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Western WIFFLE Ball Classic: Presented by Big League WIFFLE Ball

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Scottsdale Stadium

7408 East Osborn Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Join us for the 2nd Annual Western WIFFLE Ball Classic: Presented by Big League WIFFLE Ball at Scottsdale Stadium on October 16, 2021.

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All ages are invited to join us for the 2021 Western WIFFLE Ball Classic: Presented by Big League WIFFLE Ball at Scottsdale Stadium on October 16, 2021.

42 Teams will compete in a tournament at the Spring Training home of the San Francisco Giants. Games are 4 innings or 35 minutes whichever comes first. All teams are guaranteed 3 games before 16 teams proceed to the single elimination playoffs. First and second place teams will receive a commemorative trophy.

Players can participate in a home run derby in between games. The cost is $5 per person.

Details:

  • Each team can have 3 to 5 players. All ages are welcome.
  • Defense will have 3 players, which includes the pitcher.
  • No base running. There will be designated singles, doubles, triples and home runs.
  • Teams will need to bring their own bats and balls, which will be inspected before play. Scuffing is allowed, but no other advantages.
  • Teams are required to dress in the same color.
  • There will be a $5 charge to participate in the day-long home run derby, which can also be paid onsite.
  • Please see a full list of rules for the tournament and home run derby below.

Attendees:

  • General Admission tickets are available for $5 through the Eventbrite event page or at the door. Youth under 13 years of age are free. Player entry is covered by team registration fee.
  • All guests will be required to bring their own seating, blankets, etc.

Prohibited Items:

  • The following items are not permitted in the stadium: illegal drugs, fireworks, firearms or weapons of any kind, pepper spray, and outside food and beverage (except for one sealed, plastic bottle of water). All bags are subject to search upon entering the stadium.

For more information, please visit https://www.blwwiffleball.com


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Western WIFFLE Ball Classic Rules

The Western WIFFLE Ball Classic will play as follows:

1. Sportsmanship: Any player or team, engaging in behavior that the tournament director deems to be “unsportsmanlike conduct” will be removed from the tournament immediately at the director’s discretion. Fans and players watching games must refrain from commenting on calls. Failure to comply will result in the fan or team’s removal from the event. Captains are responsible for monitoring fan behavior. If that monitoring becomes difficult, the captain shall seek the assistance of a Commissioner.

2. Umpiring: Teams will umpire their own games. Both teams will do their best to keep the integrity of the game by making honest calls. Teams will have 20 seconds to agree on any disputed calls. If no resolution in the 20 second time period, that play will be null and void. Players will announce the score after each run scored and agree on the score after each half inning. It will be home team’s responsibility to report the final score to the Commissioners located in centerfield.

3. Home Team: The home team will be decided by a coin toss or “rock, paper, scissors” between captains.

4. Tie Breaker Rule to Qualify for the 16-team single elimination playoffs: If teams are tied, the tie breaker will be head to head. If a tie still remains, then run differential will be used to break the tie.

5. Tie Breaker Rule for playoffs: There are no ties. In extra innings start with a runner in second. If continues to a second extra inning start with a runner in third until someone wins. Add to rules.

6. Gameplay: There will be 3 outs per team per inning. Four balls are a walk. Three strikes are an out. Unlimited foul balls. A ball in play caught in the air is an out. The innings will begin with 1 ball, 1 strike and 1 out. A grounder caught in front of the pitcher’s mound, on the ground or before the line between the bases is an out.

7. Strike Zone: A strike zone will be used that is approximately 36” high and 24” wide. The bottom of the strike zone will be on the grass. Any pitch that hits the strike zone without hitting the ground is a strike. Any pitch that does not hit the strike zone is a ball. Any pitch that hits the batter is a ball. There are no balks or batters hit by pitches.

8. Equipment: All bats used in league play must be regulation, yellow WIFFLE® bats. No modifications to the bat are allowed. Balls must be baseball size WIFFLE® brand. Scuffing is allowed, but no other modifications including cutting balls. The honor system is in place and all equipment will be inspected and approved for use by the opposing team.

9. Attire: Uniforms are not provided or mandatory. Same colored shirts are encouraged but not required. All shoes will be flat-soled (no cleats, turf shoes, spikes, trail running shoes, etc.).

10. Rosters: Teams will have three or five players on their roster. No team may have fewer than three players in the game at any time. No roster changes will be allowed under any circumstances after play begins.

11. Players in a Game: Teams unable to field three rostered players at the beginning, or any time during a game will forfeit that game. Batting lineup must consist of everyone on your team who is present, and cannot be altered. If a player shows up late, they can be placed at the bottom of the batting order as long as you have not gone through it once. Three and only three players may play in the field at any time. When utilizing more than three players on the team, if a player is unable to continue playing or is removed from the game for any reason, that player may not re-enter the game. That player’s at-bat in the order will become an automatic out for the remainder of that game.

12. Positions & Switches: Outfielders may position themselves anywhere in fair territory. Position players may switch defensive positions at any time. Regardless of position switches, batting orders will stay the same for the duration of games.

13. Substitutions: Substitutions may be made. However, once a player leaves a game, that player may not return to the same game. Exception: If a player suffers a tournament-ending injury, a player who has previously left the game may re-enter that game as a sub.

14. Innings and Slow Play: All games will be 4 innings or 35 minutes, whichever comes first. Teams suspected of stalling (purposefully failing to throw or swing at hittable pitches) may be cited for “unsportsmanlike conduct” and removed from the tournament.

15. Pitching: There are no limitations. Pitchers may throw however they see fit.

16. At Bats: There are no called balls or strikes. There are no hit-by-pitches. There are no unintentional walks. Batters may strike out swinging (including fouls before the third strike). Batters may choose not to swing at any pitch. One-handed batting will not be allowed for non-ADA players.

17. Infield Fly Rule: There is no infield fly rule. A ground

18. Base Hits and Home Runs: All fair balls landing over the designated home run fence will be home runs. A ground ball past the pitcher and lines between the bases shall be counted a single. A double is any ball that reaches the outfield on the ground. A triple is a ball that hits the centerfield fence in the air. 6 run limit per at bat/half inning.

19. Western WIFFLE Ball Classic Commission’s Discretion: The Commissioner may resolve any and all conflicts regarding the interpretation of the above rules – or any loopholes therein – at their discretion. Commissioners will not rule on judgment calls.

Home Run Derby Rules

• $5 to enter

• Participants do not need to be registered players.

• The competition will be open from 9am (start of games) until 4pm.

• The batter chooses their pitcher

• The batter has 7 outs. Every hit not resulting in a home run is an out.

• At the end of the 7 outs the batter's turn is up.

• Each ball hit over the fence or the designated line on the ground is counted as a home run.

• Pitches can be thrown either overhand or underhand.

• The person with the most home runs at the end of the allotted time is the winner.

• Batters can play as many rounds as they want.

• A tie for first is settled by another round of 7 outs, the most home runs in the tie breaker round declares the winner.

• Reporting home runs to the scorekeeper is the responsibility of the batter and the honor system is to be used.

• A trophy shall be awarded to the day’s top home run batter

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Big League WIFFLE Ball is a competitive WIFFLE Ball league located in Scottsdale, Arizona. We set off on this fun and exciting journey in July of 2019. Since then, we've grown to over 1,000 subscribers on YouTube, and over 2,000 Instagram followers. The league consists of six teams including our newly added expansion teams; Western Wolves, Pacific Panthers, Downtown Diamonds, Coastal Cougars, Arctic Altitude, and Eastern Extreme. Visit our YouTube (Big League WIFFLE Ball) to watch all the action this season!

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