NGU’s own Drew Provence, who made his name as the baseball team’s Friday ace right hander for the past 3 seasons, has inked a deal with the Normal Cornbelters, of the Frontier Baseball League, to continue his playing Career. Provence signed on July 13th and made his first start Monday night, winning a 3-1 decision against the Windy City Thunderbolts, out of Crestwood, Illinois.
Provence allowed just 3 hits in his first professional start, with 0 earned runs in 5 innings of work. The Cornbelters are a professional baseball team (No MLB affiliation) based out of Normal, Illinois. Their name “Cornbelters” is a reference to the state’s position in the Corn Belt. The team was founded in 2010 as part of the West Division in the Frontier league, a professional baseball league governed by the Independent Professional Baseball Federation (IPBF).
For more information on the Cornbelters and the Frontier league, follow the links provided below. Also provided are links to the Normal Cornbelters Twitter page and other ways to follow the team, as well as Drew Provence and his progress.