Red and blue: Oak Park Youth Baseball sent two representatives to the PONY Baseball Bronco North Zone tournament. Manager Rick Marchetti's Oak Park Bronco squad defeated Manager George Kurtzer's Oak Park Eagles Blue team on Saturday July 23 for the Regional title. Both teams advanced to the North Zone tournament.
Bronco team, top, first row, kneeling, l-r: Sean Pine, Connor Coughlan, Ryan Kurtzer, Frank Picchiotti, and Mark Loni: Second row, kneeling: Owen Brady, Andrei Jelcic, John Planek, Kevin Rhomberg, and James Davidson. Last row: Manager Rick Marchetti, Riley Newman, Alec Jeffries, Coach Reds Rickard, Jaleel Brown, Dylan Barnett, and Coach Jim Pennino. Eagles team, first row, l-r: Marty Eggersdorf, Mike Fredrick, Corey O'Donnell, Bradley Oxnevad, and Matt Sorber. Back row: Daniel Varn, Ben Carbery, Colin Varn, Luke Kahn, Sam Frigo, Bradley Mueller, and Francis Bourke. Not pictured: Corey Reed, Manager George Kurtzer and Coach Bill Leark.