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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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Game Day USA headed to Prospect Meadows

Don Flynn began exploring the possibility of bringing a Game Day USA youth baseball tournament to Prospect Meadows more than eight years ago, back when the facility was mostly a dream. Now the time has come for Game Day to actually stage an event at the new complex north of Marion. “We’re excited,” said Flynn,…

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Jack Roeder shows the way at Prospect Meadows

Jack Roeder arrived at Prospect Meadows bright and early Thursday morning to turn on the field lights and get ready for a television  interview with KGAN and FOX. The moon was visible over one shoulder and the eastern sky was starting to brighten slightly over Jack’s other shoulder with dawn approaching. He had time to…

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Bice helped Prospect Meadows get off the ground

Richard Bice would love to grab his old glove and play a ballgame at Prospect Meadows this year, but it’s probably not going to happen. You see, Richard is 87 years old and played his last varsity baseball game for Woodward High School in 1951. There will be games at Prospect Meadows this year for…

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Angela Jordan joins Board of Directors

Angela Jordan knew she wanted to help when she heard about plans to build a major youth baseball and softball facility in Linn County. Angela and her husband, Dennis, have three sons, all of whom played travel ball in various parts of the Midwest when they were younger. They did an awful lot of traveling.…

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Opening Ceremony set for Thursday, May 23

In the classic 1989 movie “Field of Dreams,” an Iowa farmer plows under a corn field and builds a real baseball field in its place when a mysterious voice whispers “If you build it, he will come.” That was fiction, of course, but the real thing has been happening at Prospect Meadows. And instead of…

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