Barely three minutes into the game, Ivy Benson fought through a pack of Oakdale defenders for a goal, and midway through the first half Leah Manuleleua added a second goal. The Mustangs could not close the gap in a 2-1 Valley Oak League win for the first-place Buffaloes at Guss Schmiedt Field.
Oakdale handed Sierra an own goal in the game's first minute Monday and battled back from a three-goal deficit to knock the Timberwolves out of the top spot in the Valley Oak League with a 3-3 tie at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
PATTERSON - Ripon wasn't exactly sharp in its 240-285 Trans-Valley League win over Hilmar at Diablo Grande Golf and Country Club on Thursday, but the Indians did have a surprise performance by a last-minute fill-in.
Manteca led off the bottom of the first Thursday with three infield singles that led to two runs, but visiting Oakdale proved to be too much as the Mustangs defeated Manteca 13-3 via the mercy rule in Valley Oak League softball action.