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Best Case, Worst Case: Hudson Lake Heat

Turn on those team twitter notifications - ORWBL is back. We’re counting down the days until the 2019 season kicks off on May 5th by looking at the floor and ceiling of all 16 teams in the league. We couldn't beat the heat this today as we preview the Hudson Lake Heat. We look forward to hearing all about wrong these previews are, and how your team is being “slept on” this season.


Wiffleball News Preseason Ranking: 6

Last Season: 15-9 (3rd in the AL, Lost to Maple City in the ALCS)

Notable Transactions: None

Key Player: Jared Monhaut OF/P

Despite an injury to former MVP Bobby "Bats" Bushman, the Heat managed to set a franchise record for wins last season. Jared, who has been managing this Heat squad 2014, was a big reason for that. Monhaut has earned a reputation as one of the best players in the league, and rightfully so. A jack of all trades type player, Monhaut has delegated the Heat pitching duties to former White Lightning All-Star Doug Benner in the last two seasons. Expect Monhaut to return to the bump a little more in 2019.

Best-Case Scenario:

After losing to the Magic one series short of the