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Pioneer League Installs New Rules For 2021 Season

April 27, 2021

The Pioneer Baseball League today announced exciting new rules changes in effect for the 2021 season, as follows: · To avoid the excessive strain on our pitching staffs, the Pioneer Baseball League will not have extra innings, but rather will employ a first-of-its-kind “Knock Out” rule that resolves tied games

Pioneer League becoming MLB 'Partner League'

Eight teams transferring to newly independent circuit for 2021
November 30, 2020

A new brand of baseball is coming to the Mountain time zone in 2021. The Pioneer League has been designated a "Partner League" of Major League Baseball, both the circuit and MLB announced Monday. The move will transform the Rookie Advanced loop into an independent league and comes as part

Mick Ritter Named New President

October 7, 2019

The Grand Junction Rockies are proud to announce that Mick Ritter has been named the new Team President. He has been with the Rockies since 2014 starting as the Food And Beverage Director and was named the Assistant General Manager in 2016.

Rox Swept In Division Championship

September 10, 2019

Grand Junction's 2019 season came to an end on Monday as they fell to Ogden in ten innings by a score of 6-5.Both teams pushed across runs in the first inning as Pioneer League MVP Colin Simpson brought in a run with a sac-fly while Ogden took a 2-1 lead

Heartbreaker Sinks Rox In Game One

September 9, 2019

Grand Junction dropped the game one pitcher's duel on Sunday as Ogden claimed the 2-1 victory at Suplizio Field.Starters Helcris Olivarez and Elio Serrano matched each other through five innings of shutout baseball until the Raptors took the 1-0 lead on a bases loaded walk from Jeremy Arocho in the

Rockies Take Regular Season Finale

September 8, 2019

GJ concluded its season on Saturday with a high note as they ended their two-game slide and topped Rocky Mountain 7-6 at UCHealth Park.For the third straight night, the Vibes took an early 2-0 lead thanks to Alex Hall's two-run double in the second that marked the only blemish on

Colin Simpson Named League MVP

September 6, 2019

Grand Junction Rockies utility player Colin Simpson has added another accolade to his collection for the 2019 season. He has won the Ralph Nelles Award as the MVP for the Pioneer League as announced by the Pioneer League last night.He is hitting .309 and slugging .667 with an OBP of

Rox Offense Shows Up Too Late In Loss

September 6, 2019

Grand Junction left eleven men on during Thursday night's game as they lost their second straight to the Vibes by 7-2.Starting in the second, Rocky Mountain dominated run production and took the lead 2-0 on Arbert Cipion's RBI triple and a sac-fly from Luis Avila.With two in the third, two

Junction's Win Streak Snapped At Four

September 5, 2019

The Rockies lost for just the second time in twelve games on Wednesday as they fell to the Vibes 6-3 at UCHealth Park.Rocky Mountain grabbed the lead first-ending GJ's streak of ten games in which they were the first team to score-with an RBI single from Alex Hall.In the third,

GJ Wins Fourth Straight; Clinches Playoff Berth

September 4, 2019

In addition to clinching a spot in the postseason on Tuesday, the Rockies defeated the Vibes for their tenth win in their last eleven games with a 7-5 final at UCHealth Park.After Colin Simpson advanced home on Todd Isaac's steal of second in the second, Grand Junction jumped out to

Rox Top Vibes In Home Run Derby

September 2, 2019

The Rockies survived Monday's slugfest and won their third straight at Suplizio Field in a game that featured a season- high ten home runs.After six straight batters were retired in the first, Grand Junction exploded for seven in the second behind its three Season-End All-Stars, Christian Koss, Colin Simpson, and

Rox Secure Series Win Over Vibes

September 1, 2019

For the second straight game, Grand Junction won a one-run ballgame on Sunday as they topped the Vibes 4-3 at Suplizio Field.Behind the arm of Helcris Olivarez, the Rockies tallied a run in each of the first three frames to make it 3-0 as Brenton Doyle accounted for two RBIs-a

Rox Hold Off Vibes

September 1, 2019

Grand Junction got back to .500 on Saturday as they defeated Rocky Mountain 5-4 in the first of a three-game set at Suplizio Field.After a six-up-six-down first inning, Bladimir Restituyo blasted his first GJ home run of the year with a two-run shot to left off of Braden Webb who

GJ's Streak Ends In Lopsided Loss

August 31, 2019

Grand Junction's six-game winning streak came to an end on Friday night as the Raptors salvaged a win in the series finale by a score of 13-3.Things got off to another positive start for the Rockies as they scored in the first inning for the sixth straight game thanks to

Wild Ending Yields GJ's Sixth Straight Win

August 30, 2019

The Rockies earned the series win over Ogden on Thursday as they defeated the Raptors 4-2 at Lindquist Field.For the fifth straight game, Grand Junction scored in the opening frame and took a 2-0 lead via an RBI groundout from Colin Simpson and a run scoring single off the bat

Rox Win Fifth Straight

August 29, 2019

The Rockies opened their three-game set in Ogden with a win on Wednesday as they defeated the Raptors 8-5 at Lindquist Field. Junction scored in the first inning for the fourth game in a row as Christian Koss got his team out to a 1-0 lead with an RBI single before

Rox Win Extra-Inning Nail-Biter

August 28, 2019

Grand Junction won their fourth straight game on Tuesday and defeated the Owlz 10-8 to secure the season series at UCCU Ballpark.The first inning was marked by the Rockies' first grand slam of the year as Colin Simpson launched his sixteenth home run of the season to bust his club

Rox Win Sloppy Slugfest

August 27, 2019

Grand Junction won their third straight on Monday as they defeated Orem 14-11 at UCCU Ballpark in a game that featured 28 hits and nine errors.Both starters took their lumps in the first inning as the Rockies grabbed an initial 2-0 lead via a wild pitch and a Colin Simpson

GJ Hangs On For Second Straight Win

August 25, 2019

Despite Ogden's late-inning run, the Rockies earned a series split on Saturday as they defeated the Raptors 7-5.After his walk-off heroics last night, Christian Koss picked up right where he left off in the first by blasting a two-run homer, his tenth of the year, to give his squad an

Koss' Hits Bookend Walk-Off Win

August 24, 2019

The Rockies ended their five-game losing streak on Friday as they took the third of a four-game set against the Raptors with a 4-3 victory.Despite the end result, Andy Pages carried over the offense from last night's ballgame as he blasted a leadoff home run against starter Jared Horn on

Rox Blasted In Fifth Straight Loss

August 23, 2019

Ogden decimated Grand Junction on Thursday as 17 hits and a season-high seven doubles paced the Raptors to a 14-2 win at Suplizio Field.Junction manufactured a run and a 1-0 lead in the first with Christian Koss bringing in Bladimir Restituyo on an RBI single after a perfect sacrifice bunt

Junction Loses Fourth Straight

August 22, 2019

In the first of a four-game set, the Rockies fell to the Raptors on Wednesday by a score of 5-3 at Suplizio Field.Ogden jumped out to 1-0 in the opening frame on Sauryn's Lou's 15th RBI double of the year but it was the only run that Anderson Amarista allowed

Rox Lose Series In Slugfest

August 21, 2019

In the longest game of the year, the Rockies dropped their series with Orem on Tuesday via a 10-8 loss at Suplizio Field.Despite entering the third with a 2-0 lead, Mike Ruff and Cayden Hatcher got tagged by the Owlz for seven runs highlighted by the efforts of Jose Verrier's

Rox Held To Two Hits In Blowout Loss

August 20, 2019

Grand Junction hit the 30-loss mark on Monday as Orem dismantled the Rockies 12-1 at Suplizio Field.After being unable to convert on a leadoff triple by Bladimir Restituyo in the bottom of the first, the Rox were able to manufacture a run and a 1-0 lead via a sacrifice fly

Solo Bombs Not Enough In Rox Loss

August 18, 2019

Grand Junction fell to Owlz on Sunday as Orem evened the series at one game apiece with an 8-3 win at Suplizio.A two-run triple from David Clawson and a one-run double from Justin Kunz gave the visitors their initial 3-0 lead in the second before an RBI groundout and a