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New Bat Standards for 2018

In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat). Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of -3 (BBCOR certified), all other minus factor bats (-5, -7, -9, etc.), must be USABat certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play. Minus factor bats -5, -7, -9, etc. used in 2017 will be illegal to use in 2018. 

Congratulations to our 13U and 14U Travel Teams for 2018

13U

Aaron Smeaton
Bobby Kilburg
Brady O'Connor
Brian Hardy
Bryce Wilson
Cameron Corvo
Charlie Folker
Chris Hedrich
Chris Kadlec
Clayton Baird
Drew McConville
Gordy Hunter
Hank Babwin
Jack Culliton
Jake Leonardi
john (Jack) Lenehan
John JJ Kuenster
Kellan Billadeau
Matt Ortiz
Peter Kenoian
Roman Pantazopoulos
Sam Halperin
Thomas McGinnis
Thomas Smith
Trevor Wilson
Tyler Davis
William Leshnock

 

Colt Baseball Evaluations: Sat May 20

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.

House League Action: April 23-29

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 BankICOMM held on for a 9-6 win.

2017 Pony House League Schedule

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!

 

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