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The Oakland Baseball Club is not an academy, or a showcase.  We are a baseball team, playing fundamental baseball, the way it was meant to be played---hard!   We are a collection of players who have come together for a summer of moving up runners, hitting the cutoff man, and throwing strikes.  Our players have aspirations to play at the next level, wherever that journey takes them, but to get there, they must play.  We keep our bench light in order that everyone contributes on a daily basis.  If you need further information on our program or any of our players, please do not hesitate to contact us.


--The Oakland Baseball Club coaches and managers


 


 



Wednesday, February 2
Final Winter Workout this SUNDAY (Feb 6th)

It's Super Bowl Sunday....but before you settle down to watch the game, time to think summer BASEBALL--OBC Style...

 Players interested in playing for OBC this summer should plan to attend the workout from 10am to 12noon at Bishop O'Dowd High School...feel free to pass this informaiton along to all players who will be age 15 to 18 this summer...

 

Come prepared to play ball (gloves, cleats, baseball attire)...

 

See you on Sunday!



Tuesday, June 10
Returning Pitchers Ready for Action

Lefty Sam Stanwyck will soon return from the University of San Diego, where he was a red-shirt freshman this past year.  Sam, out of Castro Valley High School, is in his second season with OBC.  Sam is one of three left-handed starters on OBCs pitching staff, and is looking forward to taking the hill in some meaningful games.

RHP Morgan Litzky also returns for his second season with OBC.  Litzky, who is effective both as a starter or out of the bullpen, is headed to Chico State.  Morgan is one of seven Dragons from Bishop O'Dowd High School playing for OBC this year.  The Dragons were HAAL league Co-Champs with the Arroyo Dons, winning the tie breaker to gain the automatic bid to the North Coast Section playoffs.  The powerful Dons lost the finale 2-1 to College Park at the Coliseum in the NCS 3A Championship Game.  

 



Friday, December 14
Oakland Baseball Club Wins Hardke Holiday Classic

Solid pitching efforts and defense for the 4 game series resulted in OBC allowing 3 earned runs over the course of the 4 games...

OBC takes 1st crown! 

Championship Game        OBC 4- Crushers 3

Using a dominating pitching performance from Division 1 prospect Jordan Reimer, who did not allow an earned run in 4 innings (and backed up by Daniel Pratt's 3 innings of relief work), OBC defeated the Crushers 4-3 in a taut, well played championship game.  Following the mantra of solid pitching, inspired defense and timely hitting the OBC squad was impressive.  Newcomers Kevin Cannon, Patrick Mell, and Pratt all contributed in the field and at the plate.  Highlights included Cannon's booming two out triple off Santa Clara bound JR Graham, tying the game at 2, Patrick Mell's solid defense and timely hit, and Pratt's pitching were key.  Also, the outstanding defensive effort by shortstop Ryan Walterhouse was notable.  Taylor Kees also ran down a shot to deep right center that resulted in a lunging, snow cone backhanded, highlight reel effort.  Michael King delivered the go ahead hit with two outs in the top of the sixth by lining a shot into right field that was misplayed into a triple.  Up and down the line-up it was a team effort and everybody contributed in this first championship for the OBC program.


Semi-Final Game        OBC 3- Red Sox 2 (8 innings)

Bryce Hufford pitched a complete game and did not allow an earned run in 8 innings of action.  Ryan Walterhouse delivered in the field with his glove, at the plate with his bat and on the base paths with 2 stolen bases.  His two out RBI hit in the top of the 8th gave OBC the lead and Hufford continued his dominance on the rubber to close out the game.  


Round Robin                OBC 11- Tigers 1, OBC 11- Black Sox 1

Morgan Litzky was dominant on the hill in shutting down the Black Sox.  Similarly, Jordan Reimer had a quick 2 inning effort and was relieved by Ryan Walterhouse to keep the Tigers at bay.



Wednesday, June 4
OBC Shines Against Dublin 19s

OBC defeated Dublin Legion 19s 10-1 Wednesday (6/4) on a warm, sunny evening @ Bishop O'Dowd.  Brandan Adney started the offense with a single and a stolen base, and Trevor Bowers drove him home with a two-out single as OBC took a 1-0 lead in the 1st.  Ryan Walterhouse led off the 2nd inning with a home run to give OBC a 2-0 lead after two.  In the 6th, Spencer Wood led off with a double.  Michael King, Cody Wirbick (double), and Mike Moyer all added hits that inning as OBC put the game out of reach 9-0.  Hitting highlights on the day included Kani Crabb (2/5 2 runs scored), Branden Adney (3/4 2 runs 2 RBIs 2 stolen bases), Trevor Bowers     (3/4 3 RBIs), and Mike Moyer (3/4 1 run 1 RBI).  On the hill, Bryce Hufford, Jordan Remer, Wood, and Walterhouse ran the scoreless innings streak to 17.  Dublin struck for 1 in the top of the 9th to close out the scoring as OBC prevailed 10-1.  Remer struck out all three batters he faced in his one inning tune up.  It was his first pitching performance since taking the hill at the Oakland Coliseum in the NCS 2A championship game, won by Piedmont over Northgate.  

Saturday, June 7
OBC Splits Double Header Against Union City

OBC split a double header with Union City Connie Mack @ James Logan HS, winning 6-0 in the 1st game before losing the finale 3-2.

Jordan Remer took the hill in the 1st game with a full tank and full arsenal of pitches, and it proved too much for Union City.  Remer pitched 4 strong innings, allowing only 1 hit while striking out 5 before leaving the hill with a 4-0 lead.  Kyle Shipley took over and pitched the final 3 innings, allowing only 1 hit while also striking out 5.  Up 1-0 going into the top of the 4th, Shipley, Spencer Wood and Bryce Hufford started the inning with consectutive singles, and Brandan Adney's two out two RBI single gave OBC a 4-0 lead.  Hitting highlights included Adney (3/4 2 RBIs) and Tom Amato (2/4 1 run 1 RBI).

In the second game, a lead off triple in the 3rd inning, followed by a sacrifice fly, gave Union City a 1-0 lead which they would never relinquish.  Still up 1-0 in the bottom of the 5th, an infield error and a one out walk spelled the end to Bryce Hufford's day on the mound.  The two baserunners would later score before an inning ending double play sent OBC into the dugout trailing 3-0 in the top of the 6th.  OBC refused to go quietly as Trevor Bowers and Shipley hit one out singles, followed by a Hufford double to the left-centerfield wall that scored both baserunners.  Wood walked, but Union City turned a double play of its own to end the inning.  OBC had one more chance to take the game.  In the top of the seventh O'Malley walked, Crabb singled and Adney walked, loading the bases with nobody out.  Union City went to the bullpen, and it proved to be the right move, as the closer struck out the 1st two batters he faced.  The game ended on a gound out and just like that OBC had its first loss of the seaon.

       

 



Sunday, June 8
OBC Hustles to Victory

Top of the 7th, two outs, game tied 2-2, Spencer Wood, running on the pitch, scored from 2nd base as Brandon Adney beat out an infield hit, giving OBC a 3-2 lead which would prove to be the margin of victory.  Kyle Shipley pitched the seventh, striking out 2 while shaking off an infield error to gain a save and nail down the victory for OBC.  Tommy O'Malley pitched the first 6 innings, allowing only 2 runs (1 unearned).  Tommy helped his cause by picking off three Viper runners.  Another Shipley, Crabb to Walterhouse double play also helped the cause, as did an outfield assist from Bryce Hufford to nail a runner at 3rd.  The offense was led by Ryan Walterhouse (2/3 1 RBI), Brandon Adney (2/4 1 Run 1 RBI), and Kani Crabb (1/4 1 Run). 

Sunday, June 8
OBC Sweeps Vipers

OBC, enjoying the spacious comfort of Hornet Stadium, won the 2nd game of the double header 8-5 to sweep the EDH Vipers on a hot Sunday afternoon in Sacramento.  Morgan Litzky started on the mound and held a hard hitting Viper squad to 3 runs thru 4 innings.  The sun and a lack of steady work conspired to end Litzky's day in the fifth.  Mike Moyer, making his OBC pitching debut with the bases loaded and the score 8-5, induced an inning ending ground out to preserve the lead.  After pitching one more scoreless inning, Moyer gave way to Spencer Wood, who pitched a scoreless 7th inning to gain a save and nail down the sweep for OBC.

The hitting in the second game was paced by Ryan Walterhouse (2/4 2 runs 2 RBIs and a triple), Spencer Wood (3/4 2 runs and a triple), Brandon Adney (3/4 1 run 1 RBI), Tommy O'Malley (2/4 1 run 1 RBI) and Kani Crabb (2/4 1 run 1 RBI).

Tom Amato and Michael King anchored the defense making numerous plays, including putouts on the receiving end of outfield assists from Brandon Adney and Bryce Hufford.  On the day, OBC managed to erase 7 Vipers on the bases with 3 pick offs, 1 caught stealing, and 3 outfield assists. 

 

   



Wednesday, June 11
OBC Hangs On for 9-8 Victory

Despite making 5 errors, OBC managed to defeat Santa Rosa Connie Mack 9-8 Wednesday nite in San Rafael at Alberts Field, enjoying a beautiful evening and a rare game under the lights.

The game started out as well played as they get.  Brandan Adney led off with a booming double to the gap, promptly stole 3rd base, and scored on Spencer Wood's sacrifice fly to center.  You could not scrip it any better.  However, in the bottom of the 1st, shakey defense (and a harsh sun) contributed to 3 Santa Rosa runs and things began to get messy, especially for Santa Rosa.  OBC would strike back with 4 in the 2nd, one in the 3rd and 3 more in the 5th to take a seemingly insurmountable 9-3 lead.  A pitching change by Santa Rosa in the 5th would spell the end to OBCs scoring, and a late charge by Santa Rosa would narrow the final gap to 1 run.

The offense was led by Brandan Adney (3/5 1 run 1RBI 2 doubles), Kyle Shipley (2/4 1 run 1 RBI), Trevor Bowers (1/4 2 runs) and Kani Crabb (1/4 2 runs 1 RBI).

Bowers nailing a runner attempting to steal 2nd and Bryce Hufford's diving catch in right field highlighted the defense.

The pitching was paced by Bryce Hufford's 3 innings of scoreless middle relief (3 IP 0 Hits 4Ks). 

 

 



Saturday, June 14
Walterhouse and Hufford Lead the Way

OBC went down 1-2-3 in the top of the 1st.  The 1st Irvington batter reached when his infield dribbler settled in fair territory, and the next batter walked.  At this point , no one but the faithful would have predicted the 7-3 OBC victory that would follow.  Locked in a 1-1 pitchers duel through five innings, Irvington went to the Bullpen and OBC pounched on the Irvington reliever for 5 runs in the 6th inning.  The offense was led by Ryan Walterhouse (4/4 1 run 4 RBIs), who was perfect at the plate and drove in the 1st 3 runs scored by OBC.  Ryan was assisted by Bryce Hufford (4/4 1SB),  Spencer Wood (2/4 2 runs 1 2B), Mike Moyer (2/3 1 RBI) and Kani Crabb (1/3 2 runs).

Meanwhile, after giving up a solo home run to the first batter in the bottom of the 2nd, Bryce Hufford found his groove and blanked Irvington until the 7th, when two hits and two errors led to two runs.  At this point OBC led 7-3, but the bases were loaded and the #4 hitter was at the plate for Irvington.  A three-pitch strikeout for the final out gave OBC the victory and Bryce's complete game left the pitching staff well rested for the next game of the tournament.

The defense and game calling from behind the plate was again, outstanding, thanks to Trevor Bowers and Michael King.    



Saturday, June 14
Moyer Throws One-Hitter/Hufford Caps Perfect Day at the Plate with Two Doubles

Mike Moyer, in his first start for OBC, gave up an infield hit to the 1st batter he faced, but that was the last hit Merced would get as Moyer went the distance, allowing only 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 4 in seven innings.  OBCs second complete game of the day left them with a bullpen well rested for day two of the tournament.

Bryce Hufford singled in a run in the first, doubled to left center in the 4th, and doubled to right center in the 6th, leaving him a perfect 7 for 7 on the day.   Adding to the offense, Spencer Wood (2/3 1 run 3 RBIs 1 2B) and Brandan Adney (2/3 2 runs 2 2B) helped OBC take an early 2-0 lead that would eventually result in a 6-1 victory for OBC.  Five doubles in one game left OBC happy they had made a journey to Davnille for new wood (M Power) bats on Friday afternoon.

OBC played outstanding defense, led by a Walterhouse to Crabb to Oakes double play in the 1st inning that set the tone for the entire game.    

 



Saturday, May 31
OBC Looks Ready in Opener

OBC 18s took the field @ Bishop O'Dowd Saturday morning (5/31) with 7 returning players and 8 newcomers on the roster.  Kani Crabb's infield hit produced the 1st offense of the season, and Ryan Walterhouse's double drove in the 1st run of the season.  Trevor Bowers followed with another double and OBC was off to a 2-0 lead.  Bryce Hufford singled in two runs in the 4th to push the score to 5-0.  At that point the final outcome was no longer in doubt.  On the hill, newcomers Kyle Shipley and Tom O'Malley each tossed two shutout innings to get the season rolling in style.  Hufford, Spencer Wood, Walterhouse and Tom Amato all added shutout appearances as the OBC 18s prevailed 8-0 in the 9 inning game.    

Friday, July 25
OBC Takes Opener in Summer Series

The return to San Diego for the West Coast Summer Series also marked the return of Brian Mouton in an OBC uniform.  The 2008 model debuted in fine fashion, going 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and two stolen bases.  OBC struck first in the bottom of the 3rd when Mouton reached on an error and scored after walks to Spencer Wood, Ryan Walterhouse, and OBC newcomer Robbie Wright.  A Jordan Remer single scored two more as OBC took a 3-0 lead on their way to a 5-1 victory.

The offense was led by Mouton and Jordan Remer (2 for 2 with a walk and 3 rbi's).

Bryce Hufford started on the mound for OBC and pitched 3 scoreless innings.  Mark Scott, in his OBC debut on the hill, threw for two innings, and Ryan Walterhouse closed it out with two scoreless innings.

The defense was led by Mouton's diving catch in centerfield and a 1-4-3 double play on a sacrifice bunt attempt (Hufford to Crabb to Wright). 

 

 



Friday, July 25
OBC Loses to Warriors 6-2

Brian Mouton led off with a single, stole 2nd base, went to 3rd on a ground out, and scored on a pass ball as OBC quickly took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st.  The Warriors scored one in the 3rd to tie it up, and then struck for 5 in the 4th to put the game away in the 4th.  Scott Mitchell singled home Tom O'Malley in the 5th, but OBC couldn't score any more and dropped the game 6-2.  Robbie Wright worked a 1-2-3 6th inning in his OBC pitching debut.

Saturday, July 26
OBC Wins 11-3 Over Laces-Blue

OBC trailed 2-1 going into the bottom on the 3rd.  Bryce Hufford led off the inning by getting hit, and the Washington pitcher seemed to lose his focus worrying about the base runner.  After a walk to Tom O'Malley put runners at 1st and 2nd with one out, Scott Mitchell blasted a 3-1 pitch down the right field line for a two run triple.  Mark Scott followed with a rbi triple, and Robbie Wright singled him home as OBC took a 5-2 lead.  OBC scored 5 more in the 4th as Remer doubled to lead off the inning.  Brian Mouton drove in two with a single and Robbie Wright drove in two more with a double.  Spencer Wood scored the final run in the bottom of the 5th to give OBC a mercy rule 11-3 victory.

Offensive highlights included Mouton (1/3 2 rbi), Scott Mitchell (1/3 2 runs 2 rbi), Mark Scott (2/3 2 runs 2 rbi), Robbie Wright (2/2 3 rbi), Bryce Hufford (1/1 2 runs) and Tom O'Malley (2 runs scored).  Walterhouse, Wood and Remer all had a hit and a run scored to round out the scoring.

Sam Stanwyck went the distance for OBC, allowing only 4 hits while striking out 7. 

 

  



Saturday, July 26
OBC beats Wave 7-3

OBC took a 2-0 lead in the 1st on a Robbie Wright home run.  Jordan Remer scored in the 2nd as OBC took a 3-0 lead.  However, the Wave would stike back with 2 in the 3rd and one more in the 4th to tie it up.  OBC scored 4 times in the top of the 5th to take a 7-3 lead.  Walks to Crabb and Mouton, followed by singles by Hufford and Scott and a Sac fly from Wright would give the lead to OBC.

Offensive highlights were led by Wright (2/2 1 run 3 rbi HR), Hufford (1/2 2 runs) and a double off the wall by Wood.

Sean Martin got the start, striking out 5 in 3 innings of work.  Bryce Hufford pitched the final inning and a third to pick up the win. 



Sunday, July 27
Shipley and Wood Stymie Phil's Dodgers

Kyle Shipley took a little time out from his vacation to throw 5 innings of two hit baseball as OBC took a hard-fought well-played 2-1 victory over tournament host Phil's Dodgers.  Spencer Wood picked up the save with two innings of scoreless relief work, striking out the final three batters after walking the lead off batter in the top of the 7th inning to preserve the 2-1 win.

OBC scored its only two runs in the 3rd inning.  Trevor Bowers singled, Tom Amato bunted him to second.  The Dodgers elected to intentionally walk Brian Mouton to face 16 year old Scott Mitchell.  With two outs and a full count Scotty singled home Bowers, and Mark Scott followed with another single to score Mouton.

The outfield defense was outstanding as several hard line drives resulted in outs, including a Web gem grab of a drive to right center by Tommy O'Malley while sprinting full speed and using every inch of his 6'2" frame.  Tommy had already wowed the crowed earlier with a diving catch of a ball in foul territory.  These two catches were real momentum shifters in this excellently played ball game. 

 



Sunday, July 27
OBC takes O'Kieki 6-4

OBC beat the O'Kieki Warriors 6-4 to finish 5-1 in pool play and earn the number 4 seed for elimination play.

The game began with walks to Brian Mouton and Spencer Wood.  Mark Scott drove a fly ball to right field which was dropped, giving OBC a 2-0 lead.  OBC scored 4 more in the 3rd as Mark Scott doubled, Robbie Wright singled and Tom O'Malley singled both home to start the inning.  A walk to Jordan Remer followed by a Ryan Walterhouse rbi single and a Scott Mitchell ground out rbi would finish OBC's scoring for the day.

 Robbie Wright took the hill and gave the bullpen a rest as he went 6 innings to pick up the win.  Tom O'Malley grabbed a save with a scoreless inning of relief work in the 7th.