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National Pro Fastpitch Welcomes Softball Canada

October 30, 2018 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), in conjunction with Softball Canada, Rent One Park and presenting sponsor visitSI, announced the addition of the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois to the league Tuesday. The Wild become the sixth affiliate NPF team set to compete in the 2019 season. "Obviously, this is a tremendous addition to the league for a number of reasons," NPF commissioner Cheri Kempf said. "To add an international team of the quality of Canada, currently ranked thir... Full Story

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Rent One Park to Host Softball Canada in 2019

October 30, 2018 - Marion, IL - The Southern Illinois Miners are proud to announce that they have reached an agreement in principle with Softball Canada, the Canadian national softball team, to play an approximate 25-game National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) schedule at Rent One Park in 2019, with an option for the 2020 season. The games, presented by visitSI, will help the team prepare for the upcoming 2019 Olympic qualifiers and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The team will be officially known as the Canadian... Full Story

Miners Announce 2019 Schedule

October 15, 2018 - Marion, IL - The Southern Illinois Miners announce their game schedule for 2019, with the club kicking off their 13th season of play in the Frontier League this coming May. For the first time since 2015, the Miners will begin the season on the road, though they will not be too far away, opening their 96-game regular season at Bosse Field against the Evansville Otters on Friday, May 10th. From there, the club will travel north to take on the Lake Erie Crushers from Tuesday, May 14th through Th... Full Story

Miners Ink League Home Run Champion Chris Iriart

October 10, 2018 - Marion, IL - The Southern Illinois Miners announce that they have signed former Normal CornBelters first baseman Chris Iriart to a contract for the 2019 season, adding an experienced, powerful bat to their lineup for next year. Iriart was one of the premier sluggers in the Frontier League in 2018, blasting a league-best 25 home runs for the CornBelters in just 88 games along with 17 doubles, 59 RBIs and a .253 average to earn postseason all-star honors at first base. The Chino Hills, Californ... Full Story

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