Sports Briefs: June 29, 2014

June 30, 2014 

State wiffle ball tournament returns to Smithfield

Smithfield Community Park will again be the host for the 26th Annual North Carolina Wiffle Ball Tournament, July 19-20.

Nash County's "G-Nats" will attempt to defend their title in the slow pitch event, which annually draws 16-25 teams. The G-Nats defeated three-time defending champions The Hand Picked J's last year to break their hold on the title. The two teams have each won three of the last six tournaments.

The entry fee for the four-on-four event is $60. Bats and balls will be provided, as well as umpires. Individual trophies for first and second place will be given, as well as an MVP and an All-Tournament team.

The tournament began in 1982 as the Kenly Wiffle Ball Tournament, and became the State Tourney in 1989. It is the second oldest Wiffle Ball Tournament in the world, trailing only the World Wiffle Ball Championship of Skokie, Illinois, which began in 1980.

For infor or to enter, visit or contact Jeff Davis at 919-915-2280.

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