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October 3, 2022 - BASEBALL Pioneer League: After recently coming under new ownership, the Grand Junction (CO) Rockies of the independent eight-team Pioneer League announced the team will change its name for the 2023 season and it is accepting fan submissions for possible nickname suggestions. The team became the Grand Junction Rockies for the 2012 Pioneer League season as an affiliate of Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies. The Pioneer League lost its rookie-level affiliation status with MLB prior to the 2021 season and it continue... Full Story

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Mustangs Win Ten-Inning Thriller to Salvage Season, Even Series at One Each

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