Rookie Boys

Spotless Carwash 17
Melrose Park #3 12

Offensive highlights included a strong on-base percentage from the bottom half of the lineup that set up two three-run homeruns by Sherman Martin. Martin, Jeremiah Canada, Charlie Hoehne and Damien Ontiveros also played well in the field.

Trage Bros 12
Broadview Cubs 6

Trage Bros invaded an undefeated Broadview Cub team on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. James Hobson had four hits, including two doubles. Frankie Mott, Jake Gordon, and Mikael O’Neil had three hits apiece. In the field, Milies Guillen, Reggie Loury, and Mark Ward played strong defense to stop what could have been several big innings for the Cubs.

Minor Girls

La Maison de Bonbon 12
Northlake 5

La Maison de Bonbon defeated the Northlake Lady Knights 12-5. Forest Park used good pitching from Gabby Foster and Shannon Buchanon, along with key defensive plays by Nashayla Strickling, Nicole Barron, and Gabby Foster. Sharnice Dean went two for three with an RBI triple and Buchanon added an RBI double to spark the Forest Park offense.

Franklin Park 18
La Maison de Bonbon 9

The Minor Girls lost to Franklin Park on May 12. Walks hurt the Forest Park team in the first couple of innings. Sydney Gray prevented more runs from scoring with four dazzling plays at the hot corner. Forest Park never gave up after falling behind big; they managed to score nine runs in the last inning with big hits from Shannon Buchanon and Ralen Ricardo.

Major Boys

Ed’s Way 6
Dr. Jerry 2

Dr. Jerry lost their season opener April 26 to Ed’s way on a frigid opening day. The bats were as cold as the temperature as Dr. Jerry players struck out 13 times. The lone bright spots were runs scored by Ryan Vilanova and Dylan Ryan.

Dr. Jerry 10
Berkeley 5

April closed on a good note as Dr. Jerry visited Berkeley and came away with a victory behind the pitching of Jacob Olis, Josiah Simmons and Dylan Ryan. Solid hits were contributed by Olis, Ryan Vilanova, Dylan Ryan, Adam Stahlke, Josiah Simmons and Jimmy Turek.

Dr. Jerry 3
FP Stucco 9

May 3 brought another cold, wind swept day for Dr. Jerry. Facing FP Stucco for the first time, Dr. Jerry continued to put the ball in play but FP Stucco played pretty good defense, where in the space of two innings, the FP Stucco first baseman recorded five assists. Ryan Vilanova and Bobby Mahaffey both hit the ball well, while Adam Stahlke and Jimmy Turek plated two of the three runs scored in the loss.

FP Stucco 6
Dr. Jerry 13

In a rematch between FP Stucco and Dr. Jerry on May 6, FP Stucco prevailed. For Dr. Jerry, Dylan Ryan and Ryan Vilanova continued to hit the ball and score, with the former getting a double that plated two runs in the first inning. This pair was responsible for two more runs in the fifth.

Dr. Jerry 5
Ed’s Way 3

Dr. Jerry was back to their winning ways against Ed’s Way on May 10. After giving Ed’s Way an early 3-0 lead Dr. Jerry’s bats came alive. In the top of the fourth, Brady Ryan walked, Kendal Hyde was hit by a pitch, and then Bobby Mahaffey doubled home both. Josiah Simmons hit safely in the top of the fifth and scored on Adam Stahlke’s first-pitch swinging homerun.

Broadview Cubs 10
Dr. Jerry 8

Even though Dr. Jerry lost this May 17 match up, good things were witnessed by those on hand. Kyle Morris, Trevor Brown, Torre Eiland, Mikal Muhammad and Danny Mathis all scored runs, with Mathis scoring twice with two hits. Defensive lapses let Broadview sneak away with this one.

Dr. Jerry 16
Ed’s Way 10

Dr. Jerry pounded out nine hits and scored 16 runs in this May 20 night game. Kendal Hyde scored three runs and contributed the defensive play of the game when he dove from his third base position and stopped a hard smash down the line. Danny Mathis hit safely twice, Torre Eiland scored two times, and Bobby Mahaffey hit two triples.