Sunday, July 24, 2011

Special Thanks & Looking Forward

Special Thanks to our 15U Warriors and Families for making this past year so enjoyable!  Even when we had players injured, they took the time to still make it to games and support their teammates! And while we didn't defeat Oak Lawn during playoffs, we ended the season with the possibility in our grasp! Great Game Warriors!
Looking forward...Tryouts for next years 16U Warrior Baseball Team will by Saturday, August 13 and Saturday, August 20.  Times for each tryout will be from 10:00am-12:00pm at C4.  Players need to attend only ONE tryout date.  Next year's team will be a Tournament Team.  We will play in 5-6 local tournaments beginning at the end of May.  Additionally I expect to play 10-12 exhibition games.  We will not play in the SWILA league.  I was not unhappy with the league this year and with a mostly 16U team next year's team would be very competitive I feel that the energy involved in tournament play would be more beneficial for the players.

As with this past season there will be batting cage and indoor practice time in the off season.  The frequency of these workouts will be similar to this past season with 1 session a week from December to March.  The cost will be around $800 per player.  I hope everyone considers trying out for next year's team.  We should be a competitive group.  I expect the level of tournament play to be similar to this years teams in the SWILA Select league.  Please let me know if your son is going to be trying out for next year's team and which tryout he will be attending.  If you have any questions please let me know.

Coach Dennis


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday's Playoff Game vs. Oak Lawn DELAYED Until 11:00am

Due to overnight rain and field conditions at Pacetti Field, today's SWILA Playoff game vs. Oak Lawn will begin at 11:00am.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Our Warriors had a fabulous game last night vs. Dolton, defeating the team 16-6 in the First Round of SWILA Playoff games.  We will face Oak Lawn Saturday, July 23rd at 9:00am at Pacetti Field (link for directions below).  Please have your players at the field by 8:00am.

Maxfield, Tannenbaum, Knight and Davis are DEACTIVATED for this game. If anyone else cannot be at the game on Saturday please let Coach know asap.
In addition, Coach is trying to get a field for a light practice on either Thurs or Friday of this week. I will keep everyone posted if this works out.,+oak+lawn,+il&hl=en&ll=41.721025,-87.78971&spn=0.010795,0.019205&z=16

Monday, July 18, 2011


The SWILA playoff brackets have been published and our first game will be Tuesday, July 19th at 8:00pm, Centennial 4 against the Dolton team.  The winner of that game will advance to play Oak Lawn on Saturday, July 23rd at 9:00am, Pacetti Field.

Coach will send out an email later today with game information for players.  We are the higher seeded team for the first game--so WHITE JERSEYS.   As always, please plan to have your player at the field one hour before game time.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Warrior 15U Season Winding Up Play

Our Warriors 15U Season is winding up its season of play!  Below is a quick look at our remaining games for this season:
  • Sat, 7/9: Warriors v. Homer Heat, 10:00am @ Eagle Ridge 2
  • Mon, 7/11: Warriors v. Palos, 5:30pm @Doogan NOW AT CENTENNIAL 5
  • Wed, 7/13: Warriors v. Oak Lawn, 5:30pm @SAC2 (Oak Lawn fields)
  • Thurs, 7/14: Warriors v. Tinley Park, 5:30PM @Doogan
  • Fri, 7/15: Warriors v. Frankfort Square, 6:00pm @LWN High School
The regular summer Swila season will end Sunday July17th. The season will be followed by a single elimination play off beginning Tuesday July 19th.
The Colt/Palomino League Championships will be at St. Xavier University on Saturday July 30th! Colt American League 10 AM, Colt National League 12:30 PM, Palomino American League 3 PM and Palomino National League at 5:30 PM! The winners will then go on to the Colt/Palomino World Series at Silver Cross Field.
The Swila play off Championship games will be at Silver Cross Field in Joliet on August 2nd & 3rd. Tuesday August 2nd at 5:30 will be Colt Select Division followed by the Collegiate Division at 8 PM! Wednesday August 3rd will be the Colt World Series at 5:30 followed by the Palomino World series at 8 PM!

We should know more information on seeding/placement for the single elimination games late this weekend and will forward that on to all players as soon as we do!  Please note that we will play the week of July 18th for the single elimination playoffs.

Saturday's Game @Eagle Ridge 2

Our next game is tomorrow, Saturday, July 9 vs Homer Colt Select. The game will be played at EAGLE RIDGE 2 and begins at 10:00am. Please have players at the field by 9:00am.  An OYA notification went out yesterday describing this game at Doogan. This is incorrect. Tomorrow's game is at EAGLE RIDGE 2.

 Davis, Lauciello, and Bresingham are DEACTIVATED for this game. Tim Prendergast will be the starting pitcher.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Warriors Step Up to the Plate Against Dolton TONIGHT!

Our Warriors will play at Dolton's home field tonight--Thornridge High School.  There is a link to Mapquest below--simply input your address to get easy directions.  In  addition, directions to the field are below, from the SWILA website. 
Mapquest Link:

SWILA directions:

Thornridge High School- Take 159th St. east (turns into 162nd St in South Holland) to Cottage Grove Ave. north on Cottage Grove Ave. (Approx 15100 south) to Thornridge High School parking lot on the left.

Or I-80 to I-294 east to Halsted. North on Halsted to 162nd St. East on 162nd St. to Cottage Grove Ave.  North on Cottage Grove to Thornridge High School. Thornridge High School parking lot on the left. (Field is in the south west corner of the High School Complex.