OXFORD – The Oxford varsity softball team came into this past weekend coming of a 0-15 loss to Deposit, and sitting on a 0-4 record. However, Saturday's double header gave the lady Blackhawks their first two wins on the season, when they demolished Otselic Valley 25-6 and Walton 22-0.
The lady Blackhawks dropped their fourth consecutive game when they traveled to Deposit to take on the defending 2015 state champions.
The game was called after just five innings, but the Oxford team remained resilient as they only surrendered two really sub-par innings. If it weren't for the eight runs in the second inning or the six runs in the third inning, it would have been a 1-0 game for Oxford.
“We actually did pretty well on defense against a state ranked team. Deposit was the state champions last year so our defense wasn’t perfect. But overall they really did a nice job, I was pretty proud of them,” said Oxford head coach Heather Pizza.
The game was decided on Deposit's freshman pitcher who threw a no-hitter in the game. “She can throw heat, we just weren’t ready for her speed,” said Pizza. “They bunted well on us, and we haven’t been able to go over that much lately because we haven’t had practice with all the games.”