Sonora Pilots

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Sonora Pilots
Sonora Pilots 2011 Logo.png Surprise Fightin' Falcons cap insignia.png
Team logo Cap insignia
League Arizona Winter League (2006-2008, 2011) (International)
Location Yuma, Arizona
Ballpark Desert Sun Stadium (Yuma, Arizona)
Year founded 2006
League championships 0
Division championships 0
Former name(s)
  • Sonora Pilots (2007–present)
  • Snow Falcons (2006)
Colors Blue, White, Red and Grey
Ownership Arizona Winter League

The Sonora Pilots are a professional independent baseball team based in Yuma, Arizona and represent Sonora, Mexico. They play in the International Division of the developmental Arizona Winter League, a short-season instructional winter league sanctioned by the North American League and they play their home games at Desert Sun Stadium in Yuma, along with the Canada Miners, San Diego Surf Dawgs and Yuma Scorpions. They are not affiliated with Major League Baseball or Minor League Baseball.

Team history[edit]

The team started as the Snow Falcons and they used the logo and uniforms of the inactive Surprise Fightin' Falcons team of the now-defunct Golden Baseball League.[1] They were initially managed by Benny Castillo during their original 2-year AWL run. The team did not return after two seasons in November 2008 and were replaced by Team Canada.

On July 10, 2009, they were announced as set to play in 2010 in the Arizona Winter League, again playing at Desert Sun Stadium.[2] However, an October 23, 2009, update does not have them coming back to the AWL after all. They could be invited to play in another league in the future. On January 5, 2011, they were announced to be returning to play in the International Division for the 2011 season.[3]

Season-by-season records[edit]

Arizona Winter League:

Season W L Win % Place Playoff
2007 6 15 .286 4th Did not qualify.
2008 5 14 .263 6th Did not qualify.

See also[edit]

Reference Links[edit]

  1. ^ More From Yuma... Sonora Pilots Beat the Heat 12-6 In Afternoon Desert Contest (Caroline, Sam, Junior & Smokey, February 14, 2008)
  2. ^ AWL Info for 2010!, AWL website, July 10, 2009
  3. ^ 2011 AWL Schedule (PDF file)

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