Although the weather was absolutely perfect for Championship Weekend 2017, Friday night featured a stiff breeze from the north, making conditions for the annual Home Run Derby unfavorable to hitters.

Despite the wind, 34 brave competitors stepped up to the plate at Migley Field to swing for the fences.  In the end, newcomer Jared Jonkman reigned supreme, defeating Seth Campbell, 3-2, in the finals.

Because of the wind conditions, the popular bracket format was not utilized for the 2017 Derby, as only 7 of the participants were able to hit at least one home run in the first round.

Those competitors advanced to the second round with Jonkman and Campbell emerging as the top sluggers of the night.

2017 Derby Champion Jared Jonkman battled not only the wind, but also a field of 34 participants to claim the Golden Bat.

Round-by-Round Results

The Wiffle®Ball Championship is an official event of New Carlisle Hometown Days, Inc. Hometown Days is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing a fun-filled, family-oriented festival every July. The event weekend is a venue for many local churches, clubs, and other non-profit groups to conduct their biggest fundraisers of the year. All proceeds from The Championship help the Hometown Days committee in its effort to continue this summer tradition.


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