Sonora Pilots

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.

Sonora Pilots
Team logo Cap insignia
LeagueArizona Winter League (2006-2008, 2011) (International)
LocationYuma, Arizona
BallparkDesert Sun Stadium (Yuma, Arizona)
Year founded2006
League championships0
Division championships0
Former name(s)
  • Sonora Pilots (2007–present)
  • Snow Falcons (2006)
ColorsBlue, White, Red and Grey
OwnershipArizona Winter League

Team history

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

Arizona Winter League:

Season W L Win % Place Playoff
2007615.2864thDid not qualify.
2008514.2636thDid not qualify.

See also

  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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