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CornBelters Split Doubleheader at Evansville

May 20, 2018 - EVANSVILLE, Ind - The Normal CornBelters (2-6) stopped their six game losing streak and split the series opening doubleheader with Evansville (4-4) on Saturday night. GAME 1: Once again starting pitching dominated for Normal. After giving up a home run in the first inning with two outs, Matt Portland calmed down. The lefty went on to strikeout nine Otters, which is the most strikeouts by a Normal starting pitcher this season. A former draft pick by the Royals, Portland didn't allow a walk ... Full Story

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Sebald Goes the Distance in Loss to Lake Erie

May 17, 2018 - AVON, Ohio - CornBelter ace Scott Sebald went the distance on Thursday, but Normal (1-5) would drop the final game of the series 2-0 to Lake Erie (4-2). First-year manager Billy Horn has to be impressed with his starting pitching already this season. Sebald threw another gem in his second start. The lefty went on to complete eight innings and only surrendered two runs on seven hits. He added five more strikeouts to his total of seven in 14 innings of work. Lake Erie got to Sebald in the fo... Full Story

CornBelters Fall in Extras to Crushers

May 16, 2018 - AVON, Ohio - In the first extra innings game of the season, the Normal CornBelters fell 2-1 to the Lake Erie Crushers on Wednesday. Once again the CornBelters got a solid performance from their starting pitching. In his first start as a CornBelter, Jacinto Garcia limited Lake Erie to just one run in five innings of work along with five strikeouts and not allowing any free passes. After spending last season in the Mexican League, Garcia pitched his way out of trouble multiple times. Lake Ei... Full Story

Normal Drops First Game on Road Trip

May 15, 2018 - AVON, Ohio - The Normal CornBelters couldn't take advantage of the Lake Erie bullpen, as they stranded eight runners in a 2-1 loss on Tuesday afternoon. For the fourth game in a row, the CornBelters starting pitching limited the damage to just two earned runs. Billy Horn turned to Kevin Matthews for the start of the six-game road trip. The third lefty in the CornBelters rotation mirrored fellow starters Scott Sebald and Billy Roth in completing six solid innings. Matthews, a first-round pi... Full Story

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May 22 FL Joliet at Normal 7:35 p.m.
May 20 FL Normal 4 at Evansville 5 Final
May 19 FL Normal 0 at Evansville 4 (Game 1) Final
May 19 FL Normal 9 at Evansville 8 (Game 2) Final
May 18 FL Normal at Evansville Ppd.
May 17 FL Normal 0 at Lake Erie 2 Final
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