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Western Wiffleball Classic
October 24, 2020
A wiffleball championship is coming to Scottsdale on Saturday, Oct. 24. Thirty-two teams will compete in the inaugural Western Wiffleball Classic hosted at the Scottsdale Stadium, the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants.
In times of stress, the recently formed Little League Wiffleball is hosting a safe, outdoors tournament for all levels and ages of wiffleball players to enjoy a competitive championship tournament in the best venue a wiffleball fan, or baseball fan, could hope for. Enjoy playing on the outfield, touring the dugout, participating in the Home Run Derby, and competing to win. All fields will be set up on the Scottsdale Stadium’s main field, which has been hosting baseball since 1956. The facility itself sits amongst the charm of the city’s famed and active Old Town.
Teams will be made up of two to five wiffleball players, each team playing to win the championship prize. The cost per team is $100. Every team will play a minimum of three games with 16 teams advancing to a single elimination tournament.
Teams will play three games of 35 minutes or four innings, whichever comes first and have the opportunity to move on to the playoffs based on a point system. A win is 2 points, a tie is 1 point, and a loss is 0 points; the top 16 teams with the highest amount of points will move on to the playoffs, a tie in points will be decided by the highest cumulative number of runs. Games will utilize ghost runners to keep players at a safe distance.
The Home Run Derby will be active for the duration of the tournament. There is a $5 fee to participate. Each Home Run Derby participant will have seven outs to get the highest number of home runs over the walls of the stadium. The champion will receive prizes of their own for achieving the coveted status of Home Run Derby Champion.
The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and the championship game will begin at 5:15 p.m.