Without baseball, summer in the Midwest would only be evident by the scorching heat and kids playing catch with scoops of ice cream. Warm up next to a summertime mainstay with this GrouponLive deal to see a Will County CrackerJacks game at Lewis University’s Brennan Field in Romeoville, valid for any Sunday home game throughout the regular season. Click here to view the CrackerJacks’ schedule. Choose between the following options:
- For $9, you get a game-day package for two (an $18 value), which includes the following:
- Two general-admission tickets (a $5 value each)
- Two hot dogs (a $2 value each)
Two sodas (a $2 value each)<p>
- For $17, you get a game-day package for four (a $36 value), which includes the following:
- Four general-admission tickets (a $5 value each)
- Four hot dogs (a $2 value each)
- Four sodas (a $2 value each)<p>
As the reigning Midwest Collegiate League champions, the CrackerJacks pour onto the diamond at Brennan Field set to defend their title while showcasing some of the country’s top collegiate ballplayers. A year ago—during the inaugural season for both the team and the league—the CrackerJacks established themselves as a spring of talent, sending nine recruits to the league’s first-ever all-star game. During 23 home games this season, including five Sunday matchups, fans can scout the club’s refreshed roster of up-and-comers, who will remain with the ‘Jacks until they head back to their university programs or until they grow too big to fit into Brennan Field’s dugouts.
After starting out last summer with four teams, the Midwest Collegiate League doubled in size this offseason, adding four additional squads to its competition for the upcoming campaign. Clubs will joust throw-for-throw during a total of 46 regular-season games, plus an all-star game and playoffs in early August. In addition to offering its participants an outlet to hone their skills throughout summer months, the Midwest Collegiate League helps prep players for the next level with wooden bats, meaning hitters don’t have to tune their aluminum bats to the correct ping before each pitch.