After the Inaugural Event in 2020, 14-Year-Old Founder is Stepping Up Again for an Expanded Event at the Spring Training Home of the San Francisco Giants
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – The Western WIFFLE Ball Classic will make its return to Scottsdale Stadium, the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. The inaugural event in 2020 saw over 20 teams compete to take home the trophy.
Fourteen-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 of 2019. In less than two years, Rose has grown the league to 6 teams, over 1,000 subscribers on YouTube, and over 2,000 Instagram followers. In 2020, Rose decided to host a competitive tournament for all ages at the Fenway Park of Major League Baseball’s warm-up season, Scottsdale Stadium. He decided to do so last year during the depths of COVID.
Following the success of the 2020 event, Rose is stepping up to the plate to bring back the Western WIFFLE Ball Classic for a second year.
“I was so excited to see all the teams come out in 2020 and have an amazing day of WIFFLE ball,” said Rose. “I have a lot of ideas to continue the growth of this tournament and cannot wait for this year’s event. I am happy to have the opportunity to host the Western WIFFLE Ball Classic again and have plans to turn it into one of America’s most recognizable WIFFLE ball tournaments.”
The expanded 2021 tournament will allow for up to 42 teams to enjoy a competitive championship tournament. All fields will be set up on Scottsdale Stadium’s main field, which has been hosting baseball since 1956. The pristine stadium sits among the charm of Scottsdale’s famed and active Old Town.
Teams will be comprised of 3 to 5 players, each team guaranteed to play 3 games each. 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 the duration of the tournament. 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,” said Rose.
The tournament will begin at 9 am on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Scottsdale Stadium.
Photo Courtesy: Dave Seibert
To register your team for the 2nd Annual Western WIFFLE Ball Classic please visit: https://westernwiffleballclassic2021.eventbrite.com/
To learn more about Big League WIFFLE Ball please visit: https://www.blwwiffleball.com