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The Mayor's NWLA Tournament Game Summaries

Game 1:  Big Wood vs. OCWA
It was an eleven inning affair for Big Wood and OCWA to open up pool play in the NWLA Tournament. Big Wood featured several new players to complete, what was thought to be, an improved Big Wood squad from last year. The game proved to be a dandy as Austin Bischoff and Ryan Bush—arguably the best two wiffle ball pitchers in the country—faced off against each other for the first time this year.

Both Bischoff and Bush pitched gems in the game as they only allowed six hits between the two of them to go along with 50 combined strikeouts. In the end, Bush was able to out duel Bischoff as Bischoff loaded the bases in the eleventh by way of walks. The winning run ended up coming from Jon Suhre as he walked himself in. Final score: OCWA 1 Big Wood 0.

Game 2:  Big Wood vs. CWBC Clubbers
In the second game of pool play, Big Wood faced the Cincinnati Wiffle Ball Club Clubbers. This was the first meeting between the two teams. Taking the mound for Big Wood was Craig Skinner—a WSEM pitching all star. Skinner provided Big Wood with two big first innings as they he did not give up a hit; however, things changed in the third inning.

In the third inning, Skinner had issues gripping the ball due to the rain that had come into the area. The lack of a good grip on the ball caused Skinner to have control issues as he started to walk batters. Skinner’s control issues mixed in with a lack of bats by Big Wood ending up being Big Wood’s downfall as they lost to the CWBC Clubbers by a score of 15 to 0.

Game 3:  Big Wood vs. HWL Maroon Squad
After two straight losses for Big Wood, they finally met a team that they could pitch and bat against as they faced the HWL Maroon Squad. In facing the HWL MaroonSquad, Big Wood sent NWLA Tournament first-timer Chandler Phillips to the mound. Chandler was exceptional on the mound as he pitched a four-inning-no-mercy-no-hitter.

Leading bats for Big Wood were Alex Shore, who hit for the cycle, and Austin Bischoff, who went yard. Final score in the mercy against HWL Maroon Squad was Big Wood 15 HWL Maroon Squad 0.

Game 4:  Big Wood vs. MWLWI Mequonderers
It was Chandler Phillips, after a gem against HWL Maroon Squad, back in action against MWLWI in the first game of the playoffs, and boy was it a show again. In his second game of the tournament, Phillips allowed only one hit to Mike Boyles of the MWLWI to go along with 15 strikeouts and 7 walks. Also during this game, Big Wood’s bats were alive as every single Big Wood player made it on base.

In the end, Big Wood was able to best MWLWI in the first round of the NWLA Tournament by a score of 5 to 0. Big Wood enjoyed playing MWLWI and were excited to see them participating in their first NWLA Tournament and look forward to playing them again next year.

Game 5:  Big Wood vs. TBW Lightning
In the second round of the NWLA Tournament, Big Wood faced the tournament favorite — TBW Lightning. It was, again, a pitcher’s duel as Big Wood put their ace, Austin Bischoff on the mound, to face Chris Harley. The game would end up going six innings as it was a back and forth battle between Bischoff and Harley. Big Wood was able to capitalize on a few walks by Harley in the third and fourth innings to take a 3-0 into the fifth.

In the fifth, TBW was able to wear down Bischoff as they started to concentrate on bagging three walks to load the bases. Once the bases were loaded, TBW’s Chris Harley hit a grand slam to put TBW up 4-3. That would end up being the final score as TBW would walk away with the win.

Game 6:  Big Wood vs. PWL
For the first time in 2013, Big Wood and PWL were set to renew their rivalry in the elimination round of the NWLA Tournament. On the mound for Big Wood against PWL was Craig Skinner, who was aiming to right the ship after a disappointing Saturday appearance, while PWL put Jack Shannon on the mound to face Big Wood for the first time.

Big Wood got the scoring started in the second inning as Dakota LaDouceur was able to walk in and score a run. PWL would then counter in the top of the third as they walked in two batters. The walking show would continue in the bottom of the third as Big Wood was able to capitalize on Shannon’s lack of control and walk in three runs. The walking show ended for Big Wood in the fourth inning as Shannon’s control was restored, and the Big Wood free swingers started to strike out looking. In the end, PWL bested Big Wood by a score of 9 to 4.