Cloquet's Wiffle Ball Tourney Celebrates 10 Years

By KBJR News 1

May 26, 2014 Updated May 26, 2014 at 11:02 PM CDT

Cloquet, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- While Memorial Day weekend is full of traditions, a group of guys in Cloquet, Minn. turned their love for wiffle ball into their own tradition with an annual tournament which celebrated its 10th year at Peterson Park.

Over 100 kids took part in the Memorial Day Wiffle Ball Tournament on Monday. With three fields total, over 60 games were played throughout the course of the day with nothing more than a wiffle ball and bat.

Eric Peterson, co-director of the event, grew up playing wiffle ball and said the tournament is now a continuation of that.

"We didn't have backyards big enough for baseball so we started using a tennis ball," said Peterson. "Then we got older we had to resort to wiffle ball because the ball doesn't go as far. We just kept playing, and it stuck. We made a field back there, and we made one right here in my backyard and just go with that."

"All our lives we've always had a yellow ball and a white bat," said Tyler Korby, tournament co-director. "It's a pretty meaningful thing for us. We played since we were young and then we started this tournament. It turned out to be a pretty big deal."

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