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Breslow's tournament returns

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ESSEX, Vt. -

Former Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow was back at Little Fenway Saturday to host a second annual wiffle ball tournament to benefit his Strike 3 Foundation that focuses on childhood cancer research.

Fourteen teams were on hand, playing games at Little Fenway, Little Wrigley and the Little Field of Dreams.

"We've raised over 3 million dollars in the fight against childhood cancer and it's been through a number of events like these," said Breslow. "We felt like there would be interest and obviously you see the results of that. We've got more teams than last year, we've raised more money, and so we're incredibly excited to be here and we look to do this every year."

Last year, Breslow was joined by Sox teammates, Rick Porcello and Rich Hill. They are both busy this year, with Porcello pitching for Boston in the American League Division Series and Hill with the L.A. Dodgers.

However, major league infielder and former UVM baseball standout, Matt Duffy, was able to make the trip. Duffy spent parts of the last two years with Houston before being released in July. He was then claimed by Texas, but is not on the Rangers postseason roster, allowing him to make the trip.

"If I'm available to be a part of this, obviously I'm gonna take up the offer and it's a blast," said Duffy.  As you can see, the kids are having an awesome time and even the older guys get competitive so it's a blast and now he's raised a lot of money and hopefully I'm coming every year from here on out."

The tournament is free and open to the public.

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