May 18, 2012  |  Today's News

The Normal CornBelters presented by Illinois Corn Farmers begin the 2012 season tonight with a season opener against the Windy City Thunderbolts at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are available online and at the gate. Following tonight’s home opener, the CornBelters look forward to lots more games and special events throughout the summer!

In their second year, the 2012 baseball clinics will be held at the Corn Crib this June to help kids sharpen various baseball skills.  Boys and girls ages 7-16 are invited to attend the clinic, which will be run by Field Manager Chad Parker and CornBelters players.  Session one is June 11-13, and session two is June 20-22.  Both sessions will teach the fundamentals of hitting, throwing, catching, base running, defense, and pitching (no softball pitching instruction).

The $80 clinic fee per session includes a clinic t-shirt and daily instruction from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Corn Crib.  Plus, each participant will also receive four Box seat ticket vouchers per-day to attend that evening’s CornBelters game (three CornBelters games per session).

The deadlines to sign up are June 4th for the June 11-13 session and June 13th for the June 20-22 session.  The CornBelters strongly encourage signing up early because the clinics are first come, first served, and only hold 80 participants each.  All attendees are asked to bring their own equipment (labeled with name) and drinks for breaks during the clinic.  To download the enrollment brochure, click here.

For additional information regarding the clinic, contact Ashlynne Solvie at 309-451-3453 or email her at

Additionally, June 11 – 16 is “Agriculture Week” at the Normal Cornbelters stadium, the Corn Crib. 

Events/Promotions during Agriculture Week are as follows:

June 11 – ICGA Membership Appreciation Night – Free corn huggie give–a-way

June 12 – Illinois Pork Producers Night – Free pork samples

June 13 – Illinois Beef Producers Night – Free beef samples

June 14 – Prairie Farms Night – Free Ice Cream Bars to the first 500

June 15 – Salute 4H Night

June 16 – Pioneer Night

You won’t want to miss these exciting events to showcase agriculture and bring our industry to the urban public.  Don’t miss it!  Bring your family out to the ballfield!