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.
In the first Sunday travel game of the season, Oak Park and River Forest 14u team 1 beat Westdale 10-2 in Franklin Park this past Sunday. Strong pitching performances by Cassidy Winston, Thomas Waith, Michael Urrutia, and Kenji Ida held Westdale to only 2 unearned runs in 7 innings of play.
OPRF 14u team 2 will play their first game at home against Tinley Park this coming Wednesday, April 22, at Lindberg Park. First pitch is at 5:30pm.
See the attached flyer from the Park District of Oak Park concerning a FREE event at the beautiful Lindberg Park this Saturday, April 11, at 10am.
The first live registration event of the 2015 baseball season will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10am - 1pm at Fox Park in Oak Park. Oak Park and River Forest Pony Baseball will have a table that the OPYBS registration event. If you are registering players for that organization, you can also register for OPRF Pony at the same time. You can pay with cash, check or credit card at the event. Please remember the birth certificate to verify age.
The Oak Park and River Forest 13u Tournament Team went 5-0 in the Palos Heights Rumble this past weekend. They beat the host team for the championship Monday night by a score of 6-5. The tournament victory was the first for Manager John Callahan, an OPRF Pony alumnus. Congrats to all.
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 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.