Oakdale’s youth baseball and youth softball programs have combined their efforts and will be one large, cohesive program when the season starts next spring.
Officials of both organizations came together and have decided to team up and become Oakdale Baseball and Softball Association (OBSA) effective immediately. The formerly known Oakdale Baseball Association (OBA) and Oak Valley Youth Softball Association (OVYSA) have been staples of the town for decades, and will now collaborate together for the kids and parents alike.
“It’s great that both youth baseball and softball players can benefit by uniting as one entity,” President David Jablonski said on the two associations coming together. “It should be all around easier for the parents, especially those who have both baseball and softball players. We are proud of this milestone and look forward to the future that our sons and daughters will continue to have a great organization that supports the kids of Oakdale.”
Because of the new changes, OBSA is seeking volunteer board members to fill positions for softball.
The organization will utilize T.L. Davis Sports Park for their games, and hold softball practices at Kerr Park. The 2016 season begins Saturday, March 19 at T.L. Davis Sports Park and will wrap up in June.
Registration for both baseball and softball will be held at Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave. on Tuesdays, Jan. 5, 12 and 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Late registration will be held Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All softball players and new baseball players must bring a copy of their birth certificate. Online registration is available for returning baseball players only. For more information, log onto www.oakdalebsa.com or call (209) 847-8046.