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Softball Squad Records Pair Of Shutouts

The Oakdale High School varsity softball team took the field twice this past week. In the two games, Oakdale outscored the competition 15-0. Oakdale blanked East Union 6-0 and on the road shut out Central Catholic 9-0.

On Wednesday, May 5 the girls hosted East Union and jumped ahead 2-0 in the first inning and kept the momentum alive throughout the evening. Amanda Bricker had two hits and drove in a pair of runs to help lead the Mustangs over the Lancers. Bricker also hit a triple. In the circle was Delainey Everett, who pitched a complete game. She gave up just two hits and struck out a dozen.

Friday evening saw Oakdale travel to Rainbow Fields Softball Complex to take on Central Catholic in the anticipated rematch from a few weeks back. Earlier in the season the Raiders shut out Oakdale 2-0 in Oakdale but this time would be much different. The Raiders ace pitcher Randi Roelling did not start the game, instead it was Tori Stinson and the Mustangs scored three runs in the first inning off the junior pitcher. Alexia Aguilar had four of the team’s 13 hits, and drove in a game high four runs. Everett pitched a perfect game as she gave up no hits and no walks. She now has a record of 8-1 on the season an ERA of 0.41.

“Delainey threw the best game of her young career; she overpowered their hitters and kept them off balance with her change up and locations. Danny Romo did a great job behind the plate,” said Oakdale coach Larry Loger.

Oakdale has now won five straight games and has a record of 10-2 in the Valley Oak League. Monday, May 10 the girls hosted Ripon following the Leader’s press time. Oakdale wraps up the season on Wednesday, May 12 at home against Escalon. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m.



In junior varsity action, Oakdale defeated Sierra 12-1 on Monday, May 3. Riley Norris was the winning pitcher as she had five innings of work giving up just one run and struck out five. Taylor Suarez went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple. Sierra Jablonski went 2-for-4 with a double. On Wednesday, May 5 the girls defeated East Union 17-5 behind the pitching of Katy Thomasson. She pitched six innings giving up five runs on five hits and struck out four. She also went 3-for-4 from the plate with a triple. Suarez went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles.