Just four games into the Valley Oak League season, the Oakdale High School varsity softball team is rolling. With two games played this week, Oakdale (11-0-1, 4-0) defeated Sierra (1-3, 1-2) and Manteca (4-4, 1-1).
On Monday, March 25 Oakdale hosted Sierra, where Lexi Webb took center stage. The senior pitcher threw a perfect game against the visiting Timberwolves. In the 10-0 win, Webb pitched five innings, striking out 11 batters, without allowing a hit or a walk. On the season, Webb has an 8-0 record, has pitched 48 innings, struck out 95 and has an ERA of 0.15. At the plate Webb went 2-for-2 with a pair of singles and was intentionally walked her third time at the plate.
“Our team is working really well together and that makes it really nice for us as a team,” said Webb.
Brittany Bye, Rilyn Cassaretto and Courtney Koelmans all had a triple in the game.
On the road Tuesday, March 26 the girls defeated Manteca 5-0. The two teams were scoreless through two innings but Oakdale scored two runs in the third to find their offense. In the win Webb and Mariyn Waterman each had two RBI and Jazz Velasquez tacked on the other. Earning multiple hits in the win were Velasquez, Waterman, Webb, Bye and Emily Smith with two hits each. Webb hit a home run, her fifth of the season.
Webb also pitched a complete game shutout giving up just one hit and issued no walks. She also struck out 14 batters.
“Our team chemistry is at a high, I’ve been on talented teams the last few years but this year the chemistry is amazing,” the senior noted.
The Lady Mustangs were scheduled to continue the Valley Oak League season on Tuesday, April 2 against Sierra in Manteca, however it was rained out. The team will host winless Central Catholic (0-8, 0-3) on Thursday, April 4 at 4 p.m.
77-1. That’s the scoring differential in favor of the Oakdale High School junior varsity team during Valley Oak League play through the first four games. This week Oakdale defeated Sierra 19-0 behind Katie Silva’s one hitter. She pitched a complete game and struck out 10. Amanda Bricker went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles, having three RBI and scoring four runs. Kylie Valente had a triple and four RBI in the win. The next day the girls defeated Manteca 16-0 in five innings. Bailey Hardey pitched all five innings issuing just two hits and struck out five batters. The team had a total of 15 hits in the game including a three RBI day by Bricker and a two RBI day by Cassie Haakma.