Teams Announced for KCL

March 1, 2021

NORMAL, IL – After laying it’s roots during the summer of 2020, the Kernels Collegiate League is back for more. Management of the Corn Crib announced Monday morning the four teams that will be playing in the KCL this summer. Last years runner-ups the Bobcats will return, with the BlueCaps, Ground Sloths, and Howlers starting…

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Peacock Hired as CornBelters Manager

February 12, 2021

NORMAL, IL – After starting his coaching career in the Kernels Collegiate League this past summer, the CornBelters have announced Calvin Peacock will manage the Prospect League team in 2021. Peacock managed the injury-plagued Hoots of the Kernels Collegiate League in 2020, and is currently the Pitching Coach at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois.…

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Prospect League Announces 2021 Schedule

February 8, 2021

NORMAL, IL – After taking the 2020 season off due to the COVID-19 pandemic that was swept the world, the long awaited return of the Prospect League is no more. This morning, the Prospect League announced the 2021 league schedule for the upcoming summer. The CornBelters will open their summer campaign against the Illinois Valley…

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Introducing the #WhereBaseballGrows Campaign

January 29, 2021

NORMAL, IL – CornBelters Owner and President of Operations Matt Stembridge has released a statement introducing our #WhereBaseballGrows campaign and the future of the Corn Crib. “First and foremost, thank you! We are extremely humbled to have hosted so many friends, families and athletes in our ballpark in 2020. This community, like so many across…

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Prospect League Welcomes Clinton and Burlington

January 17, 2021

ELKVILLE, Ill. – The Prospect League is proud to announce further expansion with the additions of the Clinton LumberKings andBurlington Bees.”We are proud to announce that both the Burlington Bees and the Clinton LumberKings are joining the Prospect League for the upcoming 2021 season and beyond,” said Prospect League Commissioner Dennis Bastien. “We applaud their decision to be…

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KCL Returning in 2021

November 13, 2020

NORMAL, IL – The Corn Crib is bringing the Kernels Collegiate League back to Bloomington-Normal this upcoming summer! What was started as a replacement for the Prospect League being cancelled due to the COVIS-19, soon became a summer favorite. The CornBelters won the inaugural season of the KCL in 2020, however with the return of…

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Introducing the Kernels Fall League and Friday Night Spikes!

August 25, 2020

NORMAL, IL – The Corn Crib is bringing baseball back to the Bloomington-Normal community with our Kernels Fall League starting on September 4th! This is highlighted by our “Friday Night Spikes” promotion that closely resembles our fan favorite Corn Bash Nights and is here to fill the void left by high school football not being…

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KCL Rosters Announced

June 15, 2020

NORMAL, IL – The wait is over, this morning player rosters were announced for all four teams of the Kernels Collegiate League. The league will feature players from Division One, Division Two, Division Three, Junior College, and NAIA colleges and universities from all over the country. However, the league will only feature local talent of…

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The Kernels Collegiate League to be Played at the Corn Crib this Summer!

June 4, 2020

Normal, IL – The Normal CornBelters are excited to announce the Kernels Collegiate League at the Corn Crib starting on July 1st and running until August 9th. The Kernels Collegiate League will feature four teams, the CornBelters, Bobcats, Gems, and the Hoots. Each team roster will be made up of local area collegiate talent from…

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CornBelters to Play Despite Prospect League Cancellation

May 29, 2020

The Normal CornBelters announced today that the Prospect League has canceled their 2020 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting government regulations across the five state league. The team will still plan to play in 2020. The first game is currently scheduled for Wednesday, July 1st. “We are saddened by the news from…

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