Sydney Higgins-Jones took the mound for Forest Park’s Mohr Oil against the Broadview Cardinals in a minor’s game. He allowed three runs while walking five and striking out five. He also hit a run-scoring single in the top of the second inning in which Mohr Oil plated three runs for a 4-3 lead. Brady Ryan was 2 for 3 and Aaron Jordan made two fine defensive plays to keep the game close for a while. Josiah Simmons also made a fine defensive play forcing out a runner at second when he fielded the relay from Aaron Jordan in center and stepped on second for the force out. But, it wasn’t enough as Mohr Oil fell 12-6 in a game that was called on account of darkness.
In Rookie Ball, Caffe de Luca played two games this week. On Monday, they played a tough Broadview Cubs team. De Luca was sparked behind the fine hitting of Frankie Mott who smashed two doubles. In the field, Jake Gordon made some fine defensive plays. On Saturday, Caffe de Luca played in-house rival Trage Bros. Each team displayed excellent hitting and fielding. For Trage Bros, Jack Lazzara had a big hit late in the game. Once again, for Caffe De Luca, Frankie Mott had a pair of doubles, while both Matt Skala and Josh Hill hurt the ball for extra base hits. In the field, Matt Skala made some nice catches, one resulting in a double play.
Minor Boys 1
FP National Bank
WP– Donavin Sharbe
LP– Jeremy Carlisle
2B– Kenneth Jones (H&R Towing), Robert Dwyer (H&R Towing), Justin Pyan (FP National Bank), Jake Carlson (FP National Bank)
Highlight– H&R Towing took a one run lead into the final inning on the back of Kenneth Jones who went 3 for 3 on the evening. FP National Bank was able to win the game in the bottom of the last inning on a walk to Michael Lazzara who stole second and third. After a walk to Erich Baake, Lazzara took home on a passed ball to win the game for FP National Bank.
Minor Boys 2
FP National Bank
LP- Justin Pyan
HR- Blake (Broadview)
2B- Adam Powers (FP National Bank)
Highlight– Just one of those nights when the home team failed to show up for the game. Broadview took the lead in the first on a series of walks and miscues by FP National Bank. Forest Park was able to take the lead in the bottom of the first on a bases clearing single by Erich Baake but the six run per inning scoring limit prevented Forest Park from plating more runs.