Hawaiians eye another title at Prospect Meadows
July 30, 2022 | Metro Sports Report
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 Elite 2G ballclub pay a lot of their own expenses, with some of the costs defrayed by donations and sponsors. The Hawaiians enjoy playing top-flight competition on the Mainland with trips to Florida, Texas, Arizona and California on their agenda during the 2021 campaign.
More than 50 teams from nine states are battling in the Battle for the Midwest. The games began Thursday and will continue through the championship game on Sunday. There are 19 teams from Illinois and 18 from Wisconsin to top the charts. There are also some clubs from Minnesota, three from Missouri and one apiece from Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, Michigan.
And one very talented outfit from Honolulu.
The Battle for the Midwest will conclude an incredibly busy two-month stretch at Prospect Meadows with approximately 500 teams from 20 states competing here, bringing an estimated 19,000 people to the facility.
It will be fairly quiet on the tournament front at Prospect Meadows in August, but there will be another busy stretch this fall for Perfect Game events and other activities.