As the Chicago Hounds donned their blue and grays between the Walther Lutheran track and the reliably asphalt-stiff baseball diamond, a familiar, loud, goofy laugh echoed across the field. And out of the Chicago ether through a swirling dust cloud walked Mike DiCola, uniform untucked and three top buttons characteristically neglected.Continue reading “Hounds Snuff out Blazers in Six”
Sloppy Fifth Dooms Dogs
The Hounds let the first of the rivalry series slip away, committing five errors, leading to a 6-3 loss to the Electrons on Sunday morning at Winnemac Park.
Owemrin Powers Hounds Past Marlins
Brandon Jessee (LF) and Phil Oweimrin (RF) homered and grand-slammed respectively to power the Hounds past the Marlins 9-7, the knocks accounting for 7 of the 9 RBIs.
Hounds Out-hit, Under-error Jammers for Win
On a brisk Sunday morning at Winnemac, the Hounds and Jammers combined for a total of 23 hits, with the former claiming a bit over the majority for the 10-6 win in a game that never felt out of reach.
Continue reading “Hounds Out-hit, Under-error Jammers for Win”
Potential Hounds Comeback Stymied by Lights
The Dodgers handed the Hounds their first lost of the season 5-7 Tuesday night at Simeon, thanks to a big fifth inning and an early shutdown of the field’s lights.
Continue reading “Potential Hounds Comeback Stymied by Lights”
Hounds Top Vikings in Slugfest
On a beautiful Sunday morning at Winnemac, the Hounds were able to overcome an early deficit and outhit their opponent 12 hits to 8 to keep their opening streak alive with a 9-7 victory.
Hounds Hold Off Sox with Help of Darkness
In the first Winnemac game of the season on Tuesday afternoon, the Hounds erased an early deficit and held on long enough for a 6-5 win against the White Sox.
Continue reading “Hounds Hold Off Sox with Help of Darkness”
Foggy Sells Caps Foggy Opener with Homer
The 2023 Hounds picked up where they left off on a cold, rainy Sunday morning, routing the Blazers with a 12-0 win capped by a walk-off homer by team MVP Greg Sells.Continue reading “Foggy Sells Caps Foggy Opener with Homer”
2023 Hounds Roster
Now that the Hounds roster is just about set, thought I’d take some time to talk about the changes this year.
Nick joins us from Kankakee College via Purdue Northwest. He’s the obligatory annual hounds lefty pitcher add. His repertoire includes a knuckleball and he missed a preseason game because he was turkey hunting.
Kam was referred to us by Cole Thompson, but let’s not hold that against him. He’s a righty who pitched for hope college and he played some infield in high school.
Samuel comes to us from our burgeoning Venezuela-to-Winnemac talent pipeline. Most of his baseball history is therefore off-the-books. Word has it he has some of the softest hands in the business.
Eric was a late season add. A Naperville native, he pitched for the Alama Scots in the same conference as Kam. Jules met him walking in the street.
|27||Japheth||Bandi||P, OF, 1B|
|34||Jules||Cantor||2B, 1B, P|
|10||Colin||French||P, OF, 1B|
|3||Brandon||Jessee||OF, 2B, C|
|2||Brian||Lehman||P, IF, OF|
|19||Greg||Sells||IF, OF, C|
Steve Szymanski is taking the time to focus on his day job as an anesthesiologist. He leaves behind a doctor/medical-professional hole on the hounds.
Alberto relocated to Dallas to work for “Robinson Chirinos 7AR Baseball Academy.” I’ve been told that he occasionally gets paid to catch in Men’s league games down there. He doesn’t even have to manage.
The 2023 schedule is here!
Check out the list of games here. or subscribe using this link.
Or print out your own schedule using the download buttons below.