The namesake club may be as far away from the postseason as ever, but the Cubs RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) senior boys team is off to a good start in national tournament play.
With Kenwood's Joba Ferrell leading the way, Chicago beat Puerto Rico 15-0 Thursday in pool play of the 18th annual RBI World Series in Jupiter, Fla. The local club for players ages 16-18 has another game later today against Houston and faces Los Angeles on Friday.
Ferrell struck out eight and pitched one-hit ball over five innings vs. Puerto Rico, and also was 2-for-2 with two RBI. Also contributing were Morgan Park grad Kendall Radcliffe (3-for-3, two runs, RBI) and Kenwood grad Michael Edwards (2-for-2, two RBI).