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.
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.
The Oak Park and River Forest 14u team went undefeated to sweep the entire bracket in Northbrook this past weekend. Congratulations to all on a fine job representing.
Phil Saleh was the tournament MVP with 5 home runs and 11 RBIs.... way to go Philly Cheese!!
Anderson Shumaker finishes their regular season in first place. Their record is tied with OPT, but the head-to-head game results breaks the tie in Anderson's favor. Good luck to all in the playoffs.