuahuas cruised to an 11-4 win over the Baby Cakes in the second game of the series.
New Orleans scored five runs in the third inning, including four with two outs, to win 5-3 in a game called in the seventh inning because of rain Saturday in Metairie.
The Seattle Mariners decided they needed to reshape their bullpen for the 2018 season. One of the first moves they made was to acquire Nick Rumbelow from the New York Yankees in November in a trade for two minor leaguers.
Isan Diaz erred on a one-out bases-loaded, would-be double-play ground ball to second base, and Reno scored four runs in the 10th inning Thursday in Metairie.
Jeff Brigham shut out Reno on six hits through 6 2/3 innings, and New Orleans scored three runs in the fourth in taking a commanding lead in beating the Reno Aces 8-0 on Wednesday.
Tyler Cloyd allowed one hit through seven innings and hit a two-run double in the second inning to lead New Orleans in the series opener Tuesday at the Shrine on Airline.
In recognition of 15 years of hosting the Wally Pontiff, Jr. Classic in Metairie, the New Orleans Baby Cakes will retire Pontiff’s jersey number 31 during a ceremony on July 27 when the Baby Cakes host the Tacoma Rainiers.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Jeff Brigham limited the OKC Dodgers to two runs on eight hits in seven innings and earned his first Triple-A victory as the New Orleans Baby Cakes rallied for a 4-2 victory Thursday.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Kyle Garlick lifted a two-run home run in the 10th inning to give the Oklahoma City Dodgers a 6-4 come-from-behind win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday.
Zac Gallen pitched six innings and limited the Oklahoma City Dodgers to one run on three hits and earned his fifth win of the season as the New Orleans Baby Cakes scored five times in the fourth inning to defeat the Dodgers 5-1.
Left-hander Jarlin Garcia shut out Colorado Springs on four hits over six innings, and New Orleans bounced back from a tough loss with 15 hits for an 11-1 win over the the Sky Sox on Sunday.
Catcher Christian Bethancourt homered leading off the top of the ninth inning, and center fielder Brett Phillips hit a two-out, two-run double to finish off the New Orleans Baby Cakes 11-8 on Saturday.
First baseman Jon Rodriguez hit a one-out home run to center field in the bottom of the eighth inning, completing the New Orleans Baby Cakes' 4-3 comeback win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Friday in Metairie.
Right-hander Aaron Brooks shut out New Orleans on three hits for five innings, and Colorado Springs scored two runs on errors to beat the Baby Cakes 3-2 on Thursday in Metairie.
When Zac Gallen was told he'd been selected to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team, he didn't say much, New Orleans Baby Cakes pitching coach Jeremy Powell said.
At age 31, New Orleans Baby Cakes second baseman Eric Campbell this season was selected to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team for the first time.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rafael Ortega hit an RBI triple in the top of the eighth inning to help lead the New Orleans Baby Cakes to a 6-5 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in the second game of a doubleheader on Friday.