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PROSPECTS' BASEBALL TO #18 USSSA NATIONAL RANK!
PROSPECTS 12U BLACK CLIMBS IN U.S.S.S.A. NATIONAL RANK
#6 CENTRAL REGION, #18 NATION, ONLY IL TEAM TOP 20
1 CA - Walnut Creek Lamorinda Trojans
2 MI - Bay City Saginaw Bay Riverdawgs
3 FL - PENSACOLA West Florida Hammerheads Elite
4 CA - Camarillo Team Victory USA
5 FL - Delray Beach Florida Stealth XPE
6 TX - Combes RD42
7 FL - Pembroke Pines PL Siege
8 TXS - Corpus Christi Team Citius Roland
9 AZ - Mesa Arizona Rebels Baseball
10 TX - Tomball Banditos Black
11 CA - Whittier Wilson MVP National
12 NC - Garner Evoshield Canes 12U-Liles
13 FL - Miami Elite Squad Legends
14 NE - Omaha Millard Elite
15 OK - Oklahoma City Midwest Elite Freeman
16 FL - Orlando, Florida Wolverines Hoyle
17 SC - Greenwood Team Rawlings 18 IL - Mokena Lincoln-Way Prospects Black
19 TX - Coppell Dallas Tigers Polk
20 AZ - Tucson Tucson D-Backs
As published by USSSA Baseball's National Power Ranking 5/16/2016
13U BLACK WINS MIZUNO FUTURE GAMES CHAMPIONSHIP
13U Black fought back to win three straight on Sunday to win the Mizuno Future games tournament. It marks the 10th
Prospects Baseball team to win a tournament this season, pushing the organization to 20 tournament wins already for 2016.
Congratulations to Coach Jim Gurgone and all of the fellas!
11U ORANGE PLAYS UP AT USSSA TOURNEY - TAKES 2ND!
How about the hard work for this Single A squad that works their tails off! Our 11U Orange team battled all weekend to take
runner-up at the USSSA South Holland Slugfest, losing the championship game 13-12! Congratulations to Coach Cech and all of the
fellas on 11U Orange! We're very proud of the accomplishment!
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12U ORANGE BATTLES FOR RUNNER-UP AT MAY SLAMFEST
Another great weekend over May 15th for Prospects Baseball as the 12U Orange team took second place at the GLYSE CABA May Slamfest
at Ho Chunk! What a wonderful effort offensively and defensively by the fellas! Congratulations to Coach Styx and 12U Orange!
11U ORANGE GOES 3-1 IN DUBUQUE AA TOURNEY
The 11U Orange Class A squad did a great job playing up in the USSSA AA tournament
in Dubuque, going 3-1 and getting 1-game from the championship game! They experienced more than just the "game," the enjoyed time together in
a great city and camaraderie evidenced by this cool photo!
13U ORANGE WINS USSSA DUBUQUE AA CHAMPIONSHIP!
The 13U Orange team competed in the USSSA Dubuque, Iowa tournament this weekend! A great time for camaraderie and it showed! The 13U Orange team
won their semi-final game after am impressive 2-1 start in pool play. They won the Championship game with a powerful offensive explosion. Congratulations!
10U WINS EXPERIENCE THE TURF CHAMPIONSHIP
10U won the 2016 USSSA Experience The Turf championship this weekend defeating the New Lenox Rebels 15-7! Congrats! The players
will be featured on I-294 via our billboard for just a couple of days! Do not ask us to put all teams
on the billboard, it is subject to the timing of our rotation contracts.
12U BLACK WINS 3RD CONSECUTIVE CHAMPIONSHIP! 2016 Spring Classic Champions
The 12U Black team defeated NW Indiana Shockers 12-2 increasing their record to 14-0 for 2016 and
winning 3 championships for Prospects Baseball. Congratulations!
14U BLACK TAKES U.S.S.S.A. EXPERIENCE THE TURF RUNNER-UP!
The 14U Black squad lost a tough time limit 5-4 championship game to take Runner-Up
at the USSSA Experience The Turf tournament in Carol Stream April 15-17, 2016. Congratulations!
12U BLACK WINS 7TH CONSECUTIVE CHAMPIONSHIP! 2016 Game Day USA Champions over Top Tier, ESP Black
The 12U Black team defeated Top Tier in the semi-final and ESP Black 13-5 on the championship game
to win their 7th straight tournament and improve to 38-0 on the season, closing on on the 2009-2010
Prospects all-time record start. The squad moved top in the State, 6th in the central U.S. and #16 in the nation
per USSSA's national power rank. Well done! 10TH INNING GAME WINNING MOMENT FOR PROSPECTS
Video from the Reverse The Curse tournament clincher
9U WINS GLYSE APRIL SLAMFEST CHAMPIONSHIP
9U defeated the IL Sparks 6-5 and then defeated the Crown Point Bulldogs 5-1 to win the Championship Game this weekend
at Ho Chunk! Congrats! The players will be featured on I-294 via our billboard! Earlier in pool play, the 9U Prospects beat
the Bridgeport Bombers 8-0. So much hard work after a long 8U season!
12U BLACK WINS 21 TEAM USSSA REVERSE THE CURSE
12U Black won their 6th straight championship in a 21 team tourney, featuring the best
teams in the area. Now 35-0 on the season after a 10th inning victory over Elite Nine 5-4. They also defeated
Pro Player Canes, Illinois Edge, Stiks Academy, Rockford Big Dogs and Hinsdale Red Dogs.
This is an elite performance and why Coach Korbel states that he has the squad ranked #1 in the State via #PXB.
11U BLACK WINS CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS AT GAME DAY USA!
11U Black defeated Upper Deck Cougars 12-3 in the Championship Game this weekend to
win the Game Day USA "Battle for the Crown!" Awesome job! DIGITAL BILLBOARD UPDATES:
We're excited to feature this weekend's success on the 294 digital billboard near
Kedzie (South Bound). 9U and 11U Black are featured on one rotation and 13u Orange and
12U Black are featured on the second rotation as we promote Early Bird Tryout registration
for 2017. Congratulations to our most recent champions! See below:
LIVE ROTATION 4/26/2016
2016-17 TRYOUT BILLBOARDS
You will see tryout and various Prospects' digital billboards on I-294 in parts of April, May
and June. These begin 4/18 near 294/Kedzie and display 10-seconds per minute on rotation.
Our intention is continue to develop current Prospects' players with new added position clinics for
November and December while adding (LWP) teams at 9U, 10U, 11U and 13U. We will begin looking at expanding our
college recruitment ages for Prospects' Xposure Baseball (PXB). Spread the word!
CONGRATULATIONS 2015 USSSA WORLD SERIES 9U CHAMPIONS
The 9U Prospects won the 2015 9U USSSA World Series in Indianapolis, IN! Congratulations to Coach Shane Higgins and all of our boys!
Prospects Xposure Signs 37 of Northern IL's Best Players
Prospects Baseball continues to lead in player development and will now look to lead in marketing player skill sets to college coaches.
"Our player presentation will lead the area and our players will quickly make an impact for the teams that follow them," stated Coach Korbel, Prospects founder and creator of Xposure Baseball. "We're the fastest growing college exposure program in the area and doubled in size for 2016."
Xposure Baseball will work with players in Class of 2017, 2018 and 2019!
CONGRATULATIONS USSSA WORLD SERIES 11U RUNNER-UP
Wow! The 11U Black Prospects advanced to the Championship three consecutive years at the USSSA World Series in Indianapolis, IN! They took Runner-Up at the 2015 Indy World Series, won the 2013 and 2014 World Series and won the 2014 USSSA Global World Series Champions. Congratulations to Coach Kevin Aikens and all of our boys!
SUCCESS AT ANY SANCTION - HERE'S SOME U.S.S.S.A. REAL UPDATES!
PROSPECTS' 2014 USSSA GLOBAL WORLD SERIES 13U RUNNER-UP
13U Prospects take Runner-Up at USSSA Global World Series om 7/20/14
PROSPECTS' 2014 USSSA GLOBAL WORLD SERIES 10U CHAMPIONS!
10U Black defeated West Oakland Wings 9-8 on 7/13/14 to win it all!
10U Prospects' defeat Rhino Baseball 9-6 for 10U GameDay USA Championship
Our 10U squad defeated Rhino baseball 9-6 to win the GameDay USA Championship in Waukegan, IL last weekend. The team has continued it's
strong run, winning 9 of their last 10 ball games. Another super accomplishment!
10U DEFEATS IL SPARKS FOR BOMC CHAMPIONSHIP
Marks 3rd BOMC Championship this year for LW Prospects!
Congratulations to our 10U team for defeating a top notch field at the USSSA BOMC! This marks the 3rd BOMC
championship won by our organization this season. Our 9U, 10U and 11U Black have won the title.
ACADEMIC AND COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS Posted with former players from rec ball and travel ball
I have said it for years but when winning, people focus on that aspect of a program or
philosophy rather than the mission. Last week, I was very privileged to share a photo with
former players - kids that say Coach, or Mr. Korbel. These are outstanding contributors to
community, school and athletics - and not just baseball. As for the former players first graduating class
of seniors, I know of 11 scholarships to these players for adacemic/community not to mention another 5 scholarships
based on athletics. Obviously, academics won in a landslide and I am very proud.
Prospects Open Dates
For rain out or practice LW Central (LL Softball)
Available to 9U thru 12U
Thu., 4/28, (Handled)
Tue., 6/7, 5:45pm & 7:45pm
Thu., 6/9, 5:45pm & 7:45pm
LW West (Far West Field)
10U Reserved for:
Thu., 5/18, 6:30pm-10:00pm TRUE, TRADITIONAL
TRAVEL BASEBALL PROGRAM! Beyond the field of play
2015 Griz Gala
Tech Raffle Winners!
Drum Drawn live at Griz Gala!
2015 Tech Raffle Winners!
As conducted 11/22/2015
Drum Drawn live at 115 Bourbon St.
30 Prizes Posted: Before 11/27/15 Grand 1: Apple Watch
Grand 2: iPad Mini 3
#3204, C. Patterson
2nd: Insignia 32" SmartTV
3rd: Acer Chromebook
4th: Samsung Gear Fit
5th: FujiFilm Digital Camera
#0890, Vicky L.
6th: Amazon Firestick
7th: Amazon Firestick
#0808, T. Coz
8th: Amazon Firestick
9th: Google Chromecast
10th: Google Chromecast
#Faded, J. Klosowski
11th: Google Chromecast
12th: C270 Logitech Webcam
13th: iHip Bears Headphones
14th: iHip Bears Bluetooth Speaker
#Faded, M. Sanfratello
15th: iHip Bears Bluetooth Speaker
16th: M325C Wireless Mouse
17th: M325C Wireless Mouse
#4314, J. Rice
18th: Stuffers Selfie Stick
19th: Stuffers Selfie Stick
#1559, M. Bojczek
20th: Gear Head Mobile Powerbank 3500mAh
21st: Gear Head Mobile Powerbank 3500mAh
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