The Warriors completed their final two games of the season with a two game series against the Le Grand Bulldogs (9-5), and both teams took one win to have the series tied at  one apiece.

Orestimba came away with a landslide win in their first match up on the Bulldogs home diamond, but then on game two the Warriors lost by just one run after an error and a late score by the Bulldogs secured their victory.

OHS wrapped up their season with an overall record of 15-9, with a 12-2 SAL record. They ending in the second place position right under the Mariposa County Grizzilies (13-1) who claimed the 2022 Southern Athletic League title.

The Warriors also ended their season leading the SAL in two categories. They led the league in on base percentage (.456) and ERA (1.17).

For the Warriors and Bulldogs first meet up, Le Grand was engulfed by the Orestimba offense and defense and were only able to come away with two hits on the evening that resulted in only three runs.

The Warriors came out aggressive early with four runs in the first, before they secured their 16-3 win in the top of the second when they tallied up nine runs in this five inning game. 

As for the OHS defense, they silenced the bats of Le Grand for the final three innings of the game to bring home the victory. 

In the batter box the OHS offense racked up 14 hits on multiple hits from Devin Bettencourt (2 for 2); Nate Perez (2 for 3); Guillermo Navarro (3 for 4, 4 RBIs); Drake Perez (2 for 4, 4 RBIs); and Kai Brazil (2 for 3, 2 RBIs).

Ian Cerrutti (1 for 3), Kevin Flanders (1 for 4, 1 RBI), and Marco Salvatierra (1 for 3, 1 RBI) were other contributors to the Warriors offense.

On the mound senior pitcher Bettencourt pitched the first three innings coming away with five strikeouts, one walk, and three given up runs. He was then relieved by Mckoi Uribe, who pitched the final two innings retiring four Bulldogs batters, and one walk.

OHS 1, LGHS 2

In game two and the final game of SAL schedule for the Warriors baseball squad they fell just short in this 2-1 game on their home field during their senior night. 

The Warriors honored their four seniors, Devin Bettencourt, Marco Salvatierra, Kevin Flanders, and Ian Cerrutti. 

Both squads were scoreless for three straight innings until OHS was able to strike first with a sacrifice bunt in the fourth by Cerrutti that moved over base runner Bettencourt into scoring position. On the next at bat Salvatierra was able to drop the ball into the outfield to get the Warriors onto the scoreboard to lead 1-0.

In the next inning the Bulldogs answered right back after an overthrow to third base from first baseman Navarro caused a runner to tie the game up at one a piece.

Come the sixth inning Le Grand bats got them their second and winning run from and RBI hit to center field that brought home their base runner. OHS struggled to tie the game and come back in the final two innings.

Orestimba came away with three hits on the evening, along with one single RBI from Salvatierra.

On the mound senior Cerutti pitched the complete seven inning game, coming away with nine strikeouts, giving up four hits and two given up runs.

With the split win the Warriors were able to punch their ticket into the 2022 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section baseball playoffs coming in as the No. 12 seed for the first round.

They will face off against No. 5 seed, Center High Cougars (12-3 PVL) from Antelope, who finished second in the Pioneer Valley League. The Cougars earned themselves a first round playoff hosted game in Antelope on their home field. Game time for the first pitch is 4 p.m.