Western Nebraska Pioneers

    Pioneers win rain shortended game

    Date:07/02/2019   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

    The Western Nebraska Pioneers won a rain-shortened game on July 2nd vs the Spearfish Sasquatch. Relief pitcher Teddy Broxterman made his first start of the season and went the entirety of the game in the 3-1 victory at Oregon Trail Park. The Sasquatch were the first to score in the game in the top of the first. Shortstop Josue Rangel reached first on a single and then stole second and third base....


    Pioneers Add Eight to 2019 Squad

    Date:11/27/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GERING, NE – The 2018 Expedition League Champion Western Nebraska Pioneers today announced the signing of six players, including three returnees from the 2018 squad, as well as the hiring of two interns for the summer season.   Returning for the 2019 season are: Will Olson, a 5’10”, 215 pound sophomore from Augustana University and a native of Om...


    Pioneers sign first players, staff for 2019 season

    Date:11/06/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

    GERING, NE – The 2018 Expedition League Champion Western Nebraska Pioneers today announced the team’s first group of player and intern staff signings for the 2019 season. Coach Jimmy Turk has signed five players, two of whom played prominent roles in the team’s 2018 Championship season. The front office also announced the first two intern signings for the 2019 season.  ...


    City, Pioneers Earn State Honor

    Date:10/18/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

    The Pioneers and the city of Gering won again Wednesday night  Actually this time it was the ball park that won. The Oregon Trail Park Stadium–home of the Western Nebraska Pioneers–won the Outstanding Tourism Attraction Award at the Celebrate Nebraska Awards Banquet in Nebraska City. The event closed out the annual Nebraska Tourism Conference, which was hosted in part by th...


    Turk Returns for 2019

    Date:09/05/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GERING, NE – The Western Nebraska Pioneers of the Expedition League today announced the contract extension of Head Coach Jimmy Turk for the 2019 season. Turk led the Pioneers to a 49-17 record in 2018, capping the season with the league’s inaugural season Championship.   “This move is the no-brainer of no-brainers,” Pioneers owner Chuck Heeman...


    Pioneers, KNEB extend broadcast deal

    Date:08/29/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GERING, NE – The Western Nebraska Pioneers of the Expedition League today announced the extension of the team’s radio broadcast agreement with KNEB Radio/TV. The team broadcast all 67 games during the 2018 season, including playoffs, live on KNEB on the way to the Pioneers’ Expedition League Championship.   “We have a great relationship with ...


    CHAMPIONS!

    Date:08/13/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

    We thank Dave Brunz and the Star Herald for the following article:   GERING — As the lights went out and fans slowly made their way to the parking lots at Oregon Trail Park Stadium, the Western Nebraska Pioneers walked off the new field the way every player wants to — as champions. In the inaugural season of the Expedition League, Gering’s new summer squad dominated th...


    Pioneers Slug Four Homers to Open Championship Series with Win

    Date:08/10/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    League Championship Series Preview

    Date:08/10/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Thwart Hastings to Advance to League Championship Series

    Date:08/07/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Blow Out Spearfish to Close Regular Season

    Date:08/06/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Strike Early to Win Regular Season Home Finale

    Date:08/04/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Offense Craters Late in Loss to Big Sticks

    Date:08/03/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Petsch Deals As Pioneers Collect Road Win in Dickinson

    Date:08/02/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Dominate Horseheads in Season Series Finale

    Date:08/01/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Stellar Pitching Pushes Pioneers to Victory Over Casper

    Date:07/31/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Battle, Split Doubleheader With Casper

    Date:07/30/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Top Horseheads in Extra-Inning Thriller

    Date:07/29/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Balanced Performance Helps Pioneers Clinch Series Victory Over Casper

    Date:07/28/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Sinclair, Offense Push Pioneers to Win in Casper

    Date:07/27/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Deeds Powers Pioneers to Doubleheader Split

    Date:07/27/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Offense, Bullpen Thrive as Pioneers Win Fourth Straight

    Date:07/25/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Continue Offensive Surge With Big Win in Casper

    Date:07/23/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Punish Sasquatch With Blowout Victory

    Date:07/22/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Explode Early, Never Look Back in Bounceback Win

    Date:07/20/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Walk-Off Blast Sends Pioneers to Second Straight Loss

    Date:07/19/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Errors Cost Pioneers in Close Loss to Big Sticks

    Date:07/18/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Mauch Dazzles, Offense Explodes as Pioneers Rout Hastings

    Date:07/17/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Capture Road Win in Final Game at Hastings

    Date:07/17/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Explode Offensively to Sweep Souris Valley

    Date:07/14/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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