NEW CARLISLE- After rain forced All Star festivities to The Playground Commons in 2019, the All Star Game returned to its usual home of Migley Field. With the wind howling straight in, runs were extremely hard to come by from start to finish. After managing their respective teams to the World Series last year, Koby Keck (Newts-NL) and Alex Friedman (Magic-AL) managed their respective teams. Unfortunately the Granger Panthers players were not able to make it as they were busy
Despite the wind howling in, 13 ORWBL sluggers battled it out in hopes of winning the Home Run Derby. Home Runs were very hard to come by with the wind blowing in around 15 mph at times. All 13 teams that had a player in attendance had a representative and here is how the 1st round turned out: (Top 4 advanced to seeded bracket) Ben McDonald (Heat) 3 Jake Osborn (Goon Squad) 0 Matador Smith (Godfathers) 0 Danny Hernandez (Emery's Army) 1 Austin Traxler (BFAM) 2 Nick Wilson (L
The Commissioners office has released the 2020 ORWBL playoff schedule after being approved by the League Managers. Sunday, August 2nd: Play In Games, Wild Card, ALDS, & NLDS AL & NL Play In Games: 1pm ET #7 seed @ #6 seed- Hosted by the #2 seed in each league (1 game playoff) AL & NL Wild Card Games: 2pm ET Winner of Play In Game @ #3 seed- Hosted by the #2 seed in each league (1 game playoff) #5 seed @ #4 seed- Hosted by the #1 seed in each league (1 game playoff) ALDS & NLD
The 2020 All Star Break is upon us which means that we are getting closer and closer to the playoffs. After a wild Week 6 of ORWBL action things are really starting to heat up in both the American and National League. Let's take a look at the wild weekend that was Week 6. Down goes Granger The La Porte Sox can relax and smoke their cigars as they will not be needing to welcome any team to the undefeated club this season. This Granger squad had absolutely rolled through thei
The 2020 ORWBL All Star Game is almost here as we are less than a week away! After rain forced us off of Migley last year, the All Star game returns to historic Migley Field as the AL and NL will square off in a Best of 3 series. The Home Run Derby will begin at 6pm ET as all 14 teams will have a representative. All 14 players will have 1 minute to hit as many Home Runs as they can. After all 14 players have hit, the top 4 will be seeded into a 4 man single elimination brac
With 12 games down and 12 games to go for most ORWBL teams we have officially hit the half way mark on the 2020 ORWBL regular season. With that being said, there are plenty of questions that will be answered as the 2nd half of the season unfolds. Let’s take a look at 10 burning questions that will be answered in the coming weeks. 1.) Will Granger go undefeated? The Panthers have been absolutely dominant so far in 2020. They are outscoring teams 155-40 as they have the best
ROLLING PRAIRIE- The new look Emery's Army made their ORWBL return in style as they picked up a hard fought Opening Day series win over the Great Lakes Godfathers. It was only fitting that Emery's Army made their return in the ballpark that they made so many memories at in their previous stints- The Grassy Knoll. While EA will not be playing there all season, it was definitely a great idea to kick things off there. Despite not being a part of the league last year, the Emery'
GRANGER - The four-seeded New Carlisle Newts (12-12) advanced to the National League Championship Series after defeating the top seeded Granger Panthers (21-3) in two games. With the win, New Carlisle avenges last year's NLDS loss where they lost to the Panthers in the best-of-three series. The Newts won the Wild Card in extras, narrowly defeating the fifth seeded Saugauny Lake Landsharks (11-13). In the one-game playoff, it was Mr. Newt himself who played hero for New Carlis
NEW CARLISLE- Prior to the All Star Game, the 13th ORWBL Home Run Derby will take place starting at 6:00pm ET on Saturday, June 15th. Maple City's Jared Jonkman will look to defend his title. Jonkman and New Carlisle's Koby Keck are the only participants in the field who have won an ORWBL Home Run Derby before. The winner of this year's Home Run Derby will earn a cash prize of $50. Like last year, the Derby will stay with the bracket style format with 1 minute timed rounds.
(Pictured Above: The 2018 National League team after winning the All Star Series) NEW CARLISLE - The 2019 All-Star teams have been officially finalized following the conclusion of the Last Man In Voting on twitter. As is tradition, the reigning league champion's managers will manage their respective leagues. The American League will be managed by Alex Friedman and the National League will be managed by Brett Shepard. This year's event will feature a 3-game series hosted by th