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The Expedition League is a collegiate summer baseball league in the Great Plains region of the United States and Canada. The league was founded in May 2017 in Rapid City, South Dakota, by businessman Steve Wagner, who also serves as president. The league featured eight teams and its inaugural season that began on May 2018.[1] It added the Wheat City Whiskeyjacks and the Fremont Moo for the 2019 season[2] It currently has 10 teams as of the 2019 season.

Expedition League
SportBaseball
Founded2017
PresidentSteve Wagner (2017–present)
MottoWhere Tomorrow's Stars Play...Today
No. of teams10
Countries United States  Canada
HeadquartersRapid City, South Dakota, United States
Most recent
champion(s)
Western Nebraska Pioneers
Official websiteExpedition League

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TeamsEdit

Division Team Location Stadium Capacity Head coach General manager Website Inaugural season Team owner
Lewis
Badlands Big Sticks Dickinson, North Dakota Astoria Field 840 Hayden Pewitt Jason Watson Badlands Big Sticks 2018
Hub City Hotshots Aberdeen, South Dakota Fossum Field 2,500 Jacob Jarreau Jon Hoffman Hub City Hotshots 2018 Steve Wagner, Connie Wagner
Pierre Trappers Pierre, South Dakota Hyde Stadium 1,250 Tanner Neale Jackson Bruce Pierre Trappers 2018 Steve Wagner, Connie Wagner
Souris Valley Sabre Dogs Minot, North Dakota Corbett Field 2,000 Corey Thompson Darrell Handelsman Souris Valley Sabre Dogs 2018
Wheat City Whiskey Jacks Brandon, Manitoba Andrews Field 3,326 Grant Hamilton Ray Walker Wheat City Whiskeyjacks 2019
Clark
Casper Horseheads Casper, Wyoming Mike Lansing Field 2,500 Scott Stover Chuck Heeman Casper Horseheads 2018 Chuck Heeman, Mayra Heeman
Fremont Moo Fremont, Nebraska Moller Field Shea Bennett Chris Carlsen Fremont Moo 2019
Hastings Sodbusters Hastings, Nebraska Duncan Field 1,300 Bryan Frew Bryan Frew Hastings Sodbusters 2018 Bryan Frew
Spearfish Sasquatch Spearfish, South Dakota Black Hills Energy Stadium 754 Ryan Wright Spearfish Sasquatch 2018
Western Nebraska Pioneers Gering, Nebraska Oregon Trail Park Stadium 1,250 Jimmy Turk Chuck Heeman Western Nebraska Pioneers 2018 Chuck Heeman, Mayra Heeman

Membership timelineEdit

Wheat City Whiskey JacksFremont MooWestern Nebraska PioneersSpearfish SasquatchSouris Valley Sabre DogsPierre TrappersHub City HotshotsHastings SodbustersCasper HorseheadsBadlands Big Sticks 

Possible future teamsEdit

Location[3] Stadium Capacity Possible start date
Gillette, Wyoming 2020
Grand Forks, North Dakota 2020
Kearney, Nebraska 2020
Rapid City, South Dakota 2020
Williston, North Dakota 2020

League officialsEdit

Position[3] Name
President Steve Wagner
Director Connie Wagner
Vice president of operations Vacant

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Spedden, Zach (May 30, 2017). "Expedition League to Launch in 2018". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Bergson, Perry (Oct 3, 2018). "Expedition League bringing team to Brandon". Brandon Sun. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Sayler, Bruce (January 17, 2018). "Collegians might be on deck at 3 Legends". Butte Sports. Butte, Montana: Butte Broadcasting, Inc. Retrieved December 28, 2018.

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