LumberKings Open New Season in New League
The Clinton LumberKings will start their new season, in a new league, Thursday night. They'll host the Burlington Bees at NelsonCorp Field.
Both are former members of the Midwest League, but were dropped from minor league baseball last year when it was re-organized. So now, they're both members of the Prospect League, with 16 teams across the midwest, from Missouri to western Pennsylvania.
The 60-game season opens Thusday night and continues through early August. The teams include the Normal, Illinois CornBelters, O'Fallon, Missouri Hoots, and Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp.