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Tyler Murphy to Sign with the Bombers

posted Jan 23, 2014, 10:54 AM by Washburn Wiffle

Today the Bombers assistant manager Matt Heins announced that they have agreed to terms with Tyler Murphy.  Heins made the news official when he tweeted out this message, that also suggests the Bombers will be bringing back Cory Sisson as well:

Murphy is a free agent rookie and according to his twitter is an "Adrenaline Junkie."  The Bombers could use his energy come 2014, after a two-year World Series drought.  Murphy and Sisson will be joining Jake Landowski, who already signed a 1-year deal earlier this off-season.    

Workhorses Agree to Deal with Chris Wilson

posted Jan 18, 2014, 10:28 AM by Washburn Wiffle

Chris Wilson fielding a throw on Opening Day 2013.

Yesterday afternoon the Workhorses announced their projected lineup for the 2014 season, and in the process revealed they have filled their final roster position.  This is the tweet sent out from their official twitter account:

 Eli Beard was expected to re-sign, but the acqisition of Chris Wilson was certainly a surprise to many.  We contacted manager Mike Anderson to confirm the information and he stated, "It's official - Chris Wilson is a Workhorse."  Wilson spent the past two seasons with the Whompers and Terrapins playing a total of 18 games. He has batted a combined .558 in two years with 6 HR and 49 RBI, being named a WWL All-star this past season.

Gaffney Brings Back the Heat

posted Dec 23, 2013, 9:07 PM by Washburn Wiffle   [ updated Dec 24, 2013, 7:57 AM ]

Matt Donegan [left] alongside manager Steve Gaffney [middle] and Commissioner Regis Pollard [right] after signing with the Heat.

Earlier this afternoon Steve Gaffney officially took over as manager of the Hamilton Heat by signing his new contract for the 2014 season.  He quickly was able to gather up the rest of the team from last season, including all-star pitcher Jake Kocher, and both Jon and Joe Cappotelli.  Despite the Cappotelli brothers only attending a combined 10 games last season, Gaffney is confident that they will be committed in 2014.  "They're excited about the new rule changes," stated Gaffney, "and they are expected to make most of the games this year."

Gaffney already has found a replacement for Josh Swan, who left the team yesterday for the SunsMatt Donegan, who batted .514 for the Lightning last season, signed a deal with the Heat this afternoon to round out the roster.  The manager was pleased with the addition and the experience that Donegan brings stating, "He has a World Series ring under his belt that will help us make a run in the postseason."

Despite losing Swan yesterday, the team is confident at their chances to contend this season.  After the day was finished and his roster had been filled, Gaffney was pleased with the outcome and simply expressed, "We're looking very good for the upcoming season."

Swan Turns a Trade to the Suns

posted Dec 21, 2013, 7:11 PM by Washburn Wiffle   [ updated Dec 21, 2013, 7:34 PM ]

Josh Swan this afternoon handing in his contract with the Hamilton Heat.

Earlier today Josh Swan re-signed to a one-year deal with the Hamilton Heat confidently stating, "We will go undefeated this year."  Now it is being reported that Swan has abandoned the team and traded himself to the Mumford Suns. 

Late this evening Swan posted the following tweet expressing his most recent decision:

We contacted Commissioner Regis Pollard to confirm the tweet and trade rumors.  "I did receive a call from Swan tonight and he expressed his decision to be traded," stated Pollard.  "The league has not officially processed any paperwork, but I can confirm his decision to become a member of the Mumford Suns."

When questioned about Swan's choice to be traded just hours after committing to the Heat, the Commissioner had a simple response, "I'm not surprised."  

If the paperwork goes through it will be the first trade in WWL history.  Swan will be joining manager JT Williams and Jake MacWilliams, both of whom signed contracts earlier today. 

Steve Gaffney is now next in line to take over as manager of the Hamilton Heat. 

Anderson, Ancker, Anastasi Return to the Workhorses

posted Dec 21, 2013, 6:37 PM by Washburn Wiffle   [ updated Dec 21, 2013, 7:56 PM ]

Sean Ancker [right] entertained the press as he signed his new contract alongside Mike Anderson [left].

Manager Mike Anderson was able to get two of his key players back to the Washburn Workhorses for the 2014 season.  Sean Ancker and Ben Anastasi re-signed to the team this afternoon, along with Anderson.  The team will again have their sights set on the World Series and are confident that Eli Beard will also be joining them this upcoming season.

Former Workhorse and NWLA Fielder of the Year, Michael Hackett has declined to join the squad and has expressed interest in another team.

Matt Condame to Quackers

posted Dec 21, 2013, 6:11 PM by Washburn Wiffle   [ updated Dec 21, 2013, 7:37 PM ]

It was all smiles for Matt Condame [right] and manager Regis Pollard [left]
as Condame was presented with his new jersey.

Matt Condame signed a two-year contract to become the newest member of the Oatka Quackers.  Condame hit .541 as a member of the Livingston Lightning last season and was named a National 2nd Team Fielder by the NWLA.

Condame joins the rest of the Quackers 2012 championship team, all of whom re-signed this afternoon.


Registration Open

posted Dec 11, 2013, 11:52 AM by Washburn Wiffle   [ updated Dec 16, 2013, 1:27 PM ]

2013 NWLA Awards Announced

posted Dec 8, 2013, 5:13 PM by Washburn Wiffle   [ updated Dec 8, 2013, 5:22 PM ]

Rookie Adam Pratt received multiple NWLA honors for his outstanding rookie season.

The NWLA announced their annual awards and 11 members of the WWL received a variety of awards and honors.  Steve Gaffney, Adam Pratt, and Matt Heins were among those named to National Teams.  Two players received yearly awards from the East Region.  Thomas Barefoot was named the 2013 Fielder of the Year while Regis Pollard was named 2013 Pitcher of the Year.  For a complete list of award winners click here.

2013 ALL-WWL Teams

posted Aug 24, 2013, 9:55 AM by Washburn Wiffle

Matt Heins hit a record-tying 14 home runs in the regular season.  The three-year veteran was named to the ALL-WWL First Team.
[Photo By: Marie Halpin]

ALL-WWL First Team

  1. Mike Anderson – Workhorses
  2. Steve Gaffney - Heat
  3. Adam Pratt - Suns
  4. Jake Kocher - Heat
  5. Regis Pollard - Quackers
  6. Matt Heins - Bombers

ALL-WWL Second Team

  1. Jordan Shelton - Quackers
  2. Jordan Rogers - Senators
  3. Matt Condame - Lightning
  4. Cory Sisson - Bombers
  5. Eli Beard - Workhorses
  6. Chris Wilson - Terrapins

Quackers 2013 Champs!

posted Aug 20, 2013, 6:07 PM by Washburn Wiffle

The 2013 Champion Oatka Quackers
(from L to R: Cody Hammond, Darren McGuire, Jordan Shelton, and Regis Pollard)

The Oatka Quackers were named the 2013 WWL champions after the closest series the league has ever seen.  Game One featured a battle between the two aces as the Quackers Regis Pollard went up against the Workhorses Mike Anderson.  The Quackers would manage just two runs, but that proved to be the difference as the Workhorses were blanked, falling 2-0.  Anderson scattered just 7 hits in the complete-game loss, while striking out 7.  Pollard pitched out of two bases-loaded jams and allowed just 4 hits, with a record-tying 17 strike outs. Pollard finished 4-5 at the plate, while teammates Jordan Shelton and Cody Hammond each had a double.

In Game Two, Darren McGuire got the start for the Quackers as he went up against the Workhorses lefty, Sean Ancker.  The Workhorses jumped out to a 4-3 lead after the first, but both teams opted to replace their pitchers after just an inning.  Both Pollard and Anderson would return to the mound for the two teams as the offensive production slowed.  The Quackers managed 5 more runs over the course of the next 5 innings as they would comeback to win 9-5 to be crowned the WWL World Series Champions.  Jordan Shelton led the offense going 5-6 with 5 RBI, while Cody Hammond added 2 doubles at the plate.

This is the Oatka Quackers second consecutive World-Series win. Pollard was named the MVP of the World Series. 

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