Seven boys from the senior class will compete for 'Ultimate Spartan' to raise money for Oak Lawn Community High School softball this Wednesday.
Oak Lawn Softball
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Monday, March 19, 2012
Tinley Park 10, Oak Lawn 2: Cosette Tomita's fourth-inning grand slam powered the Titans in the South Suburban Red softball opener for both teams on Monday afternoon in Tinley Park.,
Touching All the Bases: Alyssa Gunther set the table. Cosette Tomita provided a blast of offensive firepower. And Maranda Stroz overcome a rocky start to pitch a four-hitter in Tinley Park’s 10-2 softball victory over Oak Lawn Monday afternoon on the Titans’ home field. Gunther reached base in all four of her at-bats, scored four runs, stole two bases and drove in two runs. Her double in the second tied the score 2-2. Tomita had two hits in four at-bats, including a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth that busted the game wide open. She finished with six RBIs. Stroz retired 17 of the last 19 batters she faced and did not allow a hit after the second inning as Tinley Park opened South Suburban Red play with a bang. Oak Lawn scored on RBI…
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Hired during off-season, Brian Frangella hopes to spread a program-wide mindset to the Spartans, one that will get every one on the same page.
Brian Frangella was hired during the offseason to be Oak Lawn's new softball coach. He’s excited for the opportunity. “I want a program-wide mindset," Frangella said. "I want everybody on the same page.” The first word on the page is aggressive, as in running the bases and working hard in the playing field. Frangella played baseball his whole life. He was involved with the American Legion baseball until he was 18 and he played in high school at Rich South. After graduating from Carthage College in 1996, Frangella worked as a sports reporter and editor before deciding to pursue teaching. Hired at Oak Lawn in 2003, Frangella started as an assistant coach on the sophomore level. After two years, he was promoted to head sophomore coach and …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
After working in the Spartans' softball program as an assistant coach for eight years, Brian Frangella recently was named Oak Lawn's new head coach.
For eight years, Brian Frangella served as an apprentice. Now, he is taking charge of the Oak Lawn Community High School softball program. Frangella recently was named the Spartans' new head coach. He has some big shoes to fill, following in the footsteps of two close friends and former colleagues, Pat Mayer and Kelly Herlihy. Mayer, an Illinois Coaches’ Association Hall of Famer, directed the Spartans’ softball program for 20 years. Herlihy handled the head coaching duties for the last two seasons. “I have had the great fortune of learning so much about the game of softball under two respected coaches,” Frangella said in a news release. “I always felt comfortable asking questions and watching how things were done. I have come a long way …