Minooka Rivercats 13U win the Woodside Tombstone Classic open tournament championship in Wisconsin

2017 Roster

Ryan Norman
Ivanrivercats-300x143 Dahlberg
Logan Crowther
Frankie Hummel
Ethan Hocking
Caleb Parker
Matthew Dailey
Dalton Reibel
Louie Johnson
Matthew Medlin
Jack Otis
Sam Warren

Highlights:

Minooka Rivercats 13U win the Woodside Tombstone Classic open tournament championship in Wisconsin.

Friday July 7th – Pool Play:
Minooka Rivercats 13U 10, Missouri River Bats 0
Ethan Hocking tossed a shutout, allowing only two hits while striking out 4. Hocking also homered for the victorious Rivercats, while Caleb Parker had three hits including a triple and double, and Ryan Norman added an RBI double. Ivan Dahlberg had two RBI.

Friday July 7th – Pool Play:
Minooka Rivercats 13U 10, Plover Wisconsin Nationals 0
Jack Otis threw a two hit shutout, while striking out 5 Nationals. The Minooka offense was led by Caleb Parker with two hits, including a double and two RBI. Matthew Dailey added two hits and an RBI, while Frankie Hummel had an RBI double. Sam Warren added a single and an RBI for the Rivercats.

Saturday July 8th – Bracket Play:
Minooka Rivercats 13U 15, Missouri River Bats 0
In their third consecutive shutout, Logan Crowther started and racked up four strikeouts, while Sam Warren added a perfect inning of relief in this three inning run rule game. The Minooka offense exploded for 15 runs, led by three hits each from Ethan Hocking and Logan Crowther. One of Hockings hits was an inside the park home run. Ivan Dahlberg added a three RBI triple. Louie Johnson had two long doubles and three RBI, while Frankie Hummel added two doubles and four RBI.

Saturday July 8th – Bracket Play Semi Final:
Minooka Rivercats 15, Dubuque Iowa Bulldogs 2
Minooka jumped out to an early first inning lead on a double by Caleb Parker, another double by Ivan Dahlberg, a home run by Logan Crowther, and a double by Matthew Dailey, that chased the Dubuque starter from the game. Parket ended up with three total hits and two RBI, while Dahlberg had three hits and three RBI. Louie Johnson added a long three run home run to fuel the Minooka offense. Ryan Norman added two hits and Frankie Hummel went three for three with two RBI. Caleb Parker started and pitched four strong innings for the victorious Rivercats, now moving to the tournament championship game.

Sunday July 9th – Championship Game:
Minooka Rivercats 5, Iowa City Little Hawks Red 3
Ryan Norman started and pitched five strong innigs for Minooka, allowing only one earned run. Frankie Hummel fueled the offense with a three hits, including two doubles and two RBI, while Caleb Parker had two hits and an RBI. Sam Warren added a big RBI single and a diving catch in left field. Frankie Hummel added an inning of perfect relief, and Ivan Dahlberg picked up the save with a perfect seventh inning with two strikeouts. The Minooka Rivercats defeat the #1 ranked team in the State of Iowa to win the Woodside Classic tournament championship.

June 27th – July 2nd, 2017: Tinley Park Summer Dawg Fight Tournament

June 27th
Minooka Rivercats 12, Oak Lawn Lighting 5
The Rivercats win the opening game of the tournament behind the strong starting pitching of Ryan Norman. Ethan Hocking led the offense with two hits and two RBI, while Logan Crowther added two hits and Matthew Dailey added an RBI double.

June 29th
Minooka Rivercats 18, Crystal Lake Bombers 7
Ryan Norman pitched two perfect innings of relief after Minooka fell behind by four runs early. Minooka’s offense then exploded for ten hits and fifteen RBI, led by a 3-3 and four RBI performance by Ivan Dahlberg. Caleb Parker and Matthew Dailey added two hits each, while Sam Warren had a two RBI single. Logan Crowther and Ethan Hocking had three RBI each.

July 1st
Minooka Rivercats 1, New Lenox Rebels Black 9
Minooka falls into the losers bracket after losing to the Rebels. Frankie Hummel doubled and had the only Rivercat RBI, while Louie Johnson also added a long double.

July 2nd
Minooka Rivercats 21, Orland Park Warriors 3
The Rivercats dominated this game from the start, with Ivan Dahlberg racking up four hits including a long double. Sam warren added three hits and two RBI, while Frankie Hummel pounded out three hits, two RBI and three runs scored. Matthew Medlin, Logan Crowther, and Ethan Hocking all had two hits, as the Rivercats pounded out 23 hits to back the strong pitching of Jack Otis.

July 2nd
Minooka Rivercats 16, Tinley Park Bulldogs 2
Ivan Dahlberg homered and drove in four runs to lead the Minooka offense. Ryan Norman and Logan Crowther each added three hits, while Caleb Parker, Louie Johnson, Frankie Hummel, and Jack Otis each had two hits. Logan Crowther started and pitched two strong shutout innings. Minooka moves to the semi final game.

July 2nd: Semi-Finals
Minooka Rivercats 8, Tinley Park Bulldogs 0
Frankie Hummel started and pitched three scoreless innings, while Caleb Parker relieved with another two shutout innings. The Minooka offense racked up seven hits, led by Caleb Parker and Logan Crowter with two hits each. Louie Johnson had a two RBI single, while Ivan Dahlberg also drove in two. The Rivercats move to the Tournament Championship game.

July 2nd: Championship Game
Minooka Rivercats 11, New Lenox Rebels Black 0
Championship Game: In a rematch of an early third round game, the Rivercats avenged the earlier loss. Ivan Dahlberg pitched a complete game shutout, allowing only two singles and racking up seven strikeouts. Caleb Parker had two hits and two RBI, while Ethan Hocking doubled in two runs. Logan Crowther had three hits, while Ivan Dahlberg added two hits. Frankie Hummel and Ryan Norman added singles, RBI, and two runs scored each. Minooka wins the Championship Game, with four straight wins on Sunday.

June 3rd-4th, 2017: JP Sports Western Illinois Challenge Tournament

13U Minooka Rivercats win the JP Sports Western Illinois Challenge
Gold Division Tournament, going 5-0 over the June 4th weekend.

13U Minooka Rivercats win the JP Sports Western Illinois Challenge Tournament in Rock Island, Illinois.   Tournament was a Gold Level tourney with 15 teams from Illinois and Iowa.

In Pool Play on Saturday June 3rd:
Minooka 11, Quad City Stingers 3
Behind solid starting pitching by Ethan Hocking and strong relief from Dalton Reibel, striking out the side in the final inning, the Rivercats cruised to an opening win.  Ivan Dahlberg and Matthew Dailey both had RBI doubles, while Logan Crowther, Frankie Hummel, and Sam Warren added RBI singles for the Rivercats.

Minooka 5, Quad City Warriors 0
Jack Otis started and allowed one hit, while racking up five strikeouts in five innings for Minooka, while Dalton Reibel closed and picked up the save with a perfect inning with two strikeouts.  The Rivercats managed only four hits, but forced some defensive mistakes by the Warriors.  Ryan Norman, Ivan Dahlberg, Ethan Hocking, and Louie Johnson all had hits, while Logan Crowther had an RBI ground out.  Minooka moves to 2-0 in Pool play and secures the number one seed going into bracket play on Sunday.

In Bracket Play on Sunday  June 4th:
Minooka 11, Quad City Stingers 6
In a rematch of an earlier pool game, Minooka opened an early lead and held on for the quarter final victory.  Logan Crowther started and allowed only one earned run in three innings, while racking up eight strikeouts. Dalton Reibel closed out the game with another strikeout.   Ivan Dahlberg hit a three run home run to lead the Minooka offense, while Matthew Dailey, Sam Warren, and Dalton Reibel all had hits and RBI for the victorious Rivercats.

Minooka 5, Spiders Baseball 1
In this semi-final matchup, the Spiders came into the game averaging eleven runs per game in the tournament.  But Minooka starter Caleb Parker pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing only one run on six hits, with 6 strikeouts.  Frankie Hummel struck out the final hitter for the save.  The Minooka Offense racked up nine hits and seven stolen bases.  Caleb Parker went 3 for 3 at the leadoff spot, setting the table for Ivan Dahlberg who tripled in a run, and Logan Crowther who had two hits and an RBI.  Ryan Norman had a hit and two RBI.  Sam Warren and Matt Medlin added singles for the Rivercats, as they move to the Championship Game.

Minooka 10, Quad City Warriors 0
In the Championship Game, behind perfect defense Ivan Dahlberg pitched a shorted four inning shutout, allowing only two hits, while striking out eight Warrior hitters.   The Rivercats racked up nine hits, including two hits each by Caleb Parker, Ivan Dahlberg, and Logan Crowther.  Ethan Hocking, Sam Warren, and Matthew Medlin added a hit each, while Ryan Norman added an RBI.   Caleb Parker had a strong defensive game at short stop, including robbing a Warrior batter of a hit with a spectacular over the shoulder catch in short left field.  Louie Johnson provided a strong backstop, catching the majority of innings in the tournament for Minooka.  The Minooka Rivercats win the JP Sports Western Illinois Challenge – Gold Level Tournament with an undefeated 5-0 record!