Western Nebraska Pioneers

    Sires Named Head Coach

    Date:09/25/2019   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

    GERING, NE – The Expedition League’s Western Nebraska Pioneers today announced the hiring of Ryan Sires as the team’s Head Coach, replacing Jimmy Turk. Sires becomes the second Head Coach in Pioneers history.   “Ryan has some big shoes to fill as he joins us for year three,” Pioneers owner Chuck Heeman said. “Jimmy’s on-field success during our fir...


    Bothwell Named EL Pitcher of the Year

    Date:09/04/2019   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

    RAPID CITY, SD – The Expedition League today announced the 2019 season awards for League MVP, Pitcher of the Year, Al Wagner Memorial Coach of the Year, Executive of the Year, Organization of the Year and Broadcaster of the Year.   “The Expedition League had another incredible year in 2019 and it’s an honor to recognize the outstanding talent that we have at all levels of th...


    EL Championship To Be Determined Tonight

    Date:08/11/2019   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

    The championship of the Expedition League will come down to one game. With a 7-2 win over the Western Nebraska Pioneers in game two of the best-of-three title series on Saturday night at Oregon Trail Park in Gering, the Badlands Big Sticks pulled even. The Pioneers cruised to a 9-1 win in the first game on Friday. The deciding title game will be played Sunday at 4:35 p.m. at Oregon Trail Park St...


    Pios face Badlands for EL Championship

    Date:08/09/2019   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

    Following a one-sided disposal of the Fremont Moo in the Clark Division championship game on Wednesday night at Oregon Trail Park Stadium in Gering, it didn’t take long for members of the Western Nebraska Pioneers to refocus on the next step to a possible repeat as Expedition League champions. The challenge ahead of the Pioneers is a daunting one as they will face the Badlands Big Sticks in...


    Pios win Clark Championship

    Date:08/09/2019   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

    The Western Nebraska Pioneers aren’t ready to step down as Expedition League champions just yet. Instead, the Pioneers will take aim at a second straight title after blowing out the Fremont Moo 16-0 in the Clark Division championship game on Wednesday night at Oregon Trail Park Stadium in Gering. With the win, Western Nebraska advances to the championship series against the Badlands Big ...


    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...


    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 Offense Craters Late in Loss to Big Sticks

    Date:08/03/2018   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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    Pioneers Capture Series-Opening Win in Minot

    Date:07/13/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Suffer Tough-Luck Loss in Spearfish

    Date:07/12/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Win Back-And-Forth Game to Open Road Trip

    Date:07/11/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Collect First-Ever Shutout With Blanking of Sabre Dogs

    Date:07/09/2018   Source:Western Nebraska Pioneers  

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    Pioneers Prevail in Thriller Between League's Top Two Teams

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

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