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Juco softball showcase set for Friday

Most of the people who play softball at community colleges would love to get a chance to play at a four-year school once their junior college careers are finished. That’s why the ICCAC Softball Scrimmages at Prospect Meadows this Friday, Sept. 30 will be an important day for many of them. Fourteen junior college softball…

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87 Teams ready for Kernels Foundation

High school baseball players from 12 states are packing their bags and heading to Eastern Iowa for the 2022 WWBA Kernels Foundation Tournament this weekend (Sept. 16-19). There are 87 teams from Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, North Dakota, Indiana, Arkansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and the Elite 2G team from Hawaii, which could be…

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Juco baseball teams flocking to Prospect Meadows

Fourteen junior college baseball teams will be playing in the 2022 ICCAC Scrimmages at Prospect Meadows on Thursday (Sept. 15) in a great opportunity to showcase their wares. The JuCo players are looking to continue their careers at four-year schools or in professional ball. Meanwhile, college coaches at four year schools and pro scouts are…

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Midwest Labor Day Classic Recap

14u BracketAces Baseball used a big five-run third inning to pull away from P2p Millers Boxwell, ultimately cruising to a 8-0 win in the championship game. Brayden Kennedy carried the heaviest load on the mound for Aces Baseball, tossing the first five innings while allowing just three hits and striking out seven. Lincoln Norris and Brady Hicks both had two…

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Busy autumn on horizon at Prospect Meadows

It’s already been a record-breaking summer at Prospect Meadows with the large number of tournaments, visiting teams from all over the country, their fans and special events. We’re not done yet. This autumn we’re poised to break more records at the 4-year-old facility with over 300 teams from 14 states flocking here for tournaments, along…

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Record breaking fall 2022 season for the Kiwanis Miracle League

Beginning on Saturday, August 27, 2022, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, the Kiwanis Miracle League at Prospect Meadows will kick off its fall season with a record number of over 100 players registered to play.  The Kiwanis Miracle League at Prospect Meadows provides opportunities for children with disabilities to play baseball. Our goal is to remove barriers that keep children…

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Backwrd claims 14-inch softball title

Runners are allowed to lead off, but they cannot steal. Pitchers can fake a pitch, without balks being called. And the softball is 14 inches, instead of the customary 12 inches or 16. Those are some of the reasons players like the 14-inch version of slow pitch softball. And they like playing the state tournament…

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Discovery Living softball program a big hit

An adult version of the Miracle League has been happening at Prospect Meadows this summer with the same glorious results. Big smiles, lots of laughter and great fun. Discovering Living, a local organization that provides services for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, has been staging a softball program for its clients on Tuesday nights…

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Hawaiians eye another title at Prospect Meadows

A very talented group of baseball players from Hawaii traveled all the way to Iowa last September and captured the Kernels Foundation Championship against a strong field at Prospect Meadows. Now the Hawaiians have returned this weekend with an eye on claiming the 17U WWBA Battle For The Midwest. All the players on the Hawaii…

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47 teams here for Midwest World Series

If you build it, they will come. And they’ll keep coming and coming. That’s been the story at Prospect Meadows this summer with another 47 baseball teams here this weekend for the 2022 WWBA Midwest World Series. The 31 teams in the 15U bracket began playing Thursday. Another 16 outfits in the 14U division will…

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