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Wiffle ball tournament a success
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Pictured here are the Hoisington Fungos, the 10 and under team that took the title. They are Mason Alderdice, Alek Brack, Chase Steinert, MJ Aylward, Parker Scheck and Conner Scheck.

Bombers Baseball hosted their first Wiffle Ball Tournament on Oct. 31, as a fundraiser to help with running this program. Bombers Baseball is a not-for-profit organization serving youth baseball in this area.
There was close to 300 people attending the tournament held at Jefferson School, event organizer Chris Umphres said. There were 10 youth teams in the 10 and Under division and 12 Open League teams.
“All teams were encouraged to dress up for Halloween and many of the teams did not disappoint,” he said. “The costumes were as much fun as watching the game.”
The costumes consisted of zombies, banana suits, a walking baseball, super heroes and many other creative outfits.
The Youth League had teams from Great Bend and Hoisington battling for title of Wiffle Ball Champion. The Hoisington Fungos were a 10-and-under team that took the title this year beating the local 9-and-under team, the Bloody Blazers in the Championship.
The 9-and-under Hoisington 6-pack beat the 8-and-under Zombie Nation to take third place.
The Open League teams came ready to play just like the youth and consisted of players from age 5 all the way up to some dads trying show that they could still play.
The Bad News Bears beat the Killer Bats in the Open League Championship to take the first place title this year. “The semi-final game between the Killer Bats and the Barton Dads proved to be the game to watch,” Umphres said. This game was tied 1-1 in regulation and the Killer Bats finally knocked off the Barton Dads after three extra innings of play.