On August 27, 2017, yesterday, Golden Stick saw first time National Champions take ownership of the next 365 days, and some of the highest honors in the sport of competitive Wiffle®.
State Of Mind, out of the New York Region, beat MA's Founders in the National Championship Game at Staten Island Little League Complex, in Staten Island, NY. The veteran powerhouse is made up of Jay Ventresca, Matt Ventimiglia, and Kyle Kaminskas.
The one-run, 9 inning game capped off a nearly perfect National Championship event. It was an amazing final played by two newcomers to the big dance.
This game, like the event itself deserves pages of discussion, review, and praise. Yet, today is a travel day for the Golden Stick media. In time, a longer tale, hundreds of pictures, and videos from start to finish will emerge. However, today, to honor our 2017 National Champions, we offer this short article.
Thank you to all who made this event what it was. From the crew @ the fields, to the players of the 22 teams that came out, every single one of you made the 2017 OPEN one for the ages.