SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that they have re-signed OF Peter Barrows to a 2014 American Association contract. The 2014 season will mark Barrows third year in Sioux City and fourth overall in professional baseball.
Barrows had another great season offensively for the X’s in 2013, as he appeared in 96 games and led the X’s in home runs (13), RBI’s (55), extra base hits (36) and finished second on the team in doubles (21) and hits (97), to go along with a .279 batting average. After signing with the X’s in late June of 2012, Peter appeared in 61 games and accumulated a .284 batting average to go along with 11 home runs and 18 doubles, while driving in 48 runners. For his two year career with the Explorers, Barrows has collected 164 hits, 39 doubles, 24 home runs and 103 RBI’s in 157 games. He has spent most of his two years in Sioux City as the X’s everyday right fielder.
“Peter has been a very consistent offensive weapon the past two seasons in Sioux City and I am looking forward to him being a big part of our offense again in 2014, while also surrounding him with additional hitters to take some of the pressure off of him at the plate,” commented X’s new Field Manager, Steve Montgomery.
Barrows began his professional career in 2011, when he split time between the Kansas City T-Bones and the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association. In 42 games with the T-Bones and Wingnuts, Barrows combined to hit .288 with three home runs, three triples and eight doubles. Prior to joining the X’s in 2012, the Old Saybrook, CT native started the 2012 season in the Atlantic League for the Bridgeport Bluefish, where he played in 12 games for the ‘Fish, hitting .286 in 44 plate appearances.
The Sioux City Explorers will kick off their 22nd season on Thursday, May 15th, when the X’s travel to Sioux Falls, SD to take on the Canaries in the first two games of the opening 4 game series. The series will then shift back to Sioux City for the X’s 2014 Home Opener on Saturday, May 17th before wrapping up the series in Sioux Falls on Sunday the 18th of May.
2014 Season tickets are on sale now – to reserve your 9 Innings of Vacation stop out to the X’s winter offices, located at 600 Stevens Port Drive, Suite 105 in Dakota Dunes, SD or call them at 712-277-WINS.