Mexico, MO - Capital University
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.
Normal, IL - Illinois State University
Walk Up Song: Life is a Highway – Rascal Flatts
Favorite Form of Corn: Popcorn
Favorite Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Food: French Fries
Top Three Sports Movies: Miracle, Field of Dreams, and Coach Carter
Spirit Animal: Bee
Gavin enters his seventh season as a member of the CornBelters staff. He started as a concession worker. During his second season, he helped oversee the concession stands and was also a part of the stadium operations team. Most recently, Gavin was the Director of Sales. Legett is from Normal, Illinois, graduated from Normal Community High School, and is currently attending Illinois State University.
Perkasie, PA - University of Louisville
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 3rd season as a member of the CornBelters staff. During his first two 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.
Woburn, MA - Northeastern University
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 first season as a member of the CornBelters staff after joining the organization full time in January. Ort has previously worked for the Normal CornBelters and the Florida Everblades as a marketing and communications intern. Brittney is originally from a suburb of Boston and currently attends Northeastern University.
Fox Lake, IL - Illinois State University
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 first year of the CornBelters Staff. Lazzaro is from Fox Lake, IL and recently graduated from Illinois State University 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 super excited to be a apart of the front office team and to make an impact on the organization
Normal, IL - The Corn Crib
Walk Up Song: Lights Come On by Jason Aldean
Favorite Form of Corn: There’s Too Many to Pick
Favorite Team: CornBelters (Duh)
Favorite Food: Popcorn
Top Three Sports Movies: Field of Dreams, Rookie of the Year, The Sandlot
Spirit Animal: Cornasaurus
Corny is the official mascot of the Normal CornBelters! He was born on August 7th of 2009 at 10:00 AM right here at the Corn Crib. Our Cornasaurus will be at every CornBelters game this summer taking pictures with fans and dancing to his conga line! In his free time, Corny enjoys taking strolls through corn fields, trolling mascots on Twitter, and watching baseball.