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NORMAL, Ill. - The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, have announced they are hosting a Michael Collins Tribute Night on August 19. The CornBelters are playing the Schaumburg Boomers at the Corn Crib at 7 …

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CornBelters add experience behind the plate

Submitted by on February 25, 2013 – 9:40 pm

Normal, IL – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, have signed catcher Derek Marshall.  Since 2010, he has played professionally for four teams.  The CornBelters will play their first home game of the 2013 season at The Corn Crib on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. versus the Windy City ThunderBolts (“CEFCU Opening Night”).

Derek Marshall “Derek is a big, strong kid who started in Fort Worth,” said Field Manager, Brooks Carey.  “I feel good about him coming into camp and competing for a job.”

Playing in 77 games for the Fort Worth Cats (North American Baseball League) last season, Marshall hit .274 with 74 hits, 37 RBI, 30 runs scored, 11 doubles and seven stolen bases.

Marshall has played for the Pittsfield Colonials (Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball), McAllen Thunder (North American Baseball League), Edinburg Roadrunners (North American Baseball League) and Cats.  He is a career .255 hitter with .988 fielding percentage.  He played collegiately at The College of Saint Rose (Albany, NY).

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