Championship Series: El Diablos vs Islanders (8/15/2020)

Gerisch Middle School
12601 McCann Ave
Southgate, MI 48195
◢ SCORESHEETS

 ISL

 ELD

12:00 PM   —   GAME 1
1
LP: Irwin
HR: Kwiatkowski
2
WP: C. Phillips
1:15 PM   —   GAME 2
1
LP: Tomlinson
5
WP: Lollio
HR: Hatt
.286 AVG .918 OPS 6.0 PA/RS
.275 AVG 1.023 OPS 5.8 PA/RS

2020 Handies: Most Improved Player

NAME POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES
ALEX LINEBRINK 21 3
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES
BRANDON CORBETT 15 1
NICCO LOLLIO 13 2
CRAIG SKINNER 7 1
GRADY BAKER 5 0
CHRIS PAQUIN 4 0
1st Place Vote = 6 Pts
2nd Place Vote = 3 Pts
3rd Place Vote = 1 Pt

2020 Handies: Rookie of the Year

NAME POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES
COLE KWIATKOWSKI 27 4
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES
JUSTIN CHANDLER 16 2
ASHTON PETRARCA 9 0
ANDREW HOPPENJANS 2 0
1st Place Vote = 6 Pts
2nd Place Vote = 3 Pts
3rd Place Vote = 1 Pt

2020 Handies: Clown Shu

NAME POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES
CHANDLER PHILLIPS 36 6
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES
SCOTT KUJAWA 12 0
TOM ZELLER 3 0
SAM HATT 2 0
CADEN IRWIN 1 0
CRAIG SKINNER 1 0
1st Place Vote = 6 Pts
2nd Place Vote = 3 Pts
3rd Place Vote = 1 Pt

2020 Handies: Most Valuable Player

NAME POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES
NICCO LOLLIO 25 3
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES
KYLE TOMLINSON 16 1
BRANDON CORBETT 9 1
CHANDLER PHILLIPS 6 1
NICK BRADEN 4 0
1st Place Vote = 6 Pts
2nd Place Vote = 3 Pts
3rd Place Vote = 1 Pt

Playoffs: 1st Round & Semifinals - Saturday, August 15

Gerisch Middle School
12601 McCann Ave
Southgate, MI 48195
◢ SCORESHEETS
\• Series Winners Determined by Aggregate Score •/

0

#5 

1

#4 
12:00 PM   —   GAME 1
0
1
RBI: Castle
1:15 PM   —   GAME 2
0
0
.211 AVG .818 OPS 7.6 PA/RS
.227 AVG .968 OPS 6.4 PA/RS

6

#6 

19

#3 
12:00 PM   —   GAME 1
4
HR: Businger
7
HR: Hoppenjans (2), M. Brannan, Kujawa, Corbett
1:15 PM   —   GAME 2
2
HR: G. Baker, Nagorski
12
HR: M. Brannan (2), Hoppenjans, J. Skinner
.183 AVG .641 OPS 12.0 PA/RS
.235 AVG .876 OPS 6.8 PA/RS

0

#4 

11

#1 
2:30 PM   —   GAME 1
0
1
HR: D. Braden
3:45 PM   —   GAME 2
0
10
HR: C. Phillips, Hatt
.227 AVG .968 OPS 6.4 PA/RS
.275 AVG 1.023 OPS 5.8 PA/RS

1

#3 

2

#2 
2:30 PM   —   GAME 1
0
1
RBI: Irwin
3:45 PM   —   GAME 2
1
RBI: J. Skinner
1
HR: Kwiatkowski
.235 AVG .876 OPS 6.8 PA/RS
.286 AVG .918 OPS 6.0 PA/RS

History of WSEM Playoffs and 2020 Format Change

The WSEM Postseason has seen several formats over the years. For our inaugural season in 2011 we wanted to go big. All eight teams participated in a standard bracket. The first round series were best of three hosted by the higher seed; all games played in one day. The semifinal series were best of five with the first two games hosted by the lower seed, and the final three hosted by the higher seed. The Championship Series was a best of seven, split 2-3-2 with the first and last two games (if necessary) at the higher seed; the middle three games at the lower seed. When we expanded to ten teams for the 2012 season this format was carried over, but with the ninth and tenth seeds left out.
   
The expectation was that players would be excited about the scale of "big-time playoff wiffleball" and the storylines that could come out of the spread out series. The reality was that many players complained about the number of games and splitting them over multiple days. Some best of five series wound up crammed into a single day with one of the teams opting out of using its home field. Most disastrously, though, was the result in 2012 with the entire Championship Series that year being forfeit. Seeing that this format was not being embraced (9-15 playoff games was an additional ⅓ to ½ of a season, to be fair) the playoffs would be stripped down starting with the 2013 season.
       
2013 saw the league back at eight teams, and the playoffs even more scaled back. Four teams. Two Rounds. Best of three Semifinals, and a best of five Championship Series. The semifinals were all three games at the higher seed in one day. The Championship Series was two days with the first two games at the lower seed, and the final three (or however many necessary) wrapping up at the higher seed. The maximum number of postseason games in the new format (8) was now lower than the minimum number of possible games (9) in the previous. This smaller, revised format would remain in place through the 2017 with one minor addition. We expanded back to ten teams for the 2014 season, and with that a fifth team was added to the postseason to keep it at 50% of teams involved. The fourth and fifth seeds would meet in a play-in game with the winner immediately advancing to face the one seed that same day. Even with going back to eight teams in 2015 the five team format with the play-in game was kept through the 2017 season when this format was eventually retired.
   
Replacing the four/five team playoff bracket in 2018 was the Ladder. One game, win and advance to play another. This new postseason format was a complete overhaul, and was implemented with the idea of creating an exciting one-day wiffle event to watch unfold. Every game was a win-or-go-home battle. The day started with the five and six seeds facing off. The winner advanced to play the four seed. The winner of game two advanced to play the three seed. The winner of that game advanced to play the two seed who had been sitting there waiting. It's relatively easy to win one game in a day. Two wins in a day... not too hard. Three wins is starting to stretch it. Four wins is a damn difficult ask. This format made every seeding matter (outside of five/six). If you could finish one seed better, you just made your life that much easier. On top of it all, the ultimate reward for the one seed: they're automatically in the best of three Championship Series, waiting for whichever team survived the Ladder.
If 2020 were a normal year, the Ladder likely would still be here. 2020 is anything but normal, and so like many things this year the postseason is a brand new beast — although maybe not so much as it first seems. At face value a bracket not dissimilar to what was used from 2013-2017 makes a return, but with six teams instead of five. Also, the spirit of the Ladder is maintained with four teams being eliminated in one day to set the Championship matchup. The most foreign concept of the format is that the winners of the first round and semifinals series are decided by aggregate score. Instead of a "best of" format, teams will play a standard two-game series. The team with more runs scored over both games advances. If the total score of the series is tied at the regulation end of the second game, play continues until there is a winner. This format is likely a one-year compromise allowing all teams to participate and giving them more games, while still fitting within the constraints of the shortened season (that, let's face it, could get shut down at any time). The Championship Series is a standard one-day, best of three.

Gameday: Week 5 - Saturday, August 1

Gerisch Middle School
12601 McCann Ave
Southgate, MI 48195
◢ SCORESHEETS ◢ ENTER STATS
• 6-Foot Distancing is Required in Bench Areas
Read 2020 Rules for Baserunning and Fielding

 ISL  8-8-2

 ELD  14-2-2

.277 AVG .535 SLG 5.88 PA/RS
.269 AVG .640 SLG 5.54 PA/RS
12:00 PM   —   GAME 1   —   FIELD A
0
LP: IRWIN
3
WP: LOLLIO
HR: D. BRADEN (5)
1:15 PM   —   GAME 2   —   FIELD A
0
LP: CROOKS
1
WP: C. PHILLIPS

 BUR  8-9-1

 DUX  9-7-2

.220 AVG .498 SLG 7.38 PA/RS
.233 AVG .484 SLG 6.63 PA/RS
12:00 PM   —   GAME 3   —   FIELD B
16
WP: PAQUIN
HR: N. BRADEN (15), PAQUIN (5,6,7,8), BAYLEY (1)
10
LP: CORBETT
HR: G. BRANNAN (6,7), CORBETT (6,7), J. SKINNER (6), M. BRANNAN (5)
1:15 PM   —   GAME 4   —   FIELD B
0
LP: N. BRADEN
2
WP: ZELLER
HR: CORBETT (8)

 STN  7-10-1

 BUR  9-10-1

.207 AVG .398 SLG 8.14 PA/RS
.220 AVG .498 SLG 7.38 PA/RS
2:30 PM   —   GAME 5   —   FIELD A
4
LP: STROJNY
HR: LADOUCEUR (4), STROJNY (2)
7
WP: CASTLE
3:45 PM   —   GAME 6   —   FIELD A
8
WP: C. SKINNER
HR: LADOUCEUR (5)
3
LP: BAYLEY
HR: PAQUIN (9)

 ELD  16-2-2

 ACE  2-14-2

.269 AVG .640 SLG 5.54 PA/RS
.157 AVG .241 SLG 15.0 PA/RS
2:30 PM   —   GAME 7   —   FIELD B
2
WP: HATT
0
LP: VILLARREAL
3:45 PM   —   GAME 8   —   FIELD B   *** 8 INNINGS ***
12
WP: LOLLIO
HR: LOLLIO (12), D. BRADEN (6), HATT (4)
9
LP: D. BRADEN
HR: G. BAKER (3), P. BAKER (2)

 DUX  9-9-2

 ISL  10-8-2

.233 AVG .484 SLG 6.63 PA/RS
.277 AVG .535 SLG 5.88 PA/RS
5:00 PM   —   GAME 9   —   FIELD A
0
LP: G. BRANNAN
4
WP: IRWIN
6:15 PM   —   GAME 10   —   FIELD A
0
LP: CORBETT
10
WP: TOMLINSON
HR: TOMLINSON (8,9)

 ACE  3-15-2

 STN  8-11-1

.157 AVG .241 SLG 15.0 PA/RS
.207 AVG .398 SLG 8.14 PA/RS
5:00 PM   —   GAME 11   —   FIELD B
2
LP: G. BAKER
HR: G. BAKER (4)
3
WP: M. PHILLIPS
HR: M. PHILLIPS (4), STROJNY (3)
6:15 PM   —   GAME 12   —   FIELD B
6
WP: P. BAKER
5
LP: LADOUCEUR
HR: TARCIA (1)

2020 Rookies Versus Former Rookies of the Year

BATTING AVERAGE
2013 LOLLIO .448
2011 SNOW .379
2020 PETRARCA .364
2020 KWIATKOWSKI .362
2012 TOMLINSON .346
SLUGGING PERCENTAGE
2013 LOLLIO .925
2020 KWIATKOWSKI .787
2020 PETRARCA .697
2011 SNOW .642
2017 JOYCE .642
ON-BASE PERCENTAGE
2013 LOLLIO .493
2016 SCHULTZ .493
2011 SNOW .492
2020 CHANDLER .458
2020 PETRARCA .450
AT-BATS PER HOME RUN
2020 KWAITKOWSKI 7.83
2013 LOLLIO 8.38
2016 JOYCE 8.38
2020 CHANDLER 8.57
2020 PETRARCA 11.0
PLATE APPEARANCES PER RBI
2013 LOLLIO 2.03
2011 SNOW 3.37
2020 KWAITKOWSKI 3.77
2020 PETRARCA 4.00
2016 JOYCE 4.53
PLATE APPEARANCES PER RS
2013 LOLLIO 3.65
2011 SNOW 3.93
2020 KWAITKOWSKI 4.08
2019 IRWIN 5.14
2014 B. D'AGNESE 5.22

Gameday Results: Week 4 - Saturday, July 18

Gerisch Middle School
12601 McCann Ave
Southgate, MI 48195
◢ SCORESHEETS ◢ ENTER STATS
• 6-Foot Distancing is Required in Bench Areas
Read 2020 Rules for Baserunning and Fielding

 BUR  6-7-1

 ACE  2-11-1

.202 AVG .461 SLG 7.02 PA/RS
.120 AVG .141 SLG 18.5 PA/RS
12:00 PM   —   GAME 1   —   FIELD A
4
WP: CASTLE (2-1)
HR: N. BRADEN (10,11,12)
2
LP: VILLARREAL (0-2)
1:15 PM   —   GAME 2   —   FIELD A   * 8 INNINGS *
1
WP: N. BRADEN (4-2)
HR: CASTLE (3)
0
LP: NAGORSKI (0-3)

 DUX  7-6-1

 ELD  10-2-2

.232 AVG .464 SLG 6.33 PA/RS
.275 AVG .627 SLG 5.51 PA/RS
12:00 PM   —   GAME 3   —   FIELD B
0
LP: KUJAWA (3-1)
3
WP: C. PHILLIPS (5-1)
S: LOLLIO (2)
HR: LOLLIO (7)
1:15 PM   —   GAME 4   —   FIELD B
2
LP: ZELLER (3-2)
HR: KUJAWA (1)
4
WP: LOLLIO (1-0)
HR: C. PHILLIPS (8)

 STN  6-7-1

 ISL  7-5-2

.218 AVG .427 SLG 7.43 PA/RS
.252 AVG .470 SLG 6.55 PA/RS
2:30 PM   —   GAME 5   —   FIELD A
0
LP: M. PHILLIPS (0-1)
10
WP: TOMLINSON (2-1)
HR: TOMLINSON (6), KWIATKOWSKI (2,3,4)
3:45 PM   —   GAME 6   —   FIELD A
5
WP: C. SKINNER (4-3) * PERFECT GAME *
HR: CHANDLER (6,7)
0
LP: GIGUERE (4-2)

 ACE  2-12-2

 DUX  8-6-2

.120 AVG .141 SLG 18.5 PA/RS
.232 AVG .464 SLG 6.33 PA/RS
2:30 PM   —   GAME 7   —   FIELD B
5
LP: VILLARREAL (0-3)
HR: NAGORSKI (1), P. BAKER (1), BUSINGER (1)
8
WP: KUJAWA (4-1)
HR: G. BRANNAN (4), M. BRANNAN (2)
3:45 PM   —   GAME 8   —   FIELD B   * 8 INNINGS *
5
HR: NAGORSKI (2), G. BAKER (1)
5
HR: G. BRANNAN (5), J. SKINNER (4), M. BRANNAN (3), ZELLER (2)

 ELD  12-2-2

 STN  6-9-1

.275 AVG .627 SLG 5.51 PA/RS
.218 AVG .427 SLG 7.43 PA/RS
5:00 PM   —   GAME 9   —   FIELD A
9
WP: C. PHILLIPS (6-1)
HR: LOLLIO (8,9,10), C. PHILLIPS (9), PETRARCA (2,3)
5
LP: HARRIS (0-1)
6:15 PM   —   GAME 10   —   FIELD A
3
WP: C. PHILLIPS (7-1), S: LOLLIO (3)
HR: LOLLIO (11), C. PHILLIPS (10), BROWN (4)
0
LP: C. SKINNER (4-4)

 ISL  8-6-2

 BUR  7-8-1

.252 AVG .470 SLG 6.55 PA/RS
.202 AVG .461 SLG 7.02 PA/RS
2:30 PM   —   GAME 11   —   FIELD A
11
WP: TOMLINSON (3-1)
HR: LINEBRINK (6), KWIATKOWSKI (5,6), GIGUERE (5)
2
LP: CASTLE (2-2)
HR: N. BRADEN (13), CASTLE (4)
3:45 PM   —   GAME 12   —   FIELD A
5
LP: GIGUERE (4-3)
HR: TOMLINSON (7)
6
WP: N. BRADEN (5-2)
HR: N. BRADEN (14), WERNER (3,4)

Mario Kart 64 Racers as WSEM Power Rankings: 7/14/20

6)

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This once historic franchise has given up on 2020, and you know what? I get it. They are Princess Peach, because no one ever picks her to race, and she sucks.

5)

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The Burros aren’t bad, but the top four have separated themselves from the pack. The Burros are kind of just there like Wario. Wario isn’t a sought-after racer, but at least he’s not Peach.

4)

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The Islanders are all in for this year, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to win. Like Toad, they still have this underdog mentality, due to a history of losing.

3)

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Stinky Nuts never got the memo that this is supposed to be a rebuilding year, and now have one of, if not the best team on paper. They are intimidating, just like Bowser.

2)

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Redux had themselves a weekend of games not allowing a single run. This unassuming squad of veterans and nice guys personify Luigi, the unassuming good guy Italian plumber.

1)

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Losing KT3 hasn’t stopped El Diablos from winning, and it’s once again their championship to lose this season. Everyone wants to be Yoshi, he is cool, fun and fast, just like El Diablos.

Gameday Results: Week 3 - Saturday, July 11

Gerisch Middle School
12601 McCann Ave
Southgate, MI 48195
◢ SCORESHEETS ◢ ENTER STATS
• 6-Foot Distancing is Required in Bench Areas
Read 2020 Rules for Baserunning and Fielding

 ACE   2-7-1

 ELD   7-1-2

.115 AVG .134 SLG 22.4 PA/RS
.259 AVG .639 SLG 5.47 PA/RS
12:00 PM   —   GAME 1   —   FIELD A
1
LP: STROJNY (2-2)
5
WP: C. PHILLIPS (4-0)
HR: C. PHILLIPS(6), D. Braden (3,4)
1:15 PM   —   GAME 2   —   FIELD A
5
LP: P. BAKER (0-3)
HR: G. BAKER (1)
13
WP: HATT (2-1)
HR: C. PHILLIPS (7), HATT (3), WAGNER (1), ASHTON (1)

 STN   4-5-1

 DUX   5-4-1

.251 AVG .514 SLG 6.08 PA/RS
.211 AVG .379 SLG 8.54 PA/RS
12:00 PM   —   GAME 3   —   FIELD B
0
LP: VILLARREAL (0-1)
1
WP: KUJAWA (2-0)
1:15 PM   —   GAME 4   —   FIELD B   * 8 INNINGS *
0
LP: C. SKINNER (3-2)
1
WP: ZELLER (2-1)
HR: HOPPENJANS (1)

 ISL   4-4-2

 DUX   7-4-1

.236 AVG .522 SLG 5.80 PA/RS
.211 AVG .379 SLG 8.54 PA/RS
2:30 PM   —   GAME 5   —   FIELD A
0
LP: LINEBRINK (0-1)
10
WP: KUJAWA (3-0)
HR: CORBETT (4), J. SKINNER (2), M. BRANNAN (1)
3:45 PM   —   GAME 6   —   FIELD A
0
LP: GIGUERE (3-1)
12
WP: ZELLER (3-1)
HR: CORBETT (5), HOPPENJANS (2,3), J. SKINNER (3), ZELLER (1)

 ELD   8-2-2

 BUR   3-6-1

.259 AVG .639 SLG 5.47 PA/RS
.187 AVG .444 SLG 8.39 PA/RS
2:30 PM   —   GAME 7   —   FIELD B
1
LP: C. PHILLIPS (4-1)
2
WP: N. BRADEN (2-2)
3:45 PM   —   GAME 8   —   FIELD B
2
WP: HATT (3-1)
0
LP: PAQUIN (0-1)

 BUR   4-7-1

 STN   5-6-1

.187 AVG .444 SLG 8.39 PA/RS
.251 AVG .514 SLG 6.08 PA/RS
5:00 PM   —   GAME 9   —   FIELD A
9
LP: CASTLE (1-1)
HR: N. BRADEN (7,8), PAQUIN (4), CASTLE (2)
10
WP: CHANDLER (1-0)
HR: C. SKINNER (5,6), M. PHILLIPS (2)
6:15 PM   —   GAME 10   —   FIELD A
10
WP: N. BRADEN (3-2)
HR: N. BRADEN (9), WERNER (2)
4
LP: C. SKINNER (3-3)
HR: CHANDLER (5), M. PHILLIPS (3)

 ISL   6-4-2

 ACE   2-9-1

.236 AVG .522 SLG 5.80 PA/RS
.115 AVG .134 SLG 22.4 PA/RS
5:00 PM   —   GAME 11   —   FIELD B   * 8 INNINGS *
1
WP: TOMLINSON (1-1)
HR: LINEBRINK (5)
0
LP: STROJNY (2-3)
6:15 PM   —   GAME 12   —   FIELD B
10
WP: GIGUERE (4-1)
HR: TOMLINSON (5)
2
LP: PATTERSON (0-1)