2013 Division Standings
Champions Division - ML
Contenders Division - AAA
Week 3 Schedule - Friday, June 14th
Weekly Team Stats
2013 3CWL Week 3 Series Summaries
As one would expect, the divisional races began to tighten in Week 3 of the 2013 3rd Capital Wiffle ball
League season. The schedule for this week included several very important series which may play pivotal
roles in the final standings. On Friday the Tralfamadorians got their season underway against the Legends
in a redo of the 2012 COWL World Series match up on TLC field. That same night, new comers WTP were
seeking their first series win having won their first league game the week previous. Standing in their way was
the resurgent NFC, who seem to be hitting their stride and within striking distance of the Contenders Division
title. On Sunday WTP would gain their first experience with a 3CWL Major League team in the Legends,
while the Redlegs battled the Contenders Division leader PVB in a contest to see who would lay claim to the
mid season lead in the Contenders Division.
Game 1 of the WTP / NFC scuffle took place on J&M field with WTP being the home folks. WTP got on
the board first in the bottom of 2, a margin which was quickly erased in the top of the 3rd by the lone HR in the]
game, a solo by Matt Cox. The score stayed tied into the top of the 5th when NFC played small ball and took
advantage of a peg overthrow to score 4 runs. WTP made got 2 men on but could not score as NFC won the
opening game 5-1 behind the pitching of "Laser Shot" Depugh. Game 2 was also close as NFC grabbed a 1-0
lead in the 1st and added another run in the 3rd to lead 2-0 into the 4th. WTP broke out behind a 2 run HR by
Ben Davis and added 2 more with small ball. Down 4-2, the home NFC went to work behind the bat of Steve
Clever who crushed a 3 run HR and added 2 other RBIs in the inning for a total of 6 runs. WTP was unable
to mount a charge and once again fell to NFC on their last at bat. Matt Crawford picked up the win. Game 3
was not as close as the first 2 as NFC played small ball to the tune of 2, 2, 3 and 2 runs to build a lead of 9-0
into the bottom of the 4th. WTP was able to score 3 on a 3 run dinger by Ben, but fell 9-3 in the game and
suffered their first series sweep. Eric Cox picked up the win on the mound.
For the series Steve Clever led NFC with 2 HRs and 9 RBIs. Eric Cox had an unusual series - adding 9
RBIs on nary a HR. For WTP, Ben was the only dinger dude with 2. Despite being swept, WTP is getting
better, as evidenced by losing 2 games of the series on NFC's last bat. A clutch hit, a diving grab, a successful
peg, at their juncture could have made the difference between victory and defeat. As they learn the ropes and
begin to hit more HRs WTP will breech the win column and become a frequent visitor there.
Series 2 on Friday was the opening salvo for the newly renamed Tralfamadorians - the artists formerly known
as the Knights. They were without the services of star hitter Corey White, but substituted an equally dangerous
unknown commodity in Unioto softball star Maria Murray. As those teams who have played an opponent with
a girl who can hit know, those solid balls travel a long way, and are alomost impossible to keep in the yard. The
Legends countered with a new addition also - Tyler Wiget. With the folding of the U, and TWC not being able to
consistently get a 3rd and 4th player, we asked Tyler to join us until a permanent home could be found for him. I
do not believe Tyler has missed a single game since joining the league a couple of years back, and he is generally
the very 1st person to arrive - most of the time beating me even (which is a real trick since I live here !)
The Legends won the flip and chose to be home team. The weather was strange as pop up storms had left
the air very heavy - and the wind swirling - blowing sometimes out to left, but generally in from left and across
the field toward right.
After holding TRLF in the top of the 1st, the Legends put 7 on the board behind HRs by Jerry and Levi.
TRLF broke 0 in inning 2 on Maria's 1st career HR - a 3 run shot to left. The Legends added 3 in the 2nd
on Tyler's 1st HR as a Legend and both teams added 3 in the 3rd on a 2nd and 3rd HR by Maria and
additional HRs by Jerry and Levi. Inning 4 was all Legends and Jerry and Levi hit 2 HRs and Tyler added
his 2nd. Josh, Dustin and Maria added HRs in the 5th but it was not enough as the Legends claimed game
1 20-9 behind the pitching of Jerry. Game 2 started in the same fashion with the Legends jumping out to a
9-1 lead on a multiple HR inning by Jerry, Levi and Phill King. Inning 2 was a replay as the Legends put up
12 on multi run HR inning by Jerry, Levi and Tyler. Dustin and Maria hit HRs for TRLF in the bottom of the
3rd but the game ended via mercy rule on a 3 run dinger by Levi. Phill picked up the win on the mound as
Levi claimed his 2nd save of the year. The final game was a much closer affair as early HRs by Maria and
Josh put TRLF up 5-0 into the bottom of 2. Jerry and Levi combined for HRs, tying the score. Josh and
Maria again crushed HRs in the 3rd and after holding the Legends scoreless, led 8-5 after 3. TRLF could
not add to their lead and after a Legends 4 spot in the 4th on HRs by Jerry and Tyler, the Legends had reclaimed
the lead 9-8. TRLF turned to the small ball, scoring 3 runs to take a 11-9 lead into the bottom of the last frame.
After a 2 run HR by Jerry to tie the game, the Legends knocked a couple of hits with 2 outs to put men on 2nd
and 3rd with 2 outs. Josh Wonderleigh managed to coerce Jerry into a ground out to short to send the game
into extra innings. In the 6th Maria crushed a 2 out - 2 strike 3 run dinger to give TRLF a 15-11 lead. Having
exhausted Josh's innings, Maria managed to retire Tyler on a pop out. Phill beat out a base hit, as did Jerry
and Levi crushed a long 3 run dinger to close the score to 15-14. Maria closed the game out as Tyler flew out
to the deepest part of center to end the game and steal the final game of the series..
For the series Jerry and Levi led all hitters with 13 HRs and 23 and 19 RBIs each. Tyler had a decent
1st night as a Legend, crushing 5 HRs and 11 RBIs and Phill added 3 HRs and 7 RBIs. TRLF was led by their
newest member as Maria crushed 6 HRs to go with her 13 RBIs. Josh followed with 4 HRs and 9 RBIs while
Dustin and Amos contributed 3 and 1 HRs respectively.
The final series of the week was a baptism by fire for WTP as they locked horns with their first ML foe,
in this case, the COWL World Series champ Legends. Giving up 3 runs, the Legends were home team on
CC field. WTP started in fine fashion with a solo HR off the bat of Eli McKee on the first pitch of the game.
They added 2 more in the inning to lead 6-0. The Legends began inching back with a 2 run HR inning by
Jerry. WTP added 4 more in the 2nd on a 3 run HR by Eli and staked a 10-3 lead - which quickly evaporated
as the Legends exploded for a 15 run inning in the bottom of 2, featuring a 4 HR inning by Jerry, 3 HR go for
Levi and 2 run HR inning for Tyler. After holding WTP to 1 on a 3rd HR by Eli, the Legends finished off WTP
via the mercy rule via a 3 HR inning by Jerry, 2 HRs via Levi and a solo shot by Tyler. Game 2 was much
closer as the Legends were much more balanced in their attack, scoring 5-3-2-3-3 respectively as WTP fell
behind but kept plugging away, narrowing the final to 16-11 by virtue of a 5 run 5th inning, highlighted by 2-2
run dingers off the bats of Eli and Ryan Holton. Levi picked up the win on the mound. Game 3 saw a 2nd
explosion by the Legends as the score rose to 22-5 after 2 innings on 4 HR innings by Jerry and Levi,
backed by 3 run HR innings for both. The Legends closed out the game via the mercy rule in the 3rd with 4
final runs via HRs by Tyler and Jerry, who also picked up the win on the mound.
For the series both Jerry and Levi made dents in the record books, with Jerry crushing 21 HRs enroute
to 33 RBIs. Levi was not far behind with a 16 HR 22 RBI effort and Tyler had a very solid night with 9 HRs
and 13 RBIs. The total of 66 runs for the series also leaves a mark in the all-time records. For WTP Eli
McKee continued his improvement slugging 5 HRs and 12 RBIs in the effort while Ryan added a run. Far
from being discouraged, WTP is showing excellent improvement in year 1. They had tons of base hits - with
base runners every inning. When they can start hitting a few dingers with men on they will begin to score
consistently and be a handful. Their defense is better than adequate and their pitching is solid - it was just
one of those nights for the dynamic duo from the Legends. .
Upset Award of the Week
The surprise upset can not really be considered an upset, per se, just the stealing of a
very important game 3 in a very important inner division clash - under difficult circumstances.
Down 2 games to 0 nursing a 15-11 lead in the bottom of the 6th and having exhausted the
innings of their ace Josh Wonderleigh, TRLF turned to the only player with innings left -
newbie and 1st time player Maria Murray, to try and seal the deal against the Legends. Maria
began the inning getting Levi to fly out to left and by grounding out Tyler Wiget to short to
start the inning. Phill then hit a sharp liner up the middle for a base hit and Jerry followed with
a bb to the right field fence. Ignoring the pressure Levi crushed a 2 out 3 run HR to left to
tighten the score to 15-14. Maria came thru, nursing a deep fly ball to center off the bat of
Tyler Wiget to end the game and preserve the victory - stealing the last game of their series
with the Legends.
Herbie Strange State Farm
3CWL Wiffler of the Week Return to Top
TBD by Commisioners
Game Scores (Home team on top) Return to Top
Ben Davis WTP(1) Ben Davis WTP(1)
Legends 7-3-3-7-X= 20 TRLF 1-2-2 = 5 Legends 0-5-0-4-2-3= 14
SP – Levi Driggs SP – Levi Driggs
Levi Driggs LG(4) Jerry Driggs LG(6) Maria Murray TR(2)
Tyler Wiget LG(2) Tyler Wiget LG(4) Jerry Driggs LG(4)
Maria Murray TR(3) Phill King LG(4) Levi Driggs LG(3)
Josh Wonderleigh TR(1) Dustin Weaver TR(2) Phill King LG(1)
Dustin Weaver TR(1) Maria Murray TR(1) Tyler Wiget LG(1)
Legends 3-11-7-2-X= 24 WTP 5-2-4-0-0= 11 Legends 7-5-0-14= 26
Levi Driggs LG(5) Jerry Driggs LG(4) Levi Driggs LG(7)
Tyler Wiget LG(3) Tyler Wiget LG(4) Tyler Wiget LG(2)
Eli McKee WTP(3) Eli McKee WTP(2)
Ryan Holton WTP(1)
Make up games on Sunday night were led by a Contenders Division face off between league leader PVB
and 2nd place Redlegs on TLC field with the wind blowing out to center / left with PVB being the home team.
Game 1 was close as expected, with PVB staking a 1-0 early lead on a Jarren solo shot. The Redlegs
retaliated with 5 in the 2nd on a 3 run blast by Travis Rinehart and a 2 runner by Brad Miller. After holding
PVB scoreless the Redlegs added another run in the top of the 3rd on an Adam McGuire solo shot. Trailing
6-1 PVB got going in the bottom of the 3rd on HRs by Dave and Jarren for a tally of 4. The Redlegs struck
back with a 2 run HR by Travis in the 4th and PVB knotted the score at 8 with solo shots by John and Dave.
The Redlegs reclaimed an 11-8 lead with some nifty small ball in the top of the 5th. PVB scored 2 runs with
a single out and had the tying run on 1st, but could not strik again as the Redlegs closed them down behind
the arm of Kyle Uhrig to take the series opener. Game 2 was just as close as both teams had scored 1 into
the 3rd. PVB led off their inning with 8 runs, keyed by 2 HRs by Jarren and another by Dave. The Redlegs,
undaunted, struck back for 6 runs of their own on a 3 run dinger by Adam McGure and a solo by Kyle.
Inning 4 was a wash with both teams scoring 3 - PVB on an HR by Dave and the Redlegs on a 2 run bomb by
Adam. PVB took a 1 run lead into the 5th and added 2 crucial runs on a 2 run blast by Jarren - the difference
in the game as the Redlegs scored 3 runs on HRs by Adam and Travis and were finally shut down with the
tying run on 2nd and winner on 1st. John Kepler took the victory in the 14-13 win. The rubber match did
not turn out as close as the previous 2 as HRs by Jarren and Dave in innings 1 and 2 and goose eggs by the
Redlegs resulted in a 7-0 lead for PVB. The Redlegs did add a solo HR in the 3rd by Brad but PVB sealed
the game with 5 more in the bottom half on a 3 run bomb by Jarren. The Redlegs did manage a run in the
5th but fell to Brandon Kennedy 12-2 in the rubber match.
For the series Jarren led all hitters with 7 HRs and 19 RBIs while Dave added 5 and 8. John added 3HRs
to accompany his 4 RBIs. For the Redlegs Adam crushed 4 HRs and 5 RBIs, Travis had a good night with
3HRs and 8 RBIs while Kyle and Brad each had 2 HRs and 6 and 8 RBIs respectively.
Redlegs 0-5-1-0-2-3= 11 PVB 1-0-8-3-2= 14 Redlegs 0-1-0-0-1= 2
Brad Miller RL(1) Dave Fisher PVB (2) Dave Fisher PVB (1)
Adam McGuire RL(1) John Kepler PVB (1) John Kepler PVB (1)
Jarren PVB (2) Adam McGuire RL(3) Brad Miller RL(1)
Dave Fisher PVB (2) Kyle Uhrig RL(2)
John Kepler PVB (1) Travis Rinehart RL(1)