Sky Sox extend relationship with Milwaukee Brewers through 2020

Posted at 12:27 PM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 14:34:57-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Sky Sox announced Wednesday that the relationship with the Milwaukee Brewers will continue through the 2020 season.

The Elmore Sports Group and Milwaukee Brewers announced the agreement Wednesday as part of a player-development contact. The former Montana franchise will start playing ball locally in 2019 as part of the Pioneer League’s Southern Division.

According to a release, the team will continue to play home games at Security Service Field.

Both the Elmore Sports Group and the Milwaukee Brewers say they are excited to continue the partnership with each organization. “Fans will sense the excitement of rookie-level baseball, as our players will make their affiliated baseball debut at Security Service Field. Colorado Springs will be an excellent first stop on their journey to the Major Leagues,” said Brewers Farm Director Tom Flanagan.

The Brewers finished up their stay in Montana after their 2018 campaign. 134 players with the franchise have reportedly made it to the big leagues winning four Pioneer championships overall.

The Pioneer Baseball League is a professional minor league with a short 76-game split schedule for all eight teams. The Colorado Springs affiliate will join the Southern Division including the Ogden Raptors, Orem Owlz, and Grand Junction Rockies.

This relationship will mark the fifth consecutive season with the Brewers having a development contract in the Springs.