Maple City pulls off the sweep, starting the season 5-1.
LA PORTE- The Maple City Magic had their home opener on Sunday vs. the Great Lakes Godfathers in the newly renovated Magic Park. Over the last 4 seasons, Magic Park has been a lefties nightmare with the right field fence 119 feet away from home plate. After some offseason work, the field was narrowed a bit as part of the right field fence was removed. After renovations, Magic park is still an extremely difficult place to hit for lefties as the right field fence is still con
Jet City sweeps Bertrand in Bushwood Ballpark's inaugural game.
NILES- One thing that separates ORWBL from other league's is the fact that each team has their own home ballpark. Throughout the years we have seen many great and no so great parks. On Sunday, the Bertrand Bombers played host to the Jet City Junkballers in the inaugural game at Bushwood Ballpark. After a rough 1st season in the league, Bombers Manager Bryan Van Dyke was eager to prove that the Bertrand Bombers belong in the league. After taking 2 out of 3 from Hudson Lake
Newts take 2 from South Bend in Migley Field Opener.
NEW CARLISLE- The Sour Chicken Muffs and Newts had their first ORWBL showdown on Sunday in a matchup that both teams had been looking forward to. Both squad's went after the Cult West core in the offseason, but it was long time manager Koby Keck who was able to sway the core four to play for the Newts. The decisions provided the Sour Chicken Muffs with a lot of motivation heading into 2016. While Anthony Rieff was not able to convince his former Cult West teammates to play
Mechanics shock the Yabos, taking 2 of 3
Sunday's series marked the opening of the Mechanics home field "The Garage." OLIVE - Cabo came into Sunday's matchup against Olive Township seeking to take advantage of the Newts' slow start and gain an early season lead in the NL East. The winless Mechanics were having none of that and quickly proved that this would be a 3 team race for first in the division. With the wind howling out at gusts regularly hitting 15 mph, both the Yabos and Mechanics enjoyed some early season i
Dabbers confidence sky high after series win over Newts
LA PORTE- Jared Emmons and his Galena Marsh Dabbers made an immediate impact on the 2016 ORWBL season as they took 2 out of 3 from the New Carlisle Newts in their home opener in LaPorte. While Emmons struggled at the plate going 2-15, he helped himself out on the mound, striking out 6 while picking up 2 wins versus the most potent lineup in the league. Former Minutemen player Steve Pravecek led the way for the Dabbers going 6-13 while Dennis Jedrysek made his ORWBL return hi
Cabo rallies for series win at South Bend
SOUTH BEND- Both the South Bend Sour Chicken Muffs and Cabo Yabos made their ORWBL debut's on Sunday in a series that did not disappoint. South Bend came out strong, taking Game 1 (4-3). Cabo responded in Game 2 however, with a 5-1 win. Both teams started to score some more runs in the rubber match, but it was Cabo who took Game 3 by the score of (11-6) to clinch the series win. John Premetz led the way for the Yabos in what was a rather low scoring series. Both of these t
Maple City takes 2 of 3 in Johnson's debut
LA PORTE- The addition of Eric Johnson to the Magic looks like it is going to be a good one as Maple City looks to return to elite form. Maple City took 2 out of 3 games against the Bourissa Hills Pterodactyls at the Palace on Opening Day. With the wind blowing in, both teams had to rely more on small ball than the long ball. Eric Johnson led the Magic with 2 Home Runs, including a 3 run inside the park Home Run (pictured above). Maple City got a lot of production from th