Godfather's GM, Matador Smith strikes gold in the free agent market less than 2 months until Ope

NILES, MI- It was a quiet evening winding down across Northwest Indiana and Niles Michigan. The Great Lakes Godfathers, already looking like they were going to take another step forward this season. General Manager Matador Smith decided it was time to break the big news! The Godfathers grizzled GM announced via the team's official twitter account that they have signed former Cabo Yabos: Ryan Warmoth, Cory Kronewitter, Nick Thoman, Dan the Cat Zeiger, as well as Eric Woodrich. This plethora of signings could turn out to be huge if they can get some consistency from a couple of those guys on a regular basis alongside Haase, Matador, O'Hara, Will Smith, and Brian Shembarger. Of course, we ca

LaPorte Cyclones aim to become the new hot team in town.

LA PORTE- Wiffleball in LaPorte started way back in 2008 when the LaPorte Sox went undefeated en route to the 1st ever ORWBL World Series Championship. Not too long after, the Sox had disbanded but the LaPorte Bombers kept wiffleball hope alive in LaPorte. After a couple of rough seasons, the Bombers welcomed the Maple City Magic who took over in 2011 for the Mill Creek Minutemen. After an abysmal 12-30 first season, the Maple City Magic began making moves and has since turned into one of, if not the premiere destination for free agents. After the LaPorte Sox won the World Series in 2008, It took 8 seasons for a LaPorte based franchise to bring home an ORWBL World Series Championship back

Trusting the process, Brassell and the Leps head into 2019 with high expectations, shares thoughts o

NEW CARLISLE- The Lynn Street Leprechauns are heading into the 2019 season with more expectations than ever before. You might be asking why are we talking about a team that has gone a combined 17-61 in their 3 seasons in the league (2 full seasons). Before we talk about the bright future of this franchise, here is a look at the Leprechauns 2019 roster: - Bailey Rhed OF - Nick Brassell OF/P - Terry Ski C/OF - Zach Brassell EH/C/P - Dylan Kegley OF/EH - Nick 'Guy' Wilson - Ev King EH/C/P - Matt Mookie Smith P - Kevin May UTIL - Nate Hansen P/EH/C On paper, this is certainly a better roster than their 2018 team that won a franchise best 10 games. When speaking with Brassell, his confidence was

2019 Hall of Fame Class: Empty as voters end up selecting 0 1st Ballot Hall of Famers.

NEW CARLISLE- With the commissioner's announcement of a new way of electing people into the Hall of Fame, 20 voters voted for the 2019 Hall of Fame class. Despite some being close, there will be no 1st Ballot Hall of Famers as none of the candidates reached the 75% required mark. Three players were very close as Adam Rehlander missed out on the Hall of Fame by 1 vote. Seth Shail was not that far off as he was 2 votes away while the single season Home Run record king, Nick Arndt needed 3 more votes. Any player that failed to receive 5% will no longer be on the ballot heading forward. Any player that received at least 5% will remain on the original ballot for a period of 3 years. Here are

Brycen Strauch buys Golden Showers franchise, changes the team name to Union Mills Goon Squad

UNION MILLS- After a 3-21 inaugural season in 2018, the Gardena Golden Showers were struggling to find guys to shower up. With concerns inside management growing, Manager Caleb Martin contacted the league office. Just one day later, a group led by Brycen Strauch purchased the franchise. Strauch and his players have competed in the Hometown Days Tournament and will now be looking to see what they can accomplish in the Old Republic Wiffleball League. Strauch announced that the team would be named the Union Mills Goon Squad. This young team seems very excited for the sudden opportunity and will look to have a successful inaugural season as a member of the league. The Goon squad will simply r

Former World Series MVP Anthony Rieff chooses Saugany Lake

NEW CARLISLE- After months of thinking time, one of the top free agents left on the market Anthony Rieff has decided to take his talents to Saugany Lake where his brother Austin also signed a couple of months ago. Rieff won a World Series back with the Cult West Warriors before managing the South Bend Sour Chicken Muffs in 2016 and the South Bend Muffs in 2018. In 2017, Rieff played a key role in helping the Maple City Magic win their 1st ORWBL World Series title as he was named World Series MVP. Rieff also has a Rookie of the Year award to his name. After an already successful offseason for the Landsharks, they now get another experienced player who has been a part of 2 championship teams
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