Have you ever thought about what it would be like to relive those childhood adventures of wiffle ball in the backyard?
Well this summer the Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission will help turn those dreams into reality.
Staff at CBRC is working to develop a co-ed adult wiffle ball league. Organized wiffle ball leagues are rapidly becoming a popular trend across the country.
The official rules of wiffle ball state that a maximum number of players that can complete are 10 - five players per side consisting of a catcher, pitcher, double area fielder, triple area fielder and home run area fielder. Fielders cannot move from one area to another when a full team is playing.
Similar to baseball, the game is played with one team at bat and one team in the field. The rules mirror that of baseball; however, there are no bases or base runners.
You must record three outs to retire a side, per inning, with the game consisting of nine innings.
An out for the batter can be made in one of three ways: the batter can strike out only if he/she swings at a pitch and does not foul tip the third strike. Foul tips count as a strike for the first two strikes only; fly balls can be caught in fair or foul territory; and ground balls can be caught while the ball is in motion in fair territory. Bunting is not allowed in wiffle ball, and the batter cannot obtain a base on balls.
Scoring in wiffle ball consists of four zones spaced roughly 20 feet apart starting at home plate. The zones consist of a single area, double area, triple area and home run area. If the ball is hit into one of these zones and not caught by the fielder, then the batter is awarded that zone's total bases. Imaginary runners are used to keep track of who is on base and the corresponding scoring moving throughout the inning.
If you are interested in joining or learning more about the CBRC Co-ed Wiffle Ball League, please contact the recreation office for more details.
Mike Hofer is the director of the Central?Blair Recreation and Park Commission. Send questions to email@example.com. Put
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