UPDATE: It's official. In a release on Friday, the Prospect League states that "The DuPage Drones (Lisle, Ill.) and Hannibal Cavemen (Hannibal, Mo.) franchises have elected to suspend operations for the 2017 season. Both franchises are expected to resume operations and begin playing again starting with the 2018 season at locations to be determined."

ORIGINAL STORY: It looks like we may have come to the end of the road for prospect league action in Hannibal.

In a post by WGEM Sports, Hannibal Cavemen owner Rick DeStefane has confirmed that "There will not be baseball in Hannibal this summer".

Owner Bo Champlin had been discussing the sale of the team for several months, but the interested buyer had lost interest by late December. The Hannibal Cavemen finished the 2016 season in last place with a 13-47 record.

The Cavemen's official website, cavemenbaseball.com appears to be offline.