South Bend Cubs hosting first two games of Midwest League Championship

NOW: South Bend Cubs hosting first two games of Midwest League Championship

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The South Bend Cubs will be hosting the first and second games of the Midwest League Championship this week against the Clinton LumberKings.

It is the first time the team has played for the championship since becoming affiliated with the Cubs.

Players say bringing a championship to South Bend would mean a lot to the team.

“It would mean a ton. We think we have the best fans in the league. People show up every night. They want us to win and care about us, so bringing a championship back here would mean a ton to all of us even though we’re from out of town," pitcher Brendan King said.

First responders and active or retired military personnel will receive two free tickets to Wednesday's game.

“We are so proud to be in the championships. It’s certainly a special night for us as a team, but also as a community,” South Bend Cubs President Joe Hart said. “We can spend the evening together honoring those who protected our country on 9/11, and celebrating those who continue to protect us. We want as many military personnel and first responders as we can get in the stadium on Wednesday.”

Guests must present Military ID or form of first-responder identification at the Box Office to claim tickets.

The first game of the championship will be played Wednesday and the second game will be played Thursday - both at Four Winds Field.

Game three of the series will be played in Clinton, Iowa.

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