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Huskies Win State Baseball Title

Mike Brennan's walk-off single puts Huskies on top. Here's a look at the community's reactions.

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. 

But the past didn't matter during Saturday's game, which sounds like it was a nailbiter. The Oak Leaves reports: 

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. 

Lynne Horwich June 10, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Thanks for the thrill in my 50th reunion year-class of '62. Lynne Horwich
Randall Kadlec June 11, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Fantastic game! Champs in '41, '81 and now 2012! Way to go Huskies. Kadlec family (Cory downstate team '85, '86; Kit downstate '95; Randy--never downstate!---just being in finals exciting to watch!)

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