Eagles baseball to be played at Veteran’s Park

Drew Farrell, Staff Writer

Beginning this year, the IVCC Baseball
team will now be playing their home games
at Peru’s Veteran’s Park.
The team made the decision to move
from Oglesby’s Dickinson Field after the college ceased an intergovernmental agreement
with the city of Oglesby. The IVCC Board approved the relocation on Aug. 12.
Veteran’s Park is also home to the Illinois
Valley Pistol Shrimp Prospect League baseball team which plays in the summer.
IVCC athletic director Cory Tomasson
said the following regarding the decision
to play at Veteran’s Park: “When the Pistol
Shrimp came in, it really added an element
that was beneficial to our players, we had an
opportunity where at the end of the season
some of our players were able to stick around
and start the season with the Pistol Shrimp
because many of their players were not done
with school, so they needed to fill out the
roster.”
“It was a great opportunity for some of
our players to get some experience playing
with many Division I, D-II, NAIA, as well as
some junior college players,” he added.
Men’s baseball hopes to play some fall
contests with their regular season in the
spring.

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