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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 Wild of Southern Illinois, an... Full Story

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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 Thursday, May 16th before return... 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, California native posted a .560 sluggi... Full Story

Miners Sign All-Star Utility Player Gianfranco Wawoe

October 8, 2018 - Marion, IL - The Southern Illinois Miners announce that they have signed utility player Gianfranco Wawoe for the 2019 season, their first new addition to next year's roster. Wawoe comes to Southern Illinois after playing seven years in the Seattle Mariners organization, signing with them as a 16-year old from Willemstad, Curacao in 2011. In his last season with Seattle in 2017, he was a mid-season California League All-Star at Class A-Advanced Modesto, batting .270 with 17 doubles, six triples, 62 RBIs and 15 stolen bases... Full Story

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League: Frontier League
Home: Marion, Illinois
Class: Independent
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Southern Illinois 2 at Gateway 3 Final
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