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Digglers

Summer 2020 Thursday Men's 12" BB @ Clarendon North - Men's 12" BB
Team Color
NO SHIRTS
Mascot
Dirk Diggler
Motto
"A Diggler with no ego, is a Diggler for life"
History
Founded in 2014 as Seniors at OPRF High School, the Digglers joined a 14" slow pitch league where they had a winning season. Throughout their college years the Digglers did not play in any official leagues, rather they created their own make-shift league with other local groups.

It wasn't until the Summer of 2019 that the Digglers once again played in a official softball league, playing 12". A gutsy season left the Digglers with a 4-2 record, claiming the 3rd seed in the playoffs. The semi-finals were played against a team that comprised of many childhood friends. Pitcher Mike Hoke was able to not hit the talented foes into the 5th inning and the Digglers came out victorious.

The Championship game was one that would remain controversial to this day. The game was to be played against the undefeated first place team, that had given the Digglers one of their two regular season losses. Upon gametime, the umpire was no where to be found. A half hour had passed before he arrived, which was a problem considering the late August sun was to set during the game. The Digglers showed off an inspiring performance, holding a 4 run lead into the last inning. Being the lower seed, they were to field in the last half of the inning, but the sun was nowhere to be found. The bottom half of the inning featured a lazered ball hit directly at the Pitcher Mike Hoke, who didn't see it until it wizzed passed his face. Star Centerfielder Eric Lofgren lost a softly hit ball in the air, clueless that it had landed a few feet behind him. The Digglers did not record an out in that inning, and the 4 run lead was quickly turned into a loss.

The game was discussed much by the Digglers and fans in attendance. The majority felt cheated,and it was widely accepted that had the game started on time they would've been victorious. It was decided that the Digglers reached out to league officials, requesting they receive the Championship fleeces. The league agreed and the Digglers now have the fleeces in their possession. They coined themselves the "Daylight Champions", and whenever referred to as Champions* they make sure to include an asteriks, as at the end of the day, the final score was a loss.

The Fall of 2019 the Digglers tried to mix it up a bit and play 16", with no gloves. The transition was a bit much and after a few close games, the Digglers went winless in the regular season, and claimed the last seed in the playoffs. Their confidence was not broken, and they incredibly were able to win both playoff games and make their way to the Championship. However their star player Alex Rice was not able to attend the championship game, and the Digglers went on to once again, lose in the Championship.

Depending on who you talk to, the Digglers either had 2 Second Place finishes in 2019, or a Championship* and Second Place finish. Regardless, 2019 was a good year to the Digglers and they are excited to play for many years to come.
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Team Schedule

Thursday, July 23

Dick's Sporting Goods
8:30 PM North Field
 
Visitor
vs
Heavy Timber
Win
21 - 3

Thursday, July 30

Team Payer
7:30 PM North Field
 
Home
vs
Defensive Indifference
Win
12 - 10

Thursday, August 6

Which Way Do You Play?
9:30 PM North Field
 
Visitor
vs
Short, Fat, Fading
Win
18 - 3

Thursday, August 13

Fall Softball Leagues
9:30 PM North Field
 
Home
vs
Ohio Elite
Win
11 - 5

Thursday, August 20

New Champs Fleeces
8:30 PM North Field
 
Visitor
vs
Beers
Loss
11 - 15

Thursday, August 27

Register For Next Season
6:30 PM North Field
 
Home
vs
Bench Warmers
Loss
11 - 16

Thursday, September 3

Dick's Sporting Goods
PLAYOFFS View Playoff Bracket
8:30 PM North Field
 
Home
vs
Short, Fat, Fading
Loss
12 - 20

Thursday, September 10

PLAYOFFS View Playoff Bracket
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Thursday, September 17

PLAYOFFS View Playoff Bracket
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