OPRF Pony has added a third and final date for baseball players interested in playing on the 13U and 14U travel teams for 2018.
Sunday July 30th
10am to 12pm
OPRF Pony Travel Tryouts
Wed July 19 - 6 pm / Sat July 22 - 10 am
Both at Lindberg Park
Calling all 13U and 14U players in the Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Elmwood Park area: You are invited to try-out for the OPRF Bulldogs. The Bulldogs are part of OPRF Pony and are coached by Ruairi O'Connor, Assistant Baseball Coach at OPRF.
ATTENTION 15/16-YEAR-OLDS: Colt Baseball evaluations will be 12:30 pm Sat May 20 (rain date 12:30 pm Sun May 21) at Lindberg. Great opportunity, whether or not playing in HS summer ball. Will have at least one team. (If enough interest and more coaches step forward, we'll consider having second team.)
Colt season always starts later to avoid conflicting with high school baseball programs. OPRF Pony's Colt teams this year will be participating with the North Suburban Youth Baseball Association's Colt program.
Kelty Lawn Care went on the road for the season opener, leading Franklin Pk Royal by a score 13-10 before darkness stopped play. (The teams have another inning to be played later.) On Wed., Coplan & Crane topped OP Apartments 14-4, as Forest Park National Bank and Oak Park Township knotted up a 7-7 tie. Despite a late comeback Thursday by Community Bank, ICOMM held on for a 9-6 win.
The 2017 House League Schedule, including intra-division games with Pony teams from nearby communities, is available at the North Suburban Youth Baseball Association web site. To zero in on one team, use the Choose Team dropdown: Oak Park (Easty) = ICOMM; Oak Park (Cobb Jr) = Kelty Lawn Care; Oak Park (Rutlin) = Community Bank; Oak Park (Komar) = OP Township; Oak Park (Piech) = Oak Park Apartments; Oak Park (Arnold) = Forest Pk. National Bank; and Oak Park (Lindell) = Coplan & Crane
Get ready to Play Ball!
The annual parents and players meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Thurs., March 9 at Guerin High School, 8001 W. Belmont Ave., River Grove IL.
We will be review player evaluations, plans for the season and participation in a new league city/suburban league. This meeting is important for all players and parents, both new and returning.
Register now for the 2017 OPRF Pony baseball season. If you have a 13- or 14-year-old who resides in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Elmwood Park, Berwyn or Chicago, that child is eligible to play OPRF Pony baseball. Registration is $225 ($200 if completed by January 10). Visit http://www.oprfpony.com/node/add/oprf-player to register now.
Many aspects of the 2017 season are getting some exciting changes. The details are still being finalized and that information will be available shortly. Check back again soon.
Oak Park and River Forest Pony baseball will be holding workouts at Guerin Preparatory High School this winter. The workouts will be broken down into two age groups: 9-13 and 14-18 and participants will focus on hitting, fielding and pitching. The workout will be run by current and former college and professional baseball players.
$225 for 10 sessions of workouts (includes hitting and fielding) The workout is offered on a first come first serve opportunity