The Washington Wild Things will host the Frontier League All-Star Game, presented by 84 Lumber, on Wednesday, July 17 at 7:05 p.m. (ET) at CONSOL Energy Park in Washington, PA. CornBelters left-handed pitcher Ryan Demmin, right-handed pitcher Drew Provence, first baseman Michael Schwartz and shortstop Pat McKenna were named West Division All-Stars. Both McKenna and Schwartz were selected as starters at their respective positions.
The team is currently 26-22, only four games behind the Gateway Grizzlies in the West Division and two games back of a wild card playoff berth. They’re 17-10 at The Corn Crib and 9-12 on the road. That’s a stark contrast to a year ago, when they finished the season with just 29 wins!
Off the field, we’ve sold 62,253 tickets to our first 27 home games (26 openings), and we’re currently averaging 2,394 tickets sold per-game. Plus, over 7,300 fans recently attended our second stand-along concert on Saturday, June 29 featuring Darius Rucker, Rodney Atkins and Jana Kramer!
If the second half of the season goes anything like the first half of the season did, one thing’s for sure… That is, our fans will continue to have some FUN!
The CornBelters will kick-off the second half of the season on Friday, July 19, as the team takes on the Evansville Otters at 7 p.m. at The Corn Crib. It is “CEFCU Fireworks Friday / Facebook Friday.” Gates open at 6 p.m., parking is just $2 per-car and tickets start at only $5 each!
To purchase tickets, simply visit the Mid-Illini Credit Union Box Office at The Corn Crib, or call (309) 454-2255 (BALL), during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. / Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.). You can also purchase tickets on-line anytime at: https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/team.asp?SponsorID=4098#.UbjDC_lQFid.