Turlock High’s varsity team was coming off back-to-back losses last week in the Boras Baseball Classic, but they shrugged that off and bounced back to start off spring break with a victory on Monday afternoon.
The Bulldogs met the Oakdale Mustangs to kick off the Mark Dickens Invitational with a convincing 2-0 victory after starting pitcher Dallin Tilby was nearly untouchable once again.
“We played one of our most complete games of the year. Good to finally play again after three rainouts in the last five games,” said Turlock head coach Mark de la Motte.
The Bulldogs overall record goes to 9-4 overall as they snapped a two-game losing streak.
Tilby had an impressive outing once again as the junior picked up his third straight victory in a satisfying fashion.
He ended the game with seven innings of work, just two hits allowed, two walks and struck out six.
So far after 28 innings pitched, Tilby has allowed just five earned runs, walked 12 and struck out 23.
Tilby has also tossed two complete games in the last three contests, including two shutouts.
On Monday, Turlock scored one run in the second and followed with a run in the seventh while they held Oakdale to just a pair of hits.
No errors were committed by either side, while just six hits were made for the entire game.
The Bulldogs of Turlock also snapped Oakdale’s six-game win streak.
The last time Oakdale baseball lost was back on March 25 to Gregori, 8-1.
Turlock’s Chris Steeley was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Justin Hines was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Tate Soderstrom was 1-for-3 with a run scored.
Turlock’s next game will be on the road at Beyer at 11:15 a.m. today.