LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The problem with workforce sports activities within the period of COVID-19 is taking part in whereas staying socially distant. Enter Blitzball.
It’s a Wiffle ball-like sport, performed with 2-Three gamers per workforce. The pitcher is about 50-feet from the batter with an outfielder properly past each gamers. It’s one sport that’s nonetheless going throughout the pandemic shutdown.
Louisville associates and rivals Sean Stiles and Nick Lewis found the sport a couple of years in the past and preferred it a lot, they created a league that’s now a part of a nationwide Blitzball group.
“Now we now have entry to totally different tournaments. There’s a world sequence down in Tampa yearly. There’s additionally a Blitzball event in Chicago that we’re going to attempt to go to. There’s MLB gamers that go to that. It’s a whole lot of enjoyable,” mentioned Lewis, who’s an incoming freshman at Bellarmine.
The Bluegrass Blitzball league kicked off the 2020 season and performs weekly on the entrance garden at Hunsinger Lane Baptist Church.
Six groups are a part of this 12 months’s league, which may be pitcher-oriented.
“We’ve had some (video games) final 15-20 minutes. That’s simply if the pitchers are at it. Then we’ve additionally had different video games that final an hour to an (90 minutes),” mentioned Stiles, who will head into his junior 12 months on the College of Kentucky this fall.
Blitzball is fueled not simply by competitors but additionally social media. Every workforce is required to run social media accounts to remain lively within the nationwide league. Bluegrass Blitzball operates a YouTube and Instagram account the place the gamers submit highlights and updates and so they even host a podcast.
The league is full this season however is accepting purposes for 2021 by way of Instagram direct message.
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