User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

61° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

#3 Brookings @ #2 Mitchell at 7 p.m.
 | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


SD-Native Van Leur Signs With Pheasants For 2013

January 10, 2013, 3:47 PM

SD-Native Van Leur Signs With Pheasants For 2013

Brandon native Jack Van Leur will be back in the Sioux Falls Pheasants’ bullpen this summer. The lefty reliever signed to play with the Birds for a second straight season, Pheasants manager Steve Shirley announced on Thursday.

Van Leur played the bulk of 2012 with the Pheasants before an August trade sent him to the Winnipeg Goldeyes. He was traded back following the season as his own player to be named later.

Across 39 appearances with Sioux Falls, Van Leur posted a 3-1 record and a 3.78 ERA. He issued seven walks and 23 strikeouts. He was particularly adept at retiring left-handed hitters, who batted just .154 with just two extra-base hits against him.

“I’m thrilled to have Jack back,” Shirley said. “He gives us a good left-handed option out of the pen, plus it’s great that he has local ties.”

At Brandon Valley High School, Van Leur was a standout three-sport athlete, earning conference or state honors in football, basketball and baseball. As a junior, he led the Lynx to a runner-up finish at the state tournament.

Following a successful collegiate pitching career at Creighton University and a trip to the College World Series in 2011, Van Leur made his pro debut with the Brockton Rox of the independent Can-Am League. That earned him an invitation to spring training with the Philadelphia Phillies before joining the Pheasants in 2012.

With Winnipeg in 2012, Van Leur went 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA in 12 appearances in the regular season, and he helped the Goldeyes win the 2012 American Association championship.

The Sioux Falls Pheasants begin their 21st season on May 16, 2013, and their home opener is May 17 against the Sioux City Explorers. Information about season tickets and advertising with the Sioux Falls Pheasants is available by calling (605) 336-6060 or visiting

Courtesy: Scott Beatty, Pheasants

Previous Story

Next Story



You may also like

Body On I-90 Identified

10/2/2015 4:02 PM

The teenager found dead on Interstate 90 has been identified as an O'Gorman High School student.

Full Story
Helicopter Crash Near Parkston Under Investigation

10/5/2015 11:25 AM

Emergency crews responded to a helicopter crash near Parkston Monday morning. 

Full Story
Bosworth's Husband Facing Felony Charges

10/5/2015 10:50 AM

The husband of former GOP U.S. Senate Candidate Annette Bosworth now faces felony charges.

Full Story
Fishermen Find Body Of Sioux Falls Man In Oakwood Lake

10/6/2015 12:30 PM

The Brookings County Sheriff's Office says the body of 73-year-old Martin Jepson was found floating in the lake around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Full Story
Huron Man Killed In Motorcycle-Semi Collision

10/3/2015 1:51 PM

A Huron man was killed in a crash on US Highway 14 Friday afternoon.

Full Story