Joseph Hollander is the new Oakdale High School freshman and sophomore softball head coach. This past weekend, Hollander and the girls took part in the Manteca Tournament at Northgate Fields. The team played two games on Friday and a pair on Saturday.
Friday’s opener was against East Union where the girls came up short 7-2. The loss did not wreck the girls weekend, though, as they ended up winning three straight games to finish the tournament with a 3-1 record. Oakdale defeated Sierra 18-1; surrendering just one hit in the win. Oakdale scored six runs in each of the first three innings.
The girls kept their momentum up on Saturday as they defeated Lincoln 6-3. Oakdale trailed 3-2 in the third inning but tagged Lincoln for four unanswered runs. In the tournament finale Oakdale gave up four runs in the top of the first inning against Tracy but used a six-run second inning to help power the Mustangs to an 11-10 win.
“Overall we made steps to improve and find ways to do better each game whether it’s be being patient at the plate, our hitting or playing strong defense,” said coach Hollander. “I was proud of the way we played, this being our first set of games this young season.”
Four players made the All-Tournament Teams; third baseman Aaliyah Carr, shortstop Karlie Fonseca, pitcher Emilee Andersen and center fielder Kelly Tennis.