Softball team has long road trip back from Oxford

Softball team has long road trip back from Oxford

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Softball team has long road trip back from Oxford

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Infielder Claire Knie hurries to get the ball to the first baseman.

Infielder Claire Knie hurries to get the ball to the first baseman.

Oxford swept an OAA White Division softball doubleheader Thursday from visiting Farmington, 8-1 and 18-3 in four innings.

Danielle Petras was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the first game. The Wildcats had 11 hits off pitcher Robyn Banks, who fanned four and walked one.

Petras hit a pair of doubles in a 2-for-2 plate performance in the nightcap. Maria Vainer had an RBI double and Banks an RBI single. Petras also scored two runs.

“Overall, I was not too pleased with our performance,” coach Stefanie Volpe said. “You can’t control the weather. You have to respect Oxford’s decision to go ahead with games.

“Nobody is going to hand you a ballgame; you must go out and play. We didn’t do that today.

“Our approach to hitting was: ‘Ouch, it’s going to hurt.’ Mentally, our heads weren’t in the game defensively. We’ll bounce back and move on from these losses.”

Trojans triumph

Livonia Clarenceville earned its first softball victory Thursday when it mercied host Dearborn Fordson in a three-inning game, 17-0.

The Lady Trojans had just six hits, but they managed to turn 13 walks and four hit-batsmen into 17 runs.

Sophomore Claudia Moore and senior Mia Sampson led the team with two hits, a walk and three RBI apiece. Moore also scored three runs and Sampson one.

Junior Nicole Scott produced a two-run single in the third inning to seal the victory for Clarenceville (1-4).

Senior Emily Schwartz pitched a no-hitter, though she did hit one batter. She struck out five.

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Wildcats win both ends of doubleheader

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