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Player of the Week: Week 2 Nominees (Su15)

Written by - Posted 2015-09-15 10:18 in POTW

Another new location!

The DC Twits are 5-0 to start the season, most likely still angry over their disappointing Spring season. Helping them out this year has been Dan Lockbaum . On the day, he batted .444 with an OPS of 1.389. He had 3 RBIs and 3 home runs (including a walk off against Gagnon).

Making an instant impact for the Janitors, Max Frankel helped them out of the basement. On the day, Max batted .700, had an OPS of 1.200, had 2 RBIs, and 1 home run. Not bad Max.

This guy is just doing it all! Standing in as deputy commissioner on the day, Michael Burns showed he can still hit. Burns batted .500 with an OPS of 1.875, had 5 RBIs and 2 home runs. Wolfpack are looking tough to beat right now.

Two weeks, two nominations. Connor Dierman is off to a great start. In week 2, Connor batted .538 with an OPS of 1.769, hit 3 home runs with 4 RBIs — and also pitched 17 innings with an ERA of 1.06.

I have a feeling Nick West will be on here a lot this year. For the day, West batted .667, had an OPS of 1.667, and 3 doubles. He is the spark of the Wolfpack — all offense moves through him if they hope to win.

VOTING CLOSES AT NOON FRIDAY

The public vote counts for 50% of the overall total, and the league managers vote counts for the remaining 50%.


POTW Week 2 Su15
Daniel Lockbaum
21% / 9 votes
Max Frankel
33% / 14 votes
Michael Burns
36% / 15 votes
Connor Dierman
10% / 4 votes
Nicholas West
0% / 0 votes
total_votes: 42

About POTW: Each week five nominees will be announced for Player of the Week. The league, fans, and press will vote for the winner. Winners receive a very limited edition wiffleball keychain. For a history of the award, check out Player of the Week History.

WIFFLEBALL RETURNS! See you Sunday!

Written by - Posted 2015-09-10 22:44 in News

We’re back!

We will have wiffleball this Sunday at our new digs at the Royal Order of the Moose in Springfield, VA.

You can also see just your teams complete schedule on the teams page.

As his way of apologizing for the way this season has kicked off former Commissioner Gallaway has hired some of the lodge folks to grill burgers, dogs and serve beer, all on the house. Since there are three games to cover whenever possible we are going to try put teams on whatever field is available when both teams are so be ready for that.

The Governor of the Moose and the club manager will be both stopping by the fields Sunday so let’s be sure to pick up all of our trash and be friendly to any folks that come over. They’ve been great to work with and we’d like to keep this going so leave your beer at home (it’s free this week remember), pick up your trash and pretend you’re meeting the future in laws.

Commissioner Hudson is making an undoubtedly futile effort this week to get rid of his pasty complexion so Stephen Crawford and Michael Burns will be serving as deputy Commissioners Sunday.

Check the Fields page on the site for more info:

Loyal Order of Moose
Franconia Lodge
7701 Beulah St
Alexandria VA 22315

Player of the Week: Week 1 Nominees (Su15)

Written by - Posted 2015-09-01 12:52 in POTW

Is this really late? Yes. Have you been following the updates and delays? Then you know why.

*One automatic nomination this week, although he did well at the plate too, goes to Connor Dierman of Chicken & Wiffle who threw a perfect game vs the Garbage Plates (6 IP, 6 strikeouts). To add to that, Connor batted .643, had 6 doubles, and 4 RBIs.

*No new face here, Jack Shannon of the new Jackhammers once again gets nominated. Picking up where he left off, Jack batted .700 with an OPS of 2.600, had 3 home runs, a double, and 5 RBIs.

*Now on opposing teams, the brotherly competition continues. Jim Shannon joined Dupont Circle Jerks and continued his tear at the plate. He batted .667, hit a homerun (only one?) and had 3 RBIs with an OPS of 1.833

*This could be a huge pickup for the Jackhammers if Matt Gagnon proves his worth like this every week. Gagnon pitched 11 innings of 3 hit ball, striking out 14, and going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.55. He also batted .500, hit 2 homeruns, had 4 RBIs and 2 doubles.

  • Nick West of Wolfpack fell a triple short of the cycle in the first game of the season. Although he fell short of the cycle, he had himself a day at the plate. West batted .533, had 2 homeruns, 7 RBIs, 3 doubles, and an OPS of 1.667.

VOTING CLOSES AT NOON MONDAY

The public vote counts for 50% of the overall total, and the league managers vote counts for the remaining 50%.


POTW Week 1 Su15
Connor Dierman
15%
Jack Shannon
15%
Jim Shannon
8%
Matt Gagnon
35%
Nicholas West
27%
total_votes: 48

About POTW: Each week five nominees will be announced for Player of the Week. The league, fans, and press will vote for the winner. Winners receive a very limited edition wiffleball keychain. For a history of the award, check out Player of the Week History.

Week 3 Postponed: New Location Announced

Written by - Posted 2015-08-28 11:33 in News

It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce we will be postponing the Week 3 games. Issues at Ossian have led us to look elsewhere now also.

We will be moving fields… again. To accommodate this, I wanted to postpone the games and hit reset.

The new fields we are solidifying are a bit further, adding an extra 5-10 minutes of driving time to our commutes. We are working on the details and everything with them. Have a look for yourself, 7701 Beulah St, Alexandria, VA 22315.

With these two postponements come schedule changes. To make everything still finish on time, we will make Super Sundays where each team will play 3-4 games (possibly expanding to 3 fields).

Our possible “Field of Dreams” is still our targeted goal, but the Summer season is temporary. If you think it’s messy, you have no idea.

Keep an eye on Twitter, Facebook, and here for more updates.

Week 2 Postponed

Written by - Posted 2015-08-21 11:14 in News

In a tough series of events, Commissioner Hudson has decided to postpone week 2.

A make up date is being worked out, deciding between using the rain/make up date (October 10th or 11th), or combining the games into a massive 4 game week. Talks with the managers will help decide this.

Please stay tuned, I’ll be in touch with your managers with any updates as I get them.

Around the League: Week 1 Recap (Summer 2015)

Written by - Posted 2015-08-17 13:52 in Blog

The Hudson Era kicked off smoothly at Ossian Hill Park no thanks to the two scorers who called out last minute, thanks a lot guys. Seven of the eight games were shutouts, unofficially the highest percentage in PWL history. Early reports have the pitchers praising the “fair” conditions and the stats would seem to agree. Let’s break down what else we saw at the new digs.

- The new team, old faces Jackhammers put on an offensive clinic though anyone that has ever watched wiffleball knows not to expect two homers out of Matt Gagnon every week.

- Connor Dierman threw the first perfect game at Ossian, shutting down the Garbage Plates but not before giving up 14 hits to the Wolfpack in an opening 8-0 loss. Parity anyone?

- DC Twits are 2-0 despite totaling 7 hits, 0 HRs and batting .259 against the possibly hapless Master Batters and Janitors. So nothing has changed in Twits-world.

- Circle Jerks got a whole week and two games on the mound without a Felix Fernandez meltdown so they’re playing with house money at this point. Jim Shannon provided the entire offensive boost he was signed for and none of the pitching prowess as he was ejected on his first batter. Nice.

- Tough day for the Master Batters, Garbage Plates and Higman-less Janitors. All veteran teams but in a smaller league one of them will have to beat up on the other two and pull a few upsets to secure a playoff berth.

What do we see after Week 1? Jackhammers and Wolfpack are the clear top 2 while Chicken and Wiffle, Circle Jerks and Twits will duke it out for the wild card spots. It’s only Week 1 and a lot can change, nobody really knows what tricks Ossian might still be hiding.

Summer 2015 Season Begins: A New Era

Written by - Posted 2015-08-14 11:11 in News

A lot has changed since the end of the Spring 2015 season.

First — Chris Gallaway retired after 20 seasons. His passion and leadership have helped pave the way for the league to continue. And continue it shall.

Second — we are no longer playing at Gravelly Point. Maybe you’ve heard, but things didn’t end so well there. We instead will be playing at Ossian Park in Annandale.

Lastly — Greg Hudson is the new commissioner. I have already enacted a few changes (as you can tell) but I can tell you I am focused on making this league continue in the best possible form. With our current fields at Ossian, we have a real chance to setup something permanent. Our very own Field of Dreams. I’ll be there all day Sunday so feel free to come talk to me about anything.

Leave some time for traffic, get there early to get comfortable, and let’s have some fun on Sunday! Make sure you’re following us on twitter @potomacwiffle for any updates.

Weather right now will be a little warm, 93, sunny, no rain, light wind. Bring some sunscreen.

Ossian Hall Park
Softball Field #2
7900 Heritage Dr
Annandale, VA 22003

See you all Sunday!

Greg Hudson Elected Commissioner

Written by - Posted 2015-08-11 21:48 in News

Greg Hudson was elected as the 2nd Commissioner of the Potomac Wiffleball League.

The Summer 2015 Managers voted 8-0 to elect Hudson.

The term of Commissioner is for two years, and is elected between the Spring and Summer seasons.

NO SPRING TRAINING: CANCELLED

Written by - Posted 2015-08-08 13:14 in News

Only 3 people signed up for Spring Training this Sunday, so we’re cancelling it.

The field will be open and available if anyone wants to practice there anytime on Sunday.

However, we won’t be setting up the equipment.

NEW FIELDS/TEAM DEADLINE EXTENDED/SPRING TRAINING

Written by - Posted 2015-08-05 11:08 in News

NEW FIELDS FOR SUMMER 2015

The PWL is moving! For the Summer 2015 Season we are relocating to Ossian Hall Park.

The new fields are a 25 minute drive west of Gravelly Point. This is a one season commitment, until a long term home is found for the 2016 Season and beyond.

The PWL is working to finalize a partnership with Fairfax Adult Softball, the largest softball organization in the country. FAS is interested in developing winter, and weeknight wiffleball options in the DC area in the future, and has expressed interest in partnering with the PWL in both the short and long term. While we are exploring options around the entire metro area for long term fields, a potential partnership with an organization with the connections and field access as FAS has could be a tremendous advantage in this search.

Any players who have registered for Summer who don’t wish to play at the new field location will be given a full refund. Just email commissioner@potomacwiffleball.org to ask for one. But, we strongly encourage everyone to join us this Summer.

TEAM DEADLINE EXTENDED

We are extending the deadline to register for the Summer Season to this Sunday! Please get your teams and players registered. Or, come out to Spring Training, see what it’s all about, test out the new fields, and then get everyone signed up!

SPRING TRAINING

We’ll be hosting a “Spring” Training this Sunday, August 9th, from 1 PM to 3 PM at the new fields to give people a chance to take some hacks, and test out the new setup.

Please make plans to join us to work out the kinks, mostly in your swing.

Please RSVP on Facebook so we know how many to expect.

Everyone is welcome, you don’t need to have a full team. We’ll take batting practice and then do some pick-up scrimmage games.

Hope to see you this Sunday at 1 PM.