The Western Wiffle Ball Classic will be returning to Scottsdale Stadium, the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants, Saturday, Oct. 29.
Last year’s second tournament had over 25 teams compete to take home the trophy, a press release announced June 23.
According to the press release, 15-year-old Logan Rose is the visionary behind the Western Wiffle Ball Classic. Rose, a Valley resident, began his journey in the sport by creating Big League Wiffle Ball in July 2019. In 2020, Rose decided to host a tournament for all ages at the Fenway Park of spring training, Scottsdale Stadium. In less than three years, Rose has now grown to 20,000 followers across all social media platforms.
Following the success of the last two tournaments, Rose is stepping up to the plate to bring back the Western Wiffle Ball Classic for a third year. From former national champions to families looking to have a good time, this event is for anyone and everyone, a press release stated.
“These past two years have been amazing, it has been so great to see so many people get involved in the tournament,” Rose said in a press release. “As the event grows, I am hoping to be able to implement some more ideas I have and hopefully put our annual Scottsdale Wiffle Ball tournament on the map as one of the largest Wiffle Ball tournaments in the country.”
The 2022 tournament will allow for up to 42 teams to enjoy a competitive championship tournament, according to the press release. All fields will be set up on Scottsdale Stadium’s main field. The stadium is located near Old Town Scottsdale.
Teams will be comprised of 3-5 players, each team guaranteed 3 games to play, a press release stated. Games will last 35 minutes or 4 innings, whichever comes first. Then, 16 teams will advance to a single-elimination tournament. All ages are welcome and encouraged to participate in the tournament. The winner and runner-up will be awarded the Western Wiffle Ball Classic trophy.
The Home Run Derby Championship will return to this year’s tournament and will be active for its duration. Each participant will have 7 outs to hit as many home runs as they can. The Home Run Derby champion will receive a trophy of their own.
“The Home Run Derby is such a cool experience. We planned it so that participants get to hit from the mound and on the diamond. It’s any baseball fan’s dream,” Rose said in a press release.
The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at Scottsdale Stadium. To register teams, visit https://westernwiffleballclassic2022.eventbrite.com. To learn more about Big League WIFFLE Ball, visit https://www.blwwiffleball.com.
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