Mike Thiessen, GM of the new C.I.C.L. team playing at Illinois Benedictine should be applauded for helping to bring great college summer baseball to our area.
The new complex @ IBC is nothing short of fabulous. It easily rivals Schaumburg or Kane County as a wonderful way to share Father's Day or to enjoy ANY evening of good baseball (and softball) at this super new ballpark. The Jennie Finch led "Bandit's" share the complex with the Dragon's.
The player's are top notch. Joe Dunnigan (St. Ignatious-Oklahoma) Ruairi O'Connor (OPRF-Florida State) Derek Schlecker (OPRF-Western Michigan) Brian Schust (Stevenson-Wake Forest) and Jon Rivera (headed to North Florida by way of OPRF-UIC) are some of the local contingent but just a few of the stars on this solid team. The Head Coach, Bobby Sherrard, is a rising star himself and will help this strong contingent to what looks (early)like a dominating season. They have started 4-0 and play in Bloomington today and @ HOME TOMORROW VS Bloomington @ 1:30PM.
The food is very good (Brats-Kosher dogs-deserts by Haagen Daaz, Edy's and lot's more. Its very inexpensive. Beer and Wine are available. The Bandit's beat the Chinese team last night 3-0.
Prices are very reasonable ($5-$7) and twice as comfortable (and farther apart) as Kane, Wrigley or even Comiskey! No lines at all for food or beer.
Go to [dupagedragons.com] and you'll get easy directions to IBC,tickets,and anything you need to know about this beautiful baseball experience.