2017/2018 Season Starts NOW!!
TASO Scholarship Tournament:
Oak Ridge will send three different teams to compete in the TASO tournament this year (2 JV squads and 1 Varsity squad)
All teams will play 3 pool games. 1 pool game will be played on September 6th, 7th, or 8th. The final 2 pool games will be played on Saturday, Sept.9th. Pool Winners will Advance to a single elimination tournament extending through Sunday.
Last year's Varsity squad fell to the eventual champion in the semi-final.
2017 - Swinging for The Future Baseball Camp
Click here to download Form
Due to weather the dates for this weeks camp will be pushed back one day to June 6th -9th.
Dates: Camp 1 – June 5-June 8 for incoming 1st- 5th graders time is 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Camp 2 – June 5-June 8 for incoming 6th -8th graders time is 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Camp 3- July 10- July 13 for incoming 9th graders only time is 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Place: War Eagle Baseball Complex, Oak Ridge Campus
Cost: $80 -- checks payable to Oak Ridge Baseball (Non-refundable)
$70 – camp discount for more than one family member
Checks will NOT be cashed until 1st day of camp!!
Checks will NOT be cashed until 1st day of camp!!
**Private lessons may be available to all those incoming 7th graders and below.
*Make check payable to ORHS Baseball Camp. Please include 2 telephone numbers,
Driver’s License # and Date of Birth.
Equipment needed: glove, hat, shoes, etc. Equipment optional: bat, catcher’s gear, and helmet.
Please have your name on all your equipment clearly marked. We will not be responsible for lost equipment, but
we will make every attempt to try to find it.
Other camps may make later if there are complete teams or enough players.
The camp will be given by Mike Pirtle, current head baseball coach at Oak Ridge High School with over 30
years of coaching experience and JJ Peirce, assistant coach and former minor league player for Oakland A’s.
Contact Camp Secretary – Andrea Pirtle for more information at the following e-mail addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Other Oak Ridge coaches and former players may be assisting depending on the size of each camp.
Camp goals: 1. Have fun.
2. Learn the proper fundamentals of the game.
3. Learn the mental aspect of playing the game.
We will have fundamental sessions throughout the morning. Kids will learn hitting, fielding, bunting, infield play,
outfield play, and play game situations.
***REMIND 101: Receive important texts about baseball camp – To Join - text the following message @orhsbas
to cell # 81010 to receive camp reminders, etc.
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.
The Coppell Cowboys had allowed a total of 10 runs over their last 18 games. Ridge surpassed that total in game one of the series.
Game 2 was more tightly contested, but the War Eagles had an outstanding pitching performance by Boudreaux, error free defense, and consistently put runners on the bases. A home run by Davis and an RBI double by Boudreaux were the difference makers offensively. After intentionally walking Davis twice in game one, and pitching around him in game 2, Coppell finally threw him a strike and Davis made them pay. With 2 outs and the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 5th, Davis steps into the box. The catcher calls time, and visits with the pitcher. You have to imagine the conversation went something like "walk this kid if you have to, but don't throw him something he can hit....don't let him beat us!" With a 3-1 count, the pitcher ignored his wise catcher and threw a fast ball belt high. Davis hit a deep fly ball over the fence in left-center!
Kyle Conley would later score from 1st on a 2 out RBI double by Boudreaux in the bottom of the 6th for the final run.
The War Eagles will now face Rockwall in round 3. Rockwall is ranked 10th in the latest State poll. All games will be in Corsicana. Thursday 7pm, Friday 7pm, and if needed Saturday at 2pm. Get out there and support this team!
Incoming Freshman Prep Team Try-out
Announcing Baseball Prep Team Tryouts for players currently in 8th grade and attending Oak Ridge High School next fall as freshmen.
Tryout Form (.docx) / Tryout Form (.pdf)
Schedule: May 15th ORHS Baseball Field
· 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration sign in and warmups
· 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tryouts
If you plan on attending the tryout, please complete the attached registration form and email to: ORidgePrepBaseBall2017@mail.com
The team will be playing in the North Houston Area Summer Baseball League. League runs 6 weeks with first games May 23rd – with There will be three (3) divisions of teams in the league. Teams will be comprised of players who are currently enrolled (or scheduled to enroll in for freshmen) in the high school they will be representing.
· Varsity- Seniors must play in this division. If any underclassman played on the varsity team the season before they must play on the varsity team also.
· Junior Varsity- Any freshmen, sophomore, or junior that did not play on the varsity team the season before.
· Freshmen- Only incoming freshmen of your specific school may play on the freshmen division team.
· Game Days - Tuesday night double headers for the incoming freshmen division. 7 innings or 1hr 40 min.
· Game Locations – Participating High Schools fields (14 High Schools from the North Houston area to Conroe)
· There will be a post season tournament at the end of the regular summer season Monday – Thursday the final week.
· Fees will be collected after the team has been formed (League, Umpire Fees, uniform shirt, hat, practice, coach)
· The team will consider tournament play on weekends
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. Tyler Davis pitched the first game for the War Eagles and didn't allow a run. Ridge scored 10 runs over the first 5 innings and the game was called early due to a run-rule, 10-0.
Jacorey Boudreaux took the mound in the second game and didn't allow a run until the top of the 7th inning. Ridge took the second game 3-1.
Second Round of play-offs will begin on Friday. Oak Ridge will face Coppell (who is ranked #25 in the latest state poll). All games will be played in Mumford. Friday 4pm and Saturday 2pm (game three following game if needed).
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. In what was an otherwise meaningless game (Ridge had already secured the 2 seed and Montgomery had already been eliminated from play-off contention), the young men that play for the Ridge really wanted to win this one! A win would give their head coach, Mike Pirtle #600 on his career.
Coach Pirtle shook it up a little and rested all of his normal starters. Throughout the course of the game, every single player on the roster was able to enter the game, which made the win even more special! The post game team meeting held some surprises for Pirtle (including a ice water bath, some of his favorite candy, and some celebratory cupcakes for the team). Seemed like the perfect way to wrap up the regular season and head into the playoffs.
Oak Ridge will play the winner of a seeding game between North Mesquite and Tyler Lee. Once their game is completed (today 11am), we should know more about location and timing of our first round games!
Congratulations to Coach Pirtle, congratulations to this team!
Regular season complete: Overall Record: 18-8-2 District: 11-4
4/22/17: Two Games Remaining, Play-off Picture is Becoming More Clear
After completing the season sweep of Lufkin last night, the War Eagles move to 9-4 in District with 2 games remaining. The Woodlands holds a two game lead on Ridge and will secure an outright district title with one more win (or an Oak Ridge loss). Oak Ridge can secure a second place finish in district with 1 more win (or a College Park loss). Ridge finishes the season with 2 games vs Montgomery, The Woodlands plays Lufkin twice, and CP will play Conroe twice.
Play-offs are right around the corner, and seeding is extremely important! Our district (12-6a), will match up with 11-6a for round one Bi-District (Mumford anyone?) Currently, 11-6a has two teams ranked top ten in the latest state poll (Rockwall Heath #8, and Rockwall #10). The 3 and 4 seeds from our district will match up against these two teams in the first round. Oak Ridge, who can lock up a #2 seed with one more win would face the #3 seed from 11-6a, currently projected to be either North Mesquite or Tyler Lee. (North Mesquite currently holds a two game lead over Tyler Lee, but has 2 games remaining vs Rockwall while Tyler Lee has two games remaining vs John Tyler, who is 1-21 on the season).
Should be an exciting finish with plenty still on the line! In addition to seeding, I know this team is playing hard for their coach who currently sits at 598 career wins. How nice would it be to finish the regular season at home on Friday and give our skipper #600?! Montgomery is going to come out swinging...they have nothing to lose and the role of spoiler can be a fun one. Make no mistake, these last two games will be intense on both sides!
4/20/17: A Senior Night to Remember!
On a night set aside to honor and recognize the War Eagle Class of 2017, one of the senior's decided to put an exclamation mark on the night (three to be exact). Tyler Davis (Wichita State commit) got the Win on the mound and was perfect at the plate, going 3 for 3 with 3 homeruns, 7 RBI's, 3 runs scored, and an intentional walk. His swings were effortless.
The War Eagles are staying hot and have won 8 of their last 9 games. With 3 games remaining, Ridge looks to finish strong and carry that momentum into the play-offs. They play at Lufkin on Friday and then have a home and home series vs Montgomery.
Having locked up a play-off spot, the War Eagles are playing for the highest seed possible! The two teams leading Ridge (Woodlands and College Park) have 4 games remaining including a 2 game series against each other. Anything can happen, so the mantra at War Eagle stadium is "just win"
First week of play-offs is scheduled for May 4,5,6!
Post season shirts can be ordered here
4/14/17: Oak Ridge Locks up Play-off Appearance with 4 Games Remaining
With two wins against first place College Park this week, (and a Conroe and Montgomery loss), Oak Ridge has secured a spot in post season play! The Woodlands holds a strong grip on first place and would have to lose 3 of their last 4 (along with Ridge winning out) in order to give up the #1 seed to Oak Ridge. College Park holds the #2 seed at the moment, but with two, 2 game series vs The Woodlands and Conroe, they will have their work cut out for them!
Oak Ridge is in great position to finish strong and will aim to grab the #2 seed from College Park. Oak Ridge has 2 games vs Montgomery and Lufkin left on the schedule. If they can win one more game than College Park over the last 4 games, Ridge will come away with the #2 seed.
The War Eagles continue to soar, going 7-1 in their last 8 games. The pitching has been outstanding with 6 of the wins coming in the form of a shut-out. Not that they needed the shut-out.......Ridge has averaged just under 6 runs a game in their 7 most recent wins. This team is fun to watch and has great senior leadership!
4/5/17: Oak Ridge Continues to Roll
2.5 weeks ago, Oak Ridge Baseball was 0-3 in District play. Since that time, the Ridge has rattled off 5 District wins in a row, (4 shut outs) only allowing 2 runs on the road vs Lufkin. The pitching has remained outstanding with Boudreaux, Davis, and Letney all throwing CGSOs during that time.
The difference between 0-3 and 5-0? Defense and hitting. The War Eagles have started to calm down in the field and have only committed one error throughout those five games. The hitting has come around as well. Everyone is contributing! You have to wonder how deep this team is when your 9-hole hitter hits a towering home run vs Conroe. Good luck opposing coaches!
Yes Sir, as I stated previously, the team is starting to play with some confidence. We know this team can pitch and play defense. With 5.6 runs/game over the last 5 games, they are now starting to look like the play-off contender we knew they were.
Tomorrow (April 7th) is the season finale vs The Woodlands. The series is tied at 1-1, and Friday night's winner will have sole possession of second place in the District. Next week, Oak Ridge will play a two game series vs 1st place College Park.
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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