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Start-Up Expedition League Opens Inaugural Season

The start-up Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) kicked off its inaugural season Friday night with home openers in Hastings (NE), home of the Hastings Sodbusters (read more and view photos here), Spearfish (SD), home of the Spearfish Sasquatch (watch news report here), Aberdeen (SD), home of the Hub City Hotshots (read more and view photos here), and Casper (WY), home of the Casper Horseheads (read more and view photos here).  The HotShots reported 1,138 in attendance.

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Let the Games Begin: Start-Up Expedition League Kicks Off Inaugural Season Friday

Will the start-up Expedition League solidify a long-term place in the summer collegiate baseball landscape?  The test begins Friday, May 25, as all eight (8) teams across North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming will take the field for the circuit’s inaugural Opening Day.  We’ll be watching closely.  Feel free to share with us photos and experiences tonight and as the season progresses.  Good luck to all.  View schedule here.  View map here.

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Start-Up Expedition League Targets Grand Forks, Not So Fast Says Editorial Board

Grand Forks (ND) has gone nearly 20 years without a summer collegiate baseball team operating out of Kraft Field.  Steve Wagner wants to end that streak.  He is president of the Expedition League (Summer Collegiate), a start-up circuit set to launch its first season later this month.  Read more here.  The Grand Forks Herald editorial board disagrees.  Read more here.

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Start-Up Expedition League Targets Montana for Expansion, We Have Thoughts

The start-up circuit hasn’t yet played a game, but Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) founder Scott Wagner is already targeting Butte, Bozeman and Helena in Montana for expansion in 2019, along with Sheridan in Wyoming, Rapid City in South Dakota and Brandon in Manitoba.  The league plans to begin play this season in eight cities located in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming. Continue reading

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Start-Up Pierre Trappers Get Permission to Sell Beer

The Pierre Trappers (Summer Collegiate, Expedition League) will be playing home games at Hyde Stadium, which, until now, has been closed to alcohol.  Tuesday night, the Pierre (SD) City Commission approved a malt beverage license for the new franchise.  Read more here.

Hyde Stadium renovation rendering, Ciavarella Design Architects via Post 8

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Start-Up Sabre Dogs Name PA Announcer

PRESS RELEASE – Jack Springgate, KMOT’s news reporter and personality, was named the public-address announcer for the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs for the 2018 season. Continue reading

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It’s the ‘Badlands Big Sticks’ for New Dickinson (ND) Franchise

The start-up Expedition League’s Dickinson (ND) franchise will the known as the Badlands Big Sticks.  The name originates from Teddy Roosevelt’s saying, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”  Dickinson is near Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  The team’s logo was designed by Ross Johnson Design Company.  Read more here.

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