South Oakland improved to 1-2 on the season with a 3-0 win over the Monroville Militia, Saturday at Woodland Hills.
Ducks pitcher, Randy Patten, worked out of trouble early and threw a complete game shutout to improve to 1-1 on the season.
James Fago and Tj Morgan drove in runs for South Oakland.
Game 2 of the scheduled double header was cancelled due to rain.
Next up for the Ducks, a doubleheader against former Duck great, Ken Cool, and the Clinton Cherokee in Imperial next Saturday at 2pm.
I hear Clinton has sick new warmup jackets and alternate jerseys.
South Oakland lost to Day Toyota 10-0 in week one, and then to the Express 5-3 last saturday in a cold ass game in Carrick.
Carrick scored 5 in the bottom of the fifth.
South Oakland had 3 runners thrown out at home, and left the bases loaded in the top of the 7th.
we don’t have a shortstop right now. it’s making things tough. last year we had like 5. man.
In a couple weeks we have a few players coming who will help sure up the defense and fill out the batting order, basically we’re treading water till we get some natural middle infielders.
we hit better than the 3 runs indicates. Carrick’s pitchers did a good job working out of trouble.
Our staff is a strength, once we get the defense on track we’ll be tough.
next up is a doubleheader sunday vs. the Militia on the turf at woodland hills HS.
probably starts at like 10, check the website. we should get there early and hit.
South Oakland Ducks
Ashley Shaffer Kia
This is the first Ducks opener in ten years that i’ve missed. I’m not even 100% who’s on the team right now, but i know we pulled in a couple late additions and we should have more pitching depth this season. middle infield is a question mark right now, but we’ll have to see how that plays out and who can step into short and second before Johnston gets back.
We should be able to surprise some people this season.
It’s our tenth anniversary. That’s a lot of seasons.
Baconator is probably on the hill today.
Bad news for Day Toyota.
(seriously these ads have to go)
The Duck Pond is retired. The South Oakland Ducks of the North Side will not have a home field this season. I’ll miss it, but not really. bad hops on that field allowed me to hit over .400 for six of the last seven seasons and Spring View was host to some of the most dominating pitching performances in Ducks history. Hopefully i’ll have time to give it a proper send off at some point. I’m sure we’ll get a random rainout game scheduled there. the Ducks can’t thank the league enough for working with us to help keep the team swimming, and allow me to reuse all the sweet Baconator photoshops from a couple years ago. The Black Sox almost became the team to beat this season…
The TJ Morgan lead-South Oakland Ducks will open the season this Saturday 4/13
at Beedle Park
vs Day Toyota.