Another great time was had by all. This year the current Riverdogs took it to the Alumni!
Brian Lavery named MVP!
Dogs Take First Loss of the Year
The undefeated season came to an end Wednesday night against Deerfield to end the 7 game win streak. Evan Berliner threw 6 innings and struck out 10 while giving up 5 runs. He is now 2-1 on the season. Brian Lavery went 3-4 today and Josh Tharpe was 1-3 with an RBI. The Dogs remain in first place and will be playing Zion next monday.
Dogs Shut Out Lake Forest, But Lavery Loses Hitting Streak
The star of today's game, Wes Gordon, was lights out on the mound firing a complete game shutout against Lake Forest. Gordon gave up only 2 hits while recording 8 strikeouts. He now holds a 2-0 record and leads the Dogs in ERA and Ks. But in more important news, Brian Lavery who was on a 5-game hitting streak, went 0-3 today to end his attempt at a record breaking season. With the return of the "Motivational" coach tomorrow, Lavery looks to start a new hitting streak.
Extra Baseball Not Enough in Game Against Fox Lake
With only nine guys being able to make it to Wednesday's game, Coach Steve Huisel knew it be tough to keep the winning streak alive. However, the Dogs were able to secure a 9 inning tie game with Fox Lake. Starter, Austin Letto, went 6 innings giving up only 3 runs, while Wes Gordon went the final three innings without giving up a hit. Hitting stars of the game were Austin Letto (2-4, 2 RBIs) and Rusty Wright (2-4). The Dogs next game will be Monday at Lake Forest.
Complete Game Shutout by Berliner Leads Dogs Past Waukegan
After throwing a complete game against Barrington last week, Evan Berliner came out firing strikes to throw his first career complete game shut out for the Riverdogs. Berliner gave up only 4 hits while striking out 6 in his masterful performance. While the dogs scored 3 runs today against Waukegan, they only had one hit which was a single by Josh Tharpe in the bottom of the sixth. BREAKING NEWS: This is a franchise record for the Riverdogs to win their first 6 games of District play.
Dogs Keep on Barking
The dogs made it five straight today with an 8-3 win over Waukegan. The game got interesting when Waukegan had bases loaded and no outs down 6 in the fifth inning; however, Kyle Setzer came in and stuck out the side to help guide the dogs to a 5-0 record. Top hitters today were Nick Grandolfo (2-4, 3 RBIs) and Miles Mrowiec (2-4, 2 RBIs).
Mrowic and Tharpe Lead the Charge for The Dogs
Myles Mrowic had at least 1 RBI in every single at-bat in today's game finishing up with a 3-3 performance with 5 RBIs. Josh Tharpe came into relief in the 4th inning to help carry the Riverdogs to the 7th and secure his first career Legion victory. In the end, Lights out closer Brian Lavery came in with a 1 run lead to slam the door and secure the Dogs 4th straight win! The Riverdogs will face Lake Zurich Wednesday at 6pm at the Gurnee American Legion Field.
Dinter Remains Hot as Riverdogs Roll Past Mundelein
Ben Ditner's 3-4 performance with a 2-run Homerun was all the offense the Riverdogs needed behind the duo of Jeff Terronez (6IP, 3ER) and Nick Grandolfo (1IP, 0ER) to secure a 5-3 victory over the Mundelein Legion team. The dogs are now on a three game winning streak and is the best start in team history under current head coach Steve Huisel. The Dogs next game will be their home opener Tuesday June 17 vs. Mundelein.
Berliner Leads Dogs Past Defending District Champions
With a gutsy performance, Evan Berliner threw a complete game victory against Barrington Legion, the 2013 defending champions. Not only did Berliner throw a masterpiece on the mound, but he also added 2 RBIs at the plate. Other notable performances were from Brian Lavery who was 2-4 and Myles Mrowic who was 1-2 with a double. The next dogs game will be played monday at Mundelein.
Dogs Coming Up Clutch Late
It was the season opener for the Riverdogs today and down 6-4 in the top of the 6th (This ended up being the last inning due to darkness) Ben Ditner came up with bases loaded to provide the Riverdogs with a bases clearing triple to take the lead. That is all the support Wes Gordon needed to secure the 7-6 victory, while also racking up 5 Ks in the process.
The Gurnee Riverdogs sponsored by Gurnee American Legion Post 771. For over 20 years, our post has fielded competitive senior legion teams in the 10th District league located in Northeastern Illinois.Our team is made up of players, 19 years and younger from Warren Twp. High School, Carmel Catholic High School and Lake Community High School.
Our players display an extraordinary amount of commitment and hard work, ensuring that our team is a positive influence in the lives of all players. We also strive to provide a service to our community by providing a healthy outlet for young adults and opportunities for the community to unite.
Sportsmanship -Teamwork - Strength - Character - Discipline - Dedication
The Riverdogs play in the highly competitive 10th District legion baseball league. The 10th District is made up of Barrington Post 158, Deerfield Post 738, Grayslake Post 659, Gurnee Post 771, Highland Park Post 145, Lake Forest Post 264, Lake Zurich Post 964, Libertyville Post 329, Mundelein Post 867, Vernon Hills Post 1247, Wauconda Post 911, Waukegan Post 281 and Zion Post 865.
Our team is registered as a non-profit organization. We appreciate the generous support of the community, local merchants, and civic organizations.
American Legion Post 771
P.O. Box 71
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