Crosstown Classic: Newts, 'Dactyls renew series

NEW CARLISLE - The oldest rivalry in all of wiffleball will heat back up on Sunday, June 26 when the Bourissa Hills Pterodactyls (3-12) pay a visit to Migley Field to take on the New Carlisle Newts (10-5).

Both clubs got off to slow starts to the 2016 season, but the Newts have won six straight games heading into the match-up.

New Carlisle leads the NL East by two games and is only one game off the pace for the best record in the league. Bourissa Hills has continued to struggle, and is in jeopardy of finishing below .500 for the sixth consecutive season.

The Pterodactyls have not had a winning season since 2010, when they set the ORWBL record for regular season wins with a 38-4 mark.

Despite New Carlisle being the epicenter of the Old Republic Wiffleball League, the Pterodactyls and Newts are the only two franchises located within the town limits.

The crosstown rivals have met 58 times in league play since 2007, with the Newts holding a 34-24 advantage all-time.

New Carlisle has dominated the series since Pterodactyls founder Jared Emmons left the team, winning 20 of the last 21.

The Newts have eliminated the Pterodactyls in each of the last two postseasons, when the league did not operate under the traditional American League/National League split.

First pitch of the three-game interleague series is slated for 1:20pm EDT at Migley.

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