The Huskies are state champs.
defeated Lyons Township 4-3 to take the Class 4A title. Twice this season, the Huskies lost to Lyons Township.
With the game tied at 3-3, Jack Picchiotti led off the bottom of the seventh with a triple. Lyons Township coach George Ushela then elected to walk the next two Huskies hitters. That put Brennan in the spotlight. Brennan had struck out three previous times at-bat. He didn’t waste any time, however, as he swung at the first pitch, sending it to right field for the game-winner.
The IHSA's website has posted a play-by-play, along with the box score.
Saturday's victory marked OPRF's return to glory on the diamond. The school's last state baseball championship was won by the legendary 1981 OPRF squad. Wednesday Journal caught up with the members of that team for a 2006 feature story.
Congrats to the players, coaches and fans. Here's a look at the community's reaction.