Last week was cancelled due to thunderstorms in the area. Fortunately we had gorgeous weather for Week 7 and we resumed the second half of the season. The Maroon $quad swept Beaver Fever in their double header, outscoring them 22-4 in that series. Maroon $quad continue to remain one of the only undefeated teams in the nation and the only one in the league with a 12-0 record. Last week they moved up to #6 in the NWLA rankings and are expected to perhaps edge their way into the top 5 soon if they continue to win. Maroon $quad will be representing our league in the 2nd Annual NWLA Tournament in Columbus, Ohio July 19-21 this summer. On that note, a team seems to have formed for the London Wiffleball Tournament as well which takes place in London, Ohio on July 20th. The team roster so far consists of Josh Smith, Greg Sowards, Chris Ramey, Thelmer Damon, Ryan Miller, & Trey "Dub" Hathaway.
Holy Balls got their groove back and swept the Welfare Warriors which brings them to 10-2 and will surely raise them in the rankings. They were nationally ranked somewhere in the 20s but fell to #34 last week. The Terrorhawks have really had a stunning meltdown recently and are on a 5-game losing streak, including two loses against the Welfare Warriors. The Terrorhawks were swept by Pink Penguins in their series. The Terrorhawks were once favored to take third place this season but Beaver Fever and Pink Penguins are still hanging in there making the standings in the middle tighter than ever. The Welfare Warriors welcomed a new player to the team, Dylan Evans, and he did well in the team's make up game against the Terrorhawks. He's a pretty good pitcher and fielder and is a great hitter. This latest addition could make the Warriors a late contender for third place in the second half of the season. The Pink Penguins also welcomed a new player, Brad Koeppen, who went .400 on the night and even hit a home run.
Marshall University broadcast journalism professor Dan Hollis stopped by again for the fourth week in a row to film segments of us playing and a few interviews. Dan has been a great addition to the atmosphere of the games and he works so quietly and efficiently that no one really notices he's gone. He vanishes like a phantom. Make sure when he comes back over the next week or so to say hello.
The Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District has invited the league to demonstrate wiffleball at Ritter Park this Saturday from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM for National Kids to Parks Day. Also there will be the kickball league, relay races, and many other activities. The purpose of the event is to show 'the childrens' that there's more to life than xbox360. We'll also knock out some research on home runs with the help of James Clagg and Maroon $quad will be having practice with yellow bats to prepare for the NWLA tournament. Anyone else in the league is welcome to come if available to take some practice swings.