2/20/18: Ready for the Season
After a final scrimmage vs a scrappy Kingwood Park team on Monday night, Oak Ridge is ready to start their season. The pre-season concluded with another marathon scrimmage that once again displayed the pitching depth at Oak Ridge.
The season starts on Thursday! The War Eagles will open at Fort Bend Christian Academy at 6pm.
These boys are ready to take the field and start keeping score!
2/18/18: Two More Scrimmages in the Books
The War Eagles were able to sneak in two more scrimmages this week, despite the rainy weather! On Tuesday, Ridge hosted Klein Oak, and then hosted Brenham on Friday night. Both Scrimmages were marathons lasting somewhere around 14 innings each!
Pitching continued to look outstanding for Oak Ridge. By my count, 13 different pitchers saw time on the mound for Oak Ridge during the two outings. Defensively, The Oak Ridge staff is moving people all over the place, no doubt, trying to find the perfect combination of defense and offense. Through 28 innings, I didn't see too many dips in ability, no matter who was filling positions.
Some returning starters and senior bats are providing consistent offense. Cobb, Brown, Spoon, Roberts, Letney, DuBois, Conley, and Starnes have all had extra base hits or clutch hits, showing maturity at the plate. Junior Ogilvie has also shown a good approach at the plate collecting a nice double against Brenham. This is the only high school line-up I've ever seen that could possibly start more lefties than righties! There is a possibility that Ridge could place up to 6 Left hand hitters in the starting lineup.
2/8/18: Scrimmage vs Jersey Village
Oak Ridge somehow dodged the rain and managed to get in a quality scrimmage against Jersey Village on Friday night. While the official score was not kept, Oak Ridge unofficially took the lead in the final inning, scoring the final 4 runs. Josh Cobb lead off the inning with a hard line drive up the middle and was eventually brought home on an RBI single by Austin Brown. Logan Letney added an RBI on a sac fly to deep center and Kevin Skweres plated another with a bases loaded RBI. The hit of the night happened in the top of the 1st when Chase Roberts hit a line drive home run to right field.
The pitching was outstanding by Oak Ridge, only allowing 1 earned run (unofficially)
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There is a buzz around town with folks anticipating another great season from the War Eagle Baseball program. This is a program that has been ranked top 25 in the State for the last 4 years in a row (this year starting at #19) and was ranked #2 nationally 4 years ago.
The stands are always packed, and this year will be no exception! District rival games against powerhouses College Park and The Woodlands will bring the entire community together at War Eagle Stadium. Non district matchups against state ranked opponents and last year's State Champion, Deer Park, will certainly make for lively atmospheres at The Ridge!
In addition to local support, we have seen up to 40+ scouts in our stands watching our players in anticipation of their selection in the MLB draft! This year will be no exception with over 10 players already committed to play college baseball, many of whom are on the MLB radar.
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2/2/18: Tryouts completed, Team Rosters are Set
After a short rain delay, Oak Ridge was able to complete their try-outs on Monday afternoon. Congratulations to all the young men you found their name attached to a roster on Tuesday Morning!
The season kicks off with all three squads scrimmaging Jersey Village on Feb 9th. Varsity will be on the road, while the Sophomore and JV teams will be at home.
Rosters will be posted on the website soon, so check back often! Follow us at @orhsbaseballfan on twitter!
1/26/18: War Eagle's Schedule is not for the Weak
The 2018 War Eagle Baseball schedule has been released and it is not for the faint of heart!
Coach Pirtle did not shy away from competition when compiling the non-district and tournament schedule. Combined, the War Eagles non-district teams held a .665 winning percentage last year. The average number of wins for the Ridge non-district opponents was 22 (for 2017). 10 of the 15 non-district opponents made play-offs last year, including 2017 6a State Champion, Deer Park.
The War Eagles open up regular season play with the Bellaire Tournament, Feb 22-24. Bellaire HS (26-8) and Strake Jesuit (17-9-3) will pose a great opening weekend challenge for Ridge.
After an away game vs Waller on Feb 27, the War Eagles travel to Arlington for the annual Arlington-Tyde Tournament. Ridge opens the Tournament against State Semi-Finalist Southlake Carroll (32-11) and then continues with match ups against Mansfield (22-9-1), Keller 23-7-2), and 2017 State Region Finalist Arlington Martin (32-9-1).
This is when things really start to get interesting! On March 8th, the War Eagles will play host to State Champions Deer Park (35-8-1), at War Eagle Stadium, during the Wings&More Classic. Things don't get much easier though! After the Deer Park game, Ridge finishes the double header against the Keller Indians (23-7-2). The final three game of the Wings&More Classic put Oak Ridge against 3 more 2017 play-off teams, Marcus (27-14), Klein Oak (15-12), and Atascocita (23-9).
After a daunting non-district schedule, the War Eagles kick off district play against Conroe, at home, on March13th. District play should be an adventure once again with Lufkin, Montgomery, Conroe, and College Park all returning at least 6 Varsity player from their teams last year, and The Woodlands returning 4.
You want to be the best? You gotta play the best. Coach Pirtle and the 2018 War Eagles will certainly have their chance in 2018!
1/8/18: Remind 101 and Social Media
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2017 Season Highlights
War Eagles Topple Coppell and Claim Area Championship
Oak Ridge (22-7-2) will move on to the Regional Quarterfinal and face Rockwall after defeating Coppell HS 12-4 and 3-1.
5/6/17: War Eagles Sweep Tyler Lee HS and Advance to Round Two!
Oak Ridge advances to the second round of the UIL State play-offs with 2 impressive wins vs 11-6a Tyler Lee.
4/29/17: District Play Comes to an End, Head Coach Mike Pirtle Picks up Career Win #600
The War Eagles wrapped up their season with a 8-0 win over Montgomery to secure Coach Pirtle's 600th career win.
Congratulations to Coach Pirtle, congratulations to this team!
Regular season complete: Overall Record: 18-8-2 District: 11-4
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