The OPRF baseball team did some slugging against Hinsdale Central on Saturday. The result was two long balls that produced five runs and helped lead the Huskies to a 13-3 win over the Red Devils in five innings.

Alec Jeffries went yard first, blasting a three-run dinger in the third inning. He finished with five RBIs on the day. Matt McCormack launched his first homer of the season in the fourth that drove in two runs. By that time, the Huskies were on their way to pushing their win-streak to 12 games.

“We’re doing a good job of being patient at the plate,” said OPRF head coach Chris Ledbetter. “Not only that, but we made some exceptional plays in the field.”

In addition to the homers, OPRF scattered several hits against Hinsdale Central’s Chris Bobo. Both Jack and Frankie Picchiotti had two hits apiece, while Zack Weigel extended his hitting streak to 29 games with a single in his third at bat.

Second baseman Ryan Kurtzer and shortstop Eric Cybulski turned a dazzling double play in the third that quelled any chance of Hinsdale Central building any momentum.

PJ Brennan (3-2, 3.9 ERA) grabbed the win, yielding three runs on six hits, while fanning six and walking none.

The Huskies host their final game of the regular season against Downers Grove South on Thursday (May 19, 4:30 p.m.) before preparing for the Class 4A playoffs. They are the fourth seed in the Mt. Carmel Sectional and will host their own regional.

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Brad Spencer

Brad Spencer has been covering sports in and around Oak Park for more than a decade, which means the young athletes he once covered in high school are now out of college and at home living with their parents...