2011 Wiffle Series Set to Begin: Caucasians vs. Sticks

31 Jul

The first ever EWL Wiffle Series will start Tuesday, August 2nd at 6:30PM at the Wiffle Diamond in Shadyside. The #1 seed Caucasian Vaginas, fresh off a 3-0 sweep of Pumice on Slow!, will face off against the #2 seed Fish Sticks, who defeated 4 out of 5 Dentists in five games to advance to the championship series. The series will be a best-of-seven format with the Caucasians holding homefield advantage after finishing with the best record in the regular season and winning the pennant. Games 1, 2, and 3 are scheduled to be played August 2nd.

The Caucasians and the Sticks met six times during the regular season with the Vaginas going 4-2 for the season series. Four of the six matchups were decided by two runs or less with each team throwing one shutout. The Caucasians ended the season on a four game win-streak, and after sweeping their first round opponent have now won seven straight. This streak ties their longest of the season; the Caucasians opened the 2011 season 7-0 before taking their first loss. The Sticks finished the regular season on a three game win-streak and won six of their last eight, culminating in the 20th game when they clinched the #2 seed, a win that proved pivotal in their first round series against the Dentists.

In game 1 (and games 3, 5, and 7), the Caucasians will march the 2011 Pitch King Guthrie out to the mound, fresh off the first perfect game in EWL history. Guthrie started only two games against the Sticks during the regular season, going 1-1 and taking his only loss of the season. In his win, he pitched a complete game giving up only 1 run on 2 hits, and in his loss he allowed 3 runs on 5 hits. He has yet to give up a run in the postseason in 12 innings pitched.

The Caucasians have alternated their #2 starter throughout the season, but appear to have settled on Les as their off-game starter. He only faced the Fish Sticks once in the regular season, taking the loss after giving up 5 runs on 8 hits. He finished the regular season with 10 consecutive shutout innings, however, and won game 2 for the Caucasians in their sweep of Pumice!

Frosty started one game against the Sticks in the regular season, pitching a complete game, giving up only 1 run on 5 hits in a win. Higgins also started one game against the Fish Sticks, pitching a complete game win while allowing only 1 run on 3 hits. And finally, Morrison also started one game against the Sticks, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits but collecting a winning decision.

The Fish Sticks have employed a consistent rotation of Dinger and Joey for the entire regular season and postseason. Dinger will start game 1, and he went 0-2 in his only two starts against the Caucasians during the 2011 regular season. He gave up 7 runs on 10 hits in both of his starts for a combined total of 14 earned runs on 20 hits in 11 innings. He’s 1-2 in the postseason so far and has given up 10 earned runs in 18.5 innings pitched. His win came in game 1, when he shut down the Dentists in a complete game win.

Joey will start the even-numbered games for the Fish Sticks in the Wiffle Series and will be called from the bullpen if necessary during the others. He started 4 games against the Caucasians during the regular season, going 2-2. In his two losses, he gave up a combined 6 earned runs on 10 hits in 10 innings. In his two wins, he gave up a combined 2 earned runs on 9 hits in 11 innings, including a complete game shutout. He is 1-0 in the postseason so far, earning his only win in the deciding game 5 of the Sticks’ first round series.

Blose made one of his 3 appearances of the 2011 season against the Caucasians, pitching a perfect sixth inning for one of his 3 saves on the year. He got the win in game 4 of the Sticks’ first round series, pitching 5 innings and giving up only 1 earned run.

2 Responses to “2011 Wiffle Series Set to Begin: Caucasians vs. Sticks”

  1. youknoww July 31, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    First pitch of the inaugural Wiffle Series in ~48 hours.
    Everybody come to Wiffle!

  2. Blose August 1, 2011 at 3:26 am #

    Let’s get it on!

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