A Peru native and alumnus of La Salle-Peru Township La Salle High School is going to play for the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp.

Monday night after the Peru City Council meeting, the Pistol Shrimp announced Jake Dahl, 19, will play for the team this 2021 season. Dahl is a sophomore at Rockford University, a business major with marketing. He graduated from L-P in 2019 and is a pitcher. He played all four years on L-P's baseball team.

Dahl will be the sole Pistol Shrimp player from the Illinois Valley for this season. He said he’s very grateful to have the opportunity to play in front of family and friends.

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