Central Ohio Wiffleball League
2012 Week 1 Results
PVB - Pleasant Valley Boys UMH - Uncle Muscles' Hour
AP - Abusement Park YG - Young Guns
Weekly Team Stats
2012 COWL Week 1 Series Summaries
2012 COWL Week 1 got under way with 3 series on Friday, May 18. TLC field featured new teams
Abusement Park vs the Dirt Dogs with AP being the home team via flip. J&M field was the site of an old
rivalry continued with last year's World Seriers runner up the U taking on perennial power house PVB.
Later in the week the new and improved Knights hosted AP in their inagural series on TLC. Carroll field
hosted the newly reconstituted Redlegs versus Uncle Musclez Hour, formerly GDE, once again claiming
honors for the oddest team name.
Most of the teams above are known quantities. The questions which exist center on how the teams
shaking up their lineups can bond, and how the new team, the Dirt Dogs, will compete with the old veterans.
The Dirt Dogs showed they will at least be competitive, losing to AP 7-6 in their initial game against
the fearsome AP murderers row of Hills & Andersons. Ron won the first game on the mound and led AP
with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs. For the Dirt Dogs a balanced effort with HRs from all team members except
Captain Eric Cox kept them in the game - a solid start for a new team. DD did not have to wait long to
record their 1st win as Eric Cox pitched them to a 12-6 game 2 win, with a balanced team attack and great
defense again leading the way. For AP both Ron and Collin Hill crushed 2 Hrs in the losing effort. The
rubber game was again a barn-burner, with Emily Manson taking an 8-7 lead into the top of the 5th and
holding on for a 10-7 victory with the last out being retired with the tying run at the plate. Eric Cox blasted
his 1st career official Wiffle ball HR in the losing effort - leaving all DD players with at least 1 - a sign of
good things to come. Ron and Collin once again powered AP with 2 HRs apiece. For the series Ron led
all hitters with 6 HRs and 13 RBIs while Lucas Detty paced DD with 3 HRs and 9 RBIs.
In a rematch of old rivals, the U faced PVB on J & M with the U being home team. All 3 games were
razor close, with no more than 3 runs seperating the 2 teams at any point in any of the games. Game 1 was a
power show by PVB as the Fishers 3, Brent, Dave and Gabe crushed 2 Hrs each to lead PVB to a 9-6 opening
season win. Dave Fisher picked up the win on the mound and Tyler Wiget had the U's lone HR. Game 2
was the Dad & Son show as Dave and Gabe each connected for 3 HRs. Again the U had trouble shaking
the early season slugs, with Shondrick and Brent hitting their 1st HRs of the year in a 9-8 loss as PVB
scored 2 in the final frame to claim game 2 for Gabe's pitching win. Game 3 was more of the same but with
more hitting by the U as Shondrick (2), Tyler and Brent all crushed HRs in a losing 8-6 effort that was once
again won by PVB in the 5th. Brent Fisher picked up his 1st win of the yeara for PVB who swept the series
3-0, leaving the World Series runner-up U in a hole to start the season. For the series Dave led all hitters
with 7 HR and 11 RBI while Shondrick lead the U with 3 HRs and 6 RBIs.
Two newly reconstituted teams highlighted series #3 with the The Redlegs playing perennial power
house Uncle Musclez Hour - the artist formerly know as GDE on CC field with UMH fielding home team.
This game provided interest due to the Redlegs loss of Ron Anderson - the chief power hitter from last
year to AP. Could they make up for the deficit in RBIs through improved hitting ? Game 1 was a normal
game for CC field with runs being hard to come by. UMH used big 5 run 2nd and 4th innings to win the
opener 11-6 with Eric Lewis accounting for all 3 of UMH's HRs. The Redlegs did show sparks of power
as both Kyle Urigh and Matt Hoops hit 2 HRs each. Dave Page picked up the win on the mound. Game 2
was another low scoring affair - but in maybe the biggest surprise of the week - the Redlegs prevailing in
an 8-3 game, with a 4 run 2nd providing all the runs they would need for the victory. Matt Hoops picked
up the win on the mound, aided by the 2 HR and 5 RBI game of Blake Rinehart. Blake Lansing hit the
lone UMH HR. The Rubber match was a barn burner until the bottom of the 4th, when UMH exploded
for 9 runs to blow open a 5-3 game. The Redlegs did not go quietly, scoring 6 in the top of the 5th with
the last out being recorded with 2 men on base. Eric Lewis picked up the win and aided his cause by
leading UMH with 2 Hrs and 8 RBI's. Each Redleg hit 1 HR for the game - something they did not
accomplish as a team in their 25 games last year. For the series Eric Lewis led all hitters with 5 HRs
and 14 RBIs while Klye Urigh, Blake Rinehart and Matt Hoops all had 4 HRs for the Redlegs. If
the Redlegs can continue sharing the load in this fashion they will be competitive in the Contenders
Division and should be please about stealing 1 game against one of the best teams in the league.
The newly minted Knights started the year with a series against Abusement Park. The addition of
UHS Hall-of-Famer Corey White as well as Josh Wonderleigh had sparked a good deal of attention to
this opening series for the Knights, who struggled mightedly in 2011 to score runs. AP was the home
team on their home field TLC. AP inagurated the Knights rudely with Collin and Corbin Hill hitting
HRs in the 1st inning to take a 4-0. Slowly the Knights began to get comfortable and with 2 4 run innings
in the 2nd and 4th, managed to pull out an 8-7 win in the first game of the year, retiring the final out with
2 men on and the tying run on 2nd. Corey White picked up his first career COWL win on the mound
while Amos Jones provided the bulk of the offense with 3 HRs. Game 2 started the way game 1 ended,
with the Knights putting up 7 runs in the bottom of the 1st. AP slowly battled back, using a big 8 run 4th
inning to seal a 12-9 victory for pitcher Emily Manson, who also was the power behind the win, crushing
3 HRs for 5 RBIs in the game. The rubber match was closer than the final 14-5 indicated, with AP
loading the bases in 3 innings but only producing 4 runs from the rallies. Josh Wonderleigh picked up
his first COWL victory while he and Corey had their first multi HR games, hitting 2 each. Collin Hill
led AP with 3 HRs. For the series Amos Jones led all hitters with 5 HRs and 10 RBIs while Collin led
AP with 4 HRs and 8 RBIs.
Due to Dustin's wedding on Saturday (who would skip Wiffle ball for something as trivial as
getting married ? lol) the Knights played their week 2 game on Wednesday, May 30th against the
Legends. Again, another very telling season as a prospective building power house tangles with the
2 time COWL World Series champs. The Legends were short handed as their ace and 13 game winner
Ben Cydrus took the night off. One big season and bam...Albert Pujols (just kidding Ben). The Legends
were home team on their home field TLC. The Legends were not particularly kind to the Knights in the
opening frame as 3 revolutions of the batting order and 3 HRs each by Levi and Jerry welcomed them
before the Knights could record an out. The Legends put up 26 runs in the 1st 3 innings but the Knights
were not daunted, continually nipping at the Legends heels enroute to a very respectible 28-20 loss.
Jerry picked up the 1st win of the season for the Legends and he and Levi led the Legends with 7 HRs
each while Jerry drove in 17 RBIs. For the Knights Corey White and Josh Wonderleigh both had coming
out parties, hitting 5 HRs each. Game 2 was an entirely different game, with the pitching of Josh
Wonderleigh holding the Legends in check. The lack of a 4th batter ultimately did the Legends in as they
went thru the batting order 3 times in the top of the 3rd with 9 straight hits - but only scored 1 run in the
process due to ghost runners. Corey continued his hot bat powering the Knights with 4 HRs as the
Knights won game 2 12-10. The rubber match featured infrequently used pitcher Phill King vs Dustin
the 1st 4 innings while managing to hold the Knights scoreless in the 2nd. This single inning provided the
difference as the Legends won the series 2-1 on a 16-10 victory. Jerry led the Legends with 5 HRs as
Levi added 4. Corey added 2 more for the Knights. For the series Jerry led all hitters with 13 HRs and
29 RBIs while Levi added 13 and 19 respectively. Phil scored 16 runs for the Legends in the process.
All 4 Knights batters were solid, with Corey having a monster series, crushing 11 HRs and 17 RBIs. Josh
added 6 HRs and 10 RBIs while Amos continued his improved 2012 with 5 more HRs.
Upset Award of the Week
The surprise upset of the week belongs to the Knights and the Redlegs, who upset COWL
World Series champs the Legends and Uncle Musclez Hour, respectively. Any games stolen
from these 2 teams is absolutely huge, as they historically lose very begrudgingly.
You in the Contenders Division - LOOK OUT. Their is a new sheriff in town named
the Knights. The additions of Corey White and Josh Wonderleigh have put your division
pennant hopes in dire jeopardy, not to mention the dramatically improved play of Amos
and Dustin. Maybe it is just chemistry but take the Legends word on it - better suit up when
you're scheduled against the Knights. Josh's speed, Corey's sweet stroke and the steadiness
of Amos and Dustin will be providing headaches for those in the Contender's Division pront.
The Redlegs surprised us also. We believed they would struggle and they managed to
take one from UMH. That is a solid accomplishment anytime but to start the season that is
remarkable. If they can improve from where they started they will make a run at defending
their division title.
COWL Wiffler of the Week Return to Top
Dave Fisher - PVB - aka Bootman Dave Fisher
2012 COWL Week 1 Wiffler of the Week is a toss-up. There are seveal contenders but no real
clear cut winner for the State Farm sponsored Wiffler of the Week T Shirt.
Ron Anderson has to be listed in the group of contenders. Debuting on a new team, he led them
to a 2-1 series victory over the Dirt Dogs, crushing 6 HRs and driving in 13, plus winning a game from
All 3 of Blake Rinehart, Kyle Urigh and Matt Hoops from the Redlegs deserve props for managing
to squeak out a win from the stingy UMH, with all contributing 4 HRs in the effort.
Eric Lewis started the season in fine fashion, leading those stingy UMHers with 5 HRs and 14 RBIs
both important contributions as they played with out their cleanup man and power hitter Andy Russell.
Eric also won a game from the mound as he was leading UMH at the plate.
Levi & Jerry Driggs both put up good numbers in the Legends 2-1 series victory over the upstart
Knights, with each taking the league lead in HRs and RBIs with 13 each, and 29 and 19 respectively.
But the big winner this week goes to a man held together with bailing wire. Dave Fisher returned
from a year of shoulder impairment to be hobbled by a new ankle injury. Despite the obvious debilitation
of his advancing age, the grizzled veteran led a youthful PVB team to the only series sweep in week 1
over their ancient foes the U. PVB is officially the only undefeated team in the league as of today.
Dave picked up a pitching win, had 7 J&M HRs on a heavy air night, and added 11 RBIs. For his
gutty performance, and in recognition that at this pace he will not be ambulatory by mid-season, Dave Fisher
is the 2012 COWL Week 1 Wiffler of the Week and wins the State Farm Wiffler of the Week T.
Congratulations old man, you deserve it. We hope you make it to next week.
Game Scores (Home team on top) Return to Top
Collin Hill AP(1) Collin Hill AP(2) Collin Hill AP(2)
Lauren Stout AP(1) Matt Cox DD(1) Emily Manson AP(1)
Matt Cox DD(1) Lucas Detty DD(1) Matt Cox DD(1)
Tyler Depugh DD(1) Matt Davis DD(1) Eric Cox DD(1)
Lucas Detty DD(1) Lucas Detty DD(1)
Matt Davis DD(1)
Dave Fisher PVB(2) Gabe Fisher PVB(3) Shondrick Locklear U(2)
Gabe Fisher PVB(2) Brent Hoover U(1) Gabe Fisher PVB(1)
Brandon Kennedy PVB (1) Shondrick Locklear U(1) Brandon Kennedy PVB (1)
Tyler Wiget U(1) Brent Hoover U(1) Tyler Wiget U(1)
UMH 11 Redlegs 8 UMH 14
Kyle Urigh RL(2) Kyle Urigh RL(1) Dave Page UMH(1)
Matt Hoops RL(2) Matt Hoops RL(1) Blake Rinehart RL(1)
Blake Rinehart RL(1) Blake Lansing UMH(1) Kyle Urigh RL(1)
Matt Hoops RL(1)
Travis Rinehart RL(1)
Abusement Park 7 Knights 9 Abusement Park 5
Corey White KG(1) Corbin Hill AP(1) Corey White KG(2)
Dustin Weaver KG(1) Amos Jones KG(1) Josh Wonderleigh KG(2)
Collin Hill AP(1) Corey White KG(1) Amos Jones KG(1)
Lauren Stout AP(1) Dustin Weaver KG(1)
Legends 28 Knights 12 Legends 16
Levi Driggs Leg(7) Amos Jones KG(2) Levi Driggs Leg(4)
Corey White KG(5) Jerry Driggs Leg(2) Corey White KG(2)
Josh Wonderleigh KG(5) Levi Driggs Leg(2) Amos Jones KG(1)
Amos Jones KG(2) Josh Wonderleigh KG(1) Dustin Weaver KG(1)
Dustin Weaver KG(2) Dustin Weaver KG(1)
Phill King Leg(1)