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Matt Stembridge

President of Operations
Mexico, MO

Email: normal@prospectleague.com

Phone: 309-454-2255

Walk Up Song: Icky Thump by The White Stripes
Favorite Form of Corn: Elotes (Mexican Street Corn)
Favorite Team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite Food: The Reggie from DP Dough
Top Three Sports Movies: Tincup, The Natural, and Heaven Can Wait
Spirit Animal: Scorpion

Matt joined the CornBelters full-time in the Fall of 2019 as President of Operations. This comes after being a part of the ownership group that purchased the team in 2018 and moved Normal to the Prospect League. Prior to joining the team, he was General Manager of the Hannibal Hoots for two seasons and spent the ten years before that coaching at John Wood Community College and Quincy University.

Stembridge played baseball at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and graduated in 2007. He also has a Masters of Education in Sports and Fitness Administration from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri.

Matt and his wife Melissa have three children, Maddux, Hudson, and Brielle.

Jarrett Rodgers

General Manager
Perkasie, PA

Email: jrodgers@cornbeltersbaseball.com

Phone: 309-451-3433

Walk Up Song: Limelight – Rush
Favorite Form of Corn: Kettle Corn
Favorite Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Favorite Food: Anything BBQ
Top Three Sports Movies: Invincible, Varsity Blues, The Rookie
Spirit Animal: Bald Eagle (Go Birds!)

Jarrett enters his 4th season as a member of the CornBelters staff. During his first three seasons he tackled a variety of roles including ticket sales, corporate partnerships, fundraising, and the CornBelters internship and host family programs. Rodgers has previously worked for the Louisville Bats, Waubonsee Chiefs baseball, and Sports Info Solutions. Rodgers is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Louisville in 2020. He will also never stop talking about the Philadelphia Eagles.

Brittney Ort

Assistant General Manager- Director of Marketing
Woburn, MA

Email: bort@cornbeltersbaseball.com

Phone: 309-451-3437

Walk Up Song: Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys
Favorite Form of Corn: Street Corn
Favorite Team: Boston Red Sox
Favorite Food: Pizza
Top Three Sports Movies: The Sandlot, Bring It On, The Blind Side
Spirit Animal: Deer

Brittney enters her second season as a member of the CornBelters staff after joining the organization full time in January of 2023. Ort has previously worked for the Normal CornBelters and the Florida Everblades as a marketing and communications intern. Although being from Boston, Brittney does not have a Boston accent (expect when she says carriage and drawer)

Evan Lazzaro

Director of Facilities
Fox Lake, IL

Email: elazzaro@cornbeltersbaseball.com

Phone: 309-454-2255

Walk Up Song: One – Metallica
Favorite Form of Corn: Corn on the Cob
Favorite Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Food: Chicago style deep dish pizza
Top Three Sports Movies: Miracle, Remember the Titans, MoneyBall
Spirit Animal: Black Bear

Evan joins the team for his second year of the CornBelters Staff. Lazzaro is from Fox Lake, IL and graduated from Illinois State University in 2023 with a degree in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership. He originally joined the CornBelters front office as a sports management intern for the spring of 2023 semester. Evan is very passionate about Fox Lake, IL and will give you fun facts if you ask for them.

Rick Bohlen

Director of Ticket Sales
Mahomet, IL

Email: rbohlen@cornbeltersbaseball.com

Phone: 309-454-2255

Walk Up Song: Stick Season – Noah Kahan
Favorite Form of Corn: Popcorn
Favorite Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Food: Pancakes
Top Three Sports Movies: MoneyBall, Draft Day, Kicking and Screaming
Spirit Animal: Baby Dragon

Rick joins the team for his second year of the CornBelters Staff. Bohlen is from just south of Normal in Mahomet, IL and graduated from the University of Illinois in 2023 with a degree in Sports Management. He originally joined the CornBelters front office as a Sports Management Intern for the Spring of 2023 semester before becoming an Account Executive for the Summer of 2023. Ask Rick about his YouTube channel.

Jude Pommier

Account Executive
Kankakee, IL

Email: sales@cornbeltersbaseball.com

Phone: 309-454-2255

Walk Up Song: God’s Gonna Cut You Down – Johnny Cash
Favorite Form of Corn: Bi-Color Sweet Corn
Favorite Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Food: Vodka Pasta
Top Three Sports Movies:Remember the Titans, Field of Dreams, and Moneyball
Spirit Animal:Gorilla

Jude joins the team for his first year of the CornBelters Staff. Pommier was born and raised on a small family farm in Kankakee, IL consisting of some of the best sweet corn in Kankakee County. He recently graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Recreation Management and Sports Management. He originally joined the CornBelters front office as a Sports Management intern for the spring of the 2024 semester. Jude is very excited to be apart of the front office team and hopes to excel the fan experience

Benjamin Tousey

Food and Beverage Manager
Rockford, IL

Walk Up Song:Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
Favorite Form of Corn: Cornbread
Favorite Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Food: Tacos
Top Three Sports Movies: Major League, Semi-Pro, Benchwarmers
Spirit Animal: Chimpanzee

Ben is beginning his first year on the CornBelters Staff. Tousey is from Rockford, IL, home of the Rockford Peaches from A League Of Their Own, and graduated from Illinois State University this May. Ben originally joined the team for the 2023 summer season where he excelled as a marketing intern. He is excited to join the team as the Food and Beverage Manager and to improve the fan experience one game at a time. If you heard any dolphin noises through the PA system last summer, it was definitely Ben.

Corny

Mascot
Normal, IL

Walk Up Song: Lights Come On by Jason Aldean
Favorite Form of Corn: All types of corn.
Favorite Team: CornBelters (Duh)
Favorite Food: Anything made from corn
Top Three Sports Movies: Field of Dreams, Rookie of the Year, The Sandlot
Spirit Animal: Himself

Corny is the official mascot of the Normal CornBelters! Our Cornasaurus will be at every CornBelters game this summer taking pictures with fans and playing games on the field! In his free time, Corny enjoys taking strolls through corn fields as well as hitting home runs.