Both Oakdale High School baseball and softball teams saw league games in a busy week.
The varsity baseball boys took on East Union in a home-and-home series against the Lancers. Game one of the series took place on April 27 at East Union. The Mustangs lost 10-4. East Union hung seven runs in the second inning and did not look back. Oakdale totaled six hits in the road loss. Lukas Cox led the team with two hits and two RBI. Joey Janssen brought in an RBI as well. Thursday night the boys earned a walk-off win over the Lancers 3-2. Noah Chelberg and Landon Nunes each had a pair of hits in the win. Janssen and Tate Cassaretto each had an RBI. Chelberg earned the win on the mound, but John Wylie started the game for the Mustangs. Oakdale has a series with Escalon this week. Tuesday, May 4 the boys played host to the Cougars following The Leader press time. Thursday the boys will travel to Escalon for a 4 p.m. game. Currently Oakdale holds a 7-3 record and find themselves tied for first place in the crowded Valley Oak League standings. Kimball, Central Catholic, East Union and Oakdale all have a 7-3 record.
The softball team suffered a devastating 2-0 home loss to Central Catholic on Monday, April 26. Central Catholic’s sophomore pitcher Randi Roelling pitched a complete game shutout and struck out 21 Mustang batters.
“Randi pitched a great game against us, we never made the adjustments at the plate,” said head coach Larry Loger.
Oakdale had a total of four hits, one each from Alexa Aguilar, Cassie Haakma, Danny Romo and Raegen Everett. Delainey Everett served as the team’s pitcher and gave up four hits and had 11 strikeouts.
“Delainey also pitched a great game. Two costly errors in the sixth inning led to both unearned runs,” Loger noted.
Oakdale then bounced back with a pair of wins. Wednesday, April 28 the girls blanked Manteca 10-0. Oakdale had 14 hits in the game, including four players with two hits each; Avery Brown, Dylan Gonzalez, Delainey Everett and Romo. Raegen Everett pitched six innings giving up just five hits and issued no walks. Friday night the girls edged Kimball in Tracy 6-5. Oakdale led 6-0 at one point but the Jaguars made it interesting but did not complete the comeback. In the win Kylie Valente, Haakma and Gonzalez each had two hits. Delainey Everett pitched four-and-a-third innings and Amanda Bricker pitched two-and-two-thirds innings.
This week the girls are scheduled for four games. Monday, May 3 the girls traveled to play Sierra following The Leader press time. Wednesday the girls host East Union, Friday night the girls will travel to Rainbow Fields in Modesto to take on Central Catholic. The busy week wraps up when they host Ripon on Monday, May 10. All games are scheduled for 4 p.m.