The Western Nebraska Pioneers announced the hiring of Shane Sharkey as the team’s Head Coach for the 2024 season. Sharkey becomes the fifth coach in Pioneers history. “Mayra and I interviewed a number of very well-qualified potential coaches over the last few weeks,” Pioneers owner Chuck Heeman said. “Shane stood out as someone not only with on-field and recruiting experience, but experience in leading young men on and off the field. His success at Nebraska-Kearney, Dallas-Brookhaven and as a player gives him the kind of background we’ve been looking for and we feel fortunate to be working with him.” Sharkey
The Fort Collins Foxes, a beloved summer baseball team deeply ingrained in the Fort Collins community since 2005, is proud to announce its acquisition by the Munsch Family. This new ownership promises to usher in a bright new era for the team, with a strong focus on community and a shared passion for both business and baseball. The Munsch Family’s journey in Fort Collins began in the late 1990s when they relocated their corporate office and manufacturing facility of Loomix, a renowned animal nutrition supplement company, to Northern Colorado. Their love for animals and the region led them to establish
The Western Nebraska Pioneers announced that the team is joining the Rocky Mountain Baseball League effective immediately. The Rocky Mountain League has been in operation for more than 25 years and consists of teams in Colorado, Kansas and now Nebraska, with the addition of the Pioneers. Following a meeting on August 28 and a vote by current RMBL members, the Pioneers were granted admission along with the Ft. Collins Foxes, bringing the league to eight members. The RMBL returns six teams; the Liberal (Kansas) Bee-Jays, Hays (Kansas) Larks, Dodge City (Kansas) A’s, Colorado (Wheat Ridge) Roughriders, Game Day Angels (Parker,
The Denver Cougars received a 3rd bid from the RMBL for the 2023 NBC World Series. After finishing in 3rd place, the Cougars will be making their 18th NBC World Series appearance where they have an all-time record of 25-35 with their best finish of 3rd place in 2010! Good luck Cougars!!!
The Liberal BeeJays received the second bid to the 2023 NBC World Series as the RMBL Runnerups! This will mark the BeeJays 54th NBC appearance and they will try to build on their 200 total tournament wins. The BeeJays have won 5 championships in 12 title game appearances with their most recent title being 2010. They finished 3rd last year after falling to the Hays Larks in the semi-final bracket. Good luck BeeJays!
The Hays Larks are the RMBL Champs for 2023 after finishing with a league record of 20-4! The Liberal BeeJays finished second at 17-7 while the Denver Cougars and Dodge City A’s tied for third with identical 13-11 marks. The full league and overall standings can be found at: https://rockymountainbaseballleague.com/schedulesresults/