SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — Grayson County's new baseball team is one step closer to hitting the diamond.

The Sherman Shadowcats broke ground Thursday for renovations at Veterans Field.

Team ownership and city officials helped in the turning of dirt.

The Shadowcats will play in the Mid-American League and will feature players who will be paid through name, image and likeness deals.

Opening day is set for May 23, and construction on renovations to the facility is expected to be finished in April.