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Confirmed: CornBelters to Become Summer Collegiate Franchise

Normal CornBelters (Independent Professional, Frontier League) team president Steve Malliet confirmed this week that the team is  — as expected — leaving the independent professional Frontier League and will be a part of a summer collegiate wood bat league for the 2019 season.  The Northwoods League, Prospect League and Great Lakes League have been mentioned.  Read more here.

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Cathy Perry Named Miners General Manager

PRESS RELEASE – The Southern Illinois Miners announce that Cathy Perry has been named the team’s new General Manager, replacing John Wilson. “I am excited and honored to be given the opportunity to further contribute to this great organization,” Perry said. “Being a resident of Southern Illinois all my life, I take pride in being a part of this team. I look forward to working with all of our staff to continue providing a great experience for Southern Illinois to enjoy.”

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‘Belters Next to Leave for Summer Collegiate Ranks?

The Traverse City Beach Bums formally left the Frontier League (Independent Professional) on Wednesday, as new ownership announced the team would shift to the Northwoods League (Summer Collegiate) for 2019.  Are the Normal CornBelters next to depart the Frontier League?  The chatter is that the team will switch to the Prospect League (Summer Collegiate) for next season.  Read more here.

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Wuerfel Talks About Sale of Beach Bums, Switch to Northwoods League

John Wuerfel wasn’t going to sell to just anybody.  The Traverse City Beach Bums (Independent, Frontier League) co-owner — or now former co-owner — sold the franchise he and his wife Leslye helped nurture for the last 13 years.  Read more here.

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Traverse City (MI) Joins Northwoods League, Re-Branding Contest Underway

PRESS RELEASE – Traverse City, Michigan – Exciting changes are coming to the Traverse City sports and entertainment landscape! Traverse City Baseball, a group of investors lead by the West Michigan Whitecaps, have purchased Wuerfel Park and will begin play as a Northwoods League affiliate in May of 2019.

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CornBelters Again Contemplate Future as a Pro Team

Like this time last year, the Normal CornBelters (Independent Professional, Frontier League) are pondering an off-season move from the Frontier League to a summer collegiate circuit — possibly the Northwoods League or Prospect League.  Read more here.

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CornBelters Work to Improve Fan Experience

Always striving to put a better team on the field, the Normal CornBelters (Independent Professional, Frontier League) have placed an added emphasis on improving the product off the field with the season opener approaching Friday.  Read more here.

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