It was a busy week for the Oakdale High School varsity girls softball team. The team played three games in games in four days. The results would be mixed as they suffered a tough 2-1 road loss to Escalon on Monday, April 19. However, Oakdale regrouped and put together a pair of convincing wins over both Sierra and Ripon.
In the road loss to the Cougars, Oakdale only managed to get three hits, one each from Avery Brown, Dylan Gonzalez and Alexa Aguilar. Delainey Everett pitched for Oakdale and went six innings in a losing effort. She gave up three hits, one earned run and struck out eight batters.
“Two good young pitchers against each other,” said Oakdale coach Larry Loger. “We missed an opportunity to score in the sixth inning and made a costly error to give them their second run in the fourth inning. Delainey pitched well enough to win but did not get the usual support from our offense.”
Two days later the girls hosted Sierra where Oakdale won 9-0. Freshman pitcher Raegen Everett delivered a no hitter and struck out 14 batters. The game would remain scoreless through three innings but Oakdale’s bats woke up in the fourth inning, scoring one run in the fourth, seven in the fifth and one more in the sixth. Oakdale had 11 hits in the game; including Brown, Kylie Valente, Amanda Bricker and Delainey Everett who had two hits each. Bricker led the team with three RBI.
Friday afternoon Oakdale traveled to Ripon to face the Indians where Oakdale came away with a 13-3 road win. Down 3-2 in the third inning Oakdale would score one in the fourth inning and 10 in the seventh, collecting a total of 13 hits. Dylan Gonzalez had three hits and drove in a pair of runs. Bricker drove in five runs on two hits. Everett pitched a complete game giving up three earned runs and struck out a dozen batters.
This week Oakdale will be home on Wednesday, April 28 to host Manteca and Friday night the girls travel to Tracy to take on Kimball.