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    Trappers Season To Start June 26th

    Date:06/04/2020   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; June 3, 2020  RAPID CITY, SD – With great excitement and joy, the Expedition League announced today that its 2020 season will begin on Friday June 26, 2020 with a 52-game schedule.  The regular season will end on Wednesday August 19, 2020 and the winner of the Lewis Division’s regular season will battle the Clark Division’s regular season winner...


    Date:05/01/2020   Source:Pierre Trappers  


    Trappers Add Six For 2020 Season

    Date:10/30/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    The Pierre Trappers have continued to build their 2020 season roster with the signing of six more players. With the announcement, their roster stands at 13, with a few more announcements to come in the coming weeks. Here is a look at the six newest signings for 2020: Jerson Morales, Right Handed Pitcher, Western Nebraska Community College: Morales will be coming into his second season with the T...

    Trappers Announce First Wave of 2020 Signings

    Date:10/17/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    The Pierre Trappers coaching staff has been hard at work getting their roster put together for the 2020 season. With the offseason in full swing, they have announced their first seven player signings for the upcoming season. Here is a look at the new Trappers: Zac Cox, Infielder, University of Kansas: Cox is a freshman infielder from Manhattan, Kansas who will be playing his first season wit...


    Date:09/12/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    RAPID CITY, SD – The Expedition League today announced that the 2020 All-Star Spectacular, presented by Hydrotex, will be held at Mike Lansing Field in Casper, Wyoming, home of the Casper Horseheads. The Expedition League’s AllStar break is July 20-22, 2020. Fan Fest, presented by Wyoming Medical Center, will be held on Monday July 20th and will include fan-interactive games & disp...

    2019 Expedition League Awards Announced, Bruce Named Executive of the Year

    Date:09/05/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    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 the Leagu...


    Date:08/07/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  


    2019 South Dakota Beef Cup Champions

    Date:08/07/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  


    Recap: Sabre Dogs 9, Trappers 5

    Date:08/02/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Early in game one, it looked as if things would be a pitchers duel.  Following an hour and a half rain delay, both starting pitchers Dominic Parkhurst for Pierre and Carson Tonini for Souris Valley were rolling. Both hurlers, being from Minot State University, reeled in hitters for the first two innings, with no tallies until the bottom of the third.  In that frame, the Sabre Dogs stru...

    Recap: Moo 8, Trappers 7 (10)

    Date:07/29/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Like last week, things got started off quickly on the offensive end.  Fremont tallied in the first when Tyler Push led off the game with a single and scored in an RBI single by Luke White, making it 1-0. However, in the bottom of the frame, the Trappers responded. Ken Scott and Zane Phelps hit back to back solo shots, Scott's second and Phelps 11th, giving Pierre the advantage...

    Recap: Trappers 4, Sasquatch 3 (GM1) & Trappers 14, Sasquatch 3 (GM2)

    Date:07/27/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    GAME 1: Things got off to another fast start early.  In the top of the first, Spearfish tallied a run when Z Westley knocked a single into center and eventually scored on a passed ball from starter Colin Smith.    Pierre would answer back in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single by Zane Phelps to knot the score at 1-1.  The Sasquatch, however, got two back in the top...

    Recap: Beef Cup Champions!

    Date:07/27/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Last night proved to be wild, replete with anger, and then joyous.  Things started off quickly in the first inning when Spearfish took a 2-0 lead. Center fielder Brent Richey slammed his second homer of the series, and the Trappers trailed early.  However, that deficit was erased in the bottom of the frame. After Ken Scott walked with one out, Zane Phelps singled, and both of them woul...

    Recap: Trappers 13, Sasquatch 2

    Date:07/25/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Sometimes, final scores are deceiving.  Welcome to Thursday. Pierre would start off hot against starter Ben Larson when Ken Scott knocked his first homer of the season, making it 1-0.  However, that was quickly answered by Spearfish. With two outs, Brent Richey blasted a pitch into deep right center to knot the score at 1-1.  In the middle frames, neither team was able to figure...

    Recap: Trappers 7, Hot Shots 0

    Date:07/24/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    For Pierre, the offense was helping starter Connor McDonald early.  In the first, both Michael Herrera and Ken Scott reached, and two batters later, Bill Moreland recorded a two RBI single to put the Trappers ahead, 2-0. More from the offense in the second frame. After a leadoff double by Jonathan Boulaphinh, Ken Scott singled the second baseman home to make it 3-0. On the next at bat, Zane...

    Recap: Trappers 6, Hot Shots 2

    Date:07/23/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Old faces, same places. Another day at the office for Tyler McDonald.  The righty had a shaky start in the first, however. After giving up a leadoff baserunner, McDonald got some help from his defense when Johnny Pacheco threw out Mason King trying to steal second base.  There would be no score until the bottom of the second, when Alex Gonzales walked with two outs and Max Modeste qui...

    Recap: Trappers 14, Big Sticks 2

    Date:07/14/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Let's get right to it. In the first inning, starter AJ Fell worked out of a jam with the bases loaded. The righty got Garret Dupuis to ground into a 6-4-3 double play to end the threat and keep the score 0-0.  In the bottom of the first, the Trappers scored three runs, starting with a leadoff single by Michael Herrera. Then, after two quick outs, Badlands starter Tyler Chipman walked tw...

    Recap: Big Sticks 9, Trappers 6 (10)

    Date:07/13/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Talk about a back and forth battle. There would be no scoring until the second inning, when the Big Sticks began to attack. With a man on, Anthony Garrett doubled home Mitch Dean two make it 1-0. Garrett would score one batter later on a triple by Nathan Sanders. But, down 2-0, Pierre responded. The Trapper got a pair thanks to an RBI single by Niko Piazza, to even the game at 2-2 after two inn...

    Recap: Big Sticks 5, Trappers 3

    Date:07/12/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    For the second game in a row, the Big Sticks got on the board early at Hyde Stadium. Two batters in, Michael Furhman hit a solo bomb, the fourth of the series for Badlands to put the Big Sticks up 1-0.  After that, however, starter Seth Brewer settled down in a big way. The righty struck out seven in four and a third innings on the bump.  Pierre leveled things in the bottom of the thi...

    Recap: Trappers 7, Big Sticks 6

    Date:07/11/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Thursday night was a back and forth affair that went in the favor of the home team. Badlands, however, scored quickly in the first. Both Ryan Walstad and Michael Furhman recored base hits, and both scored a batter later when Bryson Ford had a wild pitch and a flyout score both runners. Things would stay that way until the fourth, when Pierre responded. Michael Herrera doubled and Alex Gonzales q...

    Four Trappers Named to All Star Game

    Date:07/11/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Four Pierre Trappers were named to the 2019 All Star Game in Minot, ND, it was announced by the Expedition League.  On the offensive side of the ball, Michael Herrera has been a powerhouse at the plate, recording the most opposite field hits in all of the EL. Herrera is the only Trappers player to start every single game this season. So far, the shortstop has put together a .321 batting aver...

    Recap: Trappers 14, Pioneers 3

    Date:07/10/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Sometimes, giants are meant to be dethroned.  Pierre got off to a torrid pace in the first inning with four runs. Michael Herrera led things off with a single, and after an Alex Gonzales walk, Zane Phelps doubled in both men to make it 2-0. He would later score, along with Sam Kalberer (who also had an RBI), and it was 4-0 after one.  Things would stay that way until the top of the fou...

    Recap: Moo 6, Trappers 5

    Date:07/04/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Game two of the series was a back and forth battle.  In the first, Fremont again tallied quickly, when Wilson Ehrhardt and Rinnie Mcbride singled. One batter later, Luke White his his second homer in as many days, and the Moo were ahead 3-0 after one.  Things stayed that way until the third, when Fremont score again via an RBI double by Brock Reller. This scored Mcbride, his second run...

    Recap: Trappers 11, Moo 3 (4 1/2 Innings - Rain)

    Date:07/03/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Even though the rain shortened the game, the fireworks were aplenty in Wednesday's game.  Fremont got off to a hot start, taking a 2-0 lead behind a home run by Luke White three batters into the game. However, Pierre responded in the bottom of the first. After Michael Herrera was hit by a pitch, Alex Gonzales was hit by a pitch, and the next sox Trapper hitters all reached bases, five o...

    Recap: Trappers 13, Whiskey Jacks 1

    Date:06/30/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Sunday started strong for Pierre, and only got better.  After a scoreless first, Pierre started things on offense with a single by Max Modeste. Then, when Niko Piazza walked, both men were scored on a passed ball and a catchers interference call on Michael Herrera to make it 2-0. In the third, the first three batters for Pierre walked, loading the bases. Soon after, Niko Piazza reached on a...

    Recap: Trappers 5, Whiskey Jacks 4

    Date:06/28/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    It's now four in a row for the Trappers, who continue to mount wins.  No runs would come home in the first inning, part of four that starter AJ Fell provided Pierre.  However, in the second, the Trappers took the lead. Johnny Pacheco singled to start the frame, and a batter later, Tyler Ranel doubled down the left field line to put the home team on the scoreboard, 1-0.  Then,...

    Recap: Trappers 3, Sasquatch 1

    Date:06/27/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    This game was much quieter than the first three, but Pierre will take it.  In the first, both starters quickly retired the side, as Dominic Parkhurst for Pierre and Ben Larson for Spearfish began strong.  However, in the second, things quickly changed. Z Westley led off the top of the frame with a double and was driven home by Brent Richey, his first RBI of the series.  The Trapp...

    Recap: Trappers 5, Sasquatch 3 (GM1) & Trappers 7, Sasquatch 4 (GM2)

    Date:06/25/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Holy cow. Let's get right to it.  Game one started off slow for Pierre, giving up three runs in the top of the second. Spearfish got a leadoff double by Joe York which was followed by another double by Brent Richey and another single by Brennan Bales to make it 3-0 in the second. But Pierre got all the runs back in the bottom of the frame. Bill Moreland led off with a double, and a coup...

    Recap: Sasquatch 9, Trappers 5

    Date:06/24/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Monday started a seven game home stand for the Pierre Trappers, facing their in state rival Spearfish.  The Trappers started out with a bang, scoring two in the first. Michael Herrera led off with a single, and Nick Grossman got him home via an error in center field by Z. Westley. Then, with the bases clear, Zane Phelps belted his fourth homer of the season over the center field wall to brin...

    Recap: Sodbusters 5, Trappers 0

    Date:06/21/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Friday nights contest got off to a start dominated by pitchers.  In the first, Nick Altermatt got the Trappers on the base paths with a two out double. However, Hastings starter Matt Hess got Zane Phelps to strike out to end the frame. In the bottom of the first, Dominic Parkhurst induced a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning after Alec Lee was hit by a pitch to start the bottom of the inni...

    Recap: Trappers 14, Moo 10

    Date:06/16/2019   Source:Pierre Trappers  

    Another 24 runs crossed home on Sunday, but this time, the Trappers were on the winning end of a 14-10 decision.  In the first inning, starter Kyle Nordby gave up an early run on an RBI single by Luke White. Nordby would retire the next hitter, but with two outs, third baseman Pete Carlson parked a grand slam to left to pad the Fremont advantage to 5-0.  However, the Trappers responded...