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Kernels Fall League Recap

By normal@prospectleague.com | October 20, 2021

By: Skye Gillespie High school baseball, Rader Family Farms donuts, trick or treating and a fun time for the whole family, what more could you ask for? Numerous high school baseball players around central Illinois brought their talents to the Corn Crib this fall. They also played at McGraw Park, O’Neil Park and even Duffy…

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CornBelters Win First Half Division Crown

By normal@prospectleague.com | June 30, 2021

NORMAL, IL – We are excited to announce that the CornBelters have won the First Half of the Great River Division as part of the 2021 Prospect League season. As a result, the ‘Belters have automatically clinched a spot in the playoffs when they start in August. The CornBelters were in a heated race for…

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Durkin Named CornBelters General Manager

By normal@prospectleague.com | May 3, 2021

NORMAL, IL – The Normal CornBelters have formally announced that Matt Durkin will be introduced as their General Manager today. Matt is no stranger to working at the Corn Crib. He joined the staff in 2018 as an intern during his time at Illinois State and quickly made an impression. Working with season ticket holders…

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Corny’s Kids Club Presented by INB!

By normal@prospectleague.com | April 12, 2021

NORMAL, IL – We are happy to announce that kids to the Bloomington-Normal area will have a new way to support their favorite teams in 2021! Introducing Corny’s Kids Club presented by INB, open to fans 12 and under this season. Corny’s Kids Club is just $25 and includes exclusive perks only available to club…

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Jason Isbell Concert Announced

By normal@prospectleague.com | April 8, 2021

NORMAL, IL – We are happy to announce that four time Grammy Award winning artist Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will be performing live at the Corn Crib on Saturday August 21st as part of our “Distanced at the Diamond” summer concert series. For social distancing measures, we will have “pod” seating for sale…

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Teams Announced for KCL

By normal@prospectleague.com | 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

By normal@prospectleague.com | 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

By normal@prospectleague.com | 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

By normal@prospectleague.com | 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

By normal@prospectleague.com | 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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