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Spring Season Keeps Mustang Athletes On The Go
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Mustangs Kevin Camelin and Kobe Nunes show their strength and speed in the 100. Photo By Jeff Kettering

Plenty of sports teams are in the mix in league play for Oakdale this spring, with a full schedule of contests keeping athletes busy. Here is a rundown of some recent games and matches.



VOL #2 was played at Swenson Park Golf Course par 72; Oakdale was first with a score of 402, well ahead of second place Kimball, at 447. They were followed by East Union, Manteca, Sierra, Central Catholic, and Weston Ranch.

The individual leaderboard saw Oakdale with five of the top six individual scores.

The Mustangs were paced by Nolan Harris – 73, first, with Oakdale golfers also taking third through sixth, third Cooper Pitney – 78; fourth Carson Middaugh – 79; fifth Grant Weber – 86; sixth Robert Bordona – 86.

“This was our lowest team score of the year. Even with tough conditions in the wind and occasional rain they played well,” said coach Lee McGhee. “Five of the top six scores from the whole league is very impressive. I am most impressed with our team confidence and composure that they show while playing in a tournament. Definitely leading the VOL with their impressive play.”

The golf boys travel next to Tracy Golf and Country Club for the VOL #3 on April 4.

“I am proud of their hard work and dedication to working on their game. It will be tough to improve on that team score but it will be fun to keep trying.”



The varsity Lady Mustangs continue to put up impressive wins in VOL action. They were 12-0 winners at Kimball on March 23 in a game that featured a no-hit, 12-strikeout performance from Delainey Everett. She also had four hits and three RBI; Presley Barnes added three hits and three RBI to the offensive attack and Bailey Peterson had two hits and drove in a pair of runs.

Friday, March 25 the girls were 21-1 winners over Weston Ranch in a five-inning game. Katy Thomasson got the start and struck out eight in her five innings of work.

Offensive leaders were Danny Romo, two hits and four RBI; Peterson and Raegen Everett each with two runs driven in.

The JV girls were 16-0 winners over Kimball.



A split of league games for the Mustang varsity saw the baseball boys get a walk-off win over the visiting East Union Lancers on March 22, winning 5-4. Oakdale scored a run in the first and two in the fifth, East Union scored three in the fifth and added one in the seventh to take a 4-3 lead. But Oakdale found a way to get it done in the bottom of the frame, Lukas Cox connecting on the game-winning hit that brought Tate Cassaretto in to home with the deciding run.

Thursday the Lancers returned the favor, winning on their home field, defeating Oakdale 14-7 on the strength of a seven-run third inning.

Landon Nunes and Lukas Cox each had two RBI in the loss; Nate Criswell added three hits.

The varsity had a third game, hosting Cosumnes Oaks on March 26 and winning that non-league contest in an 8-0 shutout.

JV action saw the team win 7-4 over Cosumnes Oaks in a Saturday non-league game. The freshmen fell by a 7-1 final at Lodi on March 25.



“We currently have 22 kids qualified for the Section meet May 5 through 7,” said coach Ron Thompson. “The current league standings are Varsity Girls second in league and Varsity Boys tied with Ripon for first in league.”

Ashlynn See swam the eighth fastest time in school history in the 200 freestyle (2:05.60) in an early March competition. Also, a girls relay team of Morgan Thoni, Marissa Raggio, Ashlynn See, and Gaia Iantomasi (Italian foreign exchange student) recently qualified for Sections in an individual event.

“So far the team has had over 1100 seconds cumulatively dropped by all swimmers,” Thompson added.



Kevin Camelin took the win in the 100 (11.00) and 200 (22.94) in a recent meet against Kimball while Caleb Cavanaugh took first in the 1600 and 3200. He led an Oakdale sweep in the 1600 for the varsity boys followed by Dax Daley, second and Gabe Archuletta, third.

For the varsity girls, Oakdale swept the triple jump, paced by Kylie Nunes at 35-2; Linsey McPhee, 32-0; Savannah Borba, 30-9½. Haleigh Humble was a triple winner, capturing first place in the 800, 1600 and 3200. Three Lady Mustangs also took the top three spots in discus, Hayden Morton first, Memphis Carr second and Madison Terry third.

The March 23 meet with the Jaguars saw the Oakdale varsity boys win 79 to 39, while the varsity girls won 102 to 31, JV boys won 74 to 52, JV girls won 58 to 55.

Lady Mustang Delainey Everett sends the pitch toward the plate in action against Weston Ranch. She delivered a no-hitter in a 12-0 Oakdale victory. Photo By Jeff Kettering
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Varsity Mustang Lukas Cox connects on the game winning hit in the bottom of the seventh to get the league win against East Union on March 22. Photo By Jeff Kettering