All Ball

Photos by Tegan Johnston/The Herald
Teammates congratulated Jasper High School baseball player Josh Weidenbenner after the sophomore smacked a home run while playing whiffle ball at the home of teammate Tanner Egbert on Tuesday afternoon in Ireland. Several of Jasper’s players have been engaging in whiffle ball battles in Egbert’s backyard diamond for years. The Egberts said they enjoy creating ways for the players to bond in a more relaxed setting. Tanner is a senior on this year’s team, but the family is open to extending the tradition even after Tanner’s career ends. The Wildcats will play South Bend St. Joseph in the Class 3A state finals at 2 p.m. Saturday at Victory Field in Indianapolis. A send-off is set for 1 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of The Home Depot on Jasper’s north side.

 

Jasper's Tanner Egbert hit the ball while playing whiffle ball with his teammates on Tuesday afternoon at his home in Ireland.

 

Jasper's Austin Simmers watched the ball after he hit it while playing whiffle ball with his teammates on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Jasper's Josh Weidenbenner slid into first base after Justin Persohn had already tagged him out while playing whiffle ball with his teammates on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Jasper's Tanner Egbert, left, and Justin Persohn discussed what standard of rules they were following while playing whiffle ball with their teammates on Tuesday afternoon.



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