The summer-collegiate Midwest Collegiate League will field six teams for the 2013 season after adding the Lexington Snipes to the schedule.
The Snipes will join the DuPage County Hounds, Chicago Zephyrs, Northwest Indiana Oilmen, Rockford Foresters and the Southland Vikings in the circuit. The Snipes have an established reputation in the Bloomington-Normal (Illinois) market and play most games out of Illinois Wesleyan’s Jack Horenberger Field.
“We are extremely excited to welcome the Snipes and their owner Billy Dubois into our league,” said Commissioner Don Popravak. “The Bloomington-Normal Illinois market offers the Midwest Collegiate League an ideal location which is easily accessible from the Interstate Highway.”
The Midwest Collegiate League will play a 10-week 46-game schedule beginning playing on May 30 with a postseason league playoff.
The league is attempting to rebound from a rough 2012 season, when two teams — the Will County CrackerJacks and the Illinois Lincolns — were pulled by owner Jamie Toole nine games before the season ended.
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