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Varsity Softball Blasts Visiting Central Catholic
OHS varsity pitcher Mariyn Waterman gets set for a pitch against Central Catholic. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER
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Lexi Webb hit a pair of home runs against Central Catholic including a grand slam. Shown is Webb high-fiving coach Larry Loger as she rounds third base. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER

In their lone game of the week, Oakdale’s varsity softball girls (13-0-1, 6-0-0) defeated Central Catholic (0-10, 0-5) 13-1. The Valley Oak League game took place on Thursday, April 4 at Oakdale High School. The Lady Mustangs defeated the visiting Raiders in five innings and used the long ball to do so.

With seven hits total for Oakdale, senior Lexi Webb hit two home runs in the lopsided victory. In the bottom of the second inning, Webb smashed a one out grand slam to give Oakdale an 8-1 lead. She then sent the ball sailing over the center field fence for a second time when she connected on a three run home run in the bottom of the third inning with no outs. Webb finished the game going 2-for-4 with seven RBI. Other standouts from the dish included Emily Smith (1-for-3) with a double and a scored run, Brittany Bye 1-for-1 and a pair of walks, Jazzlynn Velasquez who scored three runs.

Oakdale’s pitching featured Webb, Mariyn Waterman and Cortney Koelmans combined for a one-hit effort.

The Lady Mustangs were scheduled to take on Sierra (2-5, 2-4) on Tuesday, April 2 but the game was called due to rain. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, April 15 at Sierra High School. This week Oakdale hosted East Union (8-4, 5-0) on Tuesday, April 9 following The Leader’s press time. On Thursday, April 11 Oakdale will host Kimball (2-6, 1-3) with first pitch scheduled at 4 p.m.

Earlier in the season Oakdale defeated Kimball 10-0 on March 19 in the Valley Oak League season opener.



The junior varsity team was idle this week as they were rained out against Sierra. Central Catholic did not field a team, thus Oakdale was off.