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    New Mobile App, Website in Development for 'Shrimp

    Date:01/19/2022   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    PERU, Ill. - The Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp announced today that they are currently developing a new mobile app which will launch later this spring. Users will be able to access team rosters, leaderboards, team stats, schedule, online merchandise store and much more. Coupons and special offers from team sponsors will also be available. The app will be available for both apple and android. ...


    Pistol Shrimp Drop First NFT

    Date:01/17/2022   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    (Peru, IL) 1.17.22 The Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp drop the first NFT in team and Prospect League history! NFT stands for non-fungible token and is a type of crypto asset in the form of digital art that comes with perks for the owner. NFTs are unique and not mutually interchangeable. Each token is a one of a kind digital collectible and carries a different value, unlike crypto currency, bit...


    Aviators, REX Announce 'King of the Wabash' Rivalry Series

    Date:01/13/2022   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Lafayette Aviators and REX Baseball, from Terre Haute, have announced a new Rivalry Series, set to kick off during the 2022 Prospect League season. The ‘King of the Wabash’ Rivalry Series, presented by Ruoff Mortgage, will feature a traveling trophy, awarded to the team that wins the season series each year. This year, the Aviators and REX will pla...


    Fredland Joins LumberKings' Front Office

    Date:01/11/2022   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    CLINTON, IOWA - The Clinton Lumber Kings are happy to announce the hiring of Conor Fredland as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations.   Fredland, a Western Illinois Graduate and Chicago native, will call all of the play-by-play action of the upcoming season. LumberKings games will be broadcast live on WCCI 100.3 FM and simulcast on Prospect League Television (www.prospectlea...


    2022 Schedule Announced

    Date:01/07/2022   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    ELKVILLE, Ill. - The Prospect League, home to elite collegiate baseball players from across the country, released its 2022 game schedule Friday. Each team will play a 60-game regular-season in the summer collegiate wood-bat league, opening Wednesday, June 1.   The schedule is designed to give players a taste of what it’s like to play minor league baseball. Traveling by charter bus ...


    Former Danville Dan is Jeopardy Clue

    Date:12/27/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    Former Danville Dan and MLB All-Star Mitch Moreland was the subject of a Jeopardy clue this past week. The clue, for $200 in the "Sports Nicknames" category was as follows: " Mitch Moreland, sometimes called Mitchy Four Bags, is a pro athlete in this sport". Reigning champion Amy Schneider buzzed in with the correct answer of "Baseball" in a flash. Mitch's nickna...


    Jackson, Tenn., Added To Prospect League Beginning in 2023

    Date:12/14/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    The Prospect League is proud to announce that Jackson, Tenn., has been added to the league for the 2023 season. This morning, following a special City Council Meeting by Mayor Scott Conger, In The Big Inning, LLC has signed a use agreement with the City of Jackson.   A press conference will take place in late January to announce a  "Name the Team" contest for t...


    FORMER PAINT RONNIE DAWSON PICKED IN MILB RULE 5 DRAFT

    Date:12/08/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    Former Chillicothe Paints standout Ronnie Dawson, who made his MLB Debut earlier this year for Houston, was selected today by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1st round of the 2021 MILB Rule 5 Draft   Ronnie's debut for Houston was on April 14th and he played a total of three games for the Astros. He collected one hit and a walk in 6 plate appearances for a .200 bating average over a thr...


    Mill Rats Name Sullivan 2022 Field Manager

    Date:12/07/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – The Johnstown Mill Rats are excited to announce that Tyler Sullivan will be the team’s new field manager. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Sullivan is currently the hitting coach for Seton Hill University (NCAA DII) in Greensburg, Pa. He is also an alumni of the Prospect League, playing two seasons for the Butler BlueSox in 2015-16. “I couldn’t be more ex...


    Former REX Player Signed by Arizona Diamondbacks

    Date:12/03/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    Rex Baseball and Indiana State Sycamore baseball alum Roby Enriquez's contract was purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks from the Pioneer League's Boise Hawks. Enriquez hit an impressive.353 with 104 hits in 295 at-bats for the Hawks during the 2021 season. The Puerto Rico native was a 2018 REX and was a major part of helping the team secure their second championship. Enriquez hit .3...


    REX Hire Former Player Chavarria As 2022 Field Manager

    Date:12/02/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Wabash Valley Baseball, LLC, the ownership group of REX Baseball, is excited to announce Matthew Chavarria as the next head coach of REX Baseball.  As a player, Chavarria won the Prospect League Championship in 2012 with the West Virginia Miners.  In 2014, he was a Prospect League All-Star for the REX.  He helped lead the University of S...


    GOLDEN RULE ENTERTAINMENT AGREES TO PURCHASE SPRINGFIELD SLIDERS

    Date:12/01/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Golden Rule Entertainment® is excited to join the baseball community in Springfield, Illinois by announcing that they have entered into an agreement to purchase the Springfield Sliders Baseball Team. Pending Prospect League approval, the purchase is expected to be finalized in January 2022. The local operation plans to do business as Capital City Baseball, LLC. T...


    AJ Reed Steps Down As REX Field Manager

    Date:11/24/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - A.J. Reed will be stepping down as the REX Baseball Head Coach.Wabash Valley Baseball, LLC, the ownership group of REX Baseball, would like to thank Reed for bringing his experience to the 2021 season and leading Wabash Valley’s Own. “I would like to thank A.J. for stepping in, with late notice, to coach the REX for the 2021 season. We appreciated his time her...


    Aviators Help Non-Profits Raise Over $25k In 2021

    Date:11/22/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    LAFAYETTE, INDIANA – During 2021, the Lafayette Aviators partnered with several Greater Lafayette non-profit organizations in a variety of different ways, and assisted in raising a collective $25,601 for the respective non-profits. The non-profit organizations were able to utilize resources provided by the Aviators, such as ticket fundraisers, in-game 50/50 raffles, specialty jerse...


    Mill Rats Taking Part In 'Teams of the Town' Event

    Date:11/16/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    JOHNSTOWN, Pa.– Together with the Cambria Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Johnstown Mill Rats will join forces with neighboring sports organizations, the Johnstown Tomahawks (hockey) and Flood City Thunder (football), to host a “Teams of the Town” mixer event on Tuesday, December 7th. Members of the front office and coaching staff from each team will be in attendance to meet w...


    Belba Named Hoots' Director of Ticketing

    Date:11/16/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    O’FALLON, Mo. – The O’Fallon Hoots, proud members of the Prospect League, announced the hiring of Jesse Belba as the team’s new Director of Ticketing. “Throughout the hiring process, Jesse stood out as someone who our fans will gravitate toward,” General Manager David Schmoll said. “I look forward to watching him work with our ticket holders and helping b...


    Former West Virginia Miner on the Move

    Date:11/15/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    Utilityman Mike Brosseau is on the move from the Tampa Rays to the Milwaukee Brewers. Brosseau was traded for minor league right-hander Evan Reifert November 13th, 2021.  Brosseau hit .284/.343/.500 with 11 homers over 240 plate appearances in 2019-2020, he looked to be on the edge of becoming a regular in the Rays roster before hitting a snag in 2021. Brosseau suffered an oblique strain in ...


    LumberKings' Miller Signs Pro Contract

    Date:11/14/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    CLINTON, IA - Ryan Miller, a member of the inaugural Clinton LumberKings team to play in the Prospect League, signed a professional baseball contract with the Windy City Thunderbolts for the upcoming 2022 season.   Windy City plays in the Frontier League, a Major League Baseball (MLB) Partner League, which annually moves the most players into MLB organizations of any of the independent leag...


    Bryan Baker Claimed by Baltimore

    Date:11/11/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    Former Dan Bryan Baker made his debut this past MLB season with the Toronto Blue Jays pitching a scoreless inning during a win over the Oakland Athletics. He exhibits a 95 MPH fastball and an appealing Triple-A track record, tossing 41 1/3 innings with the Bisons to a 1.21 ERA and a 28.9% Strike out rate this past year. Baker still has a pair of minor league option years remaining, meaning he...


    Johnstown Mill Rats attend Halloween Parade

    Date:10/28/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    Johnstown, PA - The weather couldn't keep the crowds away at the annual Johnstown Halloween parade this past Tuesday. With temperatures in the low 40's and steady rain coming down, a large crowd gathered to see local businesses partake in the tradition. Included in the parade was the second year Prospect League team, the Johnstown Mill Rats, riding in the bed of a Chevy Silverado, pro...


    Shrimp Make 2022 Return To Peru Official

    Date:10/26/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    PERU, Ill. - The Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp are thrilled to announce that they are officially playing in Peru for the 2022 season. Following a successful summer, the team had previously committed to staying in the Illinois Valley permanently. At last night’s City Council meeting, the City of Peru formally approved an agreement to allow the team use of Veteran’s Memorial Par...


    Alton's Lloyd Hopkins Field Getting Turf Infield

    Date:10/20/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    The following was written by Pete Hayes of The Telegraph October 13 /// ALTON, Ill. — Alton’s venerable Lloyd Hopkins Field in Gordon Moore Park is getting an off-season face lift. Affectionately known as “The Hop,” the 40-year-old baseball facility is getting an artificial turf infield. Work on the project began earlier this week with the moving of surface dirt to make ...


    Lafayette Names Chris Willsey 2022 Field Manager

    Date:10/20/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Aviators are pleased to announce Chris Willsey as their field manager for the 2022 season. Willsey replaces Michael Keeran, who decided to return to his native South Dakota to continue his summer coaching career. Willsey is presently the hitting coach at Southeastern Illinois Community College (SICC) and as is an Associate Scout for the Atlanta Braves. In 2021, Wil...


    Johnstown Gives 'The Point' A Facelift, Replaces Turf

    Date:10/18/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    JOHNSTOWN, Pa - Sargent's Stadium at The Point received a major upgrade last week with new turf being installed for the entire playing surface. In addition, a turf mound will be installed to replace the previously dirt mound. This upgrade comes after a new video board was installed in the stadium prior to the team's inaugural season in 2021. "It really is incredib...


    Coaching Legend Ron Polk Joins Danville Staff

    Date:10/18/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    DANVILLE, Ill. – The Danville Dans are excited to announce that renowned baseball coach Ron Polk will be part of their coaching staff for the 2022 season. Polk has 52 years of experience coaching NCAA-D1 teams and has compiled one of the most successful winning records. His resume includes 1,373 wins, eight trips to the College World Series, six Hall of Fames inductions, and seven tour...


    Prospect League Alumni Spotlight : Mitch Moreland

    Date:10/17/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    Mitch Moreland is a current first baseman for the Oakland Athletics and has previously played for the Texas Rangers and San Diego Padres, however he is most known for his time as a member of the Boston Red Sox. While in high school he was a Louisville Slugger All-American after a 7-1 pitching record while hitting .456 batting average. After that he attended Mississippi State University, where he...


    Gems Announce New Manager Brad Gyorkos

    Date:10/06/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    QUINCY, Ill. – Brad Gyorkos is set to become the new field manager of the Quincy Gems for the 2022 season. Gyorkos heads into the 2022 season for his third year as head coach of the Culver-Stockton baseball team. A native of Rockford, Illinois, Gyorkos received his bachelor’s degree from Culver-Stockton in Sport Management in 2015 and his master’s degree in Sport and Recre...


    Perfect Game Releases PL Top Prospects List

    Date:10/06/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    By Cade Schares / Perfect Game  //  Original Article: https://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=20079  .... Player of the Year: Jackson Jones, C/DH, Burlington (Young Harris College) Pro Prospect and Starting Pitcher of the Year: Ryan Eiermann, LHP, Illinois Valley (Kankakee CC??) Reliever of the Year: Anthony Klein, RHP, O’Fallon (Southeast ...


    Greg Kocinski Named Johnstown General Manager

    Date:09/23/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    The Johnstown Mill Rats are pleased to announce that Greg Kocinski has been named the team’s new general manager. A resident of Greensburg, Kocinski was a five-year member and two-time captain (2016-2018) for the Marist College DI baseball team. He has a degree in Business Administration from Marist College with an emphasis in Finance and spent three years working with JP Morgan Chase ...


    Ruben Ramirez Promoted to AAA

    Date:09/23/2021   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    "Pitcher Ruben Ramirez took another step in his baseball career Tuesday when he was promoted to the Omaha Storm Chases, the Kansas City Royals' class Triple-A affiliate. "I put in a lot of effort during the year and thank God it was worth it. So I will continue in my off season," Ramirez added. Day after day with God, work hard to continue climbing, rep...