The Central Illinois Champions League, founded in May 2017 by friends Joe Rusch and Ben Brown, is focused on providing players a competitive baseball experience after HS outside of traditional collegiate baseball.

The CICL Team

Growing baseball in Central Illinois.

Joe Rusch

Co-Founder and League Commisioner

Ben Brown

Co-Founder and VP of League Operations

"For it being the first year it has been a lot more competitive than I thought. Quality mix of competitive baseball and having fun. Should only improve as the league grows."

Cole Hartley- Huskies Pitcher