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2017 Iowa Spring Wood Bat Scout League

Mar 12, 2017 - May 07, 2017

Various Ballparks- Iowa - - -, IA 00000 Map

- Various Ballparks- Iowa
  - -, IA 00000 Map   

- Independence HS
  700 20th Ave SW Independence, IA 50644 Map   

- Southeast Polk HS
  7945 N E University Ave Altoona, IA 50327 Map   

- Nash Park
  5909 56th St. Kenosha, WI 53140 Map   

- Perfect Game Headquarters
  850 Twixt Town Road NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 Map   

- Upper Iowa University
  west 7th street and mechanic st Fayette, IA 52142 Map   

- Brookside Park
  1325 6th St Ames, IA 50010 Map   

- Cedar Falls HS
  3626 West Twelfth Street Cedar Falls, IA 50613 Map   

- Waterloo West HS
  425 East Ridgeway Avenue Waterloo, IA 50702 Map   

- Riverfront Stadium
  850 Park Road Waterloo, IA 50703 Map   

- Solon HS
  600 West Fifth Street Solon, IA 52333 Map   

- Norway
  634 Evergreen St. Norway, IA 52318 Map   

- Jefferson HS
  1301 15 Street SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Map   

- Washington HS
  2205 Forest Dr SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 Map   

- Kirkwood CC
  6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Map   

- U of Iowa (Duane Banks Field)
  900-999 Stadium Dr. Iowa City, IA 52242 Map   

- Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium
  950 Rockford Rd SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Map   


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  • Games played with wood bats

The Iowa Spring League is the most competitive and most scouted league in Iowa.  The top players in Iowa compete in the Iowa Spring League making it the premier league in Iowa.  Players are put on teams based upon position and geography.  Players from the same high school are typically placed on the same team for travel purposes.  Games are played at various locations across Iowa on with each team playing 2 games on Saturday's and 2 games on Sunday's.  Games are played at various locations around the state, including some of the best playing surfaces in the state of Iowa.  For more information about the Spring League, contact Steve James at sjames@perfectgame.org.

Notes

The rosters for the 2017 Iowa Spring Wood Bat Scout League will be announced on Thursday March 9th with full schedule released March 10th. The first date of Sunday March 12th will be indoors at the Perfect Game Headquarters in Cedar Rapids.  All players will have report times that will be associated with their teams.  The first day will consist of handing out shirts and caps, head shot photo, and simulated games with pitchers going live against hitters.  


For those people who will need to make hotel reservations throughout the course of the league, make sure to book refundable hotels.  The schedule that is released is the way it will stay (weather permitting).  However, if weather is poor where games are scheduled to be played, and there are locations elsewhere that are playable and have favorable conditions, we will adjust the schedule and locations accordingly regardless of travel time.

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