Oakville American Legion baseball grabs win over Crestwood, thumping of Lemay

By Stephen Glover

The 2004 season has been an up-and-down affair for the Oakville American Legion baseball team.

“We’ve kind of been struggling this season,” Oakville head coach Mike Wilhelm told the Call. “We did have two good wins this past weekend against two quality teams.”

Oakville (5-5) grabbed back-to-back wins this past weekend with a 7-2 win over Crestwood, along with a 19-9 thumping of Lemay.

“We have seven sophomores on the varsity team this year,” Wilhelm explained. “We’re a little short on pitching right now.”

Starting pitcher Brian Randolph went 62/3 innings in Oakville’s win over Lemay, which brought his record to 2-2 this summer season.

“Brian gave up a few runs towards the end of the game,” Wilhem said.

“He’s definitely been throwing really well. Brian is going to be one of our top pitchers this season.”

Catcher Casey Jones highlighted the game at the plate with a five-for-five performance, in which he belted out two home runs.

“We just expect so much out of him because they’re so good,” Wilhem said of Greg Dambach.

“I’ve never seen two sophomores play this good. They have so much potential behind the plate.”

Oakville was scheduled to play host to Rock Memorial at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at Heine Meine Field.

It would be the second meeting of the two clubs, with the first scheduled for Monday — after the Call went to press.

“I haven’t seen them as of yet,” Wilhem said.

“They (Rock Memorial) have consistently, over the years have put together a good team. I know that they’ll come out and not plan to lose.”