OAKDALE — Last season, Oneida won the District 4-A baseball tournament for the first time since 1981.
This season, the Indians stormed through the regular season slate — with Cole West winning the district most valuable player award and becoming the first athlete to ever win the District 4-A MVP award in all three major sports — en route to win back-to-back district championships for the first time in school history.
And on Thursday, Oneida put the wraps on an undefeated regular season in district play, the first time that has happened in school history.
Caleb Lee — who just hours earlier signed a letter of intent to play collegiate baseball at Tennessee Temple — pitched all seven innings for Oneida, striking out nine batters while giving up just two hits.
Matt Williams, meanwhile, went three-of-four at the plate with three RBIs, as the Indians defeated Oakdale, 6-1.
Cage West was also three-of-four at the plate, and had a home run as one of his two runs scored.
Tanner Sexton had an RBI and a run scored while batting two-of-two.
Caleb Lee, Colby Jeffers and Bryant Harper all scored runs as well.
The win wrapped up a regular season sweep against Oakdale, which had not lost a game in district play until facing the Indians this week.
Oneida rolls into the district tournament — which will be played on its home field — having not allowed a district team to come closer than five runs all season.
The Indians' first game in the tournament will be Monday at 7:30 p.m., against Oliver Springs. The No. 4 Bobcats narrowly defeated No. 5 Sunbright on Thursday.
Should the Indians win, they will next play at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Should they lose, they will play at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.