The Region's Team Of Northwest Indiana


Midwest Collegiate League to Delay Start of 2020 Season

04/29/2020 9:54 AM -

Chicago, Ill. – April 29, 2020 – The Midwest Collegiate League has announced that the start of the 2020 summer season will be delayed as the league continues to prioritize the health and safety of its players, coaches, fans and staff members during the COVID-19 outbreak.


The MCL was scheduled to begin its 11th season in late May. No official start date has been announced as the league continues to monitor state regulations in Illinois and Indiana in addition to the CDC’s national recommendations.


“I would like to thank our players, coaches and fans for their patience as we evaluate the ever-changing local, national and global landscape surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and how it will impact our 2020 season,” MCL Commissioner Don Popravak said. “We are committed to doing everything within our power to provide our players with the opportunity to take the field and continue their baseball growth if and when it is safe to do so. The health and safety of everyone involved will remain our foremost priority.”


The league will continue to provide updates in the coming weeks as more information becomes available.


“To our dedicated fans and sponsors, your support has been important to us,” Popravak said. “We appreciate your continued support and are hopeful to see you at the ballpark again this summer.”