Baseball: Kimball win streak snapped
by Bob Brownne
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Oakdale shuts out Kimball
Kimball High senior Logan Finley (left) covers home plate after throwing a wild pitch to allow the Oakdale High runner to score from third base on Tuesday, March 26 at Kimball High. Oakdale beat Kimball 5-0. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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The Oakdale Mustangs snapped the Kimball baseball team’s winning streak with a 5-0 shutout on Tuesday, March 26, at Kimball High.

Junior Zack Orr and senior Zack Perugi got the only hits for Kimball (9-1, 2-1 Valley Oak League).

Oakdale (7-5, 2-1) collected eight hits, including two off Kimball senior starting pitcher Nathan Van Katwyk, who was tagged with the loss after he pitched three innings and gave up one run.

Kimball coach Scott Anderson said he expects the Jaguars to quickly get back on track.

“I think everybody has still got to watch us,” Anderson said. “We’re not going to take any games lightly from this point out.”

The loss follows a 12-2 10-run rule win over Lathrop at home on March 21.

Kimball’s 12 base hits included three for senior Zack Johnson, who doubled and singled twice. Perugi had three hits and also pitched, earning a win by striking out five batters over four innings while allowing four base hits and two earned runs.

Tracy 12, Chavez 2

The Bulldogs finished off the Chavez Titans on the 10-run rule Wednesday, March 27, in Stockton.

Tracy (6-7, 2-0 San Joaquin Athletic Association) took a three-run lead in the first inning and launched a six-run rally in the fourth.

Tracy’s 15 hits included a home run from senior Jonah Wesely, who also had a double, single and three RBIs. Junior Aaron Denholm doubled and singled and also drove in three runs.

Senior starting pitcher John Jaeger got the win, as he allowed three hits for Chavez (2-10, 0-2) and two runs over three innings.

The win comes right after a 5-0 nonleague loss to St. Francis in Mountain View on Tuesday, March 26.

West 4, Valley Christian 0

The Wolf Pack got its first win of the season in Dublin on Tuesday, March 26, over the Valley Christian Vikings.

West (1-9) scored in the third inning as senior Chase Martinez singled and came in when senior Kevin Oetken, who had three hits, hit a ground-rule double.

Junior Garrett Speckman doubled in the fourth and scored on senior Jackson Nott’s single. Nott and freshman Jacob Rebar both drove in runs in the fifth.

Junior Mitch Cowles pitched all seven innings for West, allowing the Vikings (4-4) four hits while striking out four batters.

West’s defense committed no errors and turned two double plays.

The Wolf Pack previously took a 4-3 loss to the San Lorenzo Valley High Cougars in Felton on Saturday, March 23.

Martinez had two hits, and Rebar, Cowles and junior Tyler Durant all batted in runs. Three errors cost the Wolf Pack two runs.

West lost 3-2 on Friday, March 22, at Irvington High in Fremont.

Hits for West included a single and a double for Martinez and RBI singles for Rebar and senior Andrew Benns. The team also committed three errors that led to two runs.

Delta Charter 26, Lutheran 0

The Dragons (2-2) collected 22 hits and exploited 11 Lutheran High (0-8) errors to win Friday, March 22, in Elk Grove.

Delta Charter junior Justin Rudnick had five base hits, sophomore Jonathan Palmer and junior Daniel Adams had four hits each, and Palmer also batted in four runs.

Delta Charter’s pitchers allowed no hits but gave up four walks. Senior starter Tyler Daugherty got the win after he pitched three innings and struck out five batters.

Millennium 11, Davis 3

Millennium senior Kyle Murawski singled twice and doubled to drive in five runs for the Falcons (5-4) at Davis High in Modesto on Friday, March 22.

Senior Gavin Compton also had three hits, and junior Giacomo Oliveri had two hits and two RBIs.

Junior starting pitcher Spencer Blackwell went six innings and won. He allowed three hits and three runs, two of them earned, and struck out seven batters.

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