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Friday: Zephyrs 7, Redbirds 0

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Paul Clemens didn’t allow a hit for 5.2 innings, and New Orleans won its second consecutive American South Division game against Memphis on Friday at Zephyr Field. Clemens left with one out in the seventh having allowed two hits. The Zephyrs (11-11), who were 6-10 on April 22, won for the fifth time in six games. The Redbirds (8-12)… Continue reading →

Thursday: Zephyrs 2, Redbirds 1, 10 innings

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Zephyrs 2, Redbirds 1 Former Memphis Redbird Xavier Scruggs lined a pinch-hit single down the first-base line that scored Isaac Galloway from third base in the bottom of the 10th, and New Orleans won the series opener Thursday at Zephyr Field. The win was the fourth in five games for the Zephyrs (10-11). Memphis (8-11) lost its fifth in… Continue reading →

Destin Hood settling in with Zephyrs

Earlier in his minor league baseball career, outfielder Destin Hood may have been his own toughest opponent, which is saying a lot. An All-USA Today baseball player in 2008 when he batted .485 with eight home runs and 17 stolen bases as a senior at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Mobile, Ala., Hood was signed by Alabama and Nick… Continue reading →

Pitcher Jarred Cosart looks to work out control issues with Zephyrs

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jarred Cosart throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

When Justin Nicolino (2-2, 3.60 ERA) was called up to the Marlins on Tuesday, it was directly related to Jarred Cosart being sent down to the Zephyrs. Cosart was 0-1 with a 7.98 earned-run average after just three starts with Miami, having allowed 13 earned runs in 14.2 innings, with 15 walks. He was… Continue reading →

Tuesday: Sounds 7, Zephyrs 6

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Chad Pinder slashed a double to left field, and Joey Wendle scored from first to give the Nashville Sounds a 7-6 win at First Tennessee Park on Tuesday. The Zephyrs (9-11) won three of four in the series heading into an off day on Wednesday. Nashville scored single runs in… Continue reading →

Monday, Zephyrs 4, Sounds 3, 10 innings

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NASHVILLE, TENN. — Destin Hood drilled a two-out solo home run in the 10th inning to lift the New Orleans Zephyrs to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Sounds on Monday. It was the third consecutive win for the Zephyrs, who moved to 9-10 on the season. The Z’s took advantage of… Continue reading →

Sunday: Zephyrs 4, Sounds 3

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Nashville, Tenn. — New Orleans pounded out a season-high 12 hits and scored three first inning runs and defeated the Nashville Sounds on Sunday. The Z’s sent seven batters to the plate in the first inning and scored three runs. Destin Hood picked up his team-leading 20th… Continue reading →

Saturday: Zephyrs 7, Sounds 4

Zephyrs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —A three-run, third-inning home run from Destin Hood paced the Zephyrs offense in a 7-4 victory to open a four-game series Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee. Hood had four RBIs, and Xavier Scruggs was 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and two RBIs. Kenny Wilson added a pair of hits and two runs. The Zephyrs scored four… Continue reading →

New Orleans Zephyrs to change team name for 2017 season; fans asked to suggest ideas, vote in contest

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  -- Principal owner of the Triple-A Zephyrs, Lou Schwechheimer, left, introduces the new Zephyrs manager Arnie Beyeler, right, in Metairie, La. Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.

It’s a new day for New Orleans’ Triple-A baseball team, and that will be more than evident next season when the team’s nickname of the past 24 years will change. “I think we all know that the Zephyrs name came from the Denver Zephyrs” when the team moved in 1993, said owner Lou Schwechheimer, who bought the team in… Continue reading →

Friday: Cubs 4-5, Zephyrs 1-0

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Iowa scored in each of the first three innings, and starter Ryan Williams allowed three hits over five innings, as the Cubs came back to tie the series Friday at Zephyr Field. First, Iowa (6-8) won the resumption of a game suspended by rain, 4-1. Willson Contreras singled in runs in the first and third innings to pace Iowa… Continue reading →

Cubs 2, Zephyrs 1, suspended rain

Iowa catcher Tim Federowicz hit a one-out double in the seventh inning, scoring Ryan Kalish from first base in a game suspended by rain Thursday at Zephyr Field. The rain came at 8:39 p.m. and play was stopped at 8:47, about two minutes after Federowicz’s hit. It was called officially at 9:30. The… Continue reading →

Zephyrs report Tuesday: Zephyrs 7, Cubs 5

New Orleans built a six-run lead by the third inning and held off the Iowa Cubs in Tuesday’s series opener at Zephyr Field, winning its second consecutive game. “(The early lead) was real key,” Zephyrs manager Arnie Beyeler said. “We haven’t done that a lot. When you get a lead, it’s nice to work off of.… Continue reading →

Report: Storm Chasers 3, Zephyrs 2

For the third consecutive game, Omaha pitchers were effective, holding New Orleans to six hits in taking a series-clinching win at Zephyr Field on Sunday. The loss was the fifth in a row for the Zephyrs (3-8). The Storm Chasers (8-3) won their fifth in a row.… Continue reading →

Saturday: Storm Chasers 6, Zephyrs 1

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For the second consecutive game, New Orleans didn’t swing the bats well, as Omaha starter Brooks Pounders and reliever Brian Flynn scattered seven hits. The Zephyrs (3-7), who lost their third consecutive game, scored their only run in the first inning.… Continue reading →

Storm Chasers spoil opener for Zephyrs

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Balbino Fuenmayor (15) slid into second base, but was tapped out by Austin Nola (9) during the New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Omaha Storm Chasers baseball game on Opening Day at Zephyrs Field in Metairie on Friday, April 15, 2016.

The New Orleans Zephyrs got to Omaha left-hander Jonathan Dziedzic in beating the Storm Chasers on the road Sunday. However, Dziedzic came back strong Friday, spoiling the Zephyrs’ home opener. He pitched a seven-inning, three-hitter, and Omaha shut out the Zephyrs 3-0 in front of a crowd of 5,582 on a baumy night at Zephyr Field.… Continue reading →

Cooler temperature doesn’t diminish opening day for Zephyrs’ faithful

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER --  A lucky fan catches a ball during the New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Omaha Storm Chasers baseball game on Opening Day at Zephyrs Field in Metairie on Friday, April 15, 2016.

Jennifer Konnecker appeared to be at a football game in November instead of the New Orleans Zephyrs’ home opener against Omaha on Friday. It was a night game, and the 68-degree temperatures felt colder with a 17 mile-per-hour wind blowing from right to left. However, Konnecker wouldn’t have dreamed of missing her first chance to see the… Continue reading →

Zephyrs’ Nola working hard to sharpen skills

Miami Marlins shortstop Austin Nola signs autographs for fans before a spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Monday, March 7, 2016, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) ORG XMIT: FLJR1

Former LSU standout Austin Nola is heading into the New Orleans Zephyrs’ home opener on Friday batting .172. Last season, Nola was in a similar situation after being called up from Double-A Jacksonville on June 28. However, playing at home, he got multiple hits in three consecutive games, hit better than .300 much of the season and… Continue reading →

Cubs cruise past Zephyrs for 9-1 win

Des Moines, IA — Willson Contreras scattered four hits, drove home four runs to lead the Iowa Cubs to a 9-1 win over the visiting New Orleans Zephyrs on Monday night. The win snaps a four-game skid for the Cubs (1-4) and drops the Zephyrs to 2-3. The Cubs scored a run… Continue reading →

Zephyrs report: Zephyrs at Storm Chasers

Thursday’s game WHAT: New Orleans Zephyrs at Omaha Storm Chasers WHEN: 7:05 p.m. WHERE: Werner Park, Papillion, Neb. STARTING PITCHERS: Zephyrs LH Justin Nicolino vs. Storm Chasers RH Miguel Almonte RADIO: WODT-AM, 1280 For openers Zephyrs left-hander Justin Nicolino,Continue reading →

Zephyrs set to open season under new management, strong pitching staff

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  -- New Zephyrs manager Arnie Beyeler

Except for the ballpark itself, venerable Zephyrs Field, that there is a new regime with a new feel with the team was evident Tuesday. Ace pitcher Justin Nicolino said there is no nonsense with first-year Zephyrs manager Arnie Beyeler. “You get in, you get your work done on improving and you get out,” Nicolino said.… Continue reading →

Zephyrs announce preliminary opening day roster

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Pitcher Justin Nicolino throws during a practice after the New Orleans Zephyrs Media Day  in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

The New Orleans Zephyrs on Monday released their preliminary opening day roster for the 2016 season, which opens Thursday at Omaha. Five of the team’s six prospects ranked by MLBPipeline.com — Kyle Barraclough, Brian Ellington, Kendry Flores, Ivan Pineyro and Nick Wittgren — are included on a pitching staff that set a franchise record last year with… Continue reading →

Zephyrs introduce new manager Arnie Beyeler

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  -- Principal owner of the Zephyrs, Lou Schwechheimer, introduces new manager Arnie Beyeler on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.

New Zephyrs manager Arnie Beyeler remembers the last time he was in New Orleans. That was early in the 1984 season, and he was playing with collegiate power Wichita State in a series at UNO, which also had a strong program under coach Ron Maestri. “It was during spring break, we were… Continue reading →

Zephyrs name veteran Arnie Beyeler new manager

Zephyrs manager Arnie Beyeler

It’s a long way from Boston to New Orleans, but Arnie Beyeler likely will feel right at home. The parent Miami Marlins announced Beyeler as the new manager of the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs on Friday. He managed the Pawtucket Red Sox in 2011 and ’12 when Zephyrs owner Lou Schwechheimer and General Manager Augusto “Cookie” Rojas were… Continue reading →

Zephyrs hire Augusto Rojas as general manager

New Orleans Zephyrs new owner Lou Schwechheimer has hired Augusto Rojas as the team’s new general manager, the team announced Thursday. The hiring of a GM comes as no surprise, and Rojas worked from 2004-12 years under Schwechheimer with the Pawtucket Red Sox as sales manager. Rojas replaces Mike Schline, who was moved to the position of… Continue reading →

Source: Zephyrs manager Andy Haines leaves to take post with Chicago Cubs

Andy Haines, the New Orleans Zephyrs manager the past two seasons, has accepted the position as the Chicago Cubs’ minor-league hitting instructor, a source close to Haines told The Advocate on Tuesday. Haines will supervise eight hitting coaches in Chicago’s system. The Miami Marlins are the major-league parents of the Triple-A Zephyrs. Haines, 38, spent eight years in… Continue reading →

New owner Lou Schwechheimer tasked with turning New Orleans Zephyrs around

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCOLou Schwechheimer speaks during a news conference announcing his purchase of 50 percent of the New Orleans Zephyrs on Monday at Zephyr Stadium in Metairie.

Lou Schwechheimer was an unpaid intern with the Class Triple-A Pawtuckett Red Sox baseball team at age 19. Six years later, he’d become such an integral, hard worker in helping turn the team’s fortunes that owner Ben Mondor gave him a small interest in it to ensure Schwechheimer remained. Schwechheimer, announced Monday as manager… Continue reading →

Lou Schwechheimer says Major League Baseball approves sale of Zephyrs

Major League Baseball approved the sale of part of the New Orleans Zephyrs from Don Beaver to Lou Schwechheimer, Schwechheimer said. “We have been approved by the Pacific Coast League and Minor League Baseball, and Friday we received a letter from Major League Baseball, from the Commissioner’s office, that we have their blessing, as well,” Schwechheimer said. Schwechheimer,… Continue reading →

Source says Zephyrs to announce partial sale of team

The New Orleans Zephyrs will announce the partial sale of the team to former Pawtucket Red Sox owner Lou Schwechheimer at a news conference Nov. 30, two sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed. The Zephyrs sent out a news release stating there would be an announcement concerning the Zephyrs’ new stadium lease and the future… Continue reading →

Zephyrs 'will remain in New Orleans indefinitely' as LSED takes over management, upkeep of Zephyr Field

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Zephrys' manager Andy Haines, second from left,  speaks to members of the media during the New Orleans Zephyrs' Media Day at Zephyr Field.

The Louisiana Stadium and Expedition District Chairman Ron Forman signed the lease agreement Wednesday giving it management of Zephyr Field and extending the New Orleans Zephyrs' lease for at least five years. The signing comes while the sale of the Zephyrs, the city's Class Triple-A Minor League Baseball team, to former Pawtucket Red Sox owner Lou Schwechheimer nears completion. “The good news… Continue reading →

Zephyrs wrap up season of struggles, frustrations

The New Orleans Zephyrs returned from this season’s Pacific Coast League All-Star break intent on making a run and getting into contention in the American Southern Division. The Zephyrs were 42-48 before the break. However, instead of beginning an ascent, the bottom fell out of the Zephyrs’ season. It was a clear reminder of… Continue reading →