PCHS wins Wiffle Brawl tourney
Plant City High School was the last entrant in last week’s inaugural Wiffle Brawl tournament, replacing a team on the first day of competition. It was also the last team standing after the June 20 best-of-three championship series.
The Raiders took down Strawberry Crest’s Black team in three games (7-1 PC, 8-7 SCB, 9-8 PC) to become the tournament’s first-ever champions. Jackson Knotts was also named MVP of the tournament and totaled 14 home runs through the six-day affair.
Wiffle Brawl ’20 was the brainchild of SCHS alum Ben Pues, who hosted the tourney at his own “Mini Fenway” wiffle ball park off of Knights Griffin Road. The tourney uses the same format as the legendary Saladino Tournament, which was canceled due to COVID-19 virtually as soon as it was supposed to begin. Sixteen teams competed in the tournament, including all three Plant City-area high schools. Crest fielded Red and Black teams.
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