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Busiest July ever at Prospect Meadows

The folks who created Prospect Meadows envisioned lots of months with hundreds of teams pumping millions of dollars into the local economy. Welcome to July of 2021. A grand total of 275 teams from 16 states will be flocking to Prospect Meadows this month for a steady stream of big tournaments. All told, they’ll account…

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Canes, Rays cream of Iowa’s crop

Originally posted at www.perfectgame.org Champions were crowned Monday at the Perfect Game WWBA 16u North Championship and the PG WWBA 15u Midwest Elite Championship, with quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games all played at the Prospect Meadows Sports Complex. Canes Midwest completes 8-game sweep to claim 15u MW Elite title When Canes Midwest head coach Rick Stiner…

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70 Teams coming for PG Tournaments

The two big Perfect Game baseball tournaments at Prospect Meadows this week will create a lot of work for a lot of people, but that’s a very good thing. A total of 70 teams are headed to Prospect Meadows for the WWBA Midwest Elite Championships, with 38 teams in the 15U event and another 32…

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Kiwanis Miracle League ready for action again

The players in the Kiwanis Miracle League have waited more than a year to take the field at Prospect Meadows again, but the time has finally arrived. The 2021 season begins Saturday morning. There will be four games on Opening Day at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon on the special Miracle Field.…

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Texan has enjoyed his work at Prospect Meadows

Jackson Figenshaw grew up in Texas, but he always enjoyed visiting his father’s relatives in West Des Moines over the years. That led to him attending the University of Iowa, and that led to him serving as an intern at Prospect Meadows the past two years. “Ever since I was a baby, we would pack…

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Optimist League of Dreams is league of opportunity

The Optimist League of Dreams has gotten off to a good start this season at Prospect Meadows with approximately 40 boys and girls playing ball. It’s a healthy number of players, but there’s always room for more kids and more teams. “There’s no limitation on signups,” says Tim Brecht, the league director. “We’ll never turn…

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Prairie tops Marion for Metro Crown

Cedar Rapids Prairie might lead the state in scoring this season if their torrid pace in the Bob Vrbicek Metro Tournament continues like this. The Hawks bopped the Marion Wolves, 15-5, in six innings in the championship game of the tournament Tuesday night at Prospect Meadows. Prairie defeated Xavier, 13-1, in the first round and…

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Prospect Meadows ready for Metro Tournament

The Bob Vrbicek Metro Tournament has always been a terrific way to begin the high school baseball season. Now it’s even better. The entire 2021 tournament will be held at Prospect Meadows this year on Monday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 25, with all seven Metro teams and Mount Vernon competing. The tournament had been…

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Optimist League of Dreams deadline is May 21

The Optimist League of Dreams baseball program at Prospect Meadows is exactly that: A league where baseball dreams can come true. It’s free. It’s fun. And it’s for all boys and girls who live in Linn County. The program is aimed at kids who are currently in the 2nd grade through 5th grade. The registration deadline is…

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Game Day holding 6 events at Prospect Meadows

Game Day USA is located in the Chicago suburbs in Naperville, Ill., but the folks who run the organization like to hold their baseball tournaments right here in Iowa. Game Day will be staging six events at Prospect Meadows this season, including the Silver Series Championships this weekend (May 14-16). Game Day has been holding…

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