3/24/17: War Eagles Finish First Round of District Play on a High Note
After an 0-3 start in district play, Oak Ridge finished strong with wins against Lufkin and Montgomery on consecutive days. The two wins vault Ridge from last place in the district, to third place. With the Woodlands loss to Lufkin last night, Ridge is only 2 games out of first place. Beginning next week, each team in the district will play a two game series against every other team. Oak Ridge starts with games against Conroe on Tuesday and Friday. In a loaded district, (where winless Lufkin just knocked off undefeated The Woodlands....) anything can happen!
The War Eagles look like they are starting to come together. As expected, the pitching has been outstanding, only allowing 4 earned runs over the 5 district games (thats a 0.8 ERA for 7 inning games). Defense has picked up in the last couple of games. After an uncharacteristic 8 errors in the first three games, the War Eagles only committed one error in the last two games. Ridge is starting to hit as well! Two of the 3 losses were decided by one run, and the third loss by 2 runs. Oak Ridge had their chances, but just couldn't get those timely hits. With runners in scoring position, strike outs and hard line-drives right at someone seemed to be the norm. Over the last two games, the balls have finally started finding some grass and Coach Pirtle seems to be pulling the right strings (like calling DuBois in for a pinch hit, go-ahead RBI single vs Montgomery).
Yes sir, the boys are starting to get some confidence! Should be a fun five weeks!
3/11/17: Ridge Run-rules CE King in Final Tune-up Before District play
The War Eagles shook off their loss to Kingwood and played like a state ranked top 20 team against CE King. After a lengthy lightning delay, the game started and Ridge immediately showed they were ready to play. Jacorey Beaudroux pitched the entire game and looked solid, like he has all season!
Ridge jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first, taking advantage of a couple of defensive miscues by CE King. In the second inning Ridge tacked on 4 runs, showing they could score in a number of ways. Hits to the right side with runners in scoring position, a "suicide" squeeze bunt, and a fly ball that landed somewhere near the ninth grade campus. The pitching and defense has been great all season. When the offense clicks like it did last night, ORHS will be hard to beat!
The game finally ended in the bottom of 5, 10-0, with no outs. The War Eagles enter district play next week with road games against Conroe and The Woodlands, two teams that have showed very well in their non-district games.
3/7/17: Oak Ridge Travels to Arlington and goes 3-1-2
The Oak Ridge War Eagles participated in the Tyde Classic, hosted by Arlington Martin High School. The three day tournament included six games against some of the toughest teams in the metroplex area. 14 different pitchers saw time on the mound for the War Eagles and all position players on the Varsity roster saw playing time.
Meanwhile, the JV and Sophomore teams continued their winning ways going 5-0 for the weekend, outscoring their opponents by an average of 9-1.
District play starts next week!!
2/28/17: War Eagles Show Strength on Opening Weekend
All three teams kicked of their seasons for the War Eagles this past weekend. 3 days and 11 games later, ORHS walks away with a combined 8-1-2 record!
The Varsity squad hosted their War Eagle Classic and was able to run-rule both Magnolia (the #1 ranked Houston area 5a team by H5a) and Caney Creek. The War Eagles struggled in their second game, falling 4-3 to a very solid St. Thomas team. They finished the tournament with an 8-5 win vs Huffman. Almost the entire roster saw playing time at some point during the weekend, showing the depth and options that Coach Pirtle will have this season. The War Eagles take their team on the road for 6 games in three days at the Tyde Classic in Arlington, starting this Thursday.
For their efforts this weekend, the War Eagles were ranked #3 (6a Houston area) in the week one H5a poll.
At the sub-varsity levels, both squads have yet to experience a loss! The Sophomore group run ruled all three of their opponents and the JV team won 2 and tied 2 at the Lamar invitational. There is a ton of talent down there with ton of hits, a no-hitter and a home run all occurring on opening weekend!
The Sophomore team is divided this weekend and will be playing in Porter and Navasota. The JV squad will host a tournament at War Eagle Stadium on Thursday/Friday/Saturday.
2/23/17: Opening Day, Big Success For All War Eagle Teams
All three Oak Ridge teams came away with wins on opening day! Varsity faced a tough Magnolia team and run ruled them after 5 innings, 12-2. JV outscored Seven Lakes HS 9-6, and the Sophomore team beat St. Thomas 14-6.
Tyler Davis pitched 4 and 2/3 for the Varsity squad in front of a large and rowdy crowd at War Eagle Stadium. He allowed 3 hits while striking out 5 and walking 3. Kyle Harris entered the game with 2 outs in the 5th with runners on 2nd and 3rd. He allowed one hit and then struck out the next batter to end the inning.
Logan Letney and Ryan Eshelman collected 5 hits between them and accounted for 7 of the RBI's for Oak Ridge.
The War Eagles return to action tomorrow for a double header. St Thomas at 430p and Caney Creek at 7p.
2/18/17: Notes from Varsity scrimmage vs Brenham
Oak Ridge participated in a lengthy scrimmage against Brenham on Friday. The War Eagles showed up ready to play, scoring 15 runs on 19 hits.
Logan Letney, Tyler Davis, Josh Cobb, Austin Brown, and Warren Sammons all had multi-hit nights. One of the biggest innings came late in the game. John Beaudoin lead off with a walk, followed by a hit from Josh Cobb. Both runners advanced on a passed ball, and then Austin Brown drove one in with a line-drive up the middle. Rey Chapa then drew a walk to load the bases and Jacorey Beaudroux cleared them with a double to deep left center. Logan Letney then switched places with Jacorey with a nice 2 strike double of his own, and then Tyler Davis capped it off with another double, driving in Letney. When the dust finally settled, Ridge had put 6 runs on the board. The War Eagles showed that they have plenty of speed and power last night.
On the mound, 7 different pitchers saw action for Ridge, each throwing 2 innings. Jacob Whorral, Blake Hastings, Will Cardin, and Kyle Harris all threw scoreless innings. Whorrall was most impressive facing the minimum of 6 hitters and striking out half of them.
2/16/17: Schedule is set for the War Eagle Classic!
After two weeks of scrimmages, the War Eagles will officially kick off their season by hosting the 2017 War Eagle Classic! This year's field includes Magnolia, Huffman, Caney Creek, and St. Thomas. All teams will play four games during the three day event (see schedule below). The War Eagles will open their season against a strong Magnolia squad that looks to build upon their strong play-off run from last year. Come out and support your team!
2/14/17: Photos from Varsity Scrimmage against Klein Oak
2/13/17: Week in Review
1/23/17: Reserve the Best Seat in the House!
The Oak Ridge Baseball Booster Club is proud to offer reserved stadium seating for all home games! For $50, you can have a reserved seat with a name plate on the seat you select.
Please see Scott Brown at the first team meeting held after try-outs to reserve your seat.
1/15/17: War Eagle Supporters Prepare Facilities for the Season
On Saturday, January 14th, over 20 baseball boosters showed up to help prepare the facility for the season. Tommy Sammons and Steve Spoon, who organized the event, were pleased with everything that was accomplished. This was a group (or family) effort and so many folks pitched in! The tasks included power washing the stands, repainting several structures, repairing batting cage nets, and re-working the bullpens, just to name a few! It is obvious that the War Eagle family takes pride in their facility and is doing everything possible to prepare for a great season! Thanks to everyone who was able to contribute.
1/7/17: Remind 101 and Social Media
If you would like to receive instant notifications about ORHS Baseball Booster Club activities, please download the Remind 101 app to your phone and join our group! Follow the link below to join.
You can also follow @orhsbaseballfan on twitter for all ORHS baseball related news, live game updates, and season highlights! This account is run by the fans, for the fans!
The official twitter account (operated by the ORHS baseball staff) of the ORHS baseball program is @orbaseballtx.
Follow this link to the most popular Facebook group related to ORHS Baseball
1/5/17: Field Prep Day Set for January 14th
The ORHS Baseball Booster club will be putting on their work boots in order to get the field ready for the 2017 season. Anyone who is willing to help out is welcome to join us! We will meet at the ORHS Baseball Field at 8am Saturday morning (Jan 14th). Some of the tasks include power washing the stands, sweeping out the cages, painting the dug outs, repairing the netting.....and many more! Hope to see you there!
12/20/16: Annual Dodgeball Tournament a Huge Success!
On Sunday, December 11th, the Oak Ridge High School Baseball team held it’s annual Dodgeball Tournament! As always, the tournament was a huge success with 36 teams, 30+ volunteers, and over 7 hours of tournament style Dodgeball!
The day started with one warm–up game for each team and then quickly transitioned into a massive double elimination tournament. “This is a really fun thing for the kids and they really have a good time. It gets bigger every year!” says Coach Pirtle, the head baseball coach at ORHS.
Special thanks to all the volunteers that made this event a success!
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