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2020 Tournament Schedule

  15U Orange (Jeremy Dickinson) 15U Blue (Colin Cruz)
  13U Orange (Zach White/Bobby Fratto) 


Pack Coaching Profiles

Jeremy Dickinson

Background & Education
I grew up in LaGrange, playing my high school ball at Lyons Township and continuing to play in college for four years at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, where I obtained my B.A. in Economics and Spanish. After college, I went on to live in Spain for six years, teaching English at schools around the country. I currently work as a Spanish teacher at Fenwick High School, where I have been since November 2017. In addition to my work in the classroom, I serve as the Head Freshman Baseball Coach and have also had the opportunity to coach freshman boys soccer and basketball, as well as JV softball.

Coaching Philosophy
The game of baseball has played a defining role in the development of my personal goals and values. I believe the game has the capacity to teach life lessons that other sports cannot. Through hustle, hard work, and dedication, my goal as a baseball coach is to teach the proper way to play and respect the game, and grow as competitors and young men in the process. I am excited to have the opportunity to do so with OPRF Pack.

Colin Cruz

Bobby Fratto

My name is Bobby Fratto. I attended OPRF High School and graduated in 2006. After High School I attended Oakton Community College, before finishing my education at Concordia University Chicago. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, and graduated in 2011. 

I grew up the youngest, with two older sisters. My father was a groundskeeper at Wrigley Field for 25 years and introduced me to the game of baseball, which I still love with as much passion as I did when I was 4 years old to this day. I was rated as the #18 overall prospect in the stat according to Prep Baseball Report as well as one of the top 50 players to watch in the Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Tribune. At OPRF I hit the game winning homerun as a Sophomore playing up on varsity to win the conference championship against Lyons Township. I was the third baseman at OPRFHS my junior and senior year. My junior year we beat Notre Dame and ultimately won the Super-Sectional title to head downstate and play at Kane County Cougars stadium. After High School I played at Oakton Community College (Who won the National title for Junior Colleges this year) before transferring to play at Concordia University Chicago. Baseball has always and will always be my biggest passion and I love sharing the knowledge I gained from this beautiful game onto younger generations.

Coaching Philosophy
Although baseball is one of the most complex sports there is, it is also one of the most simple. When all 9 guys on the field are executing their roles correctly and as a unit, they give their team a higher chance to succeed. Hard work and effort is something that cannot be taught, either you want to be a great baseball player or you are content with mediocrity.

I am a firm believer in hustle, effort and putting in work while no one is watching. I want all of my players to have fun, but to also work hard when practices or games begin, without hard work and effort success is hard to come by not only in baseball, but in life. I not only want my players to be great in between the lines on the baseball diamond, but to be great men when they step off of it.

Zach White

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