Pistol Shrimp to bring affordable high class baseball to area

Pistol Shrimp to bring affordable high class baseball to area

Improvements will be made at Veterans Park in Peru for the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp baseball team. Prospect League Commissioner Dennis Bastien says fans will feel that things are getting professional.

The team is moving to Peru this season, and the first games are in late May. Who pays for the upgrades at Veterans Park is one of the things being negotiated in the lease the Prospect League and the city of Peru are working out. Bastien expects the league to bring a lot of money into the city with fans, friends and family of players, and pro baseball scouts at every game.

Bastien says around 2,500 people on average are at each Prospect League game. There’ll be 30 home games and 30 away games. And on home game days, he says the players will be involved in the community with visits to nursing homes and little league clinics.