Expedition Baseball League postpones start of 2020 season
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Expedition League announced Friday that the start of the 2020 season will be delayed due to guidelines in place restricting the size of public gatherings.
The 2020 season was scheduled to start on May 26.
In fact, the Spearfish Sasquatch were supposed to open the season on May 26 at home against the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs.
But now the league will continue to monitor the situation and announce a start date for the season at the appropriate time.
The Expedition League has teams in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming and one team in Canada.
While none of the four states have issued formal stay-at-home orders, various guidelines regarding social distancing and other measures are in place.
Due to travel restrictions into and out of Canada, the Wheat City Whiskey Jacks will not be able to play their 2020 home season in Brandon, Manitoba.
As a result, the Whiskey Jacks will play this season at a location in North Dakota.
“This obviously isn’t what we envisioned as we turned the calendar in January with a lot of excitement and anticipation for our summer, but something that we’ve seen written on the wall for several weeks now,” Spearfish Sasquatch Owner/General Manager Eric Schmidt said. “We’re going to adapt, adjust, and be ready when we are able to start our season this summer. I know our players, coaches, staff, and fantastic fan base are clamoring to return to the ballpark and to begin the pandemic healing process as soon as possible.”