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9U Rhinos are Champs of WSBL!
Jul 08

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Our 9U Rhino team are the champions of the WSBL League!

Our youngest team had an oustanding regular season in the West Suburban Baseball League and finished that up with the championship!

During the regular season our guys went 13-0-1 with 210 runs forced and only 56 runs against.

To make it to the championship game the 9U Rhino team received a bye in the first round and then beat the Illinois Crush and the Northlake Knights. 

Our guys ultimately beat bolingbrook Rampage 10-0 in the championship game!

Congrats boys!

10U West takes 2nd at Game Day USA Stars and Strikes Tourney to Finish Season!
Jul 08

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The 10U West Rhino team finished off their great season with yet another championship game appearence. 

Our guys were runner-ups at the Game Day USA Six Flags Great America Stars and Strikes tournament over the 4th of July weekend!

vs Tinley Park Bulldogs 15-0

vs. Crunch Baseball 13-1

vs. Lincoln Way Prospects 8-7 in 7 innings

vs. Kenosha American 7-0 in a forfeit

vs. Lincoln Way Prospects 6-9

The 10U West team had a great season and we could not be more proud of the boys! 

Below are their accomplishments for the season:

April - Champions Spring Fling Tourney Bourbonnais

May - Runner-Up American Division Downers Grove Memorial Day Tournament

June - Runner-UP Seminole MIdwest Classic Schaumburg

July  - Runner-Up Six Flags Stars and Strikes Tournament Waukegan

WSBL White Division Regular Season Champions (11-2-2)

I-80 Silver South Division Champions (12-1-1)

Overal 2013 final record 43-11-3

Great season boys and way to REPtheRHINO!

10U West Runner-Ups at Seminole Midwest Classic!
Jul 01

10u West 2nd

Congrats to our 10U West Rhino team for their runner-up finish at the 2013 Seminole Midwest Classic!

vs. Naperville White Sox 14-1

vs. Palatine Pit Bulls 11-1

vs. Top Tier Nationals (C) 11-10

Semis vs. Top Tier Nationals (S) 13-12

Championship vs Glenview Patriots 3-13

Way to ReptheRHINO boys against some tough competition!

11U's Take 2nd at Romeoville Rumble for the Rings!
Jul 01


11U Champs

Congratualtions to our 11U Rhino team for taking 2nd place at the GameDay USA Romeoville Rumble for the Rings!

vs. Wheatland Ducks Gold 13-3

vs. Bloomingdale Bulldogs 14-8

Semis vs. Illinois Valley Titans 4-0

Championship vs. Wheatland Ducks 8-11

The 11U bats were alive and well over the weekend as Marcos Voulgaris and Mason Kasprisin each had a homer while Colin Theis hit two out and Dylan Hensley jacked three!

Congrats 11U's and way to REPtheRHINO over the weekend!

9U Takes 1st at Demarini Elgin Championships!
Jul 01

9U champs

Congratulations to our 9U Rhino team for bringing home 1st place at the GameDay USA Demarini Elgin Championships!

Our boys battled all tournament long and came out on top.

9U champs ring

Semis vs. Lincoln Way Prospects 6-5

Championship vs. CDBL Rockets 11-9

Way to REPtheRHINO boys!

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11U Rhino Team Takes Championship at West Chicago Keppler Classic!
Jun 24

11U Keppler Champs

Congratulations to the 11U Rhinos on taking home the championship of the Game Day USA West Chicago Keppler Classic!

11-0 vs Twin City Titans out of Missouri

7-1 vs. Elmhurts Explosion

14-3 vs. Top Prospects

Our guys battled through weather delays and game time changes and we could not be more proud. 

Great job boys and way to bring home some hardware!

REPtheRHINO

9U & 11U East take 3rd at Triple Crown Omaha Slumpbuster!
Jun 21

9U Omaha 3rd place

Congratulations to both the 9U Rhinos (top left) and the 11U East Rhino (bottom right) for both taking 3rd place in their respective age groups for the D2 bracket at the Triple Crown Slumpbuster tournament in Omaha.

Rhino Baseball was well represented at Omaha where we had four teams playing hard all weekend.

The 14U's went 1-2 in pool play, won their first bracket play game and unfortunately lost a lead in the quarterfinals in the D2 bracket to go 2-3 while in Omaha.

The 11U West team went 1-1 in pool play and lost a hard fought 5-2 game against the Coppell Cowboys out of Texas in their  first D2 bracket play game.

Our youngest team, the 9U's, also went 1-1 in pool play which they then lost to Nebraska Bison in bracket play. Then being placed in the D2 brackets, the 9U Rhinos beat the HitStreak Cardinals out of Denver to get to the semifinals where they lost to the Rockford Big Dogs. 

Our 11U East team started off the tournament on a rough note. They went 0-2 in pool play, where they played the eventual number 1 seed out of 45 teams, the Utah Horns.

11U East 3rd place Omaha

The 11U East team battled back in the tournament by winning 3 games in a row in D2 bracket play, including 2 wins against Texas teams. Our guys eventually lost to the eventual D2 champions in the semifinals. The 11U East team also competed in the Slumpbuster Skills Challenge where they competed against 40 other teams from around the country in 3 categories; hitting, throwing, and running. The boys took 1st in the skills competition! 

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Not only did all of the boys get a great experience by competing against teams from all over the country but they were able to get a chance to experience the College World Series, which was being held the same week our teams were there. Indiana University was staying at the same hotel as our Rhino Teams and we could not say more about the maturity and friendliness of the Indiana team. They stayed in the lobby to sign autographs, take pictures, and talk with our players.

This was an experience our players will never forget and we cannot wait until we see some of our guys in the same position as the Indiana players were in sometime in the near future!

REPtheRHINO!

Tyler Henderson Signs with Millikin University!
May 31

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Tyler Henderson, class of 2013, signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Millikin University. 

Tyler is a senior who attends Matea Valley High School. He is a lefty pitcher coming in at 5'9" and 125 pounds. Because of his size Tyler does not over power hitters but he uses his accuracy to control the game. 

Millikin University is a NCAA Division III school nickenamed the Big Blue. Tyler will be throwing for Head Coach Josh Manning. Coach Manning entered into his 12th season as the head coach of the Big Blue. 

Millikin competes in the CCIW (College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin) and will compete against the likes of Augustana College, Carthage College, Wheaton College, and Illinois Wesleyan University. 

Congrats from all of us at Rhino Baseball to Tyler and his family!

REPtheRHINO

 

10U East Takes Home Championship at "Honor our Fallen" Memorial Tournament!
May 27

10u memorial day champs

Congratulations to our 10U East Rhino team on bringing home the championship from the "Honor our Fallen" Memorial Tournament in Crystal Lake, Illinois. 

vs. Burlington Titans, tie 6-6

vs. Top Prospects, win 7-6

vs. Lake in the Hills Thunder, win 10-2

vs. Burlington Titans, win 7-0

vs. Wasco Wolverines, win 4-1

Congratulations guys and way to bring home the 'ship.

Keep working hard this season!

REPtheRHINO

Letter from the Goodyear Family
May 23

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11U West Runner Ups in West Chicago Showdown!
May 20

West Chicago Runner Ups
Congratulations to our 11U West Rhino team who finished in 2nd at the 2013 West Chicago Showdown!

Our boys managed to come back from an opening game loss to Wheaton Blazers to get into the championship game. 

The loss to the Blazers came as a 2-10 defeat, however the 11U West team came back and beat the Carol Stream Cougars 13-3, and then beat the Blazers in the quarterfinals by a score of 15-6!

In the semi-finals our boys faced the Bolingbrook rampage which ended in a tight 9-7 victory for the Rhinos.

The McHenry Hurricanes wound up winning the championship in an 8-12 game against our 11U West team.

Very proud of this team to come back after an opening game loss and make it to the championship game!

Way to REPtheRHINO boys!

St. Rita Summer Baseball Camp
May 16

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If you are looking for a possible camp this summer take a look at St. Rita's Summer Baseball Camps.

St. Rita is ranked number 5 in the state as of May 12th and has a record of 25-6 while competing in the ultra competitive Catholic League Blue. 

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9U takes Second Place at BOMC Border Wars!
May 13

9u battle boder 2nd place

A big congratulations to the 9U Rhino team who took 2nd place in at the BOMC Border Wars.

The Rhinos were 2-0 in pool play by beating the Lincoln Way Prospects 11-7 and then the West Suburban Wildcats 7-6. 

In bracket play, the Rhinos beat the Tinley Park Bulldogs 8-7 to reach the championship.

Our guys faced the same Prospects team they faced in pool play and lost 5-2 in a hard fought championship game!

Great baseball played by our 9U's.

Congratulations and way to REPtheRHINO down at the BOMC!

 

Matt Pattison Signs with Aurora University!
May 10

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Matt Pattison, class of 2013, signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Aurora University.

Matt is a senior who attends Lockport Township High School. When you see Matt play, he is a very smooth and controlled player. His game is very polished as he is fundamentally sound in the outfield with an 80 MPH arm. He also has a very smooth right handed swing which is helped by his quick hands. Matt has the ability to drive the ball from gap to gap despite his size at 5'9" and 145 pounds.

Aurora University is coming off of an impressive season last year by posting a 38-10 record and in the preseason of this year were ranked 24th in the country for Division III. Matt will be competing against the likes of Lakeland College, Marian University, and Benedictine University. 

We are all very excited for Matt and his family for his opportunity to play collegiant baseball at Aurora University!

Congrats from us all at Rhino Baseball!

Thomas Goodyear Signs with JJC!
May 10

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Thomas Goodyear, class of 203, signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Joliet Junior College. 

Thomas is a senior right handed pitcher who attends Romeoville High school. For the Spartans, Thomas is 3-3 with one save, and is throwing a respectible 3.08 ERA. Through 38 innings Thomas has struck out 23 batters and displays a 86 MPH fastball. 

Thomas is a young senior, and has a lot of room for continued growth. At only 153 pounds but 6 feet tall, his body has much more room to get bigger and stronger and we believe his velocity will continue to get higher, eventually throwing over 90 MPH.

Joliet Junior College is the reigning NJCAA Divsion III National Champions. JJC has a long history of baseball sucess as they have won the World Series title in 1994, 2008, and most recently 2012. Not only do the wins stack up for JJC, but their ability to help their players continue onto Division  I schools is impressive as well. From he 2012 National Championship team, JJC had three players continue onto Division I schools.

We are very excited for both Thomas and his family. JJC is receiving a very hard working and huimble player in Thomas and we see nothing but great thing ahead in both his life and in baseball.

Congrats Thomas!