Prospect League season canceled due to COVID-19, Normal CornBelters still plan to play

The Normal CornBelters on Friday said they plan to play 30 games this summer starting July 1. (Facebook/Normal CornBelters)

 

By Neil Doyle

NORMAL – There won’t be any Prospect League games at the Corn Crib this summer.

The league on Friday announced the 2020 season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting government regulations and guidelines.

“The Prospect League is not alone in the baseball world in the difficult decision that we had to make,” said Prospect League Commissioner Dennis Bastien. “As we hung on to hope for a shortened season, the reality of our responsibility to the teams of people who make our season possible could not be met in the manner we felt necessary.”

Bastien added this was an exceptionally difficult decision made in an unprecedented time.

Meanwhile, the Normal CornBelters said they plan to play a 30 game home schedule at the Corn Crib starting July 1. The team plans to announce their future plans to the public next week.

The CornBelters joined the Prospect League last summer posting a 21-39 record.

Neil Doyle can be reached at neil.doyle@cumulus.com

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