Shore thing: PaddleHeads row into Missoula

D-backs' Pioneer League affiliate unveils aquatic moose identity

On Monday, after two decades as the Osprey, Missoula's Pioneer League team changed its name to the PaddleHeads.

By Benjamin Hill | November 4, 2019 12:38 PM ET

On Monday, the Pioneer League franchise formerly known as the Missoula Osprey unveiled its new name: the PaddleHeads. Ben Hill provides the details.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter @bensbiz. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Head of the Class: Rookie Advanced

Angels' Jackson, Braves' Stallings set the pace in second half

Jeremiah Jackson whacked 19 homers during a 46-game span in July and August this year. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 23, 2019 10:33 AM ET

Angels slugger Jeremiah Jackson and Braves hurler Mitch Stallings excelled at the plate and mound, respectively, this season to stand out at the Rookie Advanced level.

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Tolbert, Henry lift Chukars to Pioneer title

Royals prospects total five hits, five runs scored in clincher

The Chukars join Lexington, Wilmington and the Dominican League Royals in winning championships this year. (Kevin Johnson/Ogden Raptors)

By Katie Woo | September 15, 2019 11:08 PM ET

Royals prospects Tyler Tolbert and Isaiah Henry combined for five hits and five runs scored as Idaho Falls won the Pioneer League Championship, beating Ogden, 10-8, in Game 3 of the Finals.

Katie Woo is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiejwoo. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Aplin's timely hitting keeps Chukars alive

Royals prospect plates clutch runs in Game 2 of Pioneer Finals

Rhett Aplin posted a .310/.410/.502 regular-season slash line with 10 home runs in the Pioneer League. (Idaho Falls Chukars)

By Shlomo Sprung | September 15, 2019 12:18 AM ET

Kansas City Royals prospect Rhett Aplin plated two clutch runs as Rookie Advanced Idaho Falls defeated Ogden, 6-2, to force a decisive Game 3 in the Pioneer League Finals.

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Raptors' Merrill provides relief in Game 1

Six pitchers toss two-hitter in Championship Series opener

Corey Merrill was 4-2 with one save, a 2.67 ERA and 37 strikeouts over 30 1/3 innings during the regular season. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Dan Stokes | September 14, 2019 1:15 AM ET

Dodgers prospect Corey Merrill struck out seven over three innings of hitless relief as Ogden beat Idaho Falls, 5-3, in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Pioneer League Championship Series.

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Dungan, Chukars flying high into Finals

Royals ninth-rounder makes difference in Pioneer semifinals

Clay Dungan had not homered in 43 games since July 17 against Orem. (Stephen Smith/Four Seam Images)

By Chris Tripodi | September 12, 2019 7:05 PM ET

In a game that started Tuesday and ended Thursday, Clay Dungan hit a go-ahead three-run homer as Idaho Falls advanced to the Pioneer League Finals with a 6-4 victory over Billings.

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Rodriguez, Raptors claw way into Finals

Catcher reaches on error in 10th for Pioneer semifinal sweep

The Ogden Raptors are two wins away from their second Pioneer League title in a three-year span. (Ogden Raptors)

By Jordan Wolf | September 10, 2019 1:13 AM ET

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Ramon Rodriguez reached on an error in the bottom of the 10th inning to force in a run as Rookie Advanced Ogden topped Grand Junction Rockies, 6-5, for a semifinal sweep.

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Henry puts Chukars on Pioneer Finals brink

Royals outfield prospect clubs solo homer in semifinals opener

In his first stint in the Pioneer League, Isaiah Henry compiled a .232 average and .706 OPS in 60 games. (Stephen Smith/Four Seam Images)

By Katie Woo | September 8, 2019 10:44 PM ET

Kansas City Royals outfield prospect Isaiah Henry connected on a solo homer in his first playoff at-bat as Rookie Advanced Idaho Falls blanked Billings, 2-0, in their PIoneer League postseason opener.

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Colin Simpson Named League MVP

(Todd Bennett)

By Jarah Wright | September 6, 2019 12:42 PM ET

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Jackson, Medrano lead Pioneer All-Stars

Orem's record-setting outfielder, Billings righty among honorees

Jeremiah Jackson and Miguel Medrano were each named end-of-season All-Stars for the first time in their careers. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | September 2, 2019 12:12 PM ET

Orem outfielder Jeremiah Jackson, who tied a league record with 23 homers with six games to spare, and Billings righty Miguel Medrano are among this year's Pioneer League end-of-season All-Stars.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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