Teams from Huntingburg, Ind., and Hendersonville, Tenn., enter Prospect League in 2024


MAHOMET, Ill. – The Prospect League Board of Directors voted to admit the Dubois
County Bombers of Huntingburg, Ind., and the Full Count Rhythm of Hendersonville,
Tenn., to the Prospect League effective today. Both Dubois County and Full Count will
field teams during the 2024 summer season.


“The Prospect League is thrilled to add two organizations the caliber of Dubois County
and Full Count to its membership,” said Commissioner David Brauer. “Both have
demonstrated success both on and off the field and are poised to be thriving members of
the Prospect League. There is no doubt that adding these teams will further enhance this
League’s reputation.”


The former Ohio Valley League teams will replace the West Virginia Miners (sold to
Dubois County) and the Quincy Gems (sold to Full Count).
For Dubois County, the move marks a return to the Prospect League after having been a
member from 2005-12. The Bombers, members of the Ohio Valley League from
2013-2023 and 2021 OVL Champions, play at historic League Stadium in Huntingburg.
Originally built in 1894. The stadium was featured in the movies “A League of Their Own”
and “Soul of the Game.”


“For our organization and for our fans, this is a dream come true. This will allow our team
on the field to compete against the very best of the best every night,” said Bombers
Owner and President Justin Knepp. “The competition will be better, the stadiums are the

best in summer baseball, and the national appeal and attention is higher,” added
Bombers Co-Owner Ara Knepp. “The exposure this will create for our players and for
Dubois County is surreal.”


The Rhythm, founded by Full Count Ministries in 2020, was a member of the Ohio Valley
League for each of its three seasons. The 2022 and 2023 league champions, based just
18 miles from Nashville, partner with the City of Hendersonville Parks Department to host
games at Drakes Creek Park.


“We’re very excited about joining the Prospect League. We really feel like we’re moving
up from Triple-A to the big leagues,” said Full Count Head Coach and General Manager
Josh Carman. “We want to bring a good product to the city of Hendersonville and our
entire community. We’re going to work really hard to provide good, family fun every night
at the ballpark.”


The Prospect League comes off a 2023 season that included record-breaking league
attendance and the largest attendance gain in all of summer collegiate baseball. The
Prospect League traces its origins to 1963 as the Central Illinois Collegiate League, one
of the original summer college circuits. Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt and Kirby Puckett
are among the most notable names from the league’s roots while more recent standouts
include Ben Zobrist and consecutive MLB first-round draft picks Trey Sweeney (2021)
and Noah Schultz (2022).


“We are excited to welcome the two new members to the Prospect League,” said League
President Bill Davidson. “Both organizations have a track record of success in summer
college baseball and provide an exceptional experience for both fans and players in their
respective communities.”


About the Dubois County Bombers
The Dubois County Bombers are a summer collegiate baseball team in the nationally
renowned Prospect League, a wooden bat league consisting of 17 teams across Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee. Players are hand-recruited from colleges
and universities from all over the United States and abroad. The Bombers play the
highest quality of contemporary baseball in one of the most unique and “throwback”
settings imaginable in historic League Stadium–a stadium that’s rich in both baseball
history and Hollywood history. Dubois County Bombers games are a one-of-a-kind
entertainment and fan experience for adults and kids alike.

About the Full Count Rhythm

The Full Count Rhythm are a summer collegiate wood-bat baseball team in the
prestigious Prospect League. The Rhythm spent their first three seasons of existence in
the Ohio Valley League winning 106 games, making three championship series
appearances, and winning back-to-back league titles. The Rhythm were founded to
engage players and the community of Hendersonville with the game of baseball and the
gospel of Jesus Christ.


About the Prospect League
The Prospect League is a premier Midwestern wood-bat collegiate summer baseball
league with 17 teams across Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee. The
League provides college players a professional setting with excellent competition and
high-quality facilities while delivering exciting baseball action and affordable all-ages
entertainment to its communities. Known as the Central Illinois Collegiate League from
1963-2008, the Prospect League has a proud tradition as one of the original and most
recognizable summer leagues. The League’s rich history includes Hall of Famers and
NCAA Champions, nearly 200 alumni in Major League Baseball, and more than 800
professional players. For more information visit www.prospectleague.com.

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