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Wifflefest 14 Starts The Fourth

Story By: Jeff Alan

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  Original Published: 7/2/2013

The 14th annual Wifflefest is coming up this week beginning on July 4th at 9am at Southview Grace Brethren Church in Ashland.   There will be five different tournaments, the Adult tournament on the fourth.  The High School tournament on Friday at 5pm, the Elementary Tournament Saturday at 9am followed by the Junior High Tournament at 4pm.  Sunday will feature the Family Tournament beginning at 1pm. 

Pastor Mark Abel who began Wifflefest in 2000 whith 17 teams has seen the event grow over the years to a high point of 139 teams.  It is simple backyard baseball with four players instead of nine.  The four players are a pitcher, catcher and two outfielders, with two outs rather than three.  There will be several fields used, all named after major league parks.   

   
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