Central Ohio Wiffleball League
2012 Week 7 Results
PVB - Pleasant Valley Boys UMH - Uncle Muscles' Hour AP - Abusement Park
2012 Current Division Standings Return to Top
2012 COWL Week 7 Series Summaries Return to Top
Championship week for the Contenders Division ! The entire regular season boiled down to a single
do-or-die series between the Redlegs and PVB, with the Knights seeking to sweep the Dirt Dogs in hopes
both leaders faltered and left an opening for them to sneak thru.
The Knights entered their last series of the season with the Dirt Dogs hoping for a sweep to improve their
positioning for the playoffs. Due to a PVB sweep of AP, there was statistically no possible chance for the
Knights to claim the division championship - the winner was guaranteed to come from the Redlegs vs PVB
The Dirt Dogs were hoping to continue their improvement as they have shown markedly better offense
in the lasts few weeks. The Knights won home field rights on TLC field with the wind blowing in from left on
a relatively windy night. Game 1 matched Amos Jones vs Tyler Depugh on the mound. The Knigths grabbed
a 3-1 lead after 1 on a 3 run bomb by Corey White. The Knight again scored 3 in the 2nd on another Corey 3
run dinger. The Dogs got back on the score card with 1 in the 3rd but the Knights again uped the ante on a
3rd Corey White HR and some aggressive base running. The Dogs managed to add another run in the 5th
but the Knights claimed a 9-3 win and a win for Amos.
Game 2 was closer as both teams pushed across 3 in the 2nd as the Dogs played small ball - scoring all
their runs on the night without the benefit of a HR. The Knights used another 3 run dinger by Corey in the top
of the 2nd to take the early lead before the Dogs struck back. The Knights scored 2 more in the top of the
3rd to take a 5-3 lead and then followed with 5 in the 4th on HRs by Casey and Corey White to increase their
lead to 10-6. After holding the Knights scoreless in the top of the 5th the Dogs mounted a threat by scoring 2
after loading the based, only to fall short by a score of 10-8 with Dustin Weaver getting the mound win.
Game 3 was a pitcher's duel as the score held at 3-3 after 3. The visiting Dogs made a bid to steal a game
by playing small ball once again in the 4th as all Dogs scored and had an RBI in the inning. The Dogs D also
rose to the occasion holding the Knights scoreless over the last 2 innings as the Dogs continued their upward
trend by claiming a 7-4 win and another win for Eric Cox on the mound.
For the series Corey White led all hitters with 6 HRs and 15 RBIs as Casey White hit the only other HR
of the series on the windy night.
Series of the Week Return to Top
Champions Division Championship
Pleasant Valley Boys vs The Redlegs
The COWL “Series of the week” for week 6 was a rematch of the 2010 COWL World Series - one of the
top 5 All Time ESPN classics. Uncle Musclez Hour - the reconstituted Gookie Dawkins Experience squaring off
against the 2010 and 2011 COWL World Series champions Legends.
UMH graciously volunteered to hold this series on Sunday, July 8th, enabling the Redlegs vs PVB
Contenders Division championship game to be the week 7 series of the week.
Both teams entered the series somewhat short handed and not at full strength. UMH was without lead HR
crusher Andy Russell and shortstop highlight reel Eric Lewis playing thru the throes of Mono. The Legends
were without the service of 2011 Cy Young recipient and 14 game winner Ben Cydrus, resulting in the Legends
facing offensive juggernaut UMH with only 3 defenders - an unenviable task at best. Janae Driggs joined the fray
for the Legends in game 2 much to the relief of the Legends 3.
GAME ONE - Starting Pitchers: Dave Page (4 wins) vs. Jerry Driggs (5 wins)
The league's 2 winningest pitchers locked up in game 1 in a series that promised to do significant damage
to the ERAs of all pitchers involved. Dave Page immediately validated the prophecy by leading off inning 1 with a
monster HR to center. The Legends took offense and began their crusade with back-to-back HRs by Jerry and
Levi, with Jerry adding a 2nd in the inning as the Legends jumped out to an 8-1 lead. UMH fought right back with
HRs by Dave, Blake Lansing and Eric Lewis to score 5 in the 2nd. Levi Driggs took his turn at 2 HRs in an inning
in the 2nd to add to Phill King's 1st HR and another by Jerry for 6 more and a lead of 14-6 after 2. The teams traded
runs in the 3rd and 4th and the 5th began with the Legends on top 15-9. Dave, ERic and Blake opened up the 5th
with HRs, cutting the score to 15-11 and the Legends brought in Levi in an attempt to staunch the bleeding and close
UMH out. Levi gave up another HR to Dave and Eric, but wiled Blake into lining out and after a good play by Phill
on a John Bruce liner, retired Dave on a pop to end the game with the tying run on 2nd and the go ahead on 1st.
Jerry and Levi led the Legends with 4 HRs each as Levi provided 8 RBIs and Jerry 6. Phill added a HR.
Dave crushed 4 HRs in the losing effort while disease ridden Eric swam thru the haze to crush 4 of his own, as
Blake contributed 2 HRs to go with his 5 RBIs.
FINAL: 15-14, Legends 8-6-0-1-x= 15
UMH 1-5-1-2-5= 14
(LEG) Levi Driggs - 4 HRs. 8 RBIs, 6 runs scored
(LEG) Jerry Driggs - 4 HRs. 6 RBIs, 4 Innings pitched. 11 runs against. Win
(LEG) Phill King - 1 HRs. 1 RBI, 5 runs scored
(UMH) Dave Page - 4 HRs. 4 RBI’s, 5 runs scored, 3 Innings pitched. 13 runs against
(UMH) Eric Lewis - 4 HRs. 5 RBI’s, 3 runs scored
(UMH) Blake Lansing - 2 HRs. 5 RBI’s, 3 runs scored
(UMH) John Bruce - 2 runs scored
GAME TWO - Starting Pitchers: Phill King (4 wins) vs. Eric Lewis (2 wins)
Game two opened with UMH as the home team. The Legends jumped out to a quick start with 2 runs on a
Jerry HR in the 1st. UMH countered with a 3 run Eric Lewis blast in their half to lead 3-2 after 1. Inning 2 was the
1st real advent of a Legends inning in 2012 as they put up 15 in the inning on 3 HRs by Janae, 2 each by Jerry and
Levi and a solo by Phill. This run included 7 straight HRs, a league record. UMH was blanked in the bottom of the
2nd and the Legends petered out to only score 2 on a Jerry HR in the 3rd. UMH showed signs of Life, staving off
a mercy rule loss via the bat of Eric Lewis on a 3 run HR in the 3rd. After adding 2 more on a Levi 2 run bomb in
the 4th UMH again went quietly in their half. Jerry and Levi both had multi run HR innings in the 5th as the Legends
scored 6 more times. UMH came up empty in the bottom of the 5th as the Legends claimed game 2 27-7.
FINAL: 27-7, Legends 2-15-2-2-6= 27
UMH 3-0-4-0-0 = 7
(LEG) Levi Driggs - 6 HRs. 10 RBIs, 7 runs scored
(LEG) Jerry Driggs - 6 HRs. 13 RBIs
(LEG) Janae Driggs - 2 HRs. 2 RBIs, 4 runs scored, save
(LEG) Phill King - 1 HR. 2 RBIs, 8 runs scored, 3 Innings pitched. 7 runs against, win
(UMH) Eric Lewis - 2 HRs. 4 RBI’s, 4 runs scored
(UMH) Blake Lansing - 1 HR. 3 RBI’s, 2 runs scored
(UMH) Dave Page - 2 runs scored
(UMH) John Bruce - 1 run scored
GAME THREE - Starting Pitchers: Levi Driggs (3 wins) vs. John Bruce (3 wins)
With the Champions division championship secure, game 3 became a game about pride, and who the HR
champ would be. Levi, attempting to unseat the old man from his 3 year perch at the top, led by 3 HRs entering
the contest. UMH struck first with 4 in the 1st on HRs by Dave and Blake. The Legends launched in their half
of the inning, pushing across 16 runs on 10 HRs in the inning - 3 by Janae, 3 by Jerry, 3 by Levi and 1 by Phill.
While the Legends hitting was superb, their field was atrocious, as they gave very little support to Levi, missing
a routine grounder and a pop-up or 2 in both the 2nd and 3rd innings. holding UMH is a daunting task on 3 outs
per inning. When given 4 or 5 you will get a spanking - and they administered one, scoring 7 in the 2nd and 12
in the 3rd while holding the Legends to 5 in the innings. Dave Page exploded, hitting 4 consecutive HRs over 2
innings while John Bruce, Blake and Eric all added 2 HRs in the barrage. The 4th saw UMH scoring 3 more on
another Dave HR, and UMH took their first lead of the night at 25-19. The Legends inched back with a 2 run HR
by Jerry in the bottom of the 4th, then held UMH scoreless to start the 5th. A Levi 2 run HR followed by another
2 run dinger by Jerry cut the score to 26-25 with only 1 out, but the Legends could not tie the game as UMH
pitcher Blake Lansing coerced Janae to hit into a game ending pop up.
The final game of the series was a barn burner with plenty of offense, but both teams showed fatigue as
the fielding was less than stellar. With the series win the Legends garner 1st choice as to their playoff
opponent in round 1. The Contenders Division champion will gain second choice, and regardless of the
outcome of UMH's final series, they will have the best remaining record in the league and receive 3rd choice.
As to the HR race, Jerry hit one more HR than Levi but fell 2 short in his bid to once again win the HR title on
behalf of the aged and infirmed of the Wiffle Ball world.
FINAL: 26-25 Uncle Musclez Hour 4-7-12-3-0= 26
Legends 16-3-2-2-2= 25
(UMH) Dave Page - 7 HRs. 13 RBI’s, 10 runs scored
(UMH) Eric Lewis - 2 HRs. 3 RBI’s, 6 runs scored
(UMH) Blake Lansing - 2 HR. 3 RBI’s, 6 runs scored, 2 Innings pitched, 4 runs against, win
(UMH) John Bruce - 2 HRs. 6 RBI’s, 2 runs scored
(LEG) Jerry Driggs - 6 HRs. 12 RBIs
(LEG) Levi Driggs - 5 HRs. 7 RBIs, 6 runs scored
(LEG) Janae Driggs - 4 HRs. 5 RBIs, 5 runs scored
(LEG) Phill King - 1 HR, 1 RBs, 6 runs scored
The annual clash of UMH / GDE vs the Legends was once again one for the record books. Despite both teams
be at less than full strength, an all time series record 66 HRs and top 3 run total of 114. Dave Page, Jerry Driggs, Levi
Driggs and Phill King all made posts in the all time record books for the series.
As is usual for all series, even those with record setting offense, defense was the key to winning. In games 1
and 2 the Legends turned 2 double plays each game - 3 of those being ending ending after multiple runs had scored
with men left on base. Levi made multiple diving web gems in the outfield and even Janae turned in a stellar ground
ball corral on a John Bruce lace. In game 3 UMH made the plays with both Blake making several FTD leaps down the
left field line on Legend laser beams and John and Eric taking turns at short batting down and retiring batters after
wicked line drives.
While the Legends came out on top this night, there is a high likelihood these two giants will meet again for more
fireworks in the near future with a division pennant on the line.
(LEG) Jerry Driggs - 16 HRs. 31 RBIs, pitching win
(LEG) Levi Driggs - 15 HRs. 25 RBIs, 17 runs scored
(UMH) Dave Page - 11 HRs. 17 RBI’s, 15 runs scored
(UMH) Eric Lewis - 8 HRs. 12 RBI’s,12 runs scored
(LEG) Janae Driggs - 6 HRs. 7 RBIs, 9 runs scored, 2 saves (2 games played)
(UMH) Blake Lansing - 5 HR. 11 RBI’s, 11 runs scored, win
(LEG) Phill King - 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, 19 runs scored, pitching win
(UMH) John Bruce - 2 HRs. 6 RBI’s, 5 runs scored
COWL Wiffler of the Week - Week 7 Return to Top
Box Scores (Home team on top) Return to Top
Knights 2-1-6-0-X= 9 Dirt Dogs 0-3-0-3-2= 8 Knights 2-1-6-0-X= 9
Dirt Dogs 1-0-1-1-0= 3 Knights 0-3-2-5-0=10 Dirt Dogs 1-0-1-1-0= 3
Casey White KG(1)
Weekly Team Stats - Thru 7 Weeks Return to Top