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Windy City blows past foes

All white uniforms may be every baseball mom’s worst nightmare. But not having the opportunity to get them dirty and losing is far worse. Windy City Herbert’s aggressive play and overpowering offense made sure they got dirty during their last game of pool play at the inaugural WWBA 17u Prospect Meadows National Championship. Beating Go…

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Vukovich wins with mentality

There’s been a lot of buzz at the new Prospect Meadows Sports Complex at the 17u WWBA National Championship. But one player has garnered attention and accolades like no other.  AJ Vukovich sure has the talent to be named a PG All-American. The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder plays both the infield and outfield corners. His bat is a…

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Rays ‘scratching the surface’

In baseball, the heart of the team lies with who is on the mound. The GRB Rays of Windsor, Wis. have plenty of pitching prowess on their 17u squad, beginning with Vanderbilt commit’s Ryan Stefiuk start on day one of the 17u WWBA Prospect Meadows National Championship.  At the event, the class of 2020 boasts 155…

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Canes Strike at 14U Midwest

It takes a lot of things to win a championship. Pro Player Canes – Cohn did it with a pair of highlight-worthy plays to avenge a previous loss in pool play to the CBT Wolfpack at the 14u WWBA Prospect Meadows National Championship, winning by a slim 2-1 margin.  Max Kalk of the Wolfpack started off…

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Optimists donate another $50,000 for League of Dreams

The Tuesday Noon Optimists Club of Cedar Rapids has made numerous $100 and $200 donations to worthy causes in the community over the years, but this time the Optimists have belted one out of the ballpark. The club presented a $50,000 check to Prospect Meadows during a recent meeting held in June to help finance…

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Strellner named chairman of Prospect Meadows

Tim Strellner was a successful college baseball coach when he was still in his 20’s and has been a successful businessman for more than three decades, making him an ideal person to have played a major role at Prospect Meadows and get the new facility up and running this spring. He’s also committed to serving…

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Icemen stay red-hot for PG title

Ryan Sutterer would have loved a chance to play in a major Perfect Game tournament at a place like Prospect Meadows when he was a kid growing up in Minnesota, but coaching a team here the past four days was pretty special as well. Sutterer led the Minnesota Icemen to the title of the 2019…

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Teams from 7 states coming for PG tourney

Some of the best 15-and-under baseball teams from the Midwestern part of the country are heading to Prospect Meadows this weekend for the 2019 WWBA 15U Prospect Meadows National Championship. The tournament is scheduled to run from Saturday through Tuesday, with the championship game set for Tuesday at 2 p.m. Elite travel teams from Illinois,…

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Game Day bringing 35 teams from 6 states

The Game Day USA folks will be staging their second tournament at Prospect Meadows this weekend, and this time they’re coming back with a healthy field of 35 teams from six midwestern states. The first Game Day event here two weeks ago drew had only 11 youth baseball teams, but school was still in session…

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Storey enjoys raising funds for Prospect Meadows

Dave Storey enjoyed being heavily involved in the community when he served in leadership positions at the Cedar Rapids Gazette for 19 years. Now he’s heavily involved in the community again, this time helping to raise money for Prospect Meadows. Storey, 64, served as publisher and general manager of The Gazette for many years. And…

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