Under seasoned community college coach Bill Fratto, the Oakton Owls have built a winning tradition and gained national prominence. With Fratto’s guidance, dozens of players have been named all-conference and all-region selection and advanced to compete at NCAA Division I, II and III institutions. In 2010, Oakton recorded a 42-win season and advanced to the NJCAA Region IV Championships.
Oakton Baseball Team's Winter Home
The Dome at the Ballbark
The Owls, two wins away from advancing to the NJCAA Division III World Series, now travel to Wayne State University in Detroit to face Schoolcraft College in the Division III District B Championship May 19-20.
With the most recent wins, Oakton (35-15) will compete in the double-elimination tournament, along with Joliet Junior College (30-21), Elgin Community College (26-18) and Rock Valley Community College (31-20).
Coach Fratto is hoping that momentum carries over to this weekend, when the top-seeded Owls host the NJCAA Division III sectionals.
Oakton (20-9) is averaging 7.7 runs per game with a .325 batting average and .460 slugging percentage.