Local Roundup: Oxbow softball advances to championship with decisive win

Oxbow High pitcher Anastase Bourgeois winds up against White River Valley during the Vermont Division III teams' playoff quarterfinal on June 7, 2024, in Bradford, Vt. Oxbow won, 15-5. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Oxbow High pitcher Anastase Bourgeois winds up against White River Valley during the Vermont Division III teams' playoff quarterfinal on June 7, 2024, in Bradford, Vt. Oxbow won, 15-5. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Published: 06-12-2024 3:26 PM

Softball

Oxbow 24, BFA-Fairfax 0

Key players: Oxbow — Anastase Bourgeois, Mazie Bourgeois, Brooke Osgood, Hadlee Allen, Braylee Phelps, Faith Eastman

Highlights: Anastase Bourgeois struck out 12 to backstop the top-ranked Olympians’ VPA Division III semifinal victory. She also went 3-for-4 at the plate with six RBIs. Eastman had four RBIs, and Allen had three RBIs. Oxbow goes for its fourth straight D-III crown on Saturday against No. 2 Bellows Falls on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Vermont State University-Castleton. The Terriors dropped a 17-1 decision to the O’s in last year’s semifinals.

Coach’s quote: “The girls came to play today. They were patient at the plate when they needed to be. And our defense supported and backed our pitching. So proud of these girls!!!” — Oxbow’s Chuck Simmons

Records: Oxbow 18-0; BFA-Fairfax 10-7

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