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Jayne and John Simmons Announce Retirement from Professional Baseball in Marion, Illinois

FL Southern Illinois Miners October 6, 2021 - Marion, Illinois - Today, Jayne and John Simmons, the long-time owners of the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, have announced that they are retiring from Frontier League baseball ownership. The 2021 season was the last season the team will be playing in Marion, Illinois for the Frontier League. "This is a bittersweet decision for us," said the Simmons. "We love the southern Illinois community and our family roots run deep here. We appreciate the years of support we have enjoyed from baseball fans, civic leaders, b... Full Story

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Miners Sweep Grizzlies to Conclude 2021

FL Southern Illinois Miners September 12, 2021 - Marion, IL - The Southern Illinois Miners concluded their 2021 season with a 7-3 victory over the Gateway Grizzlies at Rent One Park in Marion, finishing with a record of 54 wins and 42 losses. In the bottom of the first inning, Bryant Flete reached on an error by Gateway third baseman Abdiel Diaz which proved to be costly when Nolan Earley followed with a mammoth, two-run home run off the video board in right-center field to stake Southern Illinois to a 2-0 lead, a lead that they would never relinquish. The Grizzlies wou... Full Story

Miners Out-Slug Grizzlies to Clinch Series

FL Southern Illinois Miners September 12, 2021 - Marion, IL - The Southern Illinois Miners got a career performance from Ian Walters, as the rookie set career highs in hits with four and runs batted in with seven to pace a team-wide offensive onslaught in a 13-11 slugfest win over the Gateway Grizzlies on Saturday night at Rent One Park. Southern Illinois got the initial lead by scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Jamey Smart opened the scoring by drawing a bases-loaded walk off Gateway starter Jesse Remington, and later in the inning with two outs, Wa... Full Story

Westcott Makes Miners History in Win over Gateway

FL Southern Illinois Miners September 10, 2021 - Marion, IL - The Southern Illinois Miners came back from an early four-run deficit on Friday night by scoring five runs in the first inning to surge ahead, and Zac Westcott tossed six innings to set a new Miners franchise record with his 14th victory of the season en route to an 8-4 win over the Gateway Grizzlies at Rent One Park in Marion. Gateway opened the scoring in a big way in the top of the first, loading the bases for Jay Prather with one out before the outfielder followed with a bases-clearing triple to put the G... Full Story

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Nolan Earley of the Southern Illinois Miners
Nolan Earley of the Southern Illinois Miners

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Southern Illinois Miners (FL) League: Frontier League
Home: Marion, Illinois
Class: Independent
Website: Southern Illinois Miners site
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