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A friend is gone but not forgotten

Joe Beaumont, a long time (20 years - 1988-2008) manager/coach for OPRF Pony Baseball, passed away recently at the age of 53. He coached in both the Knight and Cunningham divisions (10 years for Ronbo's) and for 3 tournament teams. He always stressed teamwork and having "fun" with his players and is remembered for the smiles and good humor he consistently displayed. He also coached soccer in the area for many years. Joe loved sports and left us too soon. Joe will be missed and is remembered fondly by the coaches and league volunteers who knew him.

1960 Pony World Series Team

In 1960, the OPRF Pony national team went all the way. They won it all and they were the only team in the history of the local organization to do so. In 2010, on their 50th anniversary, the Pony national organization paid them tribute. Now it's time for the local community to follow suit.

On September 29 - 3:00 pm, there will be a dedication ceremony to hang a commemorative plaque at the concession stand at Lindberg Park. In attendance will be players of the World Series team, current league players, coaches and league administrators. All are welcome.

OPRF 14u National Team advances to championship with 10-4 win over host Bradley Bourbonnais in All Star Tournament

OPRF bats came to life early and often with 6 runs scored in the first inning. Roy Iverson led off with a single and stole second base. Jackson Koester, Evan Nieslawski, Brian Callahan, Alex Brennan, Jack Simpson all followed with hits and rbi’s.  Simpson later scored the last run of the inning, scoring on a pass ball. OPRF later scored 2 runs in the 5th and 2 runs in the 7th inning.

OPRF 14u National Team advances to semi's with 10-0 win over River Valley Youth Baseball in Bradley Bourbonnais All Star Tournament

Evan Nieslawski lead the charge pitching a 5 shutout innings and recording 8 strikeouts while allowing only 2 hits. On the offensive side, Alex Brennan went 2-3 with 3 RBI's, Jack Simpson 2 RBI's, Jackson Koester, Evan Nieslawski and Pat Daly each scoring 2 runs each. Jon Druckmiller and Alex Brennan scored 1 run each. OPRF plays again this evening at 8pm against Bradley Bourbonnais.

OPRF Pony 13/14 Team take second in Palos Rumble

For the second week in a row, the Local Team played Palos for the championship. OPRF played a tight, one run game until the top of the 7th, when they took the lead, making it 2-1. In the bottom of the 7th Palos answered to tie it up and force extra innings. In the bottom of the 8th, Palos knkocked in the winner to finish the game.

Strong pitching by Mark Uehlinger, Michael Saleh and Aiden Kelley. Excellent defense by CJ Pospisil and Griffin Kelty, among others.

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