Forest Park 24
The Minor Girls were defeated by Norridge on June 2, but Forest Park’s bats came alive with big shots from Gabby Foster and Shannon Buchanon. Some good base running and a couple of stolen bases helped the Forest Park team stay close. Walks and a couple of key errors hurt them in the end. Forest Park tried to mount a come back in the last inning, but two good Norridge defensive plays ended the rally.
Forest Park 11
With two great pitching performances by Danny Barron and Brian Powers and timely clutch hits by Patrick O’Connor and Branford Parker, Forest Park beat Berkley by a score of 11-8 to give Berkley their first loss of the season and improve Forest Park’s record to 7-2.
FP Stucco 1
Ed’s Way 2
A walk to Michael Hanrahan led to the winning run in one of the most exciting games of the year. FP Stucco pitcher Ricky Garza matched Ed’s Way pitcher, Hanrahan, pitch for pitch for six innings. Ed’s Way scored a run in the first and FP Stucco one in the fifth as both pitchers limited the opposing offense to very few runners and little scoring. In the eighth Joshua Funderwhite struck out the final batter for FP Stucco with runners in scoring position leading to some late inning heroics by the Ed’s Way team. Hanrahan walked and stole second and third before scoring on a game winning single by Tyler Lepsi.
Ed’s Way 7
Dr. Jerry’s 8
Dr. Jerry’s pulled out another close game with some sixth-inning heroics from Bobby Mahaffey. Ed’s Way opened the game with two quick runs in the first inning on singles by Thomas Evitt and Michael Hanrahan only to see Dr. Jerry’s come back with three runs of their own with Daniel Alston, Brady Ryan, and Dylan Ryan crossing the plate. Both teams traded runs until the fifth when Ed’s Way pushed the go ahead run across the plate. The scored remained 7-6 Ed’s Way until the sixth when Alston and Brady Ryan reached base to set up the late inning heroics of Mahaffey, who he singled to right driving in both runners.
Trage Bros 18
Caffee De Luca 11
Trage Bros set their bats a flaming in this contest. They began a hit parade with the hard hitting of Miles Guillen, Frank Mott, James Hobson, and Reggie Loury. On defense, Jake Gordon, Josh Alvarado and Brandon Picket made solid plays. Caffe De Luca fired back with good hitting from Joe Rodriguez and Ryan Mintz, but in the end, it just wasn’t enough.