Slipping under our radar over the past few months, the summer collegiate Dubois County Bombers have quietly moved from the Prospect League to the Ohio Valley League under new ownership. Like the indy pro Frontier League after the 2002 season, the Prospect League has unfortunately lost a nifty little ballpark — League Stadium — which was built as a set for the movie A League of Their Own.
That said, because the Bombers averaged just 361 fans per game last season in the tiny market of Huntingburg (IN) (pop. 6,000), this is likely a good move for both parties. For the business-focused Prospect, it is important to venture beyond markets this size. For the Bombers, the OVL, made up of a number of teams from the inactive KIT (Kitty) League, is a less evolved circuit that will have fewer demands and a smaller footprint to reduce travel costs. Read announcement here. View League Stadium video here. Thanks to Mark Tobin for the heads up.