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: Field Prep Day Set for January 20th
The ORHS Baseball Booster club will be putting on their work boots in order to get the field ready for the 2018 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 20th). 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!
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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