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Sandburg graduate Ryan Hampe (right) celebrates with UIC teammate Scott Ota during the season. Hampe had a stellar freshman season at the Chicago school. PHOTO COURTESY OF UIC
Orland Park’s Matt McCormick will try to build up his resume in college at West Virginia. He was drafted in the 40th round of the MLB Draft by Cincinnati. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor
12:09 am CDT June 13, 2019

When it comes to a pair of catchers with Orland Park ties, the bigger story may be coming in two or three years.

For now, Matt McCormick and Ryan Hampe each capped off great years last week and the future is blindingly bright for both of them.

On Saturday, June 8, McCormick sported a nice, new medal around his neck as St. Laurence finished second in the Illinois High School Association Class 3A tournament at Route 66 Stadium in Joliet.