Held annually on Friday night before the Hometown Days Fireworks Show, the Home Run Derby opens the weekend of Wiffle®Ball festivities.


Since 2007, the Derby has been held at Migley Field. Although Migley's dimensions are smaller than the other tournament fields, it hasn't always been a launching pad for the Derby. When the wind is blowing in (which has often been the case), it becomes fairly difficult to get the ball out of the yard.


However, some of the game's greatest power hitters are still able to put on a show, as balls flying out to Dunn Road are a frequent occurrence.


The winner of the Derby takes home the Golden Bat Award.

2020 Derby Champion Jared Jonkman won his fourth consecutive Golden Bat with a 15-7 finals victory over Wes Ellis.

Derby Recaps

Full Results By Year

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.


“WIFFLE”, the Wiffle Certification Mark and the image of the ball are registered trademarks owned by The Wiffle Ball, Inc. 

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