The Oak Park River Forest Local Team defeated the Bartlett All-Stars 13-4 in a RMSBO tournament game last night. Kenji Ida pitched a complete game and had a couple hits to help out the team. Congrats to the Locals.
With a score of 14-1, Oak Park and River Forest 14-year-old team begins their National tournament play with a nice win against Eastern Illinois in the Crest Hill Regional last night.
Good luck guys.
The Oak Park and River Forest Pony Baseball won the Frankfort Summer Sizzle this past weekend, defeating Palos Heights in the championship game. Congrats to the young men.
In spectacular fashion, a rematch of last year's championship was played this past weekend at Lindberg Park. On Thursday evening, Bump City and Oak Park Apartments played 8 complete innings with no clear winner before darkness brought the game to a halt. Returnin to the field on Friday to complete the clash of the titans, Oak Park Apartments was able to score 4 quick runs to break the tie. Bump only responded with with one run in the bottom of the 9th and victory for OPA was complete. A final score of 16-13 ended the 2015 house league season for Oak Park and River Forest Pony Baseball.
Last night, first place juggernaut, Oak Park Township, won their third straight village Championship at Lindberg Park. OPT has won the Championship 6 times, and made an appearance at the "show" 15 times in the last 20-something years. Manager, Mike Kennedy, coaches, Greg Byrne, and Greg Byrne, jr., led their band of warrior poets on a 20-1 season this year. Dodging rainouts and scheduling conflicts, the team swept all opponents in the playoffs, winning 5 straight to scoop up the coveted Championship T-shirts.
Last night both girls softball and boys baseball won their Super Sectionals. Friday at 5:30 the boys will play in the state semi finals in Joliet.
The Oak Park and River Forest 13u Memorial Day Tournament Team wins the day (and the tournament) with a walk-off in the bottom of the 7th inning. A rag-tag group of boys with nothing but their wits and desire to play the great game of baseball keep the sun up in the sky for just a little longer on this rainy Memorial Day. Congratulations to the team and a big thank you for the parents making all those long drives to southern Illinois.
The OPRF 14u team took 2nd in the Memorial Day Tournament in Palos Heights. The team went 2-1 in pool play on Saturday and Sunday which allowed them to secure a berth in the semi finals on Monday. After a 2 hour rain delay on Monday, the team showed no hesitation. Chris Hugh went yard to help break open the game, but ended his day after being hit by a pitch on the elbow in his third at-bat.