PIERRE, S.D. — Pierre is getting a baseball team in the Expedition League starting up next year.

The Rapid City-based league will be a summer collegiate wood bat baseball league with teams throughout the Great Plains. Its inaugural 2018 season is to feature 10 teams.

Pierre’s team will play in Hyde Stadium. The City Commission on Tuesday authorized a five-year lease agreement.

League President Steve Wagner told the Capital Journal that Pierre’s team will be named with colors selected and a logo designed by the end of September.

The league also has facility leases signed in Brandon, Manitoba; Minot, North Dakota; and Gering/Scottsbluff and Hastings in Nebraska. Agreements are pending are in Dickinson, North Dakota, and the South Dakota cities of Aberdeen, Spearfish and Rapid City. Casper, Wyoming, might also get a team.

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