The Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp jumped in front 1-0 in the first inning on a walk to Nolan Clifford and an RBI single by Colton Coca. However, the Normal CornBelters scored two runs in the second inning and three in the fourth and came away with a 5-1 victory in Prospect League action at Veterans Park in Peru on Sunday.
Jason Shanner (4 IP, 5R 5 ER, 6 K, 4 BB) suffered the mound loss, despite five scoreless innings of relief from Nick Laxner and Ryan Palmblad. Offensively, Andy Nelson went 2-for-4 and Damen Castillo added a double in the loss.
The Pistol Shrimp (6-17) will travel to Iowa to face the Clinton Lumberkings at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.