COVER STORY: High schooler Logan Rose is stepping up to the plate again for the third annual Western WIFFLE Ball Classic

(Disclosure: The Western WIFFLE Ball Classic was created by Logan Rose, 15-year-old son of Jordan Rose, founder and president of Rose Law Group.)

By Epic Kids

Following the success of the last two Western WIFFLE Ball Classics, its founder, 16-year-old Logan Rose is excited to bring back the popular event for a third year.

Logan, a Paradise Valley resident, began his journey in the sport by creating Big League WIFFLE Ball in July of 2019. In less than three years, Logan had grown such a dedicated following that in 2020 he decided to host a tournament for all ages at the Fenway Park of spring training, Scottsdale Stadium.

“I was inspired to start the Western WIFFLE Ball Classic after creating a four-team wiffle ball league in my backyard during the summer when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit. Playing Wiffle ball on those hot summer days brought a lot of joy to those players, including myself, so much joy that we were all disappointed when the season came to an end. The success of the season called for something bigger and better, the Western WIFFLE Ball Classic at Scottsdale Stadium,” says Logan, who had help in starting the tournament from someone near and dear.

“My dad was a major help in starting this tournament through his experience in starting various events. It was very helpful to learn from him and hear his input on the event,” says Logan.

For those who don’t know what the sport is, Logan explains: “Wiffle ball is essentially mini baseball with a plastic ball that can curve, drop, rise, etc., way more than a regular baseball. For the most part, rules and the overall format are very similar to baseball. However, some key differences include the field size and dimensions scaled down, a smaller and skinnier plastic bat, using a plastic Wiffle ball, and pegging runners with the ball.”


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