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2022 Schedule Announced

Date:  Source: Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC

ELKVILLE, Ill. - The Prospect League, home to elite collegiate baseball players from across the country, released its 2022 game schedule Friday. Each team will play a 60-game regular-season in the summer collegiate wood-bat league, opening Wednesday, June 1.
The schedule is designed to give players a taste of what it’s like to play minor league baseball. Traveling by charter bus and playing 60 games in just under 70 days in high-quality venues and in front of enthusiastic crowds provides a truly professional experience. 
"After much diligence and interaction of all our current 16 teams, the Prospect League is proud to release its 2022 playing schedule", stated Prospect League Commissioner Dennis Bastien, “Our clubs can now fully put together all of their respective promotional planning, events and bookings. We look forward to an amazing upcoming season of exciting summer collegiate baseball across our growing and successful footprint."

For the purposes of playoffs, Prospect League teams are divided into two conferences, each with two divisions:

Eastern Conference

Ohio River Valley Division
Champion City Kings (Springfield, Ohio)
Chillicothe Paints (Chillicothe, Ohio)
Johnstown Mill Rats (Johnstown, Pa.)
West Virginia Miners (Beckley, W.Va.)

Wabash River Division
Danville Dans (Danville, Ill.)
Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp (Peru, Ill.)
Lafayette Aviators (Lafayette, Ind.)
REX Baseball (Terre Haute, Ind.)

Western Conference

Great River Division
Burlington Bees (Burlington, Iowa)
Clinton LumberKings (Clinton, Iowa)
Normal CornBelters (Normal, Ill.)
Quincy Gems (Quincy, Ill.)

Prairie Land Division
Alton River Dragons (Alton, Ill.)
Cape Catfish (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
O'Fallon Hoots (O'Fallon, Mo.)
Capital City Baseball (Springfield, Ill.)

The 2022 season once again features split-season play, with division winners at the end of the first half of the season advancing to a one-game divisional championship August 7. Divisional champions advance to play a one-game conference championship August 9. Both conference champions advance to play one another in the best-of-three Prospect League Championship Series. Game one is August 11 and, after a travel day, game two and, if necessary, game three are August 13 and 14.
“Every fan should look forward to watching their team’s season unfold this summer," Bastien added. "See you at the ballpark!"
Individual teams will be releasing their schedules through their own websites and social media channels in the immediate future.