Week 2 is in the books and only 1 of the 6 series' saw both teams winning at least a game in the series. The other 5 series' brought us 5 three game sweeps as some of the teams are starting to separate from the rest of the pack. The Newts traveled to Shamrock Field and continued their remarkable pitching as the Newts won all 3 games as they are off to a hot 5-1 start fresh off of their 2016 Championship season. Through 6 games, the Newts team ERA sits at a remarkable 2.05.
GRANGER- The first leg of the Grand Slam kicked off this past weekend as 21 teams entered the 4th Annual Wifflehawks Tournament. After being played at Coveleski Stadium in the first 2 years, the tournament moved to Newton Park in Lakeland, Indiana. With about half of the teams entering being some sort of ORWBL team, there was plenty of hope that a team would run the table and represent the league in fine fashion. Despite a rain shortened Saturday, tourney director Dustin Ty
NEW CARLISLE- The Olive Township Mechanics spoiled Emery's Army's return to ORWBL play by taking all 3 games on Opening Day. The Mechanics made their mother's proud as this was the only series played on Mother's Day. After a tough first season in the league, the Mechanics showed major improvements Week 1 and surprisingly lead the NL East after Week 1 as they hold a 1 game lead over the Newts. While it is still very early in the season, the Mechanics have to be thrilled with
NEW CARLISLE- The Newts received their World Series rings and unveiled their Championship Banner on Opening Day in some very unfavorable hitting conditions. In a battle of the founders of the league, the Newts took 2 out of 3 over the Taco Punchers in 3 low scoring tightly contested ballgames. There were only 13 runs scored on the day, but Migleyville went home happy as they took the rubber match on a walk off single by Matt Soos who added yet another clutch hit to his name.
GRANGER- It was an emotional day in Granger as the Panthers made their ORWBL debut, playing for the first time since losing teammate Cam Snead in a car accident over the winter. Snead, a core part of the Panthers organization loved the game of wiffleball and was truly a remarkable person. Granger honored Snead in their ORWBL debut by sweeping the Leprechauns en route to a 3-0 start to the season. Over 50 people showed up to Panther Park for Opening Day while Cam Snead's par
NEW CARLISLE- Maple City and Hudson Lake squared off on Opening Day in a rematch of last season's American League Championship Series. From the early looks of it, both teams have improved from last season after their offseason acquisitions. Maple City signed the Jonkman and Rieff brothers while the Heat signed Doug Benner, Levi Miller, and Dustin Curl. While Hudson Lake hopes that their signings can move them ahead of Maple City in the AL, Opening Day showed that Maple City
New Carlisle- The Great Lakes Godfathers pulled off a surprise series win to kick off the ORWBL regular season by taking 2 out of 3 against the Jet City Junkballers at Old Rock Field. Heading into the opening week, many had picked Jet City as the most likely team to sweep but Mark Haase and company had other plans. Great Lakes came out swinging but Jet City was able to pick up a Game 1 victory behind a Shane Anderson walk off single. Other than that, Anderson had a day to f
Team of the Week: Maple City Magic Why they can: It’s no secret Maple City is one of the best teams in ORWBL. And after last year’s defeat in the World Series, Manager Alex Friedman has made some offseason moves to try and get them that league title in 2017 that they are ever so hungry to capture. The Magic signed the Rieff and Jonkman brothers. Anthony Rieff hit for a .519 AVG in 2016 for the Sour Chicken Muffs and he should certainly help improve Maple City both in the line