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January 18, 2022

New Lake County Baseball Franchise to Announce Team Name at Press Conference January 20

Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the inaugural press conference of Lake County, Indiana’s new pre-professional baseball franchise on Thursday, January 20 at 2:30 p.m.

The event will be held at Great Lakes Sports Hub, 1301 Merrillville Rd., Crown Point, where ownership will officially announce the name of the new Crown Point, Indiana-based franchise.  The team is the newest franchise of the 21st Century Northern League (formerly known as the Midwest Collegiate League). The team name was chosen through a contest held last year.

Owner Ralph Flores will be joined by team co-owners, front office staff and manager Justin Huisman, a former pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. Crown Point Mayor David Uran and other city officials will also be in attendance to welcome the new team to the city. The team will play its home games at Legacy Fields in Crown Point.

The event will be an opportunity to meet team leaders and 21st Century Northern League officials — and learn about their plans to bring exciting baseball action and affordable family fun to the Northwest Indiana Region and South Chicago Suburbs this summer.

About 21st Century Northern League: The League, previously known as the Midwest Collegiate League, is a franchise baseball operation based in Whiting, IN. Founded in 1902, the 21st Century Northern League provides affordable family entertainment experiences at its ballparks while maintaining a tight geographical footprint. For more information, visit


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