The first live registration event of the 2015 baseball season will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10am - 1pm at Fox Park in Oak Park. Oak Park and River Forest Pony Baseball will have a table that the OPYBS registration event. If you are registering players for that organization, you can also register for OPRF Pony at the same time. You can pay with cash, check or credit card at the event. Please remember the birth certificate to verify age.
Oak Park and River Forest will hold their Annual Open House event to provide information to the public regarding House League and travel opportunities offered.
The Oak Park and River Forest 13u Tournament Team went 5-0 in the Palos Heights Rumble this past weekend. They beat the host team for the championship Monday night by a score of 6-5. The tournament victory was the first for Manager John Callahan, an OPRF Pony alumnus. Congrats to all.
Oak Park and River Forest Pony Baseball 14u team won the Regional last night. Host team Crest Hill beat OPRF 8-5 to force an "if necessary" game to determine the winner of the Regional Tournament. OPRF won the tie breaker 5-2 to advance to the Zone in Bay City, Michigan at the end of the month. Congratulations to the OPRF 14u team on a job well done.
Oak Park and River Forest 14u team beat the Regional host team, Crest Hill, 10-0 last night. Brendan Barrette, house league MVP and Team Ronbo starter, threw a perfect game. He faced the minimum number of batters, throwing only 51 pitches in the 5 inning slaughter rule game. He also contributed to the offense with a 2 run homer. Well done Brendan and congratulations to the entire team. The team plays for the sweep tomorrow, July 12, at 5pm in Crest Hill.
Oak Park and River Forest Pony Baseball 14u team beat Romeoville last night in their first game of the 2014 Regional by a score of 12-2. A good start for the team with a hectic week of baseball ahead. The team plays again tonight in Crest Hill at 7:45 against the host team. View the bracket.
The Oak Park and River Forest Pony-13 National team beat Limestone 10-7 in its first game of the national tournament competition. Rookie manager John Callahan gets his first win on the national stage. The team plays again Friday July 11 at 5:45pm in Channahon. See the full bracket.
Oak Park Apartments built an early lead behind starter Michael Obermaier and Aidan Molina (3 H, 4 RBI), but had to battle a comeback by Knight Division leaders Bump City to win 9-8 in an 8-inning championship game. After two lead changes, BC tied OPA in the bottom of the 7th frame and loaded the bases. OPA catcher Casey McCormick made a diving snag of a foul for the third out. After OPA scored in the 8th, OPA closer Peter Bade sealed the win.
Oak Park Township beat Anderson Shumaker in the "if necessary" game to win the 2014 Oak Park River Forest Pony Baseball Championship. OPT forced the extra game on July 5 by winning the first championship round on July 3 against Anderson Shumaker. This is OPTs 2nd consecutive championship win, but just a small drop in the bucket for career championships at Lindberg Park for Manager Mike Kennedy. Congratulations to OPT on a fine season.