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They say that often times, sequels don’t measure up to the originals... well it’s safe to say that was certainly NOT the case with the 2nd annual Wifflin’ For Wishes held at McLaughlin Park in Leominster, as 32 teams converged on a gorgeous summer day to play a kids’ game and raise money for Make-A-Wish® MA & RI!  After the dust settled, through the generosity of sponsors, the hard work of volunteers, people who bought raffle tickets, and of course all of the tourney participants, we raised $3,345 for the local chapter, brining our two year total to $4,745!  That’s some great work right there, and now we have something amazing to build on!

There were some very talented teams duking it out in the Major League Division, and when all was said and done, the champions were Uncle Slam, scoring their first title over Herk ‘N Jerks, the latter whom carried over a couple players from last year’s championship team from the inaugural tournament.  Semifinal hardware went to Big Test Icicles and YAHTZEE!

The touranment also saw its very first Hall Of Fame Inductee, as Adam “The Steve” Sears earned his way into the Hall with his tireless effort in helping to build the Massachusetts event up to its current state.

Enjoy the photos and full gallery below, and be sure to thank our sponsors at the bottom!!!

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Best Costumes:  Uncle Slam

Best Team Name:  Peanuts In Uranus

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Sultans Of Suck:  The Cable Tows

Semifinalists:  YAHTZEE!

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Semifinalists:  Big Test Icicles

Runners-Up:  Herk ‘N Jerks

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Wifflin’ For Wishes MA 2017 Champs:  Uncle Slam

 

 

Playoff Rounds:

First Round:
#16 Leomin-Heads def AWAA Backdoor Sliders, 2-1
#2 Herk ‘N Jerks def #15 We Got The Runs, 5-1
#3 Big Test Icicles def #14 Wiffin’ Balls, 1-0 (10 inn)
#4 YAHTZEE! def #13 Rusty Kuntz, 4-2
#5 Life’s A Pitch def #12 Get Shrek’d, 4-1
#11 BWBL Breaker Boys def #6 The Night’s Watch, 3-2
#10 Furious Fishermen def #7 Peanuts In Uranus, 4-0
#9 Uncle Slam def #8 Mighty Morphin’ Wiffle Rangers, 2-0

Quarterfinals:
Uncle Slam def Leomin-Heads, 1-0
Herk ‘N Jerks def Furious Fishermen, 2-0
Big Test Icicles def BWBL Breaker Boys, 2-1
YAHTZEE! def Life’s A Pitch, 3-0

Semifinals:
Uncle Slam def YAHTZEE!, 4-0
Herk ‘N Jerks def Big Test Icicles, 1-0

Championship Game:
Uncle Slam def Herk ‘N Jerks, 4-1

Click photo to enlarge playoff bracket:
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We can’t say “thank you” enough to our sponsors!!

OUR TITLE SPONSOR:

great-northern

mattress

wymans

bwbl

becket

honest-tea

wass-arthur

mary-love

bergeron

Chapdelaine Buick GMC

 

Major League Division Results

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Team

W

L

+/-

1

AWAA Backdoor Sliders

4

0

+43

2

Herk 'N Jerks

4

0

+20

3

Big Test Icicles

4

0

+20

4

YAHTZEE!

4

0

+13

5

Life's A Pitch

4

0

+7

6

The Night's Watch

3

1

+11

7

Peanuts In Uranus

2

2

+2

8

Mighty Morphin' Wifflers

2

2

+2

9

Uncle Slam

2

2

+2

10

Furious Fishermen

2

2

0

11

BWBL Breaker Boys

2

2

-3

12

Get Shrek'd

2

2

-5

13

Rusty Kuntz

2

2

0

14

Wiffin' Balls

2

2

-2

15

We Got The Runs

2

2

-8

16

Leomin-Heads

2

2

-8

17

Backyard Ball Boys

1

3

-3

18

ECWL Veteran's Committee

1

3

-6

19

Team Jake

1

3

-10

20

Gansett Warriors

1

3

-11

21

3 Guys, 1 Cup

1

3

-12

22

Jesus, Mary and Joseph

0

4

-7

23

Team Karlee

0

4

-15

24

The Cable Tows

0

4

-30

Huzzah to the teams in our Minor League Division!

Anna’s Bananas

Big Daddy Hacks

Big Noobies

Great Northern Dunnage

Ja Red Rockets

NL Dingers

Team Wiffle Stank

Wiffle Me This

For more information or if you have any questions, call or text Tournament Director Pat Moriarty at (651) 235-9050 or by email at truck@hrltwincities.com