Tuesday, October 27, 2015

River Bandits win 8U Welles Park 2015 Fall Baseball Championship

I spent a 4th great season coaching in Welles Park Baseball. The 8U River Bandits won the 2015 fall league title on Sunday.
The #2 ranked River Bandits won a pitcher's dual 3-0 over the #1 ranked Scrappers over the weekend.  The kids played amazing defense to capture the 11 team league.  The Bandits split four games with the Scrappers 2-2 over the season.

The Welles Park Parents Association features a "fall ball" baseball league played exclusively at Winnemac Park 5100 N. Leavitt St. Chicago, Illinois 60625 Teams can either be entered as a whole or assembled from registered players.  The infields are well cared for by the volunteer association.

My son Ryne at bat for the Welles Park River Bandits this past weekend
This was my son's second year in the fall ball league where players face kid pitch, catch and hit "kid pitch" in real game situations starting at the 8U (8yrs and under) division. The team was compromised of five players off our summer house league (World Series runner up) and seven other players from Welles Park Baseball's spring/summer league.

The River Bandits take the field earlier in the season.
There are few things more enjoyable for us than fall weekends of good baseball with Winnemac Park as the backdrop. So many families enjoyed the great weather in the park all season!

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