ELMIRA – Tripped up two weeks ago after back-to-back losses, Oxford is standing tall again as it advanced to the Section IV Class C baseball finals beating Elmira Notre Dame, 7-3 Tuesday.
Junior pitcher Nate Sortino pitched 6 1-3 innings striking out seven and walking just one. He had relief help in the seventh from Steve Locke, who registered the final two outs to earn the save. "This has been a long-time goal of ours, and after we lost the MAC title game (to Sidney), we talked about still having a chance at redemption," said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. "When I played, my team won a league title, but I would have traded that for a sectional championship. That's what these guys have a chance to do."