For Immediate Release
Huntingburg, IN - Riding off of the success of the 2023 season, the Dubois County Bombers have announced that they will be joining the nationally renowned Prospect League beginning next season in 2024. The Prospect League is one of the oldest, most respected, and most competitive collegiate summer baseball leagues in the nation that’s comprised of 18 teams across Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
The league is widely recognized and acknowledged as having the largest and highest quality facilities (stadiums) in the nation. The league has seen more than 800 of its players reach their dreams of playing professional baseball and as a result receives significant support from baseball coaches and scouts from across the U.S.
“For our organization and for our fans, this is a dream come true,” noted Owner & Team President Justin Knepp. “The success of our 2023 season caught the attention of the league and we received an invitation to join. It’s an honor and an opportunity that we simply could not pass up. This will allow our team on the field to compete against the very best of the best every night.”
All teams in the Prospect League play a 56 game regular-season schedule, which would guarantee a record 28 Bomber home games at League Stadium each season moving forward.
“The competition will be better, the stadiums are the best in summer baseball, and the national appeal and attention is higher,” added co-owner Ara Knepp. “The exposure this will create for our players and for Dubois County is surreal.”
The Prospect League carries significant momentum into the 2023 offseason with the league recently setting multiple attendance records, including a 23% increase in fan attendance compared to 2022. Total fan attendance in the Prospect League was the best among all summer collegiate leagues.
The Bombers will be exiting the Ohio Valley League, where they have competed since 2013.