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GREENE – In a last second decision to schedule a game, Oxford varsity softball traveled down route 12 to take on Greene, yesterday May 5. Greene would hold on late to earn the win at 14-12, after Oxford would try to rally in the seventh inning.
Greene would jump out to a solid lead at 2-0 in the first inning, only to see the Lady Blackhawks claim the lead for their own in the third when they scored 3-runs, drawing the game to 3-2.
“Allison Beckwith pitched well, and kept us guessing through most of the game until our bats came alive, and when they did we had some hard hits,” said Greene head coach Rick Condon.
Oxford elected to allow Allison Beckwith to pitch through the duration of the seven inning game as she found her groove early on. Beckwith finished with 110-pitches, throwing out six strikeouts and only three walks on the night.
Pitching for Greene was Alex Thompson for the first roughly 3 ½ innings before Lydia Howard came in to back up Thompson and finish the game out. Thompson threw out two strikeouts with five walks, while Howard also secured only two strikeouts with seven additional walks.