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Sterling to Play in 2014, Chamber Gets $5,000 to Market Team

Mountain Collegiate Baseball League As previously posted, Sterling (CO) was recently awarded a franchise by the summer collegiate Mountain Collegiate Baseball League.  Because the project to install lights at Northeastern Junior College’s baseball field won’t be completed until this summer, coupled with a desire to have more franchise start up time, the team will not take the field until 2014.  To bolster the effort Continue reading

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Mountain Collegiate League Aggressively Expands

Mountain Collegiate Baseball LeagueAfter sitting at four teams for years, the Mountain Collegiate Baseball League (MCBL) based in Colorado has decided to energize expansion.  The league lost the Laramie (WY) Colts in the offseason (a long story there) but have added three new Colorado franchises  — the Colorado Springs Blue Sox, (Golden) Colorado Bobcats, and Northern Colorado (Johnstown) Toros — to the league’s 2013 lineup Continue reading


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Pecos League Courtship with Carlsbad Ends Ugly

Negotiations between the Pecos League and the City of Carlsbad (NM) to bring the traveling Carlsbad Bats to town on a permanent basis in 2013 ended on a nasty note over alcohol sales and a few choice words from Pecos League Commissioner Andrew Dunn.  The league will now focus on putting a franchise in Durango (CO).  Read more here.

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Triggers Grandstand Reconstruction Project Progressing

The City of Trinidad (CO) (pop. 9,096) is in the process of rebuilding the grandstand at Central Park, home for the new indy pro Trinidad Triggers (Pecos League).  The facility was apparently damaged by an earthquake last fall.  The ballpark is expected to be ready in time for team’s inaugural opening day on May 8th.  View reconstruction photos here.


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Casper Ghosts Moving to Grand Junction

The Rookie-level Casper (WY) Ghosts (Pioneer League) are indeed on their way to Grand Junction (CO).  Pending a vote by the Grand Junction City Council on Monday, the team will begin play at Suplizio Field, home of the JUCO World Series, in 2012.  The Grand Junction newspaper refers to the team as the Grand Junction Rockies, but maybe it wasn’t meant to be taken literally.  That said, the domain Continue reading

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Pecos League Gunning for Pueblo (CO)

The first-year Pecos League will extend its 2012 expansion feelers to Pueblo (CO) by playing two games between the Roswell Invaders and the Riodoso Osos at Hobbs Field at the Runyon Sports Complex on July 29 and 30.  Quoting facility chief Dave Dudly, “We’ll see how it goes.”  Indeed, we will.  Read more here.

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SSL Announces 2011 Teams in South Division

The new Southwestern States League has announced that the 2011 lineup (to date) will include the Clovis (NM) Rhythm, Brenham (TX) Bulls, Blackwell (OK) Broncos, Elk City (OK) Wranglers, and Kingfisher (OK) Pioneers.  The Clovis team will play at Clovis Schools-run Bell Park, where beer sales are not allowed.  Read more here.  The Bulls, Broncos, Wranglers, and Pioneers will play at Fireman’s Park, Continue reading

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Grand Junction’s Suplizio Field to Get Upgrades, New Team on Deck?

Suplizio Field in Grand Junction (CO), the home of the JUCO World Series, is slated to receive a number of upgrades.  According to JUCO Chairman Jamie Hamilton, the improvements will keep the annual championship tournament at Suplizio for the next 25-years.  It could also open the door to a new minor league team, as Hamilton said he was approached eight months ago by an ownership group, but apparently the park Continue reading


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Denver Suburb Exploring New Ballpark

The Denver suburb of Lone Tree (CO) is exploring the interest in and feasbility of building a new ballpark for an indy pro team.  The community and the owner of a targeted site have apparently been talking with at least one experienced minor league project developer.  Read more here.  Because they have been trolling along the Front Range for opportunities over the last few years, we suspect Continue reading

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