Local Sports Journal

Nicole DePender struck out 13 and walked just three to lead Oakridge to a 9-1 Division 3 pre-district win over Hesperia on Tuesday.

The win sends Oakridge into the district semifinals on Saturday where they will face White Cloud at 11 a.m. at Hesperia High School.

Alyssa Fessenden and Hannah Reinhold each had three hits to lead Oakridge.

Holly Whelan led Hesperia with two hits.