Sioux City Explorers

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Sioux City Explorers
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Team logo Cap insignia
Information
League American Association (Central Division)
Location Sioux City, Iowa
Ballpark Lewis and Clark Park
Year founded 1993
Nickname(s) The X's
League championships 0
Division championships 5
Former league(s)
Former ballparks
  • none
Colors Black, red, white
              
Retired numbers 42
Ownership John Roost
Manager Steve Montgomery
General Manager Shane Tritz
Media

Sioux City Journal

KSCJ Radio
Website xsbaseball.com

The Sioux City Explorers are a professional baseball team based in Sioux City, Iowa, in the United States. The Explorers are a member of the Central Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. From their inception in 1993 to the present, the Explorers have played their home games at Lewis and Clark Park.

The Explorers, frequently called the X's, have played in the American Association since 2006. Previously, they were members of the Northern League.

Season-by-season records[edit]

Sioux City Explorers (2010-2018) [1]
Season W–L Percentage Finish Playoffs
2010 49–47 .510 4th, North Division Did not qualify
2011 51–49 .510 3rd, Central Division Did not qualify
2012 45–55 .450 4th, Central Division Did not qualify
2013 38–62 .380 5th, Central Division Did not qualify
2014 47–53 .470 4th, Central Division Did not qualify
2015 75–25 .750 1st, Central Division Defeated St. Paul, 3–1 in first round, Lost Championship to Laredo Lemurs 1–3
2016 54–46 .540 1st, Central Division Lost in first round 3–1 to Wichita.
2017 46–54 .460 4th, Central Division Did not qualify
2018 71–29 .710 1st, South Division Lost in first round to Kansas City T-Bones 2–3
Totals 476–420 .531

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1994 season: Lost to Winnipeg 3-1 in championship.
  • 1999 season: Lost to Winnipeg 3-0 in semifinals.
  • 2002 season: Defeated Joliet 3-2 in quarterfinals; lost to Winnipeg 3-1 in semifinals.
  • 2008 season: Lost to Sioux Falls 3-0 in semifinals.
  • 2015 season: Defeated St. Paul 3-1 in semifinals; lost to Laredo 3-1 in championship.
  • 2016 season: Lost to Wichita 3-1 in semifinals.
  • 2018 season: Lost to Kansas City 3-2 in semifinals.

Current roster[edit]

Sioux City Explorers roster
Active (22-man) roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 36 James Dykstra
  • 17 Ryan Flores
  • 20 Jason Garcia
  • 22 Ryan Horstman
  • 27 Eric Karch
  • 37 Parker Markel
  • 30 Luis Mateo
  • 12 Ian McKinney
  • 33 Keith Picht
  • 10 Patrick Schuster
  •  8 Dominic Topoozian
  • 50 Justin Vernia



 

Catchers

  •  9 Daniel Jackson
  •  7 Dylan Kelly

Infielders

  •  3 Jay Baum
  • 25 Dean Green
  •  4 David Kerian Injury icon 2.svg
  • 16 Dex McCall
  •  5 Nate Samson
  • 11 Blake Schmit
  • -- Nelson Ward ‡

Outfielders

 

Manager

  • Steve Montgomery

Coaches

  • Matt Passerelle (hitting)
  • Bobby Post (pitching)
  • Brenden Kuhn (trainer)

Injury icon 2.svg Disabled list
‡ Inactive list
§ Suspended list

Roster updated September 10, 2018
Transactions

See also[edit]

  • KMEG sports coverage

External links[edit]