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Expansion a real possibility for Prospect League


BUTLER, Pa. (WGEM) -- Off the diamond Prospect League officials continue to discuss ways to enhance their presence among the other collegiate summer baseball opportunities, and expansion seems a real possibility.

Prospect League commissioner Dave Chase was a guest on ESPN 1440's WGEM Sportscenter on Wednesday morning to address the topic.

"For us to go in the direction we want to go we had to shore up the foundation. We went from 15 teams to 12, (but) I did not envision going to 11," Chase explained. 

"I field calls weekly from people who want to be in our league. Internally we have some debate whether (to expand to) 14 teams, 16 teams, (or) 18 teams but we'll get there. The league is only five years old and we've got a long way to go, no doubt."

Along with adding a team or two Chase is also focused on keeping the current teams intact most notably ones that are dealing with financial issues.

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