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 then and it was difficult for out-of-state clubs to make the journey to eastern Iowa.
That’s no longer the case.
There will be six brackets this Friday, Saturday and Sunday with 10U, 12U, 13U Gold, 13U Silver, 14U and 15U. All of the championship games are scheduled for Sunday at either 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.
Teams from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Michigan and Iowa will be competing on six of the eight regulation baseball fields at Prospect Meadows.
Game Day USA has its headquarters in Naperville, Ill. The organization stages more than 150 tournaments each year in 12 states, with approximately 6,000 teams per year. They are holding two events at Prospect Meadows this year, but plan to hold six-to-eight tournaments here in 2020 and 2021 as part of a three-year contract.