Oakdale's varsity baseball team's roller coaster season came to an abrupt halt on Monday, May 16. The eighth seeded Mustangs hosted the ninth seeded Pioneer in the first round of the 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section DIII playoffs, and fell short 2-1.
The 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III softball tournament began this past week with Oakdale as the number two seed. First on tap for the Lady Mustangs were the 15th ranked Cordova Lancers on Tuesday, May 17. In a rematch from last year's first round playoff game, where Cordova won 6-1, it was Oakdale who came out on top this time, 13-3, at Sacramento Softball Complex.
Prior to first pitch, eight seniors on the Oakdale varsity baseball team were honored on Senior Day 2016. Brad Smith, Logan Hall, Austin Manning, Ryan Poff, Ben Solorio, Crue Freeman, Tanner Emes and Alex Pena were honored by teammates, family and the community.
Oakdale's softball complex was the site of the most anticipated softball game of the season as Oakdale (19-1, 13-1) hosted East Union (21-1, 13-1) on Tuesday, May 10. In the showdown between the two Valley Oak League giants, it was the Lady Mustangs who came out on top in a pitcher's duel that ended in a 1-0 Oakdale victory in the 10th inning.
Freshman Lexi Webb was named the starting pitcher of the Oakdale varsity softball game, but it was the seniors who were front and center. Seniors Scarlett Brock, Kindra Hackbarth, Maddi Hackbarth, Cierra Duke, Emily Greenwood, Emery Sipe and Haley Fuller were all honored in an emotional pregame ceremony full of tears, laughs and decorations for Senior Day 2016.
Monday night, May 2 was an emotional rollercoaster for the Oakdale High School varsity soccer girls. Prior to the team's must win game against visiting East Union, 10 senior Lady Mustangs were honored in the Senior Night 2016 pregame festivities. Seniors Natali Montoya, Bailey Antonio, Logan Laugero, Madison Feuerstein, Breanna Garza, Megan Burke, Ana Patricia Jacobo, Haley Dodd, Melissa Ibarra and Kaylee DeRuyter all suited up and played for the final time for the home crowd.
The hits, and wins, just keep coming for the Oakdale varsity Mustangs baseball team. Oakdale (17-6, 8-3) extended their impressive winning streak to eight after knocking off Central Catholic (13-10, 7-4) by a 4-1 final on Wednesday, May 4. This is the longest winning streak since the 2014 season when the team had won six straight league games.
What a difference a week makes. After dishing out back-to-back shutouts a week ago to get back into playoff contention, the varsity Oakdale Lady Mustangs soccer team's playoff hopes took a hard hit this past week. Oakdale tied the first place Sierra Wolves 3-3 on Monday, April 25 and fell short 2-1 on the road to Manteca.
As the end of the 2016 season rapidly approaches, the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball team find themselves in contention for the Valley Oak League championship. This past week the Mustangs (16-6, 7-3) extended their winning streak to seven after taking a pair from Sierra (10-9, 4-6). Oakdale is currently sitting in second place in the VOL following their 6-0 and 11-7 victories over the Wolves.
The varsity softball team continued their winning ways as the girls picked up two more victories in league play this past week. Oakdale (17-1, 11-1) turned in two dominating performances as the girls defeated Lathrop 11-0 and Sierra 20-3.
Expectations are running high in the East Bay and all across Raider Nation worldwide. If the 2015 season was any indication, the Raiders are on the right path back to glory. Oakland finished with a 7-9 record, an impressive four game improvement from the abysmal 2014 season.
Three games, three victories and six more home runs hit for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity softball squad. Coming off a difficult road loss to East Union, the girls regrouped and rattled off three straight victories in dominant fashion. Oakdale first took their frustration and aggression out on the Jaguars with a 16-1 road win in Kimball (3-15, 2-7). Senior Haley Fuller went 4-for-4 and was a one woman wrecking crew as the future Fresno State Bulldog hit two home runs and brought in five runs in the win. Fellow senior and future Bulldog, Maddi Hackbarth also went yard in ...
After making short work of Weston Ranch this week, the varsity baseball team has now won five straight games. The team started out 0-3 in league play but has since elevated their intensity and focus to get on a little bit of a roll.
Coming off a difficult recent three-game skid, the Oakdale High School varsity girls soccer team bounced back in a big way. After scoring a total of 47 goals in their first 19 games this season, the Lady Mustangs erupted for 25 goals in two games this past week in a pair of Valley Oak League shutout victories.