Pistol Shrimp beat Catfish for sixth win in a row

The Pistol Shrimp will call Veteran’s Park in Peru home for the upcoming season as both the organization and the city are hopeful to work together for many years to come.

The Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp scored four runs in the fifth inning to take the lead en route to an 8-5 victory over the Cape Catfish on Thursday in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

It was the sixth win in a row for the Shrimp (14-7), who are in a three-way tie for first place in the Prospect’s League’s Wabash River Division with the Danville Dans and Rex Baseball.

In the fifth, Hall graduate Chance Resetich hit an RBI double, Jack Johnston hit an RBI single and a second run scored on an error on the play and Tucker Bougie drove in a run with a single to center field.

Resetich finished 3 for 4 with two doubles, three runs and an RBI, while Bougie was 3 for 4 with three RBIs.

Jason Shanner earned the win for the Shrimp, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits while striking out six batters and walking one in 7 1/3 innings.

Daniel Vogt pitched a scoreless final 1 2/3 innings, giving up one hit with two strikeouts and no walks.

The Shrimp and Catfish (7-14) meet again at 6:35 p.m. Friday in Cape Girardeau.