Pioneer League Prospect Combine In Partnership with the CWL


November 6 Scouting Event at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia

Spokane, WA – October 19, 2021
The Pioneer Baseball League today announced that it will hold a Prospect Combine in partnership with the California Winter League (CWL) on Saturday November 6th at Mercer University’s Claude Smith Field in Macon, Georgia.

Prospective players can register at the below link:

“The Pioneer League is very excited to be partnering with the California Winter League for this combine camp,” said Pioneer League Vice President Henry Hunter. “We are looking forward to working with the CWL on a number of player development opportunities going forward, so this is a great first step for our relationship.”

The Atlantic League’s Stan Cliburn, Manager of the Maryland Blue Crabs, will run the combine. The coaching staff will include Pioneer League Managers Tommy Thompson of the Great Falls Voyagers and
Michael Schlact of the 2021 PBL Champion Missoula PaddleHeads.

“The CWL’s goal has always been to put players in front of decision makers. Working with the Pioneer League and managers like Stan Cliburn at this combine event creates another great opportunity for free agents to get on a professional team’s radar,” said Andrew Starke, CWL President.

The combine will start at 9:30 AM on November 6th. It will feature workouts and skills evaluations for players, followed by a simulated game for selected players. For more details on the tryout go to:

Claude Smith Field at Mercer University is located at 1501 Mercer University Dr, Macon, GA 31207. The nearest airports are the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon.

The preferred hotel for the Prospect Combine is La Quinta on 3944 River Place Dr, Macon, GA 31210. In order to get the reduced rate of $69 per night, use registration code: “LBMU Mercer Rate”.
Their phone number is 478-475-0206.

About the Pioneer Baseball League:
Since 1939, the Pioneer League has operated in the Mountain West
region. Beginning in 2021, the PBL became a Major League Baseball Professional Partner League with teams in Montana (Billings, Missoula and Great Falls), Idaho (Boise and Idaho Falls), Utah (Ogden) and Colorado (Grand Junction and Colorado Springs). The Northern Colorado Owlz, formerly the Orem Owlz, and an expansion team in Flathead County, MT will join the League for the 2022 season.
For more information go to

About the California Winter League:
For the last 12 years, the California Winter League has been the premier competitive development league for free agent players. The CWL’s goal is to help recently graduated college players and professional free agents sign a pro contract before spring training begins. Now headed into its 13th season in 2022, the CWL has seen over 750 former players sign professional contracts at all levels. The 2022 season will take place January 19th through February 16th in Palm Springs, CA and will feature MLB scouts and managers from the four MLB Partner Leagues (Pioneer League, Frontier League, Atlantic League, American Association) in attendance every day looking to sign players. Players with college or professional experience can register now at to secure their roster spot.


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