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Townball Tourney Championship Results
2016: Plainfield Fireballs def Mooresville Reds
2015: Plainfield Fireballs def Pittsboro Sluggers
2014: Mooresville Reds def Pittsboro Sluggers
Hendricks Co., IN – The WC Indiana Conference of Hoosier Townball Assoc. is set to kick off its inaugural season on August 3, 2014. The league, formally associated with United States Adult Baseball, offers a fast-pitch, wood bat format for men 30 and older. Town teams from the area are invited to join the Mooresville Reds, Coatesville Bluz, Monrovia Bulldogs and Pittsboro Sluggers for league play this fall.
With extremely low team registration fees, a Sundays-only schedule and town-vs-town competition, the WCI is a true working man’s hardball league. “Each club is coming to the league fully-formed and ready to play,” explains WCI Treasurer and Pittsboro Manager Matt Nelson. “We’re just facilitating the logistics with very little overhead.” Local companies, like Steel Dynamic, Inc. and JMC Motorsports have contributed to their hometown team to help further offset costs associated with start-up. “Every little bit helps,” commented Nelson. “It’s nice to know the communities support their clubs.”
WCI President and Coatesville Manager Ed Walker believes the league will catch on with men in the target age group. “Once guys understood we’re playing actual baseball, not softball, they all wanted to join. The fact that we’re also playing for hometown pride just adds to the appeal,” Walker explained.Games are scheduled to be played at different diamonds in the area, including Franklin Park in Plainfield, Cascade High School, Monrovia High School and Tri-West High School.
WCI is not organizing an open registration but is fielding contacts from player/managers looking to formor register a ball club.
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Pete Rose once said, "I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball."
We know exactly how he feels. Luckily, we have a slightly safer way to get back in the game. HTA was started in 2014 by a couple of middle-aged guys who just wanted to play baseball. Not softball. Not pick-up home run derby. Not catch in the yard. Baseball. Real baseball. Apparently, they weren't alone.
Last season, 150 like-minded guys playing on 10 teams in west-central Indiana battled for bragging rights over 12 weeks. There was great pitching and there was terrible pitching. There were monster home runs and there were dribblers to first base. There were iron-man fitness fanatics and, well, there was the rest of us. We played in 90+ degree heat and freezing rain storms. We pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles and bruised ribs. We limped through work each
Monday wearing our injuries like a badge of honor.
But we played. We played baseball.
If you're ready to throw on that high octane suit and strike a match like ol' Charlie Hustle, check out the info links above and get on a roster for 2017 today.