It was blazing-hot Saturday, but Fairfield University’s Wiffle Ball trio was even hotter, dousing the Fairfield Fire Department’s team by a score of 13-2 to claim the crown in the town’s 2nd annual Wiffle Ball Tournament.

Played outdoors at Roger Ludlowe Middle School in temperatures that soared into the 90s, the tourney drew nine teams in competition for the championship trophy and $50 gift certificate from Plan B Burger —but mostly local bragging rights in the variation on baseball that all began in Fairfield more than six decades ago.

All of the tournament registration fees — $210 per team — was donated to charities, including the Fairfield Police Benevolent Association and Fairfield Fire Charity Foundation.

The tournament was founded last year by Craig Kimball, a public safety officer and technology specialist with Fairfield Police Department. He and his son had played a similar tournament in Maine and thought it would be fun to bring the activity to Fairfield. Its introduction was timed for inclusion among event celebrating Fairfield’s 375th anniversary.

The tournament was a particular tribute to Wiffle Ball’s local origins, founded in 1953 when David Mullany and his son played the first version using a perforated golf ball and broomstick handle in their Fairfield backyard. In fact, Mullany helped inaugurate the tournament in 2014 by throwing out the first pitch.

Initially, four teams competed, including those representing the local Department of Public Works, Town Hall staff, Fire Department and Police Department. This year, the field included the original four teams along with five new teams: the Astros, Michael Gennaro’s Steakhouse, the Chicago Chubs, the town’s Conservation Department and Fairfield University.

First Selectman Michael Tetreau was on hand Saturday to present the championship trophy to the victorious Fairfield University players John Longo, Dennis Turano and Matt Finelli.