Oakdale Youth Baseball Association 11-12 All Star catcher Broderick Medrano proved his home run derby title was no fluke by belting a huge three-run bomb over the center field fence during third inning action at Fair Oaks Field on Wednesday, June 30.
The score led Oakdale to a 13-3 pounding of Lodi in the first of two championship games for the Cal Ripken District 1 11-12 All Star Tournament title. Medrano and Oakdale all stars went on to oust Lodi 16-12 later in the day to claim a District 1 championship.
Medrano earns Athlete of the Week honor for his efforts.
He batted third in the order and went 3-for-4 with a double and homer in the championship opener.
Medrano and the Oakdale all stars will take on the best of California at the state tournament in Fresno, later this month. His big swings will go a long way toward advancing the team deeper into the postseason.