The Oberlin Review

Yeowomen Step Up to Plate in Florida Conference

Julie Schreiber

April 1, 2016

Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

After a busy break competing under a sweltering Florida sun, the softball team re­turned to campus Sunday and began prepa­rations for Saturday’s first North Coast Ath­letic Conference game. The Florida tournament got off to a rocky start as the Yeowomen fought through con­secutive losses, including a few dramatic nail-biters. On March 20, Oberlin suffered a close 7–6 loss to St. Lawrence University in its first match of the tournament. The team came up short again later in the day, finish­ing 9–1 against the University of Southern Maine. First-year Emma Downing threw six straight innings, keeping St. Lawrence with­in a one-run margin after the team closed the Yeowomen’s strong three-run lead in the...

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