Breaking News

Local wiffleballers head to London for annual Tournament

Since 2002 a mix and match group of Knox County residents have headed to London to play in the London Wiffleball Tournament and they will once again represent the county Sunday in the annual tournament.

The team, named the Sidewinders, finished 4-2 last year bowing out in the round of 32. The team’s best finish was 6-2 year in 2017 in which the team made it to the Elite Eight of the 65 team tournament.

The team is comprised now of players who have moved over the state.

Ryan Burke is currently a resident of Findlay and is one of the state’s 88 Wildlife Officers and he has gone to all but one tournament in the years the team has participated. Ryan is the team’s leadoff hitter and an outfielder.

Bo Boucher is back for another tournament after participating last year with the team. He like Ryan brings speed and power hitting to the group.

Nick Neighbarger has been with the team since 2014. He is the team’s pitcher and he will bat second. Nick posses poise in the pitching circle and brings power hitting to the team.

Kenny Rucker has also been with the team for many years. He plays outfield and can switch hit when needed. Rucker brings more speed and power hitting to the team.

Tyler Mathias helped put the team together and will primarily DH this year. He has played short in the past and he like Ryan has played since the beginning.

The tournament is a slow pitch tournament that happens once a year in London.

Check Also

Tyler’s Guardians Talk

Your home for the Cleveland Guardians is 100.9 FM and 93.7 HD2. Tyler has you …