The 17th team in our #SummerOfBaseball series comes to us from the Midwest Collegiate League. Let’s give a big friendly Helloooooo to the DuPage County Hounds!
The Hounds play in Lemont, Illinois out of the Lemont High School Sports Complex and currently have the best record in the league heading into the final few days of play. In the 2014 Major League Draft, several former Hounds heard their names selected, including infielder Paul DeJong, who played for the 2012 squad and was selected in the 4th round by the St. Louis Cardinals and is off to a great start to his professional career, hitting .333 through his first 29 games with 10 doubles and 5 homes, already earning a promotion to Class A Peoria. The Chicago White Sox in the 9th round selected former Hound LHP Ryan Hinchley who is currently with Great Falls in the Pioneer League.
So if you’re out in Lemont in the near future, or heading out there next summer – go catch a Hounds game! You may just be seeing the next superstar in the making!
Check out the Hounds website at dupagehounds.com and give them a follow on twitter @DC_Hounds