WSL / CSL Challenge Kicks Off This Weekend
Posted: July 10, 2009
The third annual Wisconsin State League / Chicago Suburban League challenge kicks off this weekend on Saturday July 11th. The Challenge pits two of the nation’s finest semi-pro baseball league against one another for an exciting week-end of baseball.
In the 2007 inaugural challenge, the WSL took the crown winning 19 of 32 games. In 2008, the WSL again repeated as champions, to take a 2-0 challenge record into 2009 against the Chicago Suburban League.
This year’s challenge once again includes 32 games between eight CSL teams and eight WSL teams (including the Lombard Orioles and Addison Braves who play in both leagues). The teams have been matched up according to the 2008 league standings. Each game counts towards the league standings for that particular team.
Below is the full WSL/CSL Challenge schedule. Each game is a double header.
Saturday, July 11th
Oswego Cats @ Kenosha Kings
Lombard Orioles @ Chicago Wildcats
Crystal Lake Cardinals @ Addison Braves
Westmont Red Sox @ Janesville Aces
Sheboygan A’s @ Melrose Park Indians
Beecher Muskies @ Eau Claire Cavaliers (game played in Kenosha)
Crestwood Panthers @ Manitowoc Bandits
Vee Pak Hawks @ Oshkosh Giants
Sunday, July 12th
Oswego Cats @ Eau Claire Cavaliers (game played in Kenosha)
Crestwood Panthers @ Oshkosh Giants
Janesville Aces @ Crystal Lake Cardinals
Vee Pak Hawks @ Manitowoc Bandits
Sheboygan A’s @ Chicago Wildcats
Westmont Red Sox @ Addison Braves
Beecher Muskies @ Kenosha Kings
Melrose Park Indians @ Lombard Orioles
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