OAKMONT'S IAN CODINA HOLDS RAMS TO
ONE HIT TO CLOSE OUT REGULAR-SEASON
By Joe Blenkle, Editor
In the final game of the 2014 regular season, Oakmont's Ian Codina pitched a complete-game, one-hit shutout against the Casa Roble Rams as the Vikings improved to 10-5 in Capital Valley Conference play.
Oakmont jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning as designated hitter Matt Elliott beat out a ground ball to third for an infield hit against Rams starter Nathan Lehman. Left fielder Jordan Naab then put down a sacrifice bunt to move Elliott to second and he scored on third baseman Chris Rebello's hit to left field. With right fielder Trey Olsen at the plate, Rebello stole second. The throw by catcher Shane Boone got away and Rebello advanced to third. He scored on Olsen double to center to give the Vikings a 2-0 lead.
With two outs and second baseman Mark Hunter at the plate, a wild pitch moved Olsen to third. Hunter then hit a ball to second that went in and out of the glove of Casa Roble's Justin Bodily resulting in no play at first and Olsen scoring to give Oakmont its 3-0 advantage.
Oakmont scored its final run of the game in the top of the seventh inning as center fielder Rex Campbell hit a ball to short that resulted in a bad throw to first allowing Campbell to reach second base on a leadoff error. Hunter put down a sacrifice bunt back to pitcher Hercules Brack, the Rams' fourth hurler of the day, moving Campbell to third. Shortstop Jake Rodriguez's fly ball to center allowed Campbell to score giving Oakmont a 4-0 lead.
Codina struck out seven Casa Roble batters in recording the complete-game shutout. The Rams only had two base runners in the game as left fielder Matt Morris was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning and right fielder Cody Cavalli broke up the no-hitter with a clean single to center field in the sixth inning.
Oakmont took second place in the CVC behind Christian Brothers which finished the season with a 14-1 league record, 20-6 overall. Both teams, along with third place Bella Vista (9-6) advance to the Division II playoffs which start May 15 at American River College. Return to Features Page