Prairie Gravel

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Prairie Gravel is a baseball program from Chicago, IL. They were founded by Al Oremus, who is also the owner of the Windy City Thunderbolts of the Frontier League.

Prairie Gravel used to play in the Chicago Suburban League and won the 2005 National Baseball Congress World Series beating the Santa Barbara Foresters in the final. Ryan Anetsberger of Illinois State University was tournament MVP.

Ron Biga managed the team during their run in the NBC tournament from 1997 to 2006.

Prairie Gravel returned to the NBC World Series in 2014 under new manager Sam Sorce but went two-and-out.

NBC World Series Appearances[edit]

Year Manager Finish
1997 Ron Biga 3rd Place
1998 Ron Biga 7th Place
1999 Ron Biga 1-2
2000 Ron Biga 7th Place
2001 Ron Biga 7th Place
2002 Ron Biga 7th Place
2003 Ron Biga 3rd Place
2004 Ron Biga 3rd Place
2005 Ron Biga Champions
2006 Ron Biga 2-2
2014 Sam Sorce 0-2