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.
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.
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.
The "Local" team won a battle of attritionin the War Off 294 on Sunday. Winning a 3-hour semi final game in 90 degree heat was a test of wills. Defeating Midlothian 19-17, OPRF immediately took on Palos in the Championship game. OPRF fell to Palos 10-0.
Oak Park River Forest vs Park Ridge Oak Park River Forest 15Park Ridge 4 Oak Park River Forest Pitchers:- No 6 Alex Brennan 4 innings pitched- No 13 Roy Iverson 4 innings pitched Park Ridge- No 14 Nedness 4 innings pitched- No 13 Waugh 1 innings pitched- No 3 Hinnicap 1inning pitched- No 12 Scales 2 innings pitched
The OPRF Pony 13/14 Local Team sweep pool play in the War Off 294. Defeating Westside Warriors, Sheridan Park and Oak Lawn Sharks. The sweep wasn't enough to take the top seed, however, as the tie breaker with Palos put OPRF in second.
Oak Park River Forest vs Lake County Stealth Oak Park River Forest 2 runsLake County Stealth 6 runs Oak Park River Forest Pitchers:- No 13 Roy Iverson 4 innings pitched- No 1 Jackson Koester 2innings pitched- No 9 Pat Daly 1 inning pitched Lake County Stealth Pitchers:- No 4 Jareck 4 innings pitched- No 24 Ranger 3 innings pitched
Oak Park River Forest 15 runsScouts Baseball 1 run Oak Park River Forest Pitchers:- No 7 Evan Nieslawski 3 innings pitched- No 14 Connor Johnson 2 innings pitched- No 9 Pat Daly 1 inning pitched Scouts Baseball Pitchers:- No 7 TJ Dazzo 4 innings pitched- No 24 Colin Knipe 2 innings pitched- No 22 Quin McGowan 1 inning pitched- No 14 Ryan Williams 1 inning pitched
Dominican University secured the Knight Division Championship on Tuesday with a 10-3 victory over Hoy Landscaping. The game was knotted in the early frames, but Dominican jumped ahead midway through and tightened its defense behind a long start by lefty pitcher Pete O'Connell. DU steadily padded its lead, including Sharmore Clarke slapping a low-outside pitch for a homer over the right-field fence. DU middle relievers Clarke and Ben Ostler and then closer Peter Harlovic pitched their way past late Hoy comeback threats.
In 2013 Cunningham championship final Oak Park Township, the regular season champion with a 16-3 record, unbelievably rallied from a 14-8 deficit, scoring 7 runs in the bottom of the 7th to defeat Breit & Johnson 15-14. B & J had come back in the 6th (4 runs) & 7th innings (9 runs), down 7-1, scoring all 9 runs in the top of the 7th after 2 outs, but 9 OPT batters in order reached base in their 1/2 of the inning with Evan Neislawski driving in the winning runs with a walk-off 2B hit, his third of the game. Roy Iversen had pitched 5 strong innings for OPT in the beginning of th