Everett Weisensel surprised everyone with his performance during the recent World Cup of Baseball tournament – everyone except his Battle Creek and Team Germany teammates.
The veteran reliever had an incredible season this year as the closer for the Attack, and was partially responsible for their 3rd place tie finish with the Chicago Pit Bulls, their best in club history since joining as an expansion team in 2012.
That stellar performance continued into the WCB during the off-season, as he switched to a starter for Germany and threw a 5-hit complete game shutout against Italy, notching a tournament-best 11 strikeouts and only allowing a pair of walks.
Although Germany finished the opening round 2-4 and did not advance to the playoffs, his teammates, and the tournament officials were sufficiently impressed with his one game performance and he was an easy choice for Most Valuable Player for the inaugural WCB.
Wisey, a German-American, returned to his home in Hamden, Connecticut, where he will spend the off-season training for next season. He has one year left in his current contract with Battle Creek, and is eligible for arbitration at the end of 2018.