Central Ohio Wiffleball League
Week 4 Results
League In Conf Out Conf. Overall Winning % Back
Legends 6 - 0 5 - 1 11 - 1 1.000 - .917 -
GDE 3 - 0 3 - 3 6 - 3 1.000 - .660 3.5
Knights 0 - 3 4 - 5 4 - 8 .000 - .333 7.0
PVB 0 - 6 4 - 2 4 - 8 .000 - .333 7.0
League In Conf Out Conf. Overall Winning % Back
Redlegs 3 - 3 5 - 1 8 - 4 .500 - .667 -
Brothers x2 6 - 3 1 - 5 7 - 8 .666 - .467 2.0
Blade Sharp 2 - 1 3 - 6 5 - 7 .666 - .417 3.0
The U 1 - 5 2 - 4 3 - 9 .168 - .250 5.0
2011 COWL Week 4 Series Summaries
Week 4 was a matter of diametric opposites, with all Thursday night series ending in sweeps and
Friday night games being decided in the last at bat with the last batter. In summary, the Brothers Squared
do a Jekyll and Hyde, the Redlegs stake claim as the best in the AL, Blade Sharp kills a winning streak,
the PVB old timers find new life and the Knights and U struggle. GDE had the week off.
The American League race continues to be nip and tuck, with only one bad series seperating all
teams in the conference. Even last place the U could surge to near the top spot with a surge in this week's
fast pitch night. Non-conference foe Blade Sharp ended the Legends 10 game winning streak, moving GDE
within striking distance while PVB and the Knights are finding success against non-conference foes.
The Brothers Squared played lots of wiffleball this week, catching up for vacation time and actually
moving a week ahead of the rest of the league. Thanks to the Hill brothers for being so accomodating
about their schedule. They allowed Blade Sharp to get back on schedule even though they were playing
short handed in doing so. As it was, they had the misfortune of starting with PVB, just as PVB's old hands
are rounding into form with their 2nd week back, PVB swept Bx2, behind the solid pitching of Brett Fisher
and a solid night by all 3 Fisher brothers at the plate, with Dave leading the trio with 7 HRs and 16 RBIs.
Collin Hill led the Bx2 in defeat with 7 RBIs on 6 HRs. Brett Fisher picked up 2 pitching victories.
The Brothers Squared righted their ship on Friday night with a huge 3 game series sweep of conference
foe The U, moving them into a virtual tie for 1st place in the conference. Collin Hill again had a huge series
crushing 9 HRS with 17 HRS and adding a pitching victory in the closing game. Mallory Rutherford and Cole
Murray also added pitching victories in the sweep. The U had a very rough night at the plate with even
explosive Brent Hoover only having 4 HRs and 7 RBIs to lead the U.
In their final series the Bx2 squared off versus the surging Blade Sharp. Blade Sharp used a balanced
attack to win the first 2 games of the series 14-7 and 8-4, with all 4 BS players hitting 4 HRs. In game 3 Bx2
posted a 7-3 win with Collin Hill preserving the victory with a game ending home run robbing web gem of a
Money Mike McClary one-handed HR smash.
Despite the last inning heroics by Bx2, Blade Sharp had a good night, going 3-3 over all to catch up
with the rest of the league schedule and move up in the AL standings 1 place. In their first series they took
league leading the Legends down to the wire dropping a 16-14 game on a Ben Cydrus 2 run walk off HR in
the bottom of the 5th. Tyler Manion and Eric Young had 3 HRs each in the losing effort, while Mike McClary
drove in 7 RBIs in his 1st official game. Ben Cydrus picked up the win for the Legends, adding to his league
leading total. Ben also led his team with 3 HRs while Levi Driggs provided 8 RBIs including a huge 3 run
shot to put the Legends ahead in the bottom of the 4th.
Game 2 of the series was all Blade Sharp as they combined for 10 HRs in cruising to a 13-6 win on TLC.
Nathaniel Sprouse and Mike McClary each had 3 HRs in the win while Tyler Manion and Eric Young each
had 2. In the rubber game of the series Blade Sharp built a 6-3 lead on J & M heading into the bottom of the
5th. Once again the Legends came from behind as Jerry Driggs led off the inning with a homer, followed by
back-to-back hits by Levi and Ben. Phil King then hit a squibber deep down the right field line which spun
up the hill allowing the deceptively speedy Ben to roll all the way from 1st to tie the score. With the winning
run on 1st and 0, Jerry's line drive cleared the center field fence by mere millimeters and the Legends claimed
their 2nd come from behind victory on Jerry's 3 HR of the game, to take the series 2-1.
The Redlegs made a major move up the standings this week by posting an impressive series sweep of the
ever improving Knights. The Redlegs won a pitching duel in game 1 3-1 behind the solid pitching of Ron
Anderson, who also provided the Redlegs only runs on the only HR in the game, a 3 run shot. Game 2 was
more wide open, with the Redlegs posting a 14-6 win behind the pitching of Blake Rinehart. Brad Miller was the
offensive hero crushing 2 HRs and 6 RBIs in the game. Game 3 was another pitching masterpiece as Brad
Miller pitched a complete game shut out, one of the rarest feats in COWL. The Redlegs blanked the Knights
5-0 to sweep the series. Once the Knights figure out how to score runs they will be a dangerous opponent as
they are very stingy in the field.
Week 5 is the first fast pitch week of the year. All teams will play 1 fast pitch game with every other
team in the league, half this week and half in week 2 at the end of the year. All slow pitch games scheduled
in the 1st half must be played before the fast pitch nights or the will be considered forfeits for the team not
able to play on the regular scheduled nights.
The fast pitch rules are posted on the main COWL stats page. Please note that this is not unlimited
fast pitch as seen on YouTube videos. The balls used in those tournaments are scuffed with sand paper to
get them to move so dramatically. Our version of fast pitch is considered pitch-to-hit speed, with movement
and location emphasized, and not speed. Teams may request pitches be slowed down if they are too fast,
although 35 mph is permissible. At that speed, batters will not be shocked by how fast pitches approach.
Secondly, note that yellow stick official bats may be altered as desired. They can be stuffed, filled,
painted, sanded, taped, whatever. As long as it is still an official Wiffle bat as the base it is ok.
COWL Wiffler of the Week Return to Top
WEEK 4 COWL Wiffler of the Week was a very difficult choice as the series were either blow outs,
or razor close. Dave Fisher was considered strongly as he led a resurgence by the PVB old timers,
crushing 7 HRS and 16 RBIs and numerous defensive gems in their series sweep over the Bx2. Each of
league leading Legends. Ron Anderson had a pitching victory, 4 HRs and 8 RBIs to lead the Redlegs in
their series sweep of the Knights.
Wiffler of Week 4 is awarded to Collin Hill, who held the short-handed Brothers Squared to a 4-5
record in 3 series, including a crucial sweep of confrence foe the U. Collin crushed 19 HRs and 34 RBIs
while recording 2 pitching victories and ending game 3 of the Blade Sharp series with an acrobatic rob
of a Mike McCleary HR crush. For his heroics in leading his team to a good weekend, despite adversity,
Collin earns COWL Week 4 Wiffler of the Week.
Game Scores (Home team on top) Return to Top
Brothers x2 6 The U 13 Brothers x2 10
Mallory Rutherford(1) Corbin Hill Bx2(2) Corbin Hill Bx2(2)
Eric Young BS(2) Cole Murray Bx2(2) Mallory Ruth. Bx2(1)
Mike McCrary BS(2) Tim Trainer Bx2(1) Maddie Davis Bx2(1)
Collin Hill Bx2(2) Brent Hoover U(3) Brent Hoover U(1)
Cole Murray Bx2(1) Jordan Nelson U(3) Bobby U(1)
John Kepler U(1)
Nate Sprouse BS(3)
Eric Young BS(2)
Mike McCary BS(2)
Collin Hill Bx2(2)
Cole Murray Bx2(1)
Dave Fisher PVB(3) David Fisher PVB(3) Collin Hill Bx2(1)
Brett Fisher PVB(1) Trevor Thomas PVB(2)
Collin Hill Bx2(3) Corbin Hill Bx2(3)
Corbin Hill Bx2(1) Collin Hill Bx2(2)
Justin Kellogh Bx2(1) Justin Kellogh Bx2(1)
Legends 16 Blade Sharp 13 Legends 8
Phill King Leg(2) Nate Sprouse BS(3)
Levi Driggs Leg(2) Tyler Manion BS(2)
Eric Young BS(3) Eric Young BS(2)
Tyler Manion BS(3) Jerry Driggs Leg(2)
Nate Sprouse BS(2) Phill King Leg(1)
Mike McCary BS(1)
Redlegs 3 Knights 6 Redlegs 5
Brad Miller RL(2) Drew Nichols RL(1)
Drew Nichols RL(1)
Dustin Weaver KN(1)
Walter Schauseil KN(1)
2011 Player Stat Summary